Hayley + Dan met whilst they were holidaying in Ko Samui, Thailand. Hayley was on a girls trip, whilst Dan was partying it up the boys – before their paths collided on the dance-floor at Green Mango Nightclub. Their meeting has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood romantic comedy – as they soon discovered they were both from Melbourne and lived an hour apart. After a few Facebook messages back and forth, soon there was no turning back and their relationship blossomed very quickly.
What a wonderful day for these two lovebirds. Set along the Bellarine Peninsula, Hayley + Dan were surrounded by their friends and love throughout the entire day. Whilst the weather looked grim in the morning, fortunately they avoided all thunderstorms and torrential downpours forecasted.
Kicking things off with preparations alongside Glen + Fiona from Lionheart Photography (two swell talents and legends), the boys and girls were in high spirits throughout the entire day – eagerly awaiting to see one another at their ceremony.
With hair and makeup completed (Maddelyn Sheldon Hair + Make Up), after popping the champagne and a few sneaky happy tears, it was soon time for Hayley to slip into her stunning gown, greeted by happy elations from her bride tribe and parents.
The ceremony and reception was held at Oneday Estate – officiated by our friend Civil Celebrant Erin Rollason. What a ceremony it was – plenty of laughs and emotion throughout – and with a kiss, Hayley + Dan were pronounced husband and wife finally.
As guests enjoyed the surrounds and pre dinner drinks, we ducked off alongside Lionheart Photography capturing some candid moments with the newlyweds and their bridal party. They were all in their element – such naturals in front of the camera and immersing themselves in the moment.
The sun soon set (yay for some sun flair), as Hayley, Dan and their guests partied long into the night to the music talents Brothers in Harmony.
Thanks so much for a rad day, Hayley + Dan. You two are legends. It was a joy to capture your Bellarine Peninsula Wedding.
Here’s some snaps by legends Lionheart Photography…