It was back in 2011, when American born Ash was backpacking around Australia and was running out of funds due to her excessive love for American coffee was seeing her visit frequently to Gloria Jeans to satisfy the cravings. With her travel funds depleting, Ash took the first job she was offered – and the training session was run by English born Lee. It wasn’t until the after work drinks the following night from their first meeting, that sparks began to fly.
Here we are, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Australia – where our English groom Lee marries his American bride Ash, in a wedding which was utterly perfect from beginning to end.
The entire bridal party began their festivities by getting ready at Big Yarra View – a resort style accomodation in total tranquility surrounded by breathtaking landscapes of the Yarra Valley. With Ash and the girls getting ready in the main house, whilst Lee and the lads were chilling by the pool and suiting up in the Cottage onsite – there was a tremendous sense of family and community shared amongst all – so many laughs and happy squeals were shared as bubbly was pouring freely and beers were engulfed throughout the morning.
Ash looked absolutely stunning in her Grace Loves Lace gown.
The first look between Ash and Lee was such a sweet moment to witness – there was no need to direct these two throughout the day as they were in their element. Being in love and happy and having fun.
Working alongside Michael Briggs Photography was such a legendary experience – Ash and Lee were an awesome couple for him to celebrate his 200th wedding alongside.
Ash + Lee were surrounded by their favourite people. Their tribe. Their amazing family and friends. They were so excited to celebrate their special day surrounded by so many people who they love and adore and just think the world of. And this shows throughout the film. Through their smiles and happiness.
As the reception soon kicked in as the sun set (providing us with some killer ‘golden hour’ shots), the party kicked on late into the night, as all partied and celebrated embarking on the next chapter of Ash + Lee’s lives as husband and wife.
Thanks so much Ash + Lee – you both are amazing.
Still images and cover image for video provided by Michael Briggs Photography – check him out.