Best Outdoor Wedding Venues + Locations in Melbourne

With the COVID-19 gathering restrictions easing, and couples once again searching for the perfect wedding venue, I have created a list of some of the best outdoor wedding venues + locations in Melbourne, plus a few of my favourites a little further out from Melbourne!

There are so many stunning gardens and estates to choose from, so I have made the search a little easier by listing a HUGE selection of some of the best outside wedding locations (in alphabetical order), AS WELL AS some amazing wedding venues that have beautiful outdoor wedding spaces too!

If you are looking for a garden wedding option in one of Melbourne’s beautiful public garden spaces, please visit my Public Garden Wedding Locations page, which also features some great rotundas + undercover options for wet weather contingencies ๐Ÿ™‚

Please remember that although many outdoor wedding venues + locations in Melbourne are public spaces, you will still need to obtain a permit from local councilย in order to marry there. Private venues will of course welcome all enquiries for weddings that take place on their premises independently.

And, as always with outdoor wedding venues + locations in Melbourne, be sure to consider all possible weather predictions, providing shelter for both a 40ยบC day, or a surprise downpour!
Your guests (and celebrant!) will appreciate it immensely.

To view the best outdoor wedding venues + locations in Melbourne and surrounds, you can either scroll ahead and view locations in alphabetical order, or visit locations by area using the following links.

By Melbourne Celebrant Meriki Comito
Feature Image: Lost In Love Photography

Best outdoor wedding venues + locations in Melbourne;

CBD + Inner Suburbsย  |ย ย Northern Suburbsย 

Southern Suburbsย  |ย ย Eastern Suburbsย  ย ย 

Western Suburbsย  |ย ย Baysideย  |ย ย Bellarine Peninsulaย 

Daylesfordย  |ย ย Yarra Valleyย  |ย ย Public Garden Wedding Locations

 

Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsfordย 

Abbotsford Convent wedding
Photo credit: Mr Theodore

Alexandra Gardens, Kew

Alexandra Gardens Weddings
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen

Alowyn Gardens Weddings
Photo credit: Alowyn Gardens

Avalon Castle, Cockatoo

Avalon Castle weddings
Photo credit: Lavan Photography

Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen

Balgownie Estate weddings
Photo credit: Balgownie Estate

Ballara Receptions, Eltham

Ballara Receptions weddings
Photo credit: Wedding Vic

Bramleigh Estate, Warrandyte

Bramleigh Estate weddings
Photo credit: Immerse Photography

Brighton Savoy, Brighton

Brighton Savoy Weddings
Photo credit: Brighton Savoy

Butler Lane, Richmond

Butler Lane weddings
Photo credit: Hitched

Campbell Point House, Leopold

Campbell Point House weddings
Photo credit: One Wedding Wish

Camp David Farm, Spring Hill

Camp David wedding
Photo credit: Camp David farm

Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury

Canterbury Gardens weddings
Photo credit: Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

