Ellen + Lachy’s Yarra Valley Wedding

First meeting at ‘Electric Lady Land’ on Chapel Street, Lachy thought Ellen looked hot and seemed fun to talk to.
Ellen found Lachy to be kind of quiet, but she liked the way he ran his fingers through is hair, so after discovering a mutual appreciation of good food & wine, they bonded over the fact that they had both worked at wineries, both shared a love of animals, and both enjoyed each other’s company immensely.

In a laughter filled ceremony at one of Yarra Valley’s newer venues, The Farm Yarra Valley, Ellen and Lachy became husband and wife.

Ellen was so on trend in a fabulous Amaline Vitale Bridal & Couture gown (with pockets – always a win in my mind!) as she stood hand in hand with her handsome groom before a giant steel + floral Ceremony Circle by Sassafras Flower Design.

After receiving the best wishes of each and every guest, we were treated to two awesome readings by close friends, before Ellen and Lachy exchanged vows declaring “It is your heart that moves me, your spirit that inspires me, your humour that delights me, and your hand I want to hold for all of our days”

Their first kiss brought thunderous cheers and applause before squeals of excitement when I announced that the newlyweds had organized an Easter Egg hunt immediately after!
So much fun!!

Beautiful images by Anitra Wells / Photographer who is always so fabulous work with!

Yarra Valley Celebrants

Melbourne/ Yarra valley Wedding Venue

Ellen + Lachy | 15.04.2017

Photography: Anitra Wells
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Farm Yarra Valley
Celebrant: Meriki Comito 
Flowers + Ceremony Circle: Sassafras Flowers
Bridal Gown: Amaline Vitale
Cheese Wheel Cake: The Farm Yarra Valley

Kate + Lars’ Chateau Doré Wedding

Kate and Lars’ first meeting in Spain was one of those real ‘sliding door’ moments in life, when Kate stopped in Spain at the beginning of a 12 month world trip to join a Spanish language class, and met Lars a few days into her extended stay.

Kate thought Lars looked like a school boy swinging on the back of his chair in the Library, and Lars thought the same thing about Kate after spotting her strolling through the streets with her cute little backpack on! But when they were both invited to join a mutual friend for lunch, they hit it off immediately, and Kate cancelled her other travel plans to spend as much time in Spain with Lars as possible.

Six weeks later, Kate was obliged to continue on her world tour, but both she and Lars knew that their time together was so much more than just a summer romance, and Kate made arrangements to meet Lars on his home ground in Hamburg on December 12th 2009 – six years exactly before they married at the beautiful Chateau Doré in country Victoria.

As family & friends gathered from as far as Germany, Kate & Lars’s ADORABLE baby boy Sebastian arrived dressed in the cutest traditional ‘Lederhosen’ to the absolute delight of every guest, staff member, photographer & celebrant present!!

Grateful for my mother’s Austrian heritage, I was thrilled to be able to welcome Lar’s family in their mother tongue as well as incorporate a few German words into the ceremony itself!

Kate said that she loved Lars’s “genuine & pure love of life and that he sees the very best in every person he meets”, and Lars said that Kate “makes everything you do, feel & experience together absolutely amazing”.

After exchanging rings with a mixture of both German & English vows, Kate & Lars shared one of the most passionate first kisses that I have ever seen to the loudest of cheers!

And one of my favourite industry pros, Alli Oughtred, was there to capture it all xx

 

Kate + Lars | 12.12.2015

Celebrant: Meriki Comito
Ceremony & Reception Location: Chateau Dore
Photography: Alli Oughtred Wedding Photography
Flowers: The Eternal Vase

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. “Don’t say anything nice to me or I’ll start crying again!” she warned me, but as she made her way down the aisle to Regina Spektor’s “Real Love”, 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 “Boo” to share in her dreams and build a home filled with learning, laughter & light, after which Julia declared that she “will 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.”
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