One one Saturday afternoon some five years ago, Ellie and her friends found themselves watching a local footy game at Yarra Junction. Who would have known that this would be the day she met her future husband, Brad – who was playing in said game. At dinner with some friends, Brad caught Ellie’s eye – and she boldly gave him her number in front of the entire footy team and the rest as they say, was history.

On one of the most loveliest of days, Ellie + Brad tied the knot in front of their friends and family and I was so lucky to capture every moment. Ellie – who works in the industry – knows all too well the mechanics of a wedding day and planning. Enlisting in some incredible suppliers and simply relaxing and enjoying every moment with her new hubby – it would long be remembered as a perfect celebration and party.

The day started with a quick stop in at Ellie’s preparations, where hair and makeup had well and truly finished by my arrival (Naveen Hairstylist & Shelby 2&Co). Ellie and her bridesmaids were all super chilled and relaxed, sipping on champagne savouring up every moment before it was time to head to the ceremony.

Arriving at Brad’s preparations, the boys were chilling around the pool in high spirits with a few bevvies in hand. Suiting up in their YSG & Co Suits all looking mighty dapper, it was soon time to head onwards to the ceremony to greet friends and family.

There’s something quite surreal that happens when you arrive at the footsteps of The Riverstone Estate… it’s in its own little world, nestled among the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley surrounded by open skies, nature and serenity.

Ellie soon made her arrival to the bridal suite, slipping into her stunning Luv Bridal dress complimented with the exquisite florals by Yarra Valley’s own Debbie O’Neill.

Celebrant John Beck officiated a light hearted ceremony retelling the story of how Ellie + Brad first met and with a kiss they became the newest Mr & Mrs at Riverstone Estate.

Working alongside Rick Liston Photography was an absolute pleasure – plenty of good banter throughout the day as we captured the candid moments of Ellie + Brad.

What an amazing day was had by all. Something Borrowed Duo rocked out the reception ensuring the dance-floor was populated at all times – even throughout the mini windstorm which made for some pretty epic dance floor antics.

Thanks so much, Ellie + Brad for a stellar day.

Here’s some of our fav snaps by Rick Liston Photography

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