Carlton Gardens, Carltonย 

Carlton gardens weddings
Photo credit: Weekend Notes

Carousel, Albert Park

Carousel Albert Park weddings
Photo credit: The Style Co

Catani Gardens, St Kilda

Catani Gardens weddings
Photo credit: City of Port Phillip

Circa, The Prince Deck, St Kilda

Prince Deck weddings
Photo credit: Pinterest

Como House, South Yarra

Como House Weddings
Photo credit: Film Northeast Victoria

Convent Gallery, Daylesford

Convent Gallery weddings
Photo credit: Alli Oughtred

Coombe Yarra Valley, Coldstream

Coombe Yarra Valley weddings
Photo credit: Lost in Love

Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne

Cranbourne Botanical Gardens weddings
Photo credit: Garden Drum

Crown Aviary, Melbourne

Crown Aviary weddings
Photo credit: Venue Mob

Dalywaters Rose Farm

Photo credit: Film Victoria

Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens, Olinda

Photo credit: Weekend Traveller

Darling Gardens, Clifton Hill

Photo credit: Yarra City Council

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy

Photo credit: Timeout

Emu Bottom Homestead

Photo credit: Hitched

Euroa Butter Factory, Euroa

Photo credit: Pinterest

Farm Vigano, South Morang

Photo credit: Pinterest

Fenix Events, Richmond

Photo credit: Fenix Events

Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne

Photo credit: City of Melbourne

Flagstaff Gardens, West Melbourne

Photo credit: eGuide travel

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington

Photo credit: Lightshell Photography

Flowerdale Estate, Strath Creek

Photo credit: Pinterest

Footscray Park, Maribyrnong

Photo credit: Australian Music Scene

Forest Edge, Gembrook

Photo credit: Bride Online

Gardens House, Melbourne

Photo credit: Theodore + Co

Glen Erin, Lancefield

Photo credit: Veru Photography

Goona Warra Vineyard, Sunbury

Photo credit: Winecraft

Greenfields, Albert Park

Photo credit: Greenfields Albert park

Grollo Equiset Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria

Photo credit: Peter Rowland

Gum Gully Farm, Silvan

Photo credit: Gum Gully Farm

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen

Photo credit: Heide Museum

Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields

Photo credit: Hyatt Place

Immerse in the Yarra Valley, Dixons Creek

Photo credit: Yarra Valley Wines

Jack Rabbit, Bellarine

Photo Credit: Jack Rabbit

JFK Memorial in the Treasury Gardens, East Melbourne

Photo credit: Melbourne Daily

Lake House, Daylesford

Photo credit: Lake House

Leonda by the Yarra, Hawthorn

Photo credit: Leonda by the Yarra

Lindenderry Estate, Red Hill

Photo credit: Paperlust

Luminare, South Melbourne

Photo credit: HoorayMagazine

Luna Park, St Kilda

Photo credit: Hidden City Secrets

Lyrebird Falls, Kallista

Photo credit: Ateia Photography

Mandala Wines, Dixons Creek

Photo credit: Visit Yarra Valley

Marybrooke Manor, Sherbrooke

Photo credit: Immerse Photography

Meadowbank Receptions, Campbellfield

Photo credit: Meadowbank receptions

Melbourne Botanical Gardens

Photo credit: Distinctive Photography

Melbourne Museum, Carlton

Photo credit: Museum Spaces

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Photo credit: Zoos Victoria

Montsalvat, Eltham

Photo credit: T-One Photography

Overnewton Castle, Keilor

Photo credit: Overnewton Castle

Park Hyatt, Melbourneย 

Photo Credit: Real Weddings

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, Melbourne

Photo credit: My Open Garden

Poets Lane, Sherbrooke

Photo credit: T-One Images

Port Melbourne Yacht Club

Photo credit: Peter Rowland

Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill South

Photo credit: Lost In Love

Portsea Hotel, Portsea

Photo credit: Travel Victoria

Quat Quatta, Ripponlea

Photo credit: One Wedding Wish

Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne

Photo credit: Marriage Ceremonies Melbourne

RACV Healesville

Photo credit: RACV Healesville

Red Hill Estate, Red Hill

Photo credit: The Barn Balnarring

Redwood Forest, East Warburtonย 

Photo credit: Visit Warburton

Rippon Lea Estate, Elsternwick

Photo credit: Party with Lenzo

Riva, St Kilda

Photo credit: Zomato

Riverstone Estate, Coldstream

Photo credit: Aria Photography

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda

Photo credit: Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

Sandringham Gardens, Sandringham

Photo credit: TappaNappa

Sandringham Yacht Club, Sandringham

Photo credit: Meriki Comito

Sault, Daylesford

Photo credit: Sault Daylesford

Scienceworks, Spotswood

Photo credit: Hidden City Secrets

Secret Garden at Sky High, Mount Dandenong

Photo credit: Flickr

State Rose Garden, Werribee

Photo credit: Barefoot Cinema

St Kilda Botanical Gardens, St Kilda

Photo credit: Weddings Of Distinction

