Bibo Photography

Cristal & Matthew - Mercure Hotel Ballarat Wedding

4 April 2016

Why all brides should really, at least try on a veil, and consider having one for their wedding day. . .

These images from Cristal and Matthew's wedding day, held at The Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre in Ballarat, really prove one huge point that I always love to explain to my wedding couples. . . every bride should consider wearing a veil!

Bridal veils are fabulous for a number of reasons:

  • They create a sense of movement in an image (let's embrace the windy days in Ballarat)
  • They act to softly frame the face and add to the romaticism of the day
  • They are great to drape over arms to detract from this area of the body if needed
  • Did I mention I love them?                                                                                                                                                                                       If not, I love them because they are so fun to use as a prop for wedding photography! You can always take them off whenever you like throughout the day also.

Now to share some of the many incredible moments from Cristal and Matthew's wedding day!  A hand's down favourite part for me was hearing their 'proposal story' - it was so incredible! Ladies you will be envious to hear what efforts Matthew went to! (Hopefully Cristal or Matthew will post it below for us to read again)

One of the other impressive moments was the extremely professional manner the civil ceremony was presented. Jane Austin, civil mariage celebrant from Let's get Married, showed a combination of great charisma and passion which really drew in the family and friends on the day, showcasing Matthew and Cristal's story beautifully. The musical duo, Something Borrowed - duo band, had us all captivated from the first notes! Fabulous wedding providers have the ability to make a great day even better!  

A special mention needs to go out to Jacob, Cristal and Matthew's son, who was very entertaining! Boy does that little man have confidence! You'll see what I mean once you view the movie below.

The styling in the reception room, was really luxurious and colourful, making a lovely 'wow' factor for the guests!

Here are the shout outs for the incredible team of suppliers from the wedding day:

Lead Photography by Rebecca of Bibo Photography

Second Photography by Lauren Rogers

Photography Assistant: Amy Bibby

Wedding Reception and Ceremony venue: Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre Ballarat (a very popular wedding venue, be sure ot book in early)

Bridal Gown and Pageboy: Melissa E Bridal - Ballarat (a great place to look among a wide range of stunning gowns)

Menswear Casual Guy   Casual Guy for all groomsmen.

Flowers: Flowers for Ever After

Car Hire: A Touch of Silver - limo hire

Ceremony Venue and Reception Set Up: RD Special Moments (Cristal, the bride, created many items and planned the spaces and was very grateful for someone else to organise eveyrhting so smoothly for the day)

Hair: Alicia Jayne Hair Design

Make Up: Jo Ellen Make Up Artist

MC and DJ: Adam Scott at After Dark Discos

A Message For YOU. . .

Please leave a message below for Cristal and Matthew about their wedding day. If 10 comments are left for them, they will receive an additional 11x14inch enlargement with their chosen wedding package. Your email is only required to prevent spam and your message will appear within 24 hours of posting.