Alexandra & Angus contacted me a year ago to shoot their Swallowfield Vineyard wedding and being in Victoria, I was really keen for a destination wedding as I always love seeing different venues! Especially this one, in the Dandenong Ranges, about 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD.
Apart from numerous phone calls and emails, I met them both the day before the wedding, and immediately saw just how excited these two were to be getting married the next day.
I fell in love with Swallowfield Vineyards instantly! As a photographer, it has everything; immaculately kept gardens, its own pine forest, a healthy looking vineyard, ponds, open fields complete with horses and so many nooks and crannies that I could probably shoot here all day and still not see all of the amazing 150 acres it has to offer. Phillip, the owner of the property was such a wonderful host driving us around all afternoon for the photoshoot. And then add on top that Alexandra had it styled beautifully, with so many details, gorgeous florals and of course, wonderful family and friends to share it with. She even wore a brooch on her veil, that was her great great grandmothers which she wore on her wedding day in 1900!
Alexandra and Angus’s wedding ceremony was at 11am and once lunch had been served, we were then able to spend some time driving around the property for the photoshoot. Cold and dark weather had us finishing earlier than I (as a photographer) would have liked, but hopefully this wont be the last time I get the pleasure of shooting here!
A special thank you to my amazing wife, Michelle, for not only doing Alexandra’s makeup but helping out with touchups and the photoshoot in the afternoon. I like to think we make a pretty damn good team 🙂
I feel this blog entry needs to come with a warning: **LARGE BLOG POST AHEAD!!** With thousands of shots taken, at an incredible venue and an awesome couple that had so much chemistry together, it was near impossible to narrow it down any further than what I did. A huge thank you to Alexandra and Angus for having me there for the day!
I hope you all enjoy!
Thanks to some of the suppliers below:
- Venue: Swallowfield Vineyards
- Makeup: Michelle Cato Makeup Artist
- Hair: Linea Hairdressing Lilydale
- Styling/Floral backdrop/ Floral Arbour: Danielle from Wild Heart Events
- Table Centrepieces & Bouquets: Jumping Jonquils
- Stationery + Seating Chart: Creative Distinction
- Brides Dress: Ferrari Formal Wear
- Brides Shoes: Shoes Of Prey
- Suits and Bridesmaids Dresses : Ferrari Formal Wear