I've been treated to a feast of culturally diverse weddings so far this year. Following the wedding I shot in Oman last month (of which I can't show the images, sorry - out of respect to their privacy and cultural reasons) I am excited to share this beautiful Serbian wedding with you. This was my first traditional Serbian wedding that I have shot and I have never seen guests so keen to begin dancing, even before they have left for the ceremony! I didn't understand a word of the ceremony at the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava in Highgate (all in Serbian of course) or the speeches, but in a way this made me even more alert to people's body language to anticipate what might happen next to get the shots I wanted. There was so much vibrancy, so much passion, and a solidarity amongst the guests, celebrating Ana and Andy's wedding at the The University Club of Western Australia with such fervour, that there was always a moment to be captured.
Oh I do love a long lingering lunch wedding on a Sunday afternoon. There's something so decadent and carefree about it, sharing fine food and wine at long tables with your favourite people, especially when it's outside in the stunning garden setting of the historic Lamont's Bishops House in the heart of the city. Rachael and Todd defied tradition with their intimate wedding, getting ready together and having photos before walking down the aisle together at their garden ceremony at Lamont's Bishop House, followed by celebrating with their closest friends and family over lunch. With the velvety voice of Cathrine Summers and her jazz band performing soulful old time favourites, it was a dreamy afternoon that saw the arrival of dusk as the city lights twinkled down on this beautiful and genuine couple at end of an incredible day.
Tis the season for a non white wedding dress I feel. I love Bronte's unconventional stunning floral dress. But more importantly I loved the way how it suited her personality. She was never going to wear a traditional white dress, Robin probably knew that much! It matched their very relaxed and non traditional wedding at the Riverbank Estate Winery in the Swan Valley with stunning views of the vineyards as they celebrated with their friends and family.
I love an above-the-knee wedding frock. It’s the kind of dress that a bride who likes to dances in the face of tradition would wear. Jenny was just that kind of bride and when her groom Derek caught sight of her as she walked down the aisel he was delighted but hardly surprised. Although the spring weather was temperamental, forcing us to seek out sheltered spots away from the rain for photos after the ceremony, the atmosphere for the evening reception at the Old Swan Brewery was nothing but electric.