St Kilda Pier, St Kildaย  | Little Blue Restaurant

Photo credit: HeraldSun

Stones of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream

Photo credit: Stones of the Yarra Valley

Studley Park Boathouse, Fairfieldย 

Photo credit: My Guide Melbourne

St Vincents Garden, Albert Park

Photo credit: Propoerty Observer

Summerfields Estate, Bittern

Photo credit: Vision City

Tanglewood Estate, Dromana

Photo credit: Dan Brannan Phorography

Tatra, Mount Dandenong

Photo credit: Parties 2 Weddings

Terindah Estate, Bellarine

Photo credit: Smudge Eats

The Farm Yarra Valley, Warrandyte

Photo credit: Bridal Expos Australia

The Gables, Malvern

Photo credit: Herald Sun

Vines of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream

Photo credit: Vines of the Yarra Valley

Vue on Halcyon, Chirnside Park

Photo credit: Meriki Comito

Werribee Mansion, Werribee

Photo credit: Wedding Chicks

Williamstown Botanical Gardens, Williamstown

Photo credit: Victorian Collections

Windmill Gardens, Bonnie Brook

Photo credit: Tree Studio

Witchmount Estate, Bonnie Brook

Photo credit: Easy Weddings

Yarra Ranges Estate, Monbulk

Photo credit: Hitched

Yarra Valley Estate, Dixons Creekย 

Photo credit: Party with Lenzo

Yering Station, Yering

Photo credit: Michael Biggs

Zonzo Estate, Yarra Glen

Photo credit: Rick Liston

 

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Larissa + Paul’s Greenfields Albert Park Wedding

Initially planning to marry at an outdoor location, strong weather warnings led Larissa + Paul to make a very wise, last minute decision, to move their ceremony to the indoor sanctuary of their reception venue, and have aย Greenfieldsย Albert Park wedding.

The staff at Greenfields Albert Park, together with the amazing Tori Allen Events team, were absolute superstars in setting up a beautifully elegant ceremony area indoors, where guests and vendors alike gathered gratefully within the welcoming, warm and light filled space.

Acoustic artist, Emma, from Top Dog Entertainment provided the perfect start to proceedings, as Larissa made her way down the aisle, in a stunning Suzanne Harward creation, to stand beside her clearly smitten Paul.

The Meeting

Larissa and Paul told me they felt an instant attraction from the the first moment they laid eyes on each other, but once they started working together, the chemistry between them was undeniable and they bonded very quickly over theirย shared values, similar sense of humour, a deep love for family + friends, and passion for good food, great wine and a desire to travel the world.

The Vows

In her vows, Larissa told Paul that she knew from theirย first date that he was the one she wanted to spend her life with, and that he was the most amazing person she had ever known.
And Paul told Larissa that he had loved her from the first moment they met and that she made his life better in every way.

The Photographer

The lovely and talented Amanda Alessi and Suzie from Lovely Day Films were there to capture all the details of the day and I thank Amanda and the new Mr + Mrs A for allowing me to share their incredible images!

Contact Meriki to discuss your special day HERE!

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Larissa + Paul | 15.02.2020

Photography: Amanda Alessi Photography
Ceremony Location: Greenfields Albert Park
Videography: Lovely Day Films
Celebrant:ย Meriki Comitoย 
Bridal Gown: Suzanne Harward
Styling: Tori Allen Events
Music: Top Dog Entertainment

Chloe + Mahmoud’s Gardens House Wedding

First meeting

At Phuket airport. Mahmoud tells me he was instantly mesmerised by Chloeโ€™s beauty.
He had just shared a laugh and a hug with one of his friends, before he turned to see Chloe standing there behind him in the customs line, so he promptly broke into a huge smile and asked her if she would like a hug too!

First impressions

They immediately discovered a very similar sense of humour, and bonded over a love of travel and immersing themselves into different cultures, but it was their strong family ties and a love for sports that brought them close together….well, by sports I mean mainly AFLโ€ฆ.meaning mainly Carltonโ€ฆ.ok so maybe that was just Mahmoud that was obsessed with sport, but either way, it didnโ€™t take long at all for their friendship to develop into the loving bond which led them to marry at the beautiful Gardens House in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Vows

After lots of Lebanese family traditions starting the day off for Mahmoud, Chloe made her entrance at Gardens House as a breathtaking figure in custom Craig Braybrook Couture.
She named her handsome groom as โ€œthe most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever knownโ€. Mahmoud promised to love, cherish and commit his heart + soul to Chloe for as long as he lived.

