Amy and Albert’s wedding was quite the occasion. We met on a Friday at the Melbourne Registry Office, where family and friends crowded into the Margaret Craig Room for their ceremony. A moving ceremony included an impromptu song to his new bride, which took everyone by surprise and there were smiles all around. We headed out the front of the Registry Office for Family photos on the steps, then went around the corner to Treasury gardens for several shots of family and friend combinations. Afterwards we sauntered off to Fitzroy Gardens for casual shots in the row of trees, a lovely little bridge overlooking a pond full of ducks and various other locations around the gardens before calling it a day to be well rested for the wedding reception to be held in Port Melbourne the next day.
We met at the Brighton Beach Boxes, or Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes, as they are also known for some more shots. As we know, Melbourne’s weather can turn within minutes, and a whole day can make the difference between winter and summer. Yes, Melbourne turned it on – the inclemency was in, in force. The wind was howling, the skies were brooding and we only stayed for a while, as one the Bride’s eyelashes were blown right off her eyes! We still managed to get some lovely shots before leaving early towards Port Melbourne and the wedding reception at Mr Hobson’s, right next to Port Melbourne Pier, where the Spirit of Tasmania docks.
I took some casual shots of Amy and Albert in the venue whilst we waited for the guests to arrive. It is Chinese tradition to be shot with each group of guests as they arrive, so over an hour was spent greeting and shooting the guests. Canapés and drinks came out, Amy and Albert slipped out into a private room for a little ‘them’ time and then were introduced into the room. The reception was full of games and laughter, with some of the most entertaining speeches you would care to hear.
So after such a big event over two days – they’re off to Hong Kong – to do it all again! They’ll need a long holiday after all that.