yarra valley wedding (laura + nathan are married!) – melbourne wedding photographers

Laura + Nathan met at their local church outside of Melbourne, Australia and got to know each other as they served on the same teams.  When a lil romance sparked, Nathan [who is a bit older than Laura] waited patiently for Laura to finish her final year of high school, and they literally went on their first date the day she finished her final exam!  That’s love!  They remember their day by saying, “The whole day reflected us; from the sweet simple ceremony, the music, the large crowd of guests to the excessive amount of candy… bliss!”  And we happen to agree … there was a whole lotta bliss that day.  But you can see for yourself in these images!

Laura + Nathan’s advice for future-Bride + Grooms currently planning their wedding: “Enjoy this season! It’s so important to make sure you are nice to each other amongst the busyness… Wedding planning is not something that can just fit on top of your already busy schedule, you need to make time for it, and then extra time for each other. This is a special season where you don’t need to feel bad for saying no to things and spending more time together to really learn and understand each other before you become a team for life.”  (Oh man, you two.  You’ve really got this down!  Love your ways.  xx)

As a lil PS: we’ll be back in Australia in January/February/March 2015 + still have a few dates available, so whether you’re getting married or looking for other photos, shoot us an email!  xx

Laura kept her dress a secret from her bridesmaids, and decided to have a ‘first look’ moment with them when she was all ready for the ceremony.  THESE REACTIONS, THOUGH!  Oh seriously.  I wish you coulda been there to hear the squeals + then see the tears!  It was just the best.  Dear Future-Brides, have first looks with your bridesmaids.  😉

: THOSE INVOLVED :

Photographer – Woodnote Photography

Videographer – Brand White Productions

Laura’s Dress – Jane Hill from Love Me Twice

Nathan + Groomsmen’s Suits – Roger David

Nathan’s Shoes – Betts

Bridesmaid’s gowns – Young Designers Gallery

Bridesmaids Jewellery – Lovisa

Hair stylist – Wandering Scissors

Makeup artist – Shaylee Ellen Makeup Artist

Flowers – Red Earth Flowers

Ceremony Venue – Discovery Church, Mt Evelyn, Melbourne

Reception Venue – All Smiles, Yarra Valley

Wedding rings- Nathan’s (Michael Hill Jewelers) Laura’s Engagement ring (Burlington Antiques, Doncaster) Laura’s Wedding band (Ringwood Jewelers)

Processional – Stay, by Jimmy Needham

First Dance – To Have You, by the Sundance Kids  (For some reason this became ‘our song’ a few years ago – Nathan used to play it to Laura randomly and would make her dance with him. As the lyrics say “I’ll spend the rest of my life with you, by my side…” I think we always new that’s what we wanted!  Nathan had the song serenading us as Nathan proposed to Laura.)