November is one of the most popular month in Melbourne for weddings, so we were booked out for every weekend. One of those weddings was held at the Bram Leigh Reception Centre in Croydon. Ebony & Dain are a young couple in love and created their dream wedding for spring season, just in time when all the flowers at Bram Leigh are in bloom. The preparation was at the Foothills Conference Centre, around 15min drive away of the venue. Dan had a very good friend in one of his groomsmen, as he just had two weeks before the wedding a motorcycle accident and did get very badly hurt, but still managed to attend the wedding celebration, which he didn’t want to miss. In order to get through the day and to be able to move and walk at all, he had to wear a cervical collar, getting help of the boys whenever he needed. That’s true friendship.
The couple had hired a limousine, to get the bridal party and family members from the Conference Centre to the venue, so that they wouldn’t require anyone to drive in the night, giving everyone the chance to have a drink or two. Being a wedding on a Friday, we had quite a bit of traffic getting to Bram Leigh, especially as school was finishing at the very same time, so it took the limousine driver longer than expected to do three trips back and forth, so the groom got to sweat a bit, waiting for his bride to turn up. With half an hour delay, we started the ceremony, which was luckily held very short, so we could catch up in time afterwards. The only unlucky thing was, that due to the delay the clouds where gone by the time we had the ceremony and everyone was standing or sitting right in the sun, giving everyone a bit of a hard time to stay fresh.
After the ceremony we had time for a big group photo and family photos, before we went to the front side of the venue to take the couple’s portrait photos. As we calculated enough time for everything, we easily managed to stay in time and start the reception on time. The couple completed their beautiful day with their first dance outside in the gardens, surrounded by the illuminated trees. We had a truly nice day with a couple that is surrounded by two awesome families and great friends. What do you need more to celebrate such an important day in your life?