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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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our First EVER – Same day edit (SDE) with Thuy & Sean @ Quat Quatta!
Here is the same day edit video of Sean and Thuy’s wedding on December 28th, 2014.
The festivities began at Thuy’s family home with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony, followed by a beautiful lunch put on by the family. The Wedding Ceremony took place at St Mary’s church, during which Thuy and Sean exchanged emotional vows to each other. After shooting at some stunning Melbourne locations, the newlyweds joined their bridal party and guests one of our favourite wedding venues Quat Quatta for a beautiful reception, where everyone danced the night away.
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“It took a production team of two photographers and two videographers to capture Jacob and Irina’s Jewish wedding, and the results are breathtaking!”
Irina and Jacob’s “big day” truly was a big day!
Our three- part photography and film crew were welcomed into Jacob’s home by his mother, Zara, to find Jacob and his groomsmen decked out in matching “team groom 2014” t-shirts. They changed into their wedding attire, and Noble Films recorded Jacob saying some lovely words about his soon to be bride, Irina. It quickly became clear just how very much he adores Irina, as he told us just how excited he was to spend the rest of his life with her.
We filmed and photographed Jacob opening a surprise pre-wedding gift of Chanel cologne given to him by his bride-to-be, Irina.
We departed from Jacob’s house with handfuls of home made cookies generously given to us by Zara (and they were delicious!). It is clear that both Irina and Jacob are very close to their families, and relatives from both sides were incredibly kind and accommodating to us.
Irina’s day began at around 5am, when she was greeted by her hair and makeup artists to start preparing for the wedding day. When we arrived, she was a little sleepy from the early rise, but that was far outweighed by her excitement for the day ahead. As our Noble Films videographer filmed her bridal details, I photographed her gorgeous wedding dress that weighed a whopping 15kgs! The gown was intricately detailed with jewels and layers of delicate material, with a train that reached the floor, even when it was hung up over the door.
After filming and photographing Irina, her mum Dina, and her four bridesmaids, it was time for Irina to get changed into her bridal gown. It was then that the nerves began to set in. These were soon turned to excitement as soon as I mentioned Jacob’s name, and in no time she was smiling and giggling every time myself and Noble Films’ videographer mentioned his name.
The beautiful bride Irina couldn’t wait to marry the love of her life, Jacob
After some more photos and filming, we left the girls to finish getting ready (once again with handfuls of delicious homemade snacks), to head to the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, where the traditional Jewish Wedding was to be held. We were joined here by a second videographer for Noble Films, completing our four part photography and videography team to capture every moment.
It was a beautiful, sunny spring day with not a cloud in the sky, and a Chuppah was set up for ceremony. A violinist played traditional Russian Jewish music, as friends and family gathered onto the green lawn of the gardens.
As the stretch limousine came down the Botanical Garden path, Jacob smiled in anticipation for his soon to be bride to step out. I snapped a few shots of Irina and her mother Dina inside the limo, before she emerged with a huge smile on her face. Their hundreds of guests were all standing, smiling and snapping photos of Irina, but she only had eyes for Jacob. As Irina walked down the aisle, Jacob was beaming from ear to ear, and guests took their seats as the couple joined hands beneath the Chuppah to begin their marriage ceremony.
With four photographers and videographers, we didn’t miss a moment of Jacob and Irina’s Jewish Ceremony
The ceremony was beautiful, complete with traditional Jewish customs including the Rabbi and family members reading seven blessings to the couple in Hebrew. Jacob completed the ceremony by breaking the glass, which was followed by calls of “Mazel Tov!” by family and guests.
Mazel Tov to the happy couple!
Friends and family congratulated Irina and Jacob, and after signing the marriage contract, a group photo and some family time, we left to take some location photos around Melbourne. We didn’t have to travel far as across the road was Victoria Barracks, a perfect location for some romantic photos of the newlyweds.
We went to some “GREAT Melbourne Wedding Photography Locations”
Irina’s amazing veil was perfect for this flying veil shot in front of the green vines at Victoria Barracks
Our next location was the Langham hotel in the heart of Southbank, Melbourne. I used flash to create a striking composition of Irina and Jacob on the grand staircase, whilst Noble Films captured the couple embracing on film.
A few photographs later, we headed to Leonda by the Yarra, a beautiful location where Irina and Jacob were to have their wedding reception. The couple were very impressed with the beautifully decorated room, with lots of flowers and an amazing rose garden centrepiece hanging from the ceiling above the dancefloor. Our melbourne videographers filmed the couple practicing their first dance, as I photographed the floral details that were perfectly complemented by the vast windows looking out over the tree-lined Melbourne Yarra River, matching the garden wedding theme.
We then walked outside and utilised the golden light of the setting sun to create some romantic compositions of Irina and Jacob, the luscious green foliage of the gum trees and Australian natives that lined the Yarra River. The newlyweds needed no posing or direction, as they embraced arm in arm, gazing into each others eyes.
“Leonda by the Yarra was a stunning location for Irina and Jacob’s Jewish Wedding Reception”
The wedding reception was a joyous and fun filled occasion, which was kicked off by the bridal party entering the room, soon joined by every single guest on the dancefloor. As part of Jewish wedding tradition, the couple were hoisted on chairs into the air by their guests; a moment which was captured both photographically and on film.
The newlyweds’ first dance was followed by spirited dancing from all of the guests that continued throughout the entire reception. This included exchanging of costumes, hula hoops and even a skipping rope; all elements of a traditional Jewish wedding. To continue the fun, the bridal party had put together a surprise performance for the couple, in which they re-enacted Irina and Jacob’s love story. They dressed up and acted their first encounter, whilst some of the bridesmaids sang a dedication to the newlyweds.
Considering it was such a long day (our photography and video coverage was 18 hours alone!), before we knew it it was midnight, and time for the newlywed couple to farewell their guests and begin their new journey together. They left in style, heading down the steps of Leonda Reception to a boat awaiting them on the Yarra river.
Irina and Jacob’s wedding was an enormous day filled with Jewish tradition, friends, family, a lot of fun, and so much love. I am truly grateful to have been able to capture such an amazing wedding event, and I wish both Jacob and Irina all the best for their future together.
It was great to see Ilana and Paul again at this wedding, I can’t believe it’s been over a year since photographing your wedding!!!