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Ainslee & Leroy’s Wangaratta Wedding

January 14, 2016 , , Jason
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A big congratulations to both Ainslee and Leroy who were married on the Family property on the outskirts of Wangaratta in North East Victoria. From 1000 white paper cranes made by Ainslee’s Mum to the superhero socks with capes, there was plenty of personality and detail to capture. It was an absolute pleasure to capture your amazing day. We hope these images give you many years of happy memories.

Thank you to Ainslee and Leroy for sharing the story of their day:

 

One of the first things Leroy and I decided on when organising our Wedding Day was that we just wanted to have fun and enjoy it. After much deliberation and also discovering that many local venues wouldn’t cater for 150 guests we decided to use my Parents property as our Ceremony venue. It was after this decision that our parents, Judy, Dale, Carmel and Wal all began to work tirelessly to transform the area into a suitable Wedding venue. The area had to be levelled, the back fence reconstructed, the bar area made and then Leroy began the task of starting the lawn from scratch.We could not have been more fortunate with the weather and how everything fell into place on the day. The Thursday before the Wedding when we met with Jason it absolutely bucketed down and by the Tuesday after the Wedding a heat wave had hit and completely dried off the entire ceremony area.

 

Wangaratta Wedding Photography of signs locating Milawa Region

Wangaratta Wedding Photography of brides dress hanging in doorway of family home

Wangaratta Wedding Photography of bridal grownhanging with mint green bridesmaids dresses

Wangaratta Wedding Photography of bridal grownhanging with mint green bridesmaids dresses

Wangaratta Wedding Photography of bridal grownhanging with mint green bridesmaids dresses

black and white wedding photography of bride having makeup and hair done

black and white wedding photography of bride having makeup and hair done

wedding photography of bride having makeup done

wedding photography of bride and bridesmaids wearing kimono wraps in front of bridal dresses hanging

black and white wedding photography of bride getting dressed into wedding gown

black and white wedding photography of bride getting dressed into wedding gown

black and white wedding photography of bride getting dressed into wedding gown

black and white wedding photography of bride holding wedding shoes by her side

black and white wedding photography of bride holding wedding flowers

wedding photography of bride holding orange and white wedding flowers

bride with bridesmaids dressed in mint green and holding orange and white wedding flowers

bride with bridesmaids dressed in mint green and holding orange and white wedding flowers

The white chairs didn’t begin white and were gathered from all over the North East. We started slowly collecting any old wooden chairs we could find from garage sales and op shops and then once the word spread Mum couldn’t go a week without someone calling to say they had a chair or 6 for her! 18 months and 50 odd chairs later, multiple working bees were required to paint them and have them ready for the day.

rustic wedding styling with white chairs and blackboard welcome sign ceremony

rustic wedding sign saying happily ever after starts here

Groom dressed in grey and white holding button hole flower

Groom dressed in grey and white having button hole flower pinned to jacket

Groom dressed in grey and white with button hole flower pinned to jacket

Groomsman dressed in grey and white having button hole flower pinned to jacket

Groom and groomsmen in grey suits in outdoor location near Wangaratta VIctoria

We also decided that we would meet prior to the Ceremony to get our Bridal photos as we didn’t want to miss out on spending time with our Family and Friends between the Ceremony and Reception. We debated over how we would see each other for the first time and after a discussion with Jason on the Thursday, it was decided that Leroy would stand on the railway line with his back to me as I walked up the tracks. Once I got within a couple of metres of Leroy, Jason told him to turn around. Neither of us would change doing it this way and felt that it made seeing each other for the first time even more special as it was just the two of us. It also then allowed us to relax for the rest of the day and take in the ceremony more.

Wedding Photography of groom seeing bride for the first time on railway tracks

Wedding Photography of groom seeing bride for the first time on railway tracks

Wedding Photography of groom seeing bride for the first time on railway tracks

Wedding Photography of groom seeing bride for the first time on railway tracks

orange and white wedding flowers

bride with bridesmaids dressed in mint green and holding orange and white wedding flowers

bridal party photography with men in super hero shirts

Leroy also incorporated a few of his interests into the day with all of the boys wearing different superhero attire as well as managing to sneak a Lord of The Rings quote into his vows.

bride with groom showing superhero shirt under wedding suit

bride with groom showing superhero shirt under wedding suit

bride with groom showing superhero shirt under wedding suit

groom and groomsmen showing superhero shirt under wedding suit

groom and groomsmen showing superhero socks with capes under wedding suit

Wangaratta Wedding Photography - bride and groom walking on track

bride and groom at outdoor location near Wangaratta Victoria

bride and groom at outdoor location near Wangaratta Victoria

bride and groom at outdoor location near Wangaratta Victoria

bride and groom at outdoor location near Wangaratta Victoria

bride and grooms feet showing gown and superhero socks

Bride arriving in wedding car near Wangaratta Victoria

Bride walking down the aisle at outdoor wedding ceremony near Wangaratta Victoria

Bride laughing during wedding ceremony with bridesmaids in background

Bride laughing during wedding ceremony with bridesmaids in background

Groom laughing during wedding ceremony with groomsmen in background

Bride and grooms first kiss during wedding ceremony near Wangaratta Victoria

With the help of my sister and Leroy’s Mum and Aunty we created most of the decorations and signage that were displayed at the Ceremony and to top it off my Mum personally made 1,000 white paper cranes that hung from a nearby tree. She had previously made 1,000 coloured cranes when my sister and father were unwell so it was quite special and touching to have the white cranes there and on display.

1000 white paper cranes hanging at outdoor wedding ceremony in victoria

We couldn’t have been happier with everyone that was involved in our day. A special thank you to Brock Shirley who set the scene perfectly at the Ceremony, to Toby for getting everyone up and dancing with his great choice of music at the Reception and to Paul and Hollie at the Precinct Bar & Restaurant for being so accommodating and easy to work with.

The day was made even more special by the fact that we could both have grandparents present. Leroy’s Pop made the trip across and was able to acknowledge their Aboriginal heritage in a Welcome to the Land speech at the beginning of the Ceremony.

family standing infront of 1000 white paper cranes at outdoor wedding ceremony

grooms grandfather speaking at wedding ceremony

images of outdoor wedding ceremony near Wangaratta in Victoria

bride and groom with bridal party walking across deck area

The day was full of laughter, smiles and tears as Leroy’s speech didn’t leave a dry eye in the building. It topped off a great day and night of fun and good times but also reflected on how much it meant to us to have our family and closest friends all present on the day.

bride with groom hive five with guest

bride and groom walking together into wedding reception

bride and groom at wedding reception in Wangaratta in Victoria

brides mother crying as she sees her daughter for the first time

brides family during wedding speeches

brides family during wedding speeches

bride huggin her groom at wedding reception

white wedding cake with bobble head toppers

bride and groom cut the white wedding cake with bobble head toppers

bobble head wedding cake toppers

Reception Venue – The Precinct Bar & Restaurant Wangaratta
Flowers – Blooms on Bridge Benalla
Dress – Violetta Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses – Review
Hair – Amanda Bell
Make-up – Coby Field
Leroy’s suit – Politix
Groomsmen suits – Judd’s Menswear Wangaratta
Celebrant – Jenny Aherns
Music – Brock Shirley and Toby Fergus

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