Mahmoud’s nephew stood up as the cute as button ring bearer, before a first kiss as husband + wife drew highly anticipated cheers and applause from a very festive group of guests!

Congratulations Mr + Mrs M and thank you for allowing me to share a part of your amazing day with you!

Photo credit

The incredibly talented Theo from Loco Photography for the beautiful images – what a superstar x

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First kiss as husband and wife

Signing the register

Married!!Bridal party goals

Alone at last

Wedding kisses in the rain

Love in the rain on your wedding day

Wedding dance Lebanese style

Newlywed heaven

 

Chloe + Mahmoud | 02.11.2018

Photography: Loco Photography
Ceremony Location:ย Gardens Houseย 
Celebrant: Meriki Comitoย 
Videography: IMedia Studios
Bridal Gown: Craig Braybrook Coutureย 
Bride’s Shoes: Valentino
Flowers : Floretta By Grace
Groom’s Cars: Pony Passion Cars
Bride’s Cars: RR Classic Car Hire
Ceremony Music: Four Seasons String Quartet
Reception Location:ย Metropolis

 

Sharmaine & David’s Luminare Wedding

What does marriage mean to you?

When I asked David and Sharmaine what marriage meant to them, they recited a quote that struck a real chord with them. It read, โ€œlove is a friendship set on fire โ€“ a combination of everyday life and magic bundled into one. Love has the unique ability to transform the webs and pillars of everyday life into silk and gold. It is more than a feeling or emotion, concept or theory; it is aย being.”

After all the traditional Chinese customs in the morning, I was waiting with David on the rooftop deck at Luminare, when admitted that he was very much looking forward to seeing Sharmaine make her way down the aisle. Iโ€™m pretty certain that she most definitely exceeded his expectations as she stepped into the sunshine, absolutely exquisite in Anna Campbell.

First Meeting

David and Sharmaine first met at University about 8 years ago. David recalled his first impressions of Sharmaine as being that she was very small, but very pretty! Sharmaine admitted that she loves the fact that David is tall enough to reach all the things that she canโ€™t!

True love

All jokes aside, David & Sharmaine also share an incredible connection and found themselves wanting to share all the important moments in their lives quite early in their relationship, eventually leading to Davidโ€™s amazing mid-air proposal.

Sharmaine said that she loves how well she & David understand one another and that heย is so open minded, with ย the endearing quality of being both patient and impatient all at the same time.

David said that Sharmaine is caring and compassionate and absolutely beautiful, inside and out. He also loves thatย she supports him 100% in any decision he makes, always offering encouragement in any endeavour he decides to embark on.

Wedding Symbolism

Incorporating a hand fasting ritual to provide a visual representation of their commitment, ย Sharmaine & David’s hands were bound with silver & white ribbons to represent purity, peace, creativity & inspiration, before they shared their first kiss as husband & wife to the absolute joy of all their family & friends.

Photo credit

These exquisite images by Jonathan Ong captured every ounce of this couples’ outer AND inner beauty and the absolute pure love they both radiated & elicited. What an absolute pleasure it was to declare them husband & wife! xx

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

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Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

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Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

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Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

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Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Melbourne Wedding Celebrant Meriki Comito | Sharmaine & David's Luminare Wedding | Photo: www.jonathanong.com

Sharmaine & David | 27.12.2014

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Ceremony & Reception Location:ย Luminare
Styling & Florals: Tori Allen Events
Bridal Gown: Anna Campbell
Photography:ย Jonathan Ong
Videography: The White Tree
Ceremony Music: The White Tree

Tran and Damon’s Grand Hyatt Melbourne Wedding

The Event

Tran + Damon decided that a Grand Hyatt Melbourne wedding would be the perfect way to celebrate their love.

