Sunday 12th April 2015
I think every couple have some nerves before their Wedding, mainly hoping all their plans stay in place and nothing goes wrong. So, when I received a message from Zoe a week before the wedding postponing a catch up as she was on her way to the hospital with Jimmy my heart sank. Jimmy came off second best to the circular saw and was very lucky not to lose his whole thumb. Safe to say with that drama out of the way and Jimmy still having a ring finger, everything else went ahead beautifully!
The ceremony was held in the spectacular Chapel at Melbourne Grammar, where Jimmy went to school. Walking the hallways as a Student all those years ago I am sure Jimmy could never have imagined that one day he would be back here with his beautiful bride. Zoe's brother played the bagpipes as she entered the Chapel under the muted light from the impressive stain glass windows. After the Ceremony as we wandered the grounds and stopped for a moment for Zoe and James to take a seat. Jimmy then explained it was exactly where he used to sit and eat his lunch. Talk about a sweet moment!
Lunchtime reception followed at the Victorian Mansion Quat Quatta in Ripponlea. It's heritage listed charms were perfectly suited to a lunchtime affair. As I left Zoe and Jimmy to enjoy the remainder of their day with family and friends I felt relaxed and cheerful as it hadn't felt like work at all. Zoe and Jimmy are both adorable and so easy to be around. It was like taking a stroll with friends and photographing moments of public displays of affection ;)
I am lucky enough now to call both Jimmy and Zoe friends and almost neighbors. I have to thank our one and only Cafe owner in our little town for giving my card to them and securing that link that will only grow.
Zoes Dress by Maggie Sottero from Raffaele Ciuca. Shoes- Jeanette Maree. Clutch-Anna Sinclair (Etsy). Hair Comb- Bespoke piece by Percy Handmade (gift from her brothers Alexander and Nicholas). Veil- borrowed from Jimmy's cousin Alison. Hair by Suite J, St Kilda. Makeup- Hilary Holmes Makeup. Photographer- Melbourne Wedding, Flowers- by Genevieve McCaskill at Heavy Petal. Jimmys Suit - Azzaro. Shirt & Tie - TM.Lewin. Shoes- Florsheim. Cake - Alice Wright at Millstone Patisserie Rings- Lester's Manufacturing Jeweller (Trevor Lester). Car borrowed and driven by Uncle.