Anna and Iain’s Stylish Monsalvat Wedding

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Anna & Iain

I love the historic buildings dotted around Australia that provide the most magical backdrops for weddings. Anna and Iain celebrated their marriage in a somewhat non traditional way – walking to the ceremony together. The sweet touches – from the choir than sung Anna down the aisle, the impromptu first dance and Anna’s blush pink wedding gown all added to the festivities and magic of the day.

Anna tells of how they met. “We met on a dating website. We spent our first date drinking long necks at St Jerome’s Bar and our second cycling up Mount Macedon.”

Beautiful photographs today are from Erin and Tara who captured a lovely feeling for today’s wedding.

Anna chose a blush pink gown from Lisa Ho.

The couple met before the ceremony, Anna remembers, “We enjoyed walking to the ceremony together in the lovely spring sunshine.”

Flower Temple created the floral arrangements.

For the walk down the aisle, Anna recalls, “A choir of our friends and family sang ‘Bright Morning Stars’ (a traditional song with beautiful harmonies). ”

Anna and Ian were married at Academy of Mary Immaculate Chapel in Fitzroy. Anna remarks “Academy is a beautiful chapel just a short walk from our home.”

Anna remembers, “At the ceremony, my sister sang Paul Kelly’s ‘meet me in the middle of the air’ with the choir. Sitting back and listening to her beautiful voice was one of the many special moments.”

Of their photographers, Anna says, “Erin and Tara were there all day. They’ve got a great talent for capturing detail and telling a story with their shots. Plus they were lovely people.”

The reception was held at historic Monsalvat, Iain notes, “When I was in year 8, I skipped school to visit Montsalvat. It’s a great building made out of older buildings from around Melbourne. And it had open fires, so I could fulfill my dream of holding court in front of a fire with a wine glass in my hand.”

The first dance was impromptu, Anna remembers “Our friend Matt was singing during the pre dinner drinks. He started playing youth group’s ‘booth street’, and it was such a good version that we had to dance.”

Iain remembers, “At the reception, dancing in front of our friends and family, with some of our closest friends playing our favourite music was pretty special.”

Congratulations Anna & Iain! Thank you for sharing your wedding with us! Thank you to Erin and Tara for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Erin and Tara / Bride’s Dress: Lisa Ho / Groom’s Attire: Oxford Tailor, Singapore / Flowers: Flower Temple / Ceremony Venue: Academy of Mary Immaculate Chapel in Fitzroy / Reception Venue: Montsalvat / Wedding Rings: Small Space
  • Oli
    Oli says:
    November 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Slayed it Erin & Tizzle. Beautiful images.

  • Wedding Invitations Sydney Online
    Wedding Invitations Sydney Online says:
    November 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome setting and styling! LOVE the grooms tie – how rad is it?! Simple elegance is always a winner for us!

  • Kaitlin
    Kaitlin says:
    November 30, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Such a fresh change to wedding photography. Love It!

  • HandMade Wedding Invitations
    HandMade Wedding Invitations says:
    November 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Gorgeous wedding dress and colour 😀 Lovely set of pictures – very real!

  • Nathan says:
    December 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Love the castle!

  • Julie
    Julie says:
    December 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful images.

  • Luna Brown
    Luna Brown says:
    December 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Ooh! A really nice collection of photographs. Love the colour scheme!

  • Nicole says:
    December 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I love the bride’s little cream boots! Any info on where they are from?

  • Inspired Memories – Iain | Polka Dot Bride says:
    February 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

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