They initially connected online, quite randomly one lazy Sunday afternoon, and within two days, they were having their first meeting over dinner.

Tran loved Damonโ€™s patient & calm manner, and Damon loved Tranโ€™s energy & confidence, so not long after, Tran very considerately helped Damon pick out her engagement ring, and on the 29th March they married in spectacular style at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in a Vietnamese/Australian fusion ceremony.

The Ceremony Details

Tran & Damon provided their guests with an Order of Service titled “So You’re Going To Sit Through A Wedding – A practical guide to not falling asleep and figuring out just what exactly is going on”.
It included interesting facts & past world events pertaining to their wedding date, a Sudoku challenge, the story behind the Tea Ceremony, all the details involving the wedding planning (ie. Dresses tried on = 2 & messages to bridesmaid = 900+) and of course, the names & titles of everyone involved in the wedding day!

In keeping with an ancient Vietnamese custom, Tran and Damon chose to incorporate a traditional Tea Ceremony into their celebration, to serve as a formal introduction into each otherโ€™s families. This ceremony is usually performed at home before the wedding takes place – sometimes with a cast of thousands! – but as Tran & Damon planned to include only their parents,ย  it was truly special to witness it as part of official proceedings, as it allowed all their guests (and me!) to experience it too. So beautiful.

The Vows

Tran promised โ€œto live by and protect what we build togetherโ€, before Damon vowed โ€œto love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all that I am, in the only way I know how – completely and forever.โ€

The Photography

These gorgeous photos by the super talented Alli Oughtred have captured all the love & joy of their day perfectly x

 

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These gorgeous shots were taken in ACDC lane in Melbourne’s CBD

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Tran & Damon | 29.03.2015

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Photography: Alli Oughtred Weddings
Florals: Balwyn Events
DJ/MC: Bruce Harrison

 

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Stef & Todd’s NGV Wedding

Stef & Todd married within the incredibly stylish Grollo Equiset gardens at the National Gallery of Victoria on a perfect Spring day.

We were off to a terrific start when, before Stef had even arrived, her mother handed out traditional Panama hats for all the guests to wear during the ceremony โ€“ a gift from a Colombian relative who was unable to attend. Everyone was more than happy to oblige and they certainly created a festive feel! I have to say it was a sight to behold from where Todd & I were standing โ€“ looking out into a see of smiling, happy faces, all wearing white hats!

All attention soon turned to the brideโ€™s brother as he guided the coupleโ€™s adorable fur baby (and ring bearer), Sambucca, down the winding path, along with the equally adorable 2 year old flowergirl, who didnโ€™t even bat an eyelid when she lost one shoe along the way โ€“ a true professional!
Preceding the bride was cuteness #3, in the form of the 4 year old page boy with a sign reading โ€œThis is your last chance to run uncle Todd!โ€

When the stunning bride finally came into view, wearing a figure hugging Jane Hill Bridal gown, there was an immediate murmur of excitement amongst the guests. But no one was more appreciative of the brideโ€™s appearance than the handsome groom!

After a hilarious (yet seriously touching!) “giving away” by the bride’s father, and a reading in Spanish by two of the coupleโ€™s close friends, Stef promised to hold Todd close and make him laugh for as long as she lived, while Todd declared that Stef would โ€œalways be the best part of my dayโ€.

We concluded the ceremony with a sensational spoken rendition of Adam Sandlerโ€™s โ€œI Wanna Grow Old With Youโ€ from ‘The Wedding Singer’, before an extremely passionate first kiss as husband & wife, followed by an adorable high five from Sambucca!

With stunning flowers by Flowers Vasette and styling by the bride herself, along with Steph and her team at Peter Rowland Catering, everything about this wedding was stylish, elegant, fun and simply beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these sensational photos by the ridiculously talented Lauren at LJM Photography.

