Joe + Michael . Zonzo Estate

Pass the tissues. You'll need it for this story.

What a wedding to kick off our 2019-2020 wedding season - having just got off the plane that morning coming back from 5 weeks overseas… I knew Joe + Michael's celebration would be something special and one that all would remember for a long time to come. It was absolutely worth it to jet from the airport to their wedding and capture their story.

Firstly, when you meet with Joe + Michael - they are invested in you when you're having a conversation with them. From the first moment of meeting them both over skype, to sitting with them on the comfy couches at Sage Ringwood - it has been an absolute delight to get to know them both and see the joy in their eyes every time we chatted about their wedding day.

With morning preparations at Yering Gorge Cottages, Joe + Michael got ready together before having a few drinks and celebratory laughs with their wedding party. Both looked absolutely dapper in their rainbow socks and Institchu suits (accompanied by buttonholes by SugarBee Flowers).

As we arrived at Zonzo Estate, whilst the weather threatened rain and thunderstorms - there was so much love and happiness that warmed the day and our souls… the coldness soon disappeared in our minds warmed with joy and laughter.

The ceremony was officiated by their friend (and brother in law to be), Brendan - such eloquent words and well spoken throughout - with our friend Matt Finch on hand to make it all legal and official. When it was time to pronounce Joe + Michael married - the room erupted in applause… the time had finally come and you could feel all the love and happiness in the room from each and every one of those guests cheering them on.

As their friends and family enjoyed canapés, alongside one of the nicest guys we know - Corey Wright - we strolled around the grounds of Zonzo for some candid moments with the newlyweds.

The reception continued on some of the most heartfelt speeches I have ever witnessed - before guests tore up the dance floor with beats by DJ Eliza.

Joe + Michael… it has been an absolute honour to capture your day and get to know you both.

Here's some of our fav snaps by Corey Wright - absolute legend and also a nice guy!