A Love Story

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Sails on the bay Wedding

Rod and Jane’s wedding day proved that they will be there for each other, come rain, hail or shine. After an early morning downpour, they decided that it would be safest to use ‘plan b’, and move their garden ceremony indoors, to the historic Observatory in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. The ceremony was a beautiful mix of Australian and Vietnamese culture, and was viewed by the couple’s closest friends and family.

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Wedding Rings and Details

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The couple share a love for traveling. I asked them about the proposal, and was not surprised to hear it occurred during one of their many trips overseas:
“We stopped by Singapore on our way to Vietnam. We happened to stay at the
Marina Bay Sands and the view was just magnificent. Rod was waiting for
the right moment. We were in our hotel room and had our moment then, he
kneed down and asked me to be his wife. I gladly said Yes!”

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Modern Groom Portrait

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Relaxed Groom Preperations

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Wedding Details

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Bride Dress – Getting Ready @ Hotel

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Bridal Portrait Before the Wedding – Indoors

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Jane predicted that Rod would be a little emotional during the ceremony and she was right! The moment he saw his stunning bride walking down the aisle, his eyes welled up with tears of joy and his jaw dropped. An equally emotional Jane had the support of both of her proud parents as she made her way to join hand in hand with her future husband. It was impossible not to be touched by the love that this couple share, and their vows were a perfect reflection of this love.

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Melbourne observatory at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens – Plan B (Indoor wedding ceremony)

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Emotional first look – walking down the aisle

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Melbourne Observatory Wedding

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Melbourne observatory wedding

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Sand pouring wedding ceremony

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In the short amount of time I spent with them, I could tell just how supportive they are of each other. The sky is no limit with Rod and Jane, who are constantly challenging themselves to conquer fears together. Sky diving and hot air ballooning are just some of the many adventures they have had together.

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Melbourne Botanical Gardens Wedding Locations

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Botanical Garden Melbourne Observatory Photo Locations

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Victoria Barracks Wedding Photography

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Fun & Candid Wedding Photography Melbourne

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Victoria Barracks Wedding

 

I asked Rod and Jane what they were looking for in a Wedding Photographer, to which they replied:
“We are looking for a photographer who is easy to work with, knows their craft and can capture the emotions, fun and special moments of the day”.
With such a romantic and easygoing couple, it was not hard at all to fulfil their requirements and capture some great memories that will last a lifetime.

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Sails by the bay wedding

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Their wedding reception at Sails by the Bay was very personalised and reflective of Rod and Jane as a couple. Framed photos of the two at different stages of their relationship adorned the tables at the reception. A book of photographs, including many of their pre-wedding photos I photographed prior to the wedding, was displayed on the signing table was a nice touch, allowing guests to see their journey together.

Love story details

Wedding details

Wedding Reception Sails by the bay details

Wedding Reception Sails by the bay details

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Rod and Jane, thank you for giving me the honour of photographing your wedding day. Your love for one another is inspiring, and I wish you both all the best in your new adventures in marriage.

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