Tess + Rhys Miners Rest Wedding featuring trendy styling and fabulous outdoor wedding games

6 May 2016

Tess and Rhys' wedding day photography began with the boys hanging out at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar in Ballarat. This contemporary, hip venue with amazing customer service was a great way for the day to begin.

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Rhys wore a family keepsake in memory of his father, lovingly postioned by his mother on the day.

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The boys playful antics made our day great for candid wedding photos.

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Menswear trendy wedding styling

The menswear was sourced from:

Chinos & Shirts - Country Road

Bow Ties - Mrs Bow Tie

Suspenders - Topman
 

Tess's day began at the family home in Miners Rest. The gardens were magnificently prepared by her parents ready for the big day.

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The simple, elegant gown Tess chose was from Tucany Bridal in Perth.  Her flowers were prepared by a local, Linda, from Treehouse Nursery Ballarat.  Tess' hair was styled at Dare to Bee Different Hairdressing by Ash and make-up was done by Sophie Jeanneau.

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The cheeky flowergirl stole the show for a few moments and then poked her tongue out at the rest of the bridal party as they walked down the aisle.

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Writing unique, personalised wedding vows can seem like a task for many, but Tess & Rhys' funny and moving vows were incredible to listen to! The ceremony was presented by Robyn Ferrier, a compelling and dynamic wedding celebrant.

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Tess and Rhys kindly shared them with me to pop into this blog post.

"Tess, all I wanna do is grow old with you.

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad.

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad.

I’ll get you ready when you need to go.

I’ll fetch you jelly beans when you are low.

I’ll do the dishes in our kitchen sink.

Put you to bed if you've had too much to drink.

Give you my jacket when you are cold.

Never stop loving you even when we are old.

Tess, all I wanna do is grow old with you."

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From Tess. . .

"I enjoy the sun and the beach, coffee, exercise and a great steak.

I believe that these joys, like all joys, are multiplied when you have someone to share them with.

I’m here because I want you to be that person. ‘I choose you.’

I choose you to love and share my life with.

I choose not to just grow old with you, but to grow with you.

I promise to; Love you as you are, even if that includes star wars and occasional computer games.

Be myself and remain honest.

Lead you round when you are so old and blind that the strongest of glasses no longer work.

Make the best of any situation.

Not always be right.

Continue to cook with every dish we own every night, and let you do the dishes.

I will try to listen to you, support you, accept your support and appreciate you.

I love what you are, what you do, how you try.

Every day I see your kindness and your strength.

I have faith in our strength as a couple and will never to give up on us.

May we build a home that is compassionate to all, full of respect for others and each other, and be filled with peace, happiness, and love.

{YEP - you can all cry now!}

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Catering Company - Charlton Catering from Avoca

Games sourced by Bride and Groom, some were from ToyWorld.

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Lead photography: Rebecca Nicolandos

Second Photography: Lauren Rogers

Assistant: Amy Bibby

 

 

 

 

 

- We do travel. These  areas include all metropolitan Melbourne – from the Yarra Valley region, the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, to the inner city areas of Melbourne. We are based in both Melbourne and Ballarat and photograph in areas including Creswick, Bacchus Marsh, Daylesford and Melton. We are willing to travel to regional Victorian areas including Bendigo, Horsham, Shepparton, Stawell, Geelong, Warnnambool, Yea and Alexandra.