Not quite an elopement, but almost!
Sharron & Paul, by their own description, are an ‘older couple’ and really only wanted a quick and simple marriage ceremony with their closest family so booked in at the Victorian Marriage Registry on Spring Street. A type of elopement wedding without really eloping.
Following their short but very sweet marriage ceremony we strolled over to Treasury Gardens for family photos and then a few low key and casual photos with the newlywed couple before they departed for dinner at The Langham.
In these strange Covid times we’re finding more couples preferring to keep their weddings smaller, more low key and some are eloping, but we’re still offering the same high quality and affordable wedding photography that our clients expect from us so if you’re starting to plan your elopement photography or wedding ceremony please get in touch for a competitive quote.
Melbourne’s Budget Wedding Photography were delighted to photograph the wedding of Robyn & David in Frankston recently.
With Covid-19 border restrictions in place, the guest list was reduced in size for those allowed inside the church for the ceremony, but nobody was left out! Friends and relatives in Melbourne and across the border in Adelaide and Sydney, were able to watch the entire ceremony and speeches which were all professionally live streamed in high definition using a 4 camera set up.
Not only were guests at home able to watch the live events unfold, but both the newlyweds and family will be able to enjoy watching the day again at a later date as the footage is automatically uploaded to a private server as it’s filmed. A very impressive service! If you’re considering live streaming your wedding ceremony or elopement in Melbourne then please get in touch and we’ll put you in contact with the live streaming wizards.
Following the ceremony and speeches, and while guests mingled (socially distanced obvs!) we photographed the newly married couple in and around the church since the Melbourne weather had done it’s occasional crazy thing and thrown up a storm for the day. The weather didn’t dampen anybody’s enthusiasm and the modern church served us perfectly for the wedding portraits so we captured a great selection of photos for the couple to treasure.
We were pleased to photograph L&C’s Melbourne marriage registry wedding which was attended by their friends and family, including the bride’s side of the family who took the time to fly out especially for it.
Following the ceremony and family photos outside the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street, Melbourne, we moved on to Treasury Gardens for some relaxed photos with the couple before they rejoined their guests for their wedding lunch.
Not being afraid to be themselves, the colour blue was very much the theme, with it appearing in the handcrafted paper flowers, the bride’s hair, jewellery and the groom’s outfit too. I thought the cowboy/girl boots were a nice touch.
We love photographing weddings at the Melbourne Marriage Registry and nearby Treasury Gardens so if you are planning a wedding please do get in touch to discuss your affordable wedding photography options.
Gary & Maryanne were recently married at the Victoria Marriage Registry in South Yarra. This is a private marriage registry and completely unrelated to the Victorian Marriage Registry in Spring Street, Melbourne CBD, but perfectly suited to small marriage ceremonies with just a handful of guests.
Housed on the ground floor of what seems to be a residential address this marriage venue also seems to double as an art gallery specialising in Aboriginal artwork which makes for a great backdrop for photos.
Following their short and intimate marriage ceremony, we were pleased to photograph their family photos at the nearby Melbourne Botanic Gardens in South Yarra.
Blessed with a warm and sunny day we spent over an hour strolling the gardens for photos of the couple following some more formal shots with their family and friends.
Hailing from the Mornington Peninsula, Gary & Maryanne enjoy visiting Melbourne so it seemed fitting that they should celebrate their new union with photos in one of their favourite photography locations in Melbourne.
Sam & John were married in the Rotunda at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens with their nearest and dearest squeezing in to the rose covered structure in the middle of summer.
Being located in the middle of one of Melbourne’s most beautiful and manicured gardens meant that we had plenty of photo opportunities at numerous locations once the marriage ceremony had been completed. As the sun set to the west of the Melbourne city skyline we enjoyed the last of the light for the affordable wedding photography with the couple before moving on to their reception venue in South Yarra.
Are you planning your wedding at Melbourne Registry? We’d be pleased to hear from you, so get in touch to check your wedding date.
Clare & Maxwell hosted their wedding at the gorgeous Sunnyside Villa in Bacchus Marsh and the Budget Wedding Photography gang were asked to join them and document the day!
Following bridal preparations in Footscray, the couple were joined by 60 guests and married by their celebrant in the gardens of Sunnyside Villa.
The marriage ceremony was followed by family and bridal photos in the gardens. The gardens are extensive and beautifully maintained so absolutely perfect for use in wedding photography.
Our timing was great, as we just finished our photos before the heavens opened again – phew!
We recently had the pleasure of working with Pete the Celebrant on one of our recent affordable wedding photography bookings in Melbourne and we’re pleased to say that he’s a lovely chap to work with.
Pete has a lovely calm manner and conducts a professional and heartfelt service which couples seem to adore. Not only that, but he seems to be very competitively priced compared to other marriage celebrants in Melbourne.
Pete also does something that we loved – he leaves an advert in the form of something very useful. Some celebrants hand out business cards, but Pete leaves a bottle with his name on it. It certainly caught my eye and I imagine it must have caught other peoples too. A brilliant idea, well executed – he must have paid attention in that Marketing 101 class!
So, if you’re looking for a money saving tip for your Melbourne wedding, combine Pete the Celebrant with one of our budget wedding photography packages and you’ll have plenty more spending money for your honeymoon!
Jason & Bianca chose Eynesbury Homestead as their wedding ceremony venue, with a large reception to follow later that day in the centre of Melbourne.
Following their intimate ceremony on the lawn in front of the homestead, we strolled the grounds of Eynesbury and used some of the beautiful scenery and historic buildings for their affordable wedding photography session.
After sending the couple their wedding photos we were delighted to read their review on Easy Weddings which described how happy they were with both their budget wedding photographer and also their resulting photos.
If you’re planning a wedding at Eynesbury Homestead, or anywhere else in Australia then we’d love to hear from you! Our affordable wedding photography is very popular and gets booked up quite quickly, so don’t hang around!
Alisha & Gavin booked us as their affordable wedding photographers for their recent wedding ceremony at Black Rock Yacht Club at Half Moon Bay.
Following a fashionably late entrance, Alisha posed for photos with her baby daughter and parents before her daughter walked the aisle ahead of her.
With a succinct and warm but meaningful, ceremony conducted by Geoff Padgett guests moved inside the yacht club to enjoy canapes and drinks, as well as soak up the glorious summers day over the bay.
The wife of Celebrant Geoff Padget is also a wedding photographer wannabe so couples also get a second set of photos from her camera that she has been using on the day, which probably includes similar scenes from alternative angles, shots over the main photographers shoulder, possibly focussing on different guests or aspects. As an added extra, it’s a pretty good freebie!
We look forward to photographing many more weddings at Black Rock Yacht Club as it’s got such a stunning view. Nearby is the famous Cerberus, which is possibly the best fish and chip restaurant in the whole bayside area, which is great for a snack on the way home!
We were delighted to be provide the affordable wedding photography at Kerry & Paul’s wedding at Nathania Springs in the Dandenong Ranges earlier in the year.
An early ceremony in the extensive manicured gardens with glorious sunshine and blue skies proceeded onto family photos. Following photos with their respective families we shot some couple portraits around the gardens while their guests enjoyed canapes and drinks on the lawn before the couple and their invited guests enjoyed their reception in the main ballroom with the usual formalities and speeches.
Everyone enjoyed having their photos taken, especially one young man – see if you can guess which one!
Are you holding your wedding at Nathania Springs or in the Dandenong Ranges?