Yering Station is a favourite ‘must visit’ location for Tanya and I when we have international guests come to Melbourne, so I was very excited to be invited to capture Jess and Antony’s wedding at this winery in the Yarra Valley for their wedding day.
With a very close family on both sides, this wedding was going to be full of family and friends and I couldn’t wait to document the moments throughout this special day.
In traditional fashion Anthony’s preparations were at the family home, Jess opted for a location closer to the ceremony at Yering Gorge Cottages. The cottages made for a rustic backdrop for her and her sisters preparations. Looking stunning in here creatively designed dress from One Day Bridal.
The only hitch on the day was when the bus caring most of Anthony’s immediate family took a wrong turn and then got bogged, requiring the aid of guest to go and collect them whilst the bride when for an extended drive through the Yarra Valley.
Once everyone was in place, an emotional groom welcomed his bride for warm and loving ceremony in the barn at Yering Station. The ring bearer was their beloved fur baby, Koa, a Newfoundland that tried to be gracious and not too drippily in his duties.
As the wedding was on the first day in September, the first day of Spring, the Winter however was close enough to bring a certain freshness that encouraged all to have the outdoor photos completed very quickly!
As the beautiful wine of Yering Station flowed, so did the reception festivities with great entertainment from Paris by Night the dance floor was full and buzzing.
I’m always grateful to be privy to any wedding celebrations and honoured to be able to capture the day. This day was particular special as Anthony is my first cousin, I wish him and his incredible wife Jess all the very best for the future adventures.