As weather goes, Melbourne is known for its unpredictability. Beautiful one moment, torrential showers the next. For Justine + Brendan, the morning was greeted with grey skies and cool breezes, but to their credit, this certainly didn’t dampen their spirits – and we were in for one amazing day ahead.

In the heart of Olinda village, both Justine + Brendan commenced their mornings with getting ready for their wedding day, at the exquisite A Loft in the Mill accomodation. Arriving at Justine’s as she was in the middle of hair and makeup (by the exceptional Magical Makeovers ladies), laughs and excitement were aplenty. As Justine got dressed in her Leah S Designs wedding gown, accompanied by florals by Red Earth Flowers, the moment she saw her dad, Glenn, for the first time was a joyful moment to capture.

Over at the boys, Brendan and the groomsmen were enjoying a leisurely morning, before getting into their Sires suits. Both Justine + Brendan exchanged gifts & cards to each other – and wow, the words exchanged and planning they both went into really shows how much they love and are a perfect match for one another.

Justine + Brendan opted for a ‘first look’ which they braved outdoors under umbrellas – was a perfect moment when they first set sights on one another, before heading off for some couple portraits accompanied by their bridal party. Working alongside Beth + Jodi from Emotif Photography is always such a delight, and such ease to capture the natural and organic moments shared between Justine + Brendan.

As we arrived at Lyrebird Falls and the rain continued to pelt down, formalities were underway as Justine made her grand entrance to the ceremony – you couldn’t wipe a smile of Brendan’s face as she walked down the isle. Melissa Jacob officiated a warm hearted ceremony, and with a kiss, a new husband + wife were announced to all.

The rain fortunately subsided for a moment as we were able to get some outdoor rainforest shots at the venue, as the guests kept cosy and warm during pre dinner drinks, entertained by the musical talents Jimmy + Nikki. As the reception kicked into full swing, Justine + Brendan celebrated with their closest family and friends long into the night.

It was such a lovely day capturing your wedding, Justine + Brendan. Thanks so much for all the laughs and fun!