Wedding

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

 
 

JODIE & RACHELLE | HUNTER VALLEY WEDDING

 

JODIE & RACHELLE'S WEDDING - ADAM'S PEAK - HUNTER VALLEY

 
 

"Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life"


To be present at Jodie and Rachelle's wedding ceremony, where these very words held so much significance to them and their community was like nothing else I've ever experienced.
Looking around the room at their guests, most of them with a tear running down their face and hanging off each word, I had never witnessed so many people so emotionally invested and present in a ceremony.
Every single person in that room was beaming with happiness and pride for their dear friends, who had originally planned their wedding day without knowing that their marriage would ever be legally recognised. 

When I asked Rachelle and Jodie to describe to me their day in 3 words, they told me "love, booze and pride" which couldn't have been more accurate.
Following the ceremony all of the guests, including Nanna, slammed down fireball shots.  
It poured with rain all day, but this didn't dampen the spirits of their celebration, with the guests initiating an impromptu limbo contest.

This day was all about celebrating with their family and friends and having one big party. I think the images from their day tell their story much better than I can put into words. This is one I definitely will not forget.

Mel x

Venue: Adam's Peak Country Estate

Hair: Belinda Ward

Makeup: Luxe Makeup Artistry

Rachelle's suit: Red and Ruby

Jodie's gown: Grace Loves Lace

Celebrant: Hitched In The Hunter

Music: Kim Sheehy

Styling: Love and Protect

"Rachelle & Jodie" and "Pride" necklaces: Haus Of Dizzy

 

“Mel!! Our photos... we have no words! We absolutely love them. Thank you so much for being there on the most amazing day and sharing it all with us. You have captured moments in these photos that we wouldn’t have even seen. Everybody looks so happy! Thank you again for capturing our beautiful day for us to look back on for years to come. We relived it all when we sat and looked through them. Can’t wait to show everyone xxx”
— Jodie & Rachelle