Where to start with these two amazing people. Three words come to mind – love, warmth and authenticity.
Being from the country-coast I tend not to photograph many inner city weddings. The constant movement and hustle on the busy streets, feels so exciting, yet always so new to me. Almost as if it was my first time photographing a wedding. Yet for these two, the thought of a city wedding did not deter me at all. From the initial meeting, I felt such a great connection with Natasa and Davor. I couldn’t wait to be part of their day. I still remember sitting down with Natasa in her beautiful home, getting myself covered in pug hair (my fault, I love playing with dogs) and being completely immersed by her stories of her and her partner Davor. Natasa shared how they met, and how they ended up together many years later. I loved it.
As Natasa and Davor’s day finally came around. I visited them early that morning, the atmosphere was electric. Excited nerves and happiness filled each room. It was obvious how much they both had been waiting for this day to come around. It was so wonderful to watch it play out.
The church filled with family and friends. Within seconds, the room became alive with emotion. Seeing Davor’s eyes light up as he captured his first glimpse of Natasa was such a sight. The pure, honest love. There was not one person in the church was wasn’t taken away by it.
After a quick walk through Carlton Gardens and the sun slowly diving behind the clouds. We soon made our way to one of Natasa’s favourite places in Melbourne, the State Library Victoria. We were given our own private tour throughout the remarkable grounds, including the hidden areas kept secret from the public. I was in complete awe. These amazing 18th century rooms were so beautiful and full of detail. Yet, once Davor and Natasa came in, they brought another level or life of warmth.
The wedding reception was held at The Willlows, in St Kilda. The Melbourne venue full of character and charm. It was doubly complemented with Natasa’s amazing styling talents. The intimate tables, glowing by candlelight, were dressed with stunning flowers and succulents. With a Cheese wheel wedding cake that just perfected the scene. It was incredible.
I still think back to this day, and continue to remind myself how lucky I am to be part of it all. I’m so grateful to share such a momentous occasion with such amazing people. Thank you Natasa and Davor.
Wedding Chapel – Holy Rosary Parish, Kensington.
Reception Venue – The Willows, St Kilda.
Bridal Photos – Carlton Gardens & State Library, Victoria.
Music- The Baker Boys.