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Aimee + Adam | Avon Ridge Winery

Aimee and Adam were wed in mid-Autumn amongst the golden vines at Avon Ridge Winery in the outskirts of the small country Victorian town of Maffra. Inspired by the Magnolia leaf, Aimee tied elements of the gold leaf, blush pink, charcoal, Doddavine and craft paper to create her theme and vision for the day. Both Aimee and Adam wanted to create an elegant, romantic and slightly rustic feel to the day. Avon Ridge Winery provided the perfect platform for Aimee and Adam’s creative vision – the venue is intimate, relaxed and is framed by rolling hills and lengthy grapevines.

Photography: Lisa Hayman Photography | Floral Design: Arrangements With Flair | Wedding Dress:Carla Zampatti | Cake: Fruit Cake Made By Both Families (generation Recipe And Tradition) | Bride’s Shoes: Alan Pinkus | Rings: Larsons | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: May, Etsy | Catering: Avon Ridge Vineyard | Makeup: Make Up By Ellie | Hair: Espada Hair | Band: Trouser Trout | Favors: Daily Ritual Tea (Made By Father Of The Bride) | Groom’s Attire: Peter Jackson | Celebrant: Minister Grant Ramsey, New England | Venue: Avon Ridge Vineyard | After Dinner Mints: Haighs Chocolates | Bridal Party Wedding Favors:“Pussy” And “Arse” Soap From Viva La Body, Darwin, NT | Bride & Bridesmaid Robes: Impressionism Shop, Etsy | Cake Icing: Angie’s Cakes | Cake Topper: Arrangements With Flair | Earrings: Endora Jewellery, Etsy | Garter: Honey Birdette | Groom’s Shirt: Ted Baker | Groom’s Tie: T.M Lewin | Lingerie:Oroton | Page Boys’: Mali Mis | Signage: Annelise Patch | Stationery Design: Cherie Patch | Stationery Printing: Vistaprint | Veil: DeLoop, Etsy | Wedding Accomodation And Boys Getting Ready Location: Bon Accord B&B, Sale, VIC | Wrist Fine Jewellery: Cherie Patch (Mother Of The Bride)

Aimee + Adam’s Country Victorian Wedding was also featured over on Style Me Pretty

Jana + Pete | Maffra

I honestly don’t know where to start or how to start to describe Jana + Pete and their seriously magical, joyous and perfect wedding day.

Here goes.

I have known Pete for around 11 years. We go way back, back to my golden days of band camps and music eisteddfods, to local orchestras and brass bands. I moved countries, we grew up a little, and life got busy but I always held a dear spot for such a wonderful human being. Fast forward 9 years when I was back living in Gippsland and itching to grow in my skills with photography. Cue Jana’s beautiful entrance into my life. We meet through a Facebook Group we are a part of after doing a photography workshop with Tim Coulson, she attended in Perth and I in Melbourne. We got talking and on one of her visits home we meet face-to-face and chatted like old friends. Turns out they chose their wedding photographer, Louise after seeing my own wedding that she captured. They were to be wed in January 2014 and I was dying to be a part of such a wonderful day. Louise generously let me tag along for the day to assist her and it was…perfect. From the moment we arrived Jana + Pete’s love for one another and for all those who were sharing in their day was evident. They made Lou and I feel like we were a part of the family, and Jana even spoiled us with gifts to show her thanks for us being there (that caramel candle burns oh-so-sweetly in my home still, Jana!). Two remarkable human beings.

It is really hard to pinpoint a highlight but boy, I have NEVER boogied so hard at a wedding reception! The Soultanas were the perfect live band for the occasion. The one moment that had me stifling back tears would hands down be when Pete picked up a ukulele during his speech, started singing Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”, then was joined by his two siblings and parents who emerged from their seats singing along and playing their own ukulele’s. Holy moly, the love!.

Let the images tell the rest of this remarkable love story. Again, a huge thanks to Jana + Pete who so generously welcomed me to share in their day, and a massive thank you to Lou from Sunny + Scout Photography who let me assist her!


Photographer: Sunny + Scout Photography
Assistant Photographer: Lisa Hayman Photography
Videographer: Manhattan Co. Creative Media
Flowers: Pollen & Patina
Reception Venue: Duart Homestead
Band: The Soultanas

Louise | “Hey Baby” 31 Weeks

Week 31 marked the last of the three shoots I did of Louise for her “Hey Baby” pregnancy blog series. These have to be some of my favourite images to date. This week was also the last week Louise and I were to live a few houses apart, they moved to Melbourne only a few days later. These images will always be dear to my heart. Lou, thank you for the honour of participating as a photographer in this series, it’s been a real hoot! You can see week 16 here and week 27 here.