Jessica and Eugene are such a sweet couple who prove that opposites do attract. Jessica, a garden lover, chose the stunning Massaros Winery in the Yarra Valley to make the perfect backdrop for their big day. If you haven’t been to Massaros before, it’s family run Italian winery/restaurant located in Kangaroo Ground and is extra special as it has views of the city as well as the most impressive garden all year round.
I arrived to meet Jessica who was getting ready with her sister, best friend and mother at a property in Warrandyte. The morning was full of laughter, especially when Jessica’s mother gave her a garter that she wore at her own wedding! Jessica looked so elegant in her Anna Campbell gown and the flowy skirt was magic to capture.
Jessica’s and Eugene have been together for almost a decade so their ceremony was very emotional as they had been through so much together. The ceremony was fun to capture as I was able to get some really nice shots from above where the restaurant is, looking down. And of course, being a garden wedding, it was only fitting to complete the ceremony with an epic rose petal exit. This is one of my favourite parts of the day to capture, so if you’re thinking about a confetti exit, I highly recommend it!
From there we set off for photos with the bridal party. Massaro’s has lots of options for photos and all within walking distance. We started off in the vineyards and eventually made our way to the olive groves. We were lucky enough to have the most magical sunset, and even noticed a few kangaroos watching us on the way back!
I spent the reception capturing reactions to the hilarious speeches, before Jessica and Eugene entertained their guests with a pre-choreographed dance to ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’.
This was one of those weddings where everyone was up and dancing to the band and it had such a fun party atmosphere.
Thanks so much for including me in your day, Jessica and Eugene!
Brides Gown: Anna Campbell, www.annacampbell.com.au
Makeup: Blush & Brows, www.adelesarahbeauty.com
Hair: Top End Hair & Makeup, www.topendhairandmakeup.com
Bride’s shoes: Nine West, www.ninewest.com.au
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Chancery the Label
Florist & stylist: Flos. Botanical Studio, https://flosbotanical.studio
Event Management: Massaros, www.massaros.com.au
Suits: Oxford, www.oxfordshop.com.au
Rings: Michael Wilson Diamond Jewellers, www.michaelwilson.com.au
Invitations: Lauren Dillon Designs, https://laurendillondesigns.com.au/
Celebrant: The Bearded Celebrant – Samuel Miller, https://samuelmillercelebrant.com/