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Olinda wedding photographer

Felicity and Daniel – Wedding at Cloudehill Nursery & Garden

There’s something magical about winter weddings. It may be because I am a winter girl at heart.. but I just love the cold, crispy air; the mist hovering in the early mornings; the leafless branches of the trees.. I love those images with wooden and dark green tones, the soft skins..I bet I am boring you already..but, honestly, give me a winter wedding every day for the rest of my life!!:)

Hence, when Felicity called me I could not contain my excitement. Felicity was a guest of Bridget and Matt’s wedding, another winter wedding that I photographed in Red Hill earlier on this year (it can be found here).

Felicity told me the wedding was going to be intimate, with a selected 35 guests in the beautiful botanical gardens of Cloudehill Nursery & Garden in Olinda. If you have been in Olinda, you already know what an amazing place is in winter..but let me tell you, as soon as you step in Cloudehill Nursery & Garden is like walking in another world…you almost expect fairies popping out of trees…

Felicity and Daniel’s wedding was everything a wedding should be: warm, intimate and all about the family and the love that the couple share. Their families and friends gathered around Felicity, Daniel and their four kids Lucas, Ben, Henry and Isabelle as they vowed eternal love and a life filled with happiness and family fun..

The intimate ceremony was then followed by family and couple photo-shoot around the beautiful grounds of Cloudehill Nursery & Garden in Olinda. To escape the chilly hair, Felicity and Daniel had then planned a high tea with macaroons, scones, and all kinds of deliciousness inside Cloudehill Nursery & Garden.

And now let the images do the talking!


Mornington Peninsula Wedding photographer, Stillwater at Crittenden

Stephanie & Justin

When Stephanie contacted me and asked me to be her wedding photographer at Stillwater at Crittenden, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, I couldn’t have been happier.

A year ago I photographed another beautiful couple at the same venue and I knew immediately that it would have been an amazing wedding, as the venue is just spectacular ( link here to see previous wedding)!

Stephanie and Justin’s wedding was just truly beautiful. The Autumn colours were visible across the vineyards surrounding the estate and the Weather Gods looked down on us and stopped the rain just one hour prior to the wedding.

Stephanie was a stunning bride and Justin was as smitten as the first day he saw her at a friend’s party. The love and the connection that these two share was visible for everybody to see!

Stephanie and Justin you are a beautiful couple inside and out and I wish you a marriage filled with Love and Laughter!!

{full vendors’ list at the end of this post}

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Stillwater at Crittenden

Bridal Gown and veil: Panola by Pronovias – Raffael Cuica

Flowers: The Bloom Room – Mornington


  • Bride: Sundari Gems (etsy)
  • Groom: Michael Hill


  • Pink sapphire and diamond earrings – All Diamonds
  • Pink sapphire and diamond necklace – Bevilles

Bridesmaids dresses: Esty – harsuccthing

Grooms and groomsmen suits: Peter Jackson

Grooms Shoes: Zu

Bow ties / ties: Peter Jackson

Cake: Peninsula Cake Art Coolstore

Hair: Bee Hair

Make up: Makeup by Sophie Knox

Celebrant: Carol Campbel



Wedding at Stillwater at Crittenden

Amelia and Sam

They met at a friend’s wedding and from the moment they laid eyes on each other, they couldn’t stop talking and laughing the entire day. That day, on his way home, Sam could not stop smiling. He knew Amelia was the one.

And Sam was right. Within one year, he had moved with Amelia and planning an intimate wedding at Stillwater at Crittenden, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula surrounded by their families and friends.

On Sam and Amelia’s wedding day, the rain stopped seconds before the ceremony and by the end of the day a bright sun was making the lake sparkle and warming up all the guests who could not believe it was winter!

The day was everything Amelia and Sam had wished for: intimate, relaxing and fun!

I truly enjoyed spending every second with this down-to-earth and super welcoming couple and I, too, shed some tears during the ceremony and the speeches..It’s incredible how close you can get in just one day!:)

{full vendors’ list at the end of this post}



Ceremony and Reception Venue: Stillwater at Crittenden

Florist: Flowers by Ren

Stationery: Giant Invitations

Cake: Peninsula Cake Art

Decorative Elements: Style Party Love and Brides Babies Birthdays

Wedding Favours: Glass Votive Candle Shop

Celebrant: Lynette Olsen

Bridal Gown: Raffaele Ciuca

Bride’s Hair Piece: Pomp and Plumage

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alannah Hill




More than a year ago I photographed a little girl named Leila and her beautiful family (you can find the session here).

Little did I know that a couple of years later I would be photographing her auntie Bridget (aka Bibi) tying the knot with the love of her life Matt.

Bridget and Matt got married at Red Hill Epicurean in Red Hill. The ceremony was in a barrel room in front of a neon yellow duck. The venue was definitely one of the funkiest I have ever seen!!

Bridget and Matt’s wedding was real, laid back and relaxed. A true representation of this super cute couple and their families.

{full list of vendors at the end of the post}

Florist: Bliss

Ceremony venue: Red Hill Epicurean

Entertainment: The Baker Boys

Celebrant: Wendy O’Brien

Bridal gown: Boccini & Hill

Shoes: Joanne Mercer

Hair: High on Hair

Makeup: Make up with me


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Sneak peek, wedding at Red Hill Epicurean, Bridget and Matt

A small sneak peek into Bridget and Matt’s perfect wedding day at Red Hill Epicurean.

I loved spending the day with this adorable couple and their beautiful families.  These 2 lovebirds could NOT stop laughing. They were totally relaxed and enjoying each single moment as the day unfolded.

The mother of the bride left this beautiful comment on my Facebook page which I think sums up perfectly how kind and warm hearted Bridget and Matt’s families are and the connection we created in just a day:

“Laura has an amazing ability to be everywhere and yet to be unobtrusive at the same time. She She is able to capture the true essence of the moment and she does so without fuss or haste – truly the signs of an excellent photographer. Having her at our daughter’s wedding was like having a friend you knew you could rely on to capture those very special and precious moments – what a gift. Thank you, thank, thank you, you lovely girl!”

More images to come in the next week!

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