Destination Wedding in Australia

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Lauren and Chris wed in Australia, the country in which they live but they traveled to the town of Daylesford to tie the knot at the Sault Restaurant. Lauren shared with us the story behind their big day:

Our main priority was to not let our wedding day stress us out. We knew that it was going to be one of the most important and memorable days of our lives, but we didn’t want that to get in the way of us making the most of it and having an amazing time! We also wanted to ensure that our friends and family were happy, feeling comfortable and having fun of course. After all, this was a celebration of love so we wanted to bring everyone together to celebrate just that!

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For Chris and my one year anniversary, he took me away for a weekend in Daylesford. I had never been to the town before and instantly fell in love with how relaxing and quaint it was! We stayed in a beautiful boutique hotel and ate some of the most delicious meals we’ve ever tried in our life that weekend. The time we spent in Daylesford is some of the fondest memories that I have with Chris, which made choosing our wedding location a breeze! We visited a few different potential venues when we started planning our wedding, but as soon as we arrived at Sault I knew that it was perfect! We both wanted an outdoor rustic themed wedding, and Sault provided us with a flawless backdrop from Lavender and greenery.

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Chris and I are both very laid back people who love spending time outdoors! If given the choice we would always choose vintage and wood over modern and glitz. When we look at lifestyle, from our clothing to the interior in our apartment, we knew that a vintage/rustic theme would best reflect our personality as a couple. We wanted to have a wedding that we wouldn’t look back at photos of in 50 years and cringe at our decoration choices; therefore neutral, natural and vintage elements were all used to hopefully produce a timeless wedding.

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To me, our wedding was absolutely flawless! The look and feel on the day was relaxed and rustic. All of our family and friends seemed to be having an amazing time, and I couldn’t have imagined it going any more perfectly. To be honest, I wouldn’t change a thing!

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For our honeymoon Chris and I ventured off to Spain. I had never been before and always wanted to visit Ibiza before we started thinking about settling down and having kids. Chris had visited Spain twice before so he knew all of the best restaurants and beaches to go to, I was in absolute heaven! Returning home was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Blumenthal Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Dress: Suzanna Harwood, Bridesmaids dresses: White Runway, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw, Groom(smen)’s suits: Vera Wang, Accessories: Family heirlooms, Cake: Cake Face, Cars/Wedding Favors: Automobiles of Yesteryear, Stationery: Adorn Wedding Invitations, Make Up & Hair: Once Upon A Bride, Ceremony/Reception Music: Bruce Harrison DJ/MC, Venue: Sault Restaurant

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Melbourne, Australia Bridal Portraits Shoot

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Today’s shoot is a little different – it’s not actually from the couple’s wedding but their traveling portrait shoot that they embarked on with photographer, Andrew Yep.  Billy and Pooi Sann decided to capture this special time in their lives with a few fabulous wardrobe changes and some stops to several very special places in Melbourne, Australia.

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The bride and groom shared with us the idea behind the images and how the location was selected.  “We always knew that we wanted to have our wedding photo taken in a place that meant something to us and that was unique in its own way. Hence, we chose Melbourne which was the first place where we travelled abroad together. This place brings back plentiful of beautiful memories where we met 4 years ago, which pass-by just like a blink of an eye. We asked our friend, Andrew Yep as our wedding photographer and we spent about a few days to do the shoot. It was raining most of the time when we reached Melbourne but luckily the rain cleared and the blue sky appeared with rays of beautiful and warm sunlight which really did a lot of good with our shoot.” 

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 “On the first day, we started shooting at Yarra Valley. The relatively cool climate really helps in making us more relax and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole session. After that, we headed to St Kilda in the evening to catch the beautiful sunset at the beach. Andrew really knows how to take advantage of each and every multi-colored sunset at the beach. We fell in love with St Kilda beach on our first trip to Melbourne. To us, it’s a little piece of heaven on earth.”

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“On the second day, we went in and around Melbourne’s CBD area to look for beautiful spots. We wrapped up our photo shoot at night by the Yarra River. We will never forget how incredibly romantic that night was for us.”

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“Years from now, we will look back at our wedding photos and they will remind us not only what had happened but also the unforgettable feeling. Melbourne… we will surely be back again!”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Andrew Yep Photographie

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang

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Melbourne, Australia

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Photo by Robert Evans Studios

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