Allison & Anthony | Newcastle Engagement Session

 

Allison & Anthony’s Engagement Session - Redhead Beach - Newcastle

 

You simply cannot beat an afternoon at the beach, and it’s even better when you spend it with people that feel like old friends!

Allison and Anthony were bloody naturals in front of the camera! They share the most beautiful connection with each other and were so happy to just go with the flow and have a laugh together.

I absolutely love the lighting in this shoot, matched with Allison and Ant’s chemistry and effortless style.

Mel x

KIND WORDS FROM ALLISON & ANTHONY:

“MEL!!!!!

You are amazing, we absolutely are blown away. Thank you so much. Even Anthony the non believer loves them.

We are so excited to have you as our photographer thank you for making it such a beautiful experience so far. It means so much to be able to be ourselves and totally comfortable with you.

Bring on the wedding!”

 
 

NERIDA & MICHAEL | NEWCASTLE WEDDING

 

Nerida & Michael’s Wedding - Cooks Hill & The Hood - Newcastle

 
 

Ever seen a wedding at The Hood Milk Bar at The Junction?……me neither


The Hood is one of my favourite places in Newcastle, so naturally when Nerida told me that her and Michael had it picked out for their reception I was sooo keen to see it all jazzed up as a wedding venue!
With their ‘Til Death’ custom neon sign and bold coloured styling and florals, they transformed the space and it looked incredible! I love that it was just Nerida and Michael to a tee.

The threat of torrential rain loomed all day with the rain due to kick in around the time Nerida & Michael’s cermony was scheduled. Luckily it held off just in time to hold the ceremony and do the rounds to greet their guests.

As we set off to Cooks Hill for location shots the rain had well and truly set in. We dashed between terrace houses and shop fronts and despite the rain we had loads of fun and squeezed in some champagne poppin’ before heading back to the reception at The Hood and partying the night away.

Mel x

Venue: The Hood Milk Bar - The Junction
Florals: Two Wild Hands
Custom Neon Sign: Echo Neon
Videographer: Morelife Films
Celebrant: Nell Dark Jones
Hair: The Batcave
Makeup: Makeup by SMR
Dress: Chosen by One Day
Bridesmaids: Shona Joy
Suits: Rundle Tailoring

 

SHERRIE & JAROD | HUNTER VALLEY WEDDING

 

Sherrie & Jarod’s Wedding - Wallalong House - Hunter Valley

The perfect mix of glamour with relaxed vibes

 

When I first met Sherrie and Jarod I knew their Wallalong House wedding was going to be out of this world!
Sherrie and Jarod are the type of people you feel like you’ve known your whole life! You know like those people that have this ability to make you feel like an old friend and part of the family.

Their day was the PERFECT combination of glamour but also so laid back, vintage but yet modern, it was intimate but EPIC!
65 of their closest friends and family gathered around the huge fig trees at Wallalong House.
You could feel the excitement and energy as all of their guests hung onto every word during their ceremony, with smiles from ear to ear (I’m sure it isn’t just from the pre ceremony champagne getting around either!). It was such a joy to see Sherrie and Jarod surround by so much love and adoration from their nearest and dearest.

Mel x


Venue: Wallalong House
Florals: The Botanical Workshop
Celebrant: Lauren Teys
Film: Day One Films
Catering: Restaurant Mason
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace & Emmy Mae
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The Lost Tribe
Suits: Ferrari Formal Wear
Hair & Make Up: Blanc Hair Studio


Kind words from Sherrie & Jarod:


”Omg, shut the front door!!! MEEELLLLL!!!! These are just mind blowing. Jarod and I are both looking at every single picture in awe!!! From the prep pics to the party - how amazing and talented are you?!? Thank you thank you thankyou!!! You’ve captured our day beautifully and these photos are seriously something we will both treasure forever. I can’t wait to show our family and friends!!! I couldn’t have picked a better photographer to capture our day and I’m so glad you were there with us. Meeting you for our engagements pics, I feel like we had known you for years. I think there’s about 700 extra photos HAHA!!!! Your a gem. Thank you so much!!!! My family are all getting together Saturday night for a viewing party!!! I seriously can’t stop looking at them. They are bringing back so many beautiful memories! I seriously can’t thank you enough!!! Xxx”

 
 

CASEY & JAKE | HUNTER VALLEY WEDDING

 

CASEY & JAKE’S WEDDING - TOCAL HOMESTEAD - HUNTER VALLEY

 

“What means the most is all our family & friends in the same place, having a big party to celebrate our love”

When I ask my couples what means to most to them about their wedding day, most of them tell me they can’t wait to have all of their loved ones coming together to celebrate and have one big party. Casey and Jake had this dream for their day and they absolutely nailed it.

Tocal Homestead provided the perfect location for their relaxed outdoor ceremony under the gigantic fig trees. The threat of rain had loomed overhead throughout the day, however it held off for their EPIC outdoor dance floor where all of their loved ones danced the night away under the stars and festoon lights.

Mel x


Venue: Tocal Homestead
Film: Morelife Films
Band: Venus Music Band
Bar: The Airstream Social
Catering: Sprout Catering
Celebrant: Wed by Kez
Neon Signs: Love Glows Letter Lights Love
Flowers: Little Willow Floral Design
Makeup: Makeup by Stevi

 
 

MELISSA & HARRY | PORT STEPHENS WEDDING

 

Melissa & Harry’s Wedding - The Anchorage - Port Stephens

 

It all started with a piece of tropical themed fabric…


Melissa and Harry’s coastal Port Stephens wedding was the perfect mix of style and relaxed vibes.

Melissa is one talented stylist. She has been a part of the Inside Out Magazine’s Search for a stylist this year and had her work featured by Temple & Webster. When she told me she was doing her own styling for the day, I had no doubt that it wouldn’t be amazing.

A piece of fabric ignited Melissa’s vision for their tropical luxe theme and with the help of some amazing florals by Botanica Bird, Melissa and Harry steered clear of current trends and created their own style, unique to them which captured their relaxed nature and also Melissa’s killer styling skills.

It was important to Melissa and Harry that their day be relaxed and their guests could unwind, drink wine and let the good times roll.

Mel x


Venue: Anchorage Port Stephens
Styling: Melissa McMeekin
Flowers: Botanica Bird
Hair: Empire Artistries
Makeup: Steff Matheson
Celebrant: Nell Dark Jones
Bride's Dress: Atelier Pronovias
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Dotti
Groom's Suit: Joe Black
Rings & Earrings: Alison de Theleme
Chair Hire: Beavis Party
Lighting: Temple and Webster

 
 

Melissa and Harry’s Wedding was recently featured by Nouba

 
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SOPHIE & DYLAN | NEWCASTLE WEDDING

 

Sophie & Dylan's Wedding - Newcastle Museum

 


So many people tell me they love this wedding.


They love Sophie's Made with Love Bridal dress (it has pockets!), the iconic Newcastle locations, the amazing styling, the doughnut wall and neon sign at their reception. While I love it for all of these things, I love it for so much more than that....
The love and respect that Sophie and Dylan have for each other just radiated from them all day. They weren't fazed in the slightest as it rained while we piled into the limo to head off for photos. They were just so happy to be in the moment together and soak up their first day of being a married couple.

Okay, I'm not going to lie...the doughnut wall may have also stole my heart.
 

Mel x

Some of Newcastle's finest vendors that were involved in the day:

Venue: Newcastle Museum
Styling: The Wedding Designer
Dress: Made With Love Bridal
Florals: Flowers by Lorey
Celebrant: Julie Muir
Doughnuts: Doughheads
Makeup: Inspiring Makeup Artistry