The weather was just immaculate. The temperature was on point. The landscape was picturesque. Courtney + Michael had such a stellar day at their wedding, and I’m excited to finally share with you their amazing love-filled day, held at the stunning Zonzo Estate – in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
Their story commenced through their mutual love of football. It was 2004 and were both aspiring sports administrators starting out their careers. It was through emails of all things, where they found themselves with full inboxes until Michael flew down for a wedding in 2011 to catch up in person.
Working alongside our good friend and photographer legend Corey Wright, we kick-started preparations with Michael at Gracedale Yarra Valley – what a location! After a few sneaky bevvies, Michael suited up looking very dapper. As we arrived at Courtney’s preparations (at Lonsdale Park on the Yarra), hair and makeup had completed on our arrival (thanks Make Up By Amelia Webb + Harlen Hair by Sarah) and after celebratory cheers with close family, it was time for Courtney to slip into her custom couture wedding dress by Helen Manuell Bridal. Gorgeous florals by Rita Feldmann Flowers complimented the gown stunningly.
As family and friends arrived at Zonzo Estate, it was soon time for our friend Kate Haley Civil Celebrant to officiate such a whole-hearted and divine ceremony overlooking the stunning rolling hills and vineyard backdrop. We made the most out of the golden light afterwards capturing some candid moments with the newlyweds, as guests grazed on pre-dinner drinks and canapes.
With our friends at Something Borrowed Duo at the helm, the reception was an absolute delight with a populated dance floor mixed with great food and celebratory atmosphere.
Thank you so much, Courtney + Michael for a great day!