This year’s Anzac Day had everything in its weather repertoire. Like last year, our last wedding of the month April was starting very rainy. On the way to the house of the bride, we couldn’t even see the road, so much rain came down. We just thought, if it comes down now, the rest of the day will be better. And this was so true. Once we arrived at the house for the bride, the rain had stopped. Shortly after our arrival, the groom to be and his groomsmen arrived. So the bridal games could begin 🙂 Once Cary could carry out his bride, we drove to his parents house, where we had a small tea ceremony for both of their parents.
After some group photos, they had lunch, while we drove already up to Tatra Receptions in the Dandenong Ranges, just outside of Melbourne. While driving up, we drove through some of the thickest fog we have had ever seen here in our time being in Australia and looked forward to use it for our portrait photos with the couple. By the time they arrived, it was more rainy, but we still could get some of the fog and enjoyed taking photos at the beautiful property of Tatra, as it was looking all rather mystic than sad.
Cathy changed then into her white Wedding Gown, which we used for more portrait photos, this time indoors, as the rain poured down stronger and we didn’t want the dress to get wet or dirty. Having a small break before the ceremony started, we checked on location with the arriving videographers, how we are going to work. Whenever the couple decides for another videographer, we try as best as we can to talk through how we work, to avoid any problems, being in each others views. As much as we try to look out, it’s often not possible to avoid having them in our photos.
The ceremony was held in the Chapel of the venue, which was big enough to accommodate all guests. Afterwards, while the rain had stopped, we were able to capture a big group photos on the stairs behind the chapel and prepared then for the reception. Cathy changed into another dress for the beginning of the reception, which was filled with nice speeches, games for the guests and lots of dancing, whereas Cathy changed later in the night for her fourth dress, which we used for a couple of night shots and captured their stunning choreographed dance with smoke and fireworks.
Even though we had such challenging weather, it was a beautiful day and the young newlyweds enjoyed every minute of it and the sun was in our hearts throughout the entire day. That’s all we could ask for and hope they have an absolute blast in their life together!
Marco & Kate