Andrea and Leigh were married in the St Kilda Botanic Gardens. There is an amphitheatre style landscaping around the gazebo with paths and flower beds in semi circular swaths. Tall hedging at the back creates a lovely intimate feel – even though it is quite spacious.
After a moving ceremony, we took some family shots in front of the gazebo and headed off to St Kilda beach and the pier across from Fitzroy Street. It was extremely windy, extra care needed to keeps veils on heads – with the sun popping in and out from behind the clouds. The late afternoon sun allowed me plenty of flexibility in photographic style and use of light. taking shots into the setting sun and silhouette shots over the glaring, reflecting water.
From here we set off for Southbank in Melbourne to EQ, a venue located in the Arts Centre, cornering St Kilda Road and Southbank. I took plenty of candid shots at the reception and was there for cake cutting, speeches and some more shots looking over the city across the Yarra River. I had an hour and a half to fight through Friday traffic to head across Melbourne to Diamond Creek and reception venue Ashton Manor for a second evening wedding.