Sarah & Matt were married at the stunning All Saints Estate Winery, in Rutherglen, North East Victoria’s premier wine region on a perfect Autumn Friday. The Bridal party prepared at Mount Ophir Estate, while the Ceremony & Reception were held at the iconic All Saints Estate castle, surrounded by 100 of their closest family & friends. It was a pleasure to capture Sarah & Matt’s day.
Thank you to Sarah & Matt for sharing the story of their day:
On 24th September 2017, with a beautiful view of Melbourne city at night, we were engaged! Being from Canberra, and no fan of the Canberra winter, we settled on a quick engagement and a 23rd March 2018 wedding – just in time to beat the end of day light savings. With that decided (and our honeymoon booked) we needed to find a wedding venue. We loved the idea of throwing a wedding at a winery outside of Canberra and were extremely lucky to find All Saints Estate in Rutherglen, VIC. Let the planning begin!
A 5-month engagement didn’t give us much time to deliberate over decisions. We found Jason through ‘stalking’ on Instagram and were amazed by his photos – particularly the use of nature in his work. A quick phone call confirmed he was the man for us. Not only did he help us plan details of the big day, he was also instrumental in directing us to some fantastic local hair and makeup artists.
Soon enough the big day was here. We loved the idea of the whole bridal party being together for the weekend and booked a large property at Mount Ophir Estate for the entire bridal party plus partners. It was certainly a full house and a fun way to start the celebrations. The house was buzzing even more with hair, make up, florist, and Jason coming and going. Not once did we feel overwhelmed or stressed, only invigorated by the atmosphere. Our amazing bridal party went out of their way to make the day memorable for us. Matt and his groomsman headed early to All Saints (forgetting the wedding rings in their excitement) to make a start on the fine wine and cheese provided, while I stayed with my bridesmaids at Mount Ophir Estate enjoying a bottle of bubbly. An urgent delivery by mother of the bride averted a ring crisis and we were all set for the ceremony to commence.
We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful or heartfelt ceremony, attended by 100 of our closest family and friends. Words just don’t do justice to the blend of emotions we both felt throughout the ceremony. It was so special to see how much the moment also meant to our
parents, who had been supportive of us from day one. My eldest brother, Andrew, officiated the ceremony, and it was lovely having him play such an important part in the days proceedings.
Fast- forward 6 hours and the best day of our lives was coming ever closer to its end. The reception was an absolute blur and we enjoyed every moment from our introduction as a married couple as we entered the hall, to sneaking out with Jason for some stunning sunset snaps, to the speeches (both heartfelt and hilarious), to our first dance (practiced for the first time on the All Saints grand driveway) and a final dance floor homage to Beyonce.
We are so grateful to have had Jason capture our wedding. Every photo is simply stunning and we couldn’t have hoped for more. He has done an unbelievable job of capturing the entire day, down to the little details. Jason is an absolute legend and it was a pleasure to spend our wedding day with him.
The Wedding Album
Once the celebrations of the day have passed, it is always a special moment when our couples receive their Wedding Album and relive their day once more.
Jason Robins is an Albury Based Wedding Photographer and a member of the AIPP. Jason has won various awards on a state, national and International professional level for his Wedding and Portrait Photography. He has had Wedding Images published in several magazines including Hello, The Complete Bride and GoLocal. Jason has captured Weddings from Brisbane to Melbourne and in between and welcomes Destination Weddings.