Daniel and Amy were married at St Mary's Orthdox Church in Yarraville, and the ceremony included meaningful traditions like the exchanging of crowns and partaking of communion.
But this wedding day was in no way serious or solemn. After a fun photoshoot at Carlton Gardens with the Royal Exhibition Building as our backdrop, we moved on to The Grande Reception where the party really began. Pyrotechnics, guys with swords and a lot of booming drums kicked things off and I think Daniel and Amy spent more time being carried on people's shoulders and dancing on tables than they did on the floor.
The day began at Amy's family home in Hampton Park where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. It was a laid back, quiet start to what would eventually become a full on party!
Normally things are quieter at the grooms place, but not so today. It was time to celebrate with lots of food, a drummer, dancing and the whole family came over.
Daniel's family had requested that we capture all the important details of the ceremony. Both our photographers would normally do that, but it was good to know their priorities and we made the effort to take extra photos for them. What you see below is therefore a tiny sample of the photos we gave them.
The weather forecast hadn't been great, so we came prepared with clear umbrellas for the bridal party. It rained on and off, but that didn't stop us from getting some great photos around Carlton Gardens.
The wedding celebrations shifted up five gears at the reception. Daniel's family, who is of Lebanese heritage, really know how to throw a party. We had an acrobat, swordsmen, pyrotechnics, smoke machine and drummers... lots of drummers!