 

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Stef & Todd's National Gallery Wedding | Photo: www.ljmphotography.com.au

Stef & Todd | 16.11.2013

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Venue: National Gallery of Victoria
Photography: LJM Photography
Bridal Gown: Jane Hill
Catering/Styling:Peter Rowland
Florals:Flowers Vasette

Julia & Craig’s Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden Wedding

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Elegant, composed & simply beautiful, Julia waited at the top of the hill as I came to greet her before the start of the ceremony in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden. โ€œDonโ€™t say anything nice to me or Iโ€™ll start crying again!โ€ she warned me, but as she made her way down the aisle to Regina Spektorโ€™s โ€œReal Loveโ€, it was Craig’s turn to shed a small silent tear as he saw his bride for the first time.

In the sun drenched courtyard, Craig promised his โ€œBooโ€ to share in her dreams and build a home filled with learning, laughter & light, after which Julia declared that she โ€œwill look with joy down the path of our tomorrows, knowing we will walk it together side by side, hand in hand and heart to heart.โ€
A stylish drink station provided ample refreshment for guests as they celebrated with the happy newlyweds after the ceremony

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

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Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden Wedding | Photo: www.shaunguestphotography.com.au

Julia & Craig | 24th January 2014

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Venue: Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden
Photography: Shaun Guest | Bendigo Wedding Photography
Bridal Gown: Collette Dinnigan
Flowers: Zoe Webb

 

Peta & Shane’s Melbourne Town Hall Wedding

โ€œThis is the hottest day EVERโ€ exclaimed Peta as she made her way toward the Portico Room entrance at the Melbourne Town Hall back in February, but she was like a breath of fresh air when she stepped out onto the balcony, pausing for a moment as guests rose from their seats in her honour, before gracefully making her way down the aisle to her overwhelmed, yet extremely happy groom.

The ceremony commenced by acknowledging the couple’s families and thanking them for their love and support, after which both Peta & Shaneโ€™s parents gave their blessing to the marriage before we were all treated to an incredibly romantic poem that the groom had penned himself for the day – recited absolutely perfectly by one of Petaโ€™s lovely bridesmaids.

After sharing a few laughs over their slightly awkward first date almost nine years earlier, Peta promised Shane that she would โ€œalways encourage, inspire and support you to live the life we both dream of livingโ€ after which Shane declared to Peta that she was โ€œthe most beautiful, loving and caring person I have ever knownโ€.

A Holding Hands ritual symbolically brought their two hearts together, before they shared their first kiss as husband & wife to cheers and elated applause from family & friends.

And these stunning images, taken by the talented team at Lens to Life Photography, really do prove that a happy bride is the most beautiful x

 

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Melbourne Town Hall Wedding | Photo by www.lenstolife.com.au

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Peta & Shane | 8th February 2014

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
Photography: Lens to Life Photography
Videography: Purple Ribbon Weddings
Bridal Hair & Make up: Kendal Deckert

Min & Kristian’s Melbourne Trunk Bar Wedding

“Aside from the fact that Min & Kristian share many of the same values and morals in life, that they are extremely like minded, creative and seriously easy going, they are soul mates. Two free spirits who operate together and work better as a team than they ever have as individualsโ€.

These two beautiful and super cool people married at Melbourne CBD’s Trunk Bar in March, six years after Kristian first laid eyes on Min and had no doubt whatsoever that they would have a future together.

After a close friend of the couple entertained us all with an absolutely brilliant, self composed reading that had everyone in fits of laughter, Min & Kristian exchanged their beautifully written and deeply moving vows.

Min, looking like a goddess in a stunning Anna Campbell gown, declared that Kristian was her inspiration and that โ€œI never thought someone like you existed in this worldโ€, after which Kristian revealed that in Min, he saw his happiness personified and vowed he would โ€œnever forget how special you are and I will remind you of that fact every dayโ€.

Their first kiss as husband & wife was received with thunderous applause, cheers & whistles before they partied the night away with their delighted family, friends and equally as cool (and fun!) bridal party.

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

Melbourne Celebrant | Meriki Comito | Trunk Bar Wedding | Photo: www.allio.co

 

Min & Kristian | 29th March 2014

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Venue: Trunk Bar
Photography: Alli Oughtred Photography
Bridal Gown: Anna Campbell