Based in Perth, Kate + Mat regularly make the trip across to visit family + friends in Melbourne. They love the city, and considering the pearler of a day St Kilda put on, it seemed an obvious choice for the location of their wedding. Coinciding with the Spring Racing Carnival festivities was no accident, we’re sure.
Super relaxed and down to earth, it was a joy to spend the day with this amazing couple, their families, and friends.
Kate got ready at her sisters house, where the abundance of natural light made for an easy shoot. Before too long, the boys from J’Aton Couture arrived with that incredible dress. And after some gentle persuasion it was on. That dress – holy fricken moly.
Making things easy, Mat got ready on site at The Prince Hotel. We snuck downstairs early to sneak a peak at the ceremony and reception setup, where the team from The Style Co had transformed The Deck into a sheek and contemporary space. Kate’s love of florals was a big feature, as was the custom frame, designed as a one-off for the ceremony.
Prince, The Deck proved an amazing location for both the intimate ceremony, and the late afternoon cocktails that followed, just as the sun was setting over St Kilda. Led by celebrant, Jess Hills, the ceremony featured heartfelt vows from both Kate + Mat.
Right on golden hour, we whisked the couple off for some quick location shots, ably led by the super talented Erin + Tara.
The cocktail event meant a real party atmosphere with everyone enjoying a drink from the circular bar. At 10pm an incredible chocolate dessert buffet was unveiled. As is customary whenever a dessert buffet is present, we took it upon ourselves to taste test, just to make sure it wasn’t poisonous for guests. All clear.
It was certainly a party, with the dance floor in full swing all night long. Undeterred by the late hour, the party continued downstairs in the Cantina Bar. We retreated to bed. Thanks for having us! #matsealsthedeal
Cinematography: Humdrum Films humdrumfilms.com.au
Photography: Erin + Tara erinandtara.com.au
Wedding Planning + Styling: The Style Co thestyleco.com.au
