Yering Station Wedding – Ken & Rebecca’h

Ken & Rebecca’h’s Yering Station Wedding was held on Friday 20th January 2017.  Below are some more details in the bride and grooms own words about how they met, their wedding day and their future plans together.

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met 2 and a half years ago through a family member. I thought Ken was a very kind, handsome and intelligent man. I thought Rebecca’h was very beautiful, intelligent and worldly woman.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. The proposal took place on my birthday. Ken took me away to one of our favourite hotels, the Windsor. That evening he took me out to dinner at Grossi Florentino in Bourke St. It was absolutely wonderful. After dinner ken got on bended knee and proposed to me. He created a beautiful collage of photos stemming from our first kiss up until our present date. It was so sentimental and touching. We were ecstatic and couldn’t wait to share the exciting news with our family and friends.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We stayed in the Yarra Valley and the South Coast. A mid year extended honeymoon is TBC.
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. Our future plans entail enjoying every moment of life together, growing together both personally and professionally and experiencing new adventures!
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony and reception was held at Yering Station in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley. The grounds and venue are outstanding not to mention the produce of fine fair and exclusive wines!
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My wedding dress was made from imported French and Italian silk and lace by D’Italia in Malvern. The dress was my own design which was executed by the very talented bridal couture ‘Sassi by Andronis’in Caulfield. My wedding dress was ‘princess style’ Champagne colored Swarovski crystal encrusted sweetheart corset with a mid length ivory tulle skirt. My crystal shoes were by Gianvito Rossi – Italy Milano. My crystal jewllery was from Jeanette Maree in Armadale.
Ken: Suit from Goodwin Charlie. Shoes by Arthur Galan. Accessories by Decuba.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Classic Cocktail
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. My hair and make up was done by the very talented artist Zoe Karlis – South Yarra.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Our celebrant was the amazing 4th year in a row award winning ABIA Andrew Redman.
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Our flowers were created by ‘Roses and Vines’ which consisted of white David Austin roses, peonies spheres, white hydrangeas, white snapdragons and long stemmed green camelia foliage.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Our wedding cake was created by Sweet by Nature. We indulged in a semi naked flourless chocolate mud cake with layers of fresh orange and orange zest butter cream finished with a whipped vanilla butter cream frosting.
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Bridal car – Mercedez Benz
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Please see attached our modern contemporary food and beverage menu
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Our DJ and Sax player were amazing!

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yarra valley wedding photography – Dale & Kathryn

Dale & Kathryn were married at Yering Station in the yarra valley on 2nd April 2016.  Below are some words from our bride and groom about their wedding day and their future together:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met at a pub in Essendon (O’Sullivans) 10 years ago. We spent the whole night talking to each other over drinks.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Dale proposed on Christmas Day in Perth in 2013. While everyone was opening their Christmas presents, off to the side, Dale proposed. We were very excited, and it was great because all of Kathryn’s family were there to celebrate.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We went to Noosa for our honeymoon.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We plan to finish renovating our house. We bought it last year and renovated half of it leading up to the wedding, and moved in the week before wedding. We are going to America in September for a few weeks which we are very excited about.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony and reception were held at Yering Station. We picked this venue because it is absolutely stunning to look at, and the food and wine there is great.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My wedding dress was by Simonelli Bridal Couture. It was strapless with French lace and beading on the bodice, with a tulle fishtail bottom. My hair piece was made with the same French lace and beading. My other accessories were earrings and a bracelet from Simonelli Bridal Couture.
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Both Hair & Makeup was done by Tracy Bradley (The Makeup Room). My hair was up and my makeup was natural looking.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Civil Celebrant Robin Mayer
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?

A. Our florist was Sonia Pelly (Flowers St. Germain). We had a variety of roses, and some other varieties of flowers in amongst the roses, in whites and soft pink tones.

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. We had a cheese wheel cake (creamy cheddar, triple cream brie and a soft blue), which we got from Curds and Whey at the Victoria Market
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Kathryn was staying next door at Chateau Yering, so just walked to the ceremony. Dale drove himself there in our car
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. The food and drinks were fantasic. For entree we had a prawn dish, for mains we had alternative lamb and snapper dishes and for dessert we had a lovely cookies and cream dish. The wine at Yering Station was exceptional.
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Yarra Valley Winery Wedding – Jarrad and Alex

Jarred and Alex’s Yarra Valley Winery Wedding was held at Yering Station on 6 February 2016.   Here is a little more about the bride and grooms relationship and their big day:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met in 2008 while we were working at Frankston City Council.  Jarrad asked Alex out and she said “No” hehe.   After a few weeks she gave in to his charm!
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Jarrad had planned many occasions to propose, and Alex kept organizing alternate plans with friends. Jarrad didn’t plan the proposal in the end and took Alex to Arthurs seat and proposed there. Alex was in shock but over the moon and Jarrad was relieved he no longer had to hide the ring! (And that alex said Yes)
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Hawaii
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We have already settled into our first home, we would like to move onto a larger property and start a family after a bit of travel.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. The ceremony and reception will be at Yering Station, Yarra Glen.  We choose this place for its modern rustic appeal
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Its a Martina Liana dress, with a low black and 2 metre train!
My shoes are Badgley Mishka
My hair piece is something borrowed (unsure of the brand)
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Rustic
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like.
A. Hair is fingers waves (1920 style) Hair and Makeup by Graceful Touch Beauty
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. celebrant Andrew Redman
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Australian Natives by Peninsula Wild Flower
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Wedding Favours by Emma at Sweet Lolli Buffet. Cake by Jess and JessiCakes
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose?
A. 2 cars for the bridal party – They are our own cars
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. by Yering Station

Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. the boys suits by MJ Bale

Videographer: Adam – Film My Wedding

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Yarra Valley Wedding – David & Tahnee

David & Tahnee’s Yarra Valley Wedding was held at one of our most favorite Yarra Valley Venue’s Yering Station on Friday 22nd March 2013.
Wedding photo locations were at bride and grooms home and Yering Station.
Suppliers:
Wedding & event planner: Candice at Mackenzi Creations.
Dann Event Furniture Hire
Flowers by Style By Nature
Photography: Lens to Life Photography

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yering station wedding – Josh & Julia

The magic venue of Yering Station was perfect for the Yarra Valley Wedding was the setting for the wedding of Josh & Julia. Josh was flown in by helicopter from Melbourne to greet all guests before Julia arrived, chauffeured from The Heritage Resort near by.  Awesome fun day which continued on with a great celebration throughout the night. This slideshow was edited and played for them at the reception.

[Yarra Valley Wedding] – Josh & Julia’s Album

Yering Station in Yarra Glen Victoria was the setting for this lovely wedding of Josh & Julia. This is one of our favourite venues if you are looking for a Wedding in Yarra Valley. I actually met these guys for the first time on their wedding day as I originally spoke with Julia over a skype session and luckily enough I must have made a half decent impression as they went ahead and obviously booked. This doesn’t happen a lot like this as most couples want to meet personally before the big day and I can understand the need but I was instantly comfortable speaking with Julia and knew it would be a relaxed and fun day! Thanks again guys, it was an honour!

We like to post some of our clients albums as much as we can (or rather when we can find the time) but in this case it was a must. I really wanted to show another fantastic finished design and explain a little of the thought process that goes into putting these individual hand crafted albums together. It’s easy for someone to just snap away madly at a wedding and then slap an album together but for us at Lens to Life its more about telling the story and thats exactly what we are on the wedding day…. story tellers!

The way our design process works is that we initially design each of our clients wedding album to what we believe is the best reflection of their wedding day story. So this usually involves anywhere from 30 – 60 sides to the album. After the initial design is complete we invite the couple into the studio for the album session in which they can make any changes they feel they need. So very importantly they obviously have the final decision. Therefore the following album layout is Josh and Julia’s final design and a stunning one it is.

With each of the following spreads I will, as I mentioned before, just explain a little more about the wedding day and our thought process in creating these fine art albums. I truly hope this also helps explain why you should always have a professional photographer capture such a special day.

Josh and Julia’s chosen album was a 10x14inch fine art designer album. Each page is printed onto the highest quality museum grade fine art paper using the highest standard of inks and for us there is no comparison when you can see the finished product. The timeless look and feel this sort of paper gives is incredible! They chose a distressed leather album with engraving that looks fantastic!

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So into the album design. Each album starts with a beautiful shot of the couple together which we call the title page. This is an image that reflects the feeling and emotion the day holds. This was one of their favourite shots, obviously a very romantic warm image with the sun going down a little left and behind them. A great way to start the album.

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The 1st double spread always starts with the bride and this is showing off some details in dress, flowers, shoes etc and even a beautiful make-up image. Followed by the getting into the dress, so we have detail of the back of dress, the girls fussing over the bride and a hair piece and vail shot.

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Julia & her bridesmaids looked sensational so it’s obviously very important to show that and also the close connection of their friendship.

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The room we photographed the getting ready images in had a big window with a thin curtain that allowed fantastic filtered light in. Perfect soft light to capture the beauty of Julia’s smile, dress, flowers etc

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Final preparation shots of ear rings & bracelet and the anticipation and excitement. Then with family before heading off to the ceremony location.

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A few details of the ceremony location showing off it being a garden wedding, including the arrival of Josh by Helicopter watched by family & friends. Then the boys having a laugh about the spectacular entrance.

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A dramatic hero shot of the lads together starts the next spread followed by individual close up photos of the boys looking very smooth.

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In most cases we actually capture a number of images of the guys getting ready but in this instance as they arrived by chopper we didn’t have that opportunity. We only had a couple of minutes before the girls were arriving so I think these images we did get of the boys were great and reflected what was going on.

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The much anticipated arrival of the bride. Walking the isle with Dad, the boys standing nervously, the priceless expression of Josh as he see’s his soon to be wife, the complete bridal party and the family giving their blessings all create one great story. A large full page location shot of ceremony set up & guests is also essential.

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The ceremony itself has a huge amount of feeling & emotion so we’ve tried to reflect that as best possible in only a limited amount of images. We have the expressions of the proud parents from different angles, a cute shot of the little flower girls, the undoubtable expression of happiness on both Josh & Julia’s face and a fav image of mine showing the unprompted and natural laughter. Following onto the exchange of rings and of course the kiss! Now this is storytelling.

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Congratulation shots are always some of my favourites as we are able to capture the raw emotion of family love and in some cases relief that it’s over 🙂 We had a number of stunning images of the guys walking from the ceremony showered by rose pedals. This one was a stand out showing the joy of not only the couple but also the guests involved.

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Goes without saying the family photos are essential, especially for Mum & Dad’s sake. In a lot of cases though these shots may be the only time they get all family members together and looking so fine. We always grab these images straight after ceremony as it is much easier then, rather than trying to round everybody up later in the day.

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The majority of our images are directed in a way to make them feel as candid, relaxed and unstaged as possible, although we always get a formal shot of the bridal party. If cars are involved then thats a part of the day that also needs to be told.

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Throughout the location/s session it’s all about relaxing, having fun and enjoying the time you have together before heading back to join the guests. Some beautiful timeless images together showing off their wedding location.

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Followed by some fun bridal party images and it goes without saying, the more fun and laughter that goes on during this time the better the photos are.

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With all of these spreads we try to tie in all the same colour & tones to help create a particular sensation or feeling. In this case it’s very warm and inviting with all images working together. On the far right we have Josh & Julia looking into the spread as if they are checking themselves out and admiring what they see.

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Obviously during the location session we have a little more control to help us create these awesome fine art images. All of our couples are always so willing to take instruction as they know we are working our best to provide them with something they can look back on and admire for their lifetime. And this is something we do not take lightly.

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Getting photos correct in camera is undoubtably the first step in creating our beautiful portraits. From here we have the ability to manipulate images to give them a completely different feel (the image on the left has been given a soft almost sepia like tone with added film grain) Timeless!

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This spread is actually a more modern layout with it being what is called a magazine style. In order to get the double page spread of this cracking photo we needed the magazine style and that is the beauty of our albums, they are all custom designed for our clients. Love this photo showing off the venue with sun descending, a moment between the couple and the bridal party mingling in the background. It’s actually a 10 shot panoramic stitched together.

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In not all instances are we required to stay for reception but we obviously did for Josh & Julia. This spread shows the entrance of couple and some important detail images as well as the emotion & fun of the speeches & the cutting of cake.

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The first dance classic showing off venue and family & friends enthralled in the moment. Treasured images like dance with parents is also detailed and finally the fun of the bouquet toss.

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To cap of the album is a perfect image to lead the imagination into the next stage of their lives.

So overall I hope this blog post helps people see the importance of using a professional photographer. It is essential that your photographer thinks about and shoots your wedding day to tell the complete story. These are images you have only one chance of getting right and they are the only thing you will have to look back on for the rest of your lives, other than memories. To many times we have heard clients of ours say that friends of theirs had ‘Uncle Bob’ or a ‘cousin’ shoot the wedding as he was an enthusiastic photographer and then we hear the regrets and horror stories afterwards.

We would love to hear any thoughts on this album or anything we have mentioned above or if you have any questions we would be more than happy to answer them.