At Marry Me Movies, we are honoured to film in any location, and Villa Botanica at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays was a stunning paradise to capture Jerusa & Nicholas’ love story.

As Jerusa explained in her speech, she posted a photo of Whitehaven Beach on Nicholas’ Facebook wall when they first started going out. Eight years later, they spent the day before their wedding at that very beach, savouring the surrounds and marvelling at the full circle of their relationship.

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a beautiful love story, so beautifully captured!

About Marry Me Movies: As wedding cinematographers we don’t just ‘video your wedding’, we capture priceless moments and memories. We use cinematic quality imagery combined with a documentary style of storytelling to create a spellbinding wedding film. A ‘forever film’ that will ignite memories and infuse magic into any moment of any day, for the rest of your days – allowing you to fall in love again and again.

At Fat Cats Van, we’ve catered for a multitude of weddings and other events in and around Melbourne and we truly love collaborating on unique menus to suit your event and budget. Running an event smoothly is second nature to us (we love it!) – here are a few of our “tips and tricks” that we like to chat about with clients when they are making a booking.

What mistakes do we see couples making which impacts on them, or on us?

Not having a clear vision of the style of wedding they are wanting, initially can make menu recommendations a little tricky (e.g., cocktail, sit-down, casual, super formal) – so really thinking about that first is super helpful for couples and for us! But we’re super keen to help couples iron out those details.

How do we guide couples to help them make decisions about their bookings?

We chat about their budget, what kind of vibe they’re after, the location and available facilities (which is particularly important with a  food truck – for example, if there’s a kitchen available we can really amp up the fancy in fancy catering!) We like to communicate on the phone and via email to make sure we have a paper trail of what we have discussed.

We like to direct people to the menus listed on my website, and we provide really clear information about all the different options they could go for with each and prices to match (e.g., served from the van, served cocktail, buffet or shared plates) and the pros and cons of each. We make food recommendations based on their preferences, and tastings are another great option where we can really nut out the plan and the best menu possible for their special day.

Image by Darin Collison

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Having an idea of the type of food you would like to serve certainly makes finalising the booking much easier; your cocktail food looks so delicious!

About Fat Cats Van: Allow us to introduce ourselves! A unique Melbourne-based mobile catering service, Fat Cats food van and fancy catering started out of a voracious appetite for food. Cooking it, researching it, refining it and finally enjoying it. Our head chef and Top Cat Adrian has been obsessed with cooking since first helping his mum out in the kitchen as a little tucker.

My Inspiration - Angie From Angie Roe Photography

New Year’s Eve 2016 found me on the banks of the Swan River in Perth, under the gum trees and paper lanterns at Matilda Bay with little boats bobbing on the river. The lights of the city twinkled in the background, providing the perfect backdrop for an awesome end of year party – and my inspiration.

It was my little sister’s wedding, and she was marrying her super groovy man Gerry.  And I had the privilege of attending as both a guest and photographer, which always makes a wedding just a teeny bit more special for me. So, surrounded by our family and friends, I set about documenting it all as it unfolded (and chatting a lot in between shots!)

Opting for a laid back, summery beach feel for their special day, Gerry and Sarah enlisted the expertise of awesome vendors Matilda Bay Restaurant, Bride and Groom Events, The Look By Us, Theressa Designs Bridal , Poppys Flowers , Wild Strawberry Catering, Jodi Bavin and The Print Fairy who all helped create the perfect vibe for a summer celebration.

And Matilda Bay itself should get a special mention too, not only for providing such a stunning backdrop for a wedding, but because it’s a little special to our family as it was named after our ancestral grandmother Matilda Roe, the wife of Perth’s first Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe. So I always feel a sense of place as I arrive at this venue and then pass by the photographs of John and Matilda, and the fledgling Swan River Colony hanging on the walls of the restaurant building. And I take a moment to picture the scene as they must have seen it when they gazed out over the river almost 200 years ago…

So congratulations Gerry and Sarah, it was a fabulous, inspiring day and an awesome way to see the new year in.  And a few weeks down the track, I can finally say I have almost recovered!

Images by Angie Roe Photography


Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a beautiful start to the new year – and how inspiring to celebrate at such a special spot for your family.

About Angie Roe Photography: Hi, I’m Angie and I love variety. Everything catches my eye. I’m a lover of light and colour, and my images speak of a relaxed, natural, storytelling style. I’m a documentary and lifestyle based photographer, specialising in fun-filled rural, backyard and DIY events, but with a secret fetish for the occasional formal do too!