Sails on the Bay Wedding | A Love Story

This stunning Botanical Gardens Wedding in Melbourne was the beginning of a new chapter in Rod and Jane’s love story. 

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Rod and Jane’s wedding day proved that they will be there for each other, come rain, hail or shine. After an early morning downpour, they decided that it would be safest to use ‘plan b’, and move their garden ceremony indoors, to the historic Observatory in the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens. The ceremony was a beautiful mix of Australian and Vietnamese culture, and was viewed by the couple’s closest friends and family.

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Wedding Invitation

Groom's Details

Beautifully Engraved Cuff Links and Details

 

The couple share a love for traveling. I asked them about the proposal, and was not surprised to hear it occurred during one of their many trips overseas: “We stopped by Singapore on our way to Vietnam. We happened to stay at the Marina Bay Sands and the view was just magnificent. Rod was waiting for the right moment. We were in our hotel room and had our moment then, he kneed down and asked me to be his wife. I gladly said Yes!”

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Rod and his Groomsmen

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A quick, modern portrait of the groom

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Jane’s Stunning Engagement Ring

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Hanging Wedding Gown

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Jane with her Wedding Dress

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Jane looking gorgeous before her Wedding

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A Portrait of Jane at the Hotel before the Wedding

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Jane predicted that Rod would be a little emotional during the ceremony and she was right! The moment he saw his stunning bride walking down the aisle, his eyes welled up with tears of joy and his jaw dropped. An equally emotional Jane had the support of both of her proud parents as she made her way to join hand in hand with her future husband. It was impossible not to be touched by the love that this couple share, and their vows were a perfect reflection of this love.

Ceremony Details

Ceremony at the Observatory

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An emotional first look as Jane walked down the aisle

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The Observatory was a beautiful location for Rod and Jane’s Ceremony

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Parents of the Bride and Groom

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Botanical Gardens Observatory Wedding Ceremony

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Rod wipes away a tear as Jane says her vows

First Kiss

The moment they had been waiting for!

Vietnamese Wedding Tradition

Sand Pouring Ceremony

In the short amount of time I spent with them, I could tell just how supportive they are of each other. The sky is no limit with Rod and Jane, who are constantly challenging themselves to conquer fears together. Sky diving and hot air ballooning are just some of the many adventures they have had together.

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Botanical Gardens Observatory Wedding Photography

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The fun-loving bridal party – Candid Wedding Photography

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The weather cleared up long enough to take some great wedding photos at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens

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The green, vine-draped walls of the Victoria Barracks were the perfect backdrop for some wedding photos.

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I asked Rod and Jane what they were looking for in a Wedding Photographer, to which they replied: “We are looking for a photographer who is easy to work with, knows their craft and can capture the emotions, fun and special moments of the day”. With such a romantic and easygoing couple, it was not hard at all to fulfil their requirements and capture some great memories that will last a lifetime.

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Rod and Jane took a romantic stroll along the beach, just before the rain set in @ Sails on the bay Elwood

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I couldn’t resist taking a few snaps inside this decked out limousine!

 

Their wedding reception at Sails on the Bay was very personalised and reflective of Rod and Jane as a couple. Framed photos of the two at different stages of their relationship adorned the tables at the reception. A book of photographs, including many of their pre-wedding photos I photographed prior to the wedding, was displayed on the signing table was a nice touch, allowing guests to see their journey together.

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Rod and Jane’s love story and couples photos | Sails on the Bay Wedding Details

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Detail photographs at Sails By The Bay

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A fitting choice of candles!

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Rod and Jane had two first dances- one traditional, slow dance, and a surprise rendition of Dirty Dancing! @ Sails on the bay

 

Rod and Jane, thank you for giving me the honour of photographing your wedding day. Your love for one another is inspiring, and I wish you both all the best in your new adventures in marriage.

To view more of my recent photography work, visit http://noblephotography.com.au/

Here is another Sails by the Bay Wedding we photographed earlier or also here

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