Monthly Archives: April 2017

Launceston wedding venues you need to visit this weekend

Wines for Joanie

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Hidden amidst farmland, rolling hills and vineyards, Wines for Joanie is a truly breathtaking location to host your special day. Featuring friendly farm animals, timber buildings with rustic charm, golden light, and the ability to accommodate up to 140 wedding guests, there’s something for every wedding at Wines for Joanie! Visit them this weekend!

Quamby Estate

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With a 1.6km tree lined driveway, a stunning landscape, and a grand historic homestead, Quamby Estate could be the venue to bring your wedding dreams to life! This iconic 10 bedroom country manor is situated on 150 acres of sweeping grounds and offers incredible ceremony locations on-site. And, with the ability to accommodate both intimate weddings and lavish soirees of 150 guests, Quamby Estate is well worth a visit this weekend!


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Situated in the heart of Launceston, NyllavertGardens offers a uniquely private venue space complete with an expansive lawn in the garden of an Edwardian house. Featuring beautiful lawn areas, a paved terrace area, multiple photography locations, and drink packages, this venue is within walking distance from the city’s churches and accommodation. And, as the venue itself begins as a blank canvas, you have the ability to bring your wedding vision to life at Nyllavert Gardens! Check them out this weekend!

Josef Chromy Wines

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Overlooking the vineyard and lake, Josef Chromy Wines offers a stylish, warm, and intimate atmosphere for your wedding day! With endless on-site ceremony and photography locations, and the capacity to accommodate 150 seated and 300 cocktail guests, there’s something for weddings of all shapes, sizes and styles at Josef Chromy Wines!


Melbourne wedding ceremony locations

Alexandra Gardens

Lined with historic rowing boathouses, the Alexandra Gardens offer an idyllic setting for your wedding. Alexandra Gardens wedding ceremonies usually take place in the rotunda – which is large enough to fit the entire wedding party, and with enough space immediately outside for large numbers of guests to view the ceremony. Give Alexandra Gardens a visit this weekend and begin crafting your dream wedding ceremony!

Carlton Gardens

World Heritage listed, the Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building offers a number of gorgeous wedding ceremony locations for your special day. The Carlton Gardens feature the Victorian-era Hochgurtel Fountain and circular French Fountain, plantings in honour of the Dalai Lama, and down ornamental lakes created for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. We recommend checking out Carlton Gardens this weekend!

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Fitzroy Gardens

As Fitzroy Gardens hosts hundreds of garden weddings throughout the year, your special day could be next! With a variety of ceremony locations to choose from – including The Old Bandstand, The Temple of the Winds, The Dolphin Fountain, and The Conservatory – you’re spoiled for choice in the stunning Fitzroy Gardens! Give these ceremony locations a visit this weekend – you won’t be disappointed!

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Footscray Gardens

Set in the western suburbs and along the Maribyrnong river, Footscray Gardens could be the ideal setting for your garden wedding. Located between two ornamental ponds and surrounded by manicured gardens is the main ceremony location, which is entered via a bridge with a flower canopy. And, with an abundance of stunning photography opportunities, your photographer will absolutely adore your choice of location! Check out Footscray Gardens this weekend!

Margaret River wedding venues you should visit this weekend

Eight Willows Retreat

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Perth and Margaret River Wine Region, Western Australia

With on-site ceremonies, a wedding reception function space, luxurious accommodation, and endless photo shoot locations, Eight Willows Retreat provides everything you need to create your special day in one place! Featuring stunning lake and forest views, this function centre seats up to 120 guests and has standing room for up to 300 people cocktail style. Put Eight Willows Retreat on your list and visit them this weekend!

Credaro Family Estate

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Yallingup, Western Australia

Situated just 10 minutes south of Dunsborough and inside the Margaret River Wine Region, Credaro Family Estate could be the perfect location to host your big day. This venue offers a variety of unique environments to cater to all weddings, no matter their size, shape, or style. And, with exclusive use of the property and its facilities, and access to their award-winning wines, you’re sure to create something truly special at Credaro Family Estate!

Abbey Beach Resort

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Busselton, Western Australia

Situated beachfront of Geographe Bay and in the Margaret River Region, Abbey Beach Resort could be the wedding venue of your dreams! Featuring landscaped gardens, the ability to take photos on the beach, and a grand ballroom for your reception, there’s something for every wedding at Abbey Beach Resort. And, with accommodation on-site, why not make a weekend out of your wedding at Abbey Beach Resort?

Ramada Resort Dunsborough

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Dunsborough, Western Australia

Set in the Margaret River Region, Ramada Resort Dunsborough with its stunning views of Geographe Bay could be the perfect setting for your big day. This function space caters up to 220 guests, so whether you’re after a modern cocktail party, the versatility of a buffet, or a traditional three-course seated meal, there’s something for every wedding at Ramada Resort Dunsborough! Check them out this weekend!

Barefoot Beach Weddings

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Margaret River, Western Australia

Providing stunning natural backdrops and endless photo opportunities, Barefoot Beach Weddings offers you the full beach wedding experience – stress-free! With the ability to have an intimate barefoot ceremony on the beach and a reception on their expansive deck, there’s no need to travel between venues with Barefoot Beach Weddings. And, providing a dedicated wedding coordinator to ensure your day is as enjoyable and memorable as possible, you can rest assured you’ll create your dream wedding with Barefoot Beach Weddings!

Pullman Bunker Bay

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Naturaliste, Western Australia

Set in the magnificent Marget River Region, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort offers the quintessential destination venue for your wedding. Set among 30 acres of landscaped native gardens, this 5-star resort offers one complete venue for beach or garden ceremonies, wedding photography, magical receptions, and relaxing honeymoons. Catering for both intimate weddings and larger affairs of 300 guests, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort has something for everyone. And, as a bonus, weddings of 30 or more adult guests receive complimentary wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom with a bottle of sparkling wine – what more could you ask for?

Why your wedding photography needs to tell a story

Capturing a wedding in video and photographs is much more than just faithfully recording the events of that day. The video and images must tell a story about the couple that is meaningful to them and their guests.

This should be the prevailing philosophy that guides the wedding photography and video process, according toLife Studios Inc creative director Chris Mekhail.

“Every video that we make has to be creative and has to artistically resemble the couple somehow,” Chris says. “It is the most important part of the video. If you don’t have a story you’re just making a video for the sake of it.”

Life Studios Inc opened in Sydney just last year. But Chris says the company’s own story reaches back to North America where it originally focused on reality television and documentary production under the leadership of its founders Jacob Yasef and Christine Hanna.

The company’s major focus is now weddings and it applies a cinematic style to covering ceremonies and receptions.

Chris explains the decision to enter the wedding market came after Jacob and Christine reluctantly agreed to shoot a wedding for a friend.

“It was a massive wedding. We treated it like it was a production.”

That one event launched the company in its current direction of covering weddings.

Chris says Life Studios Inc offers a range of packages but insists on providing a minimum of two photographers and two cinematographers to cover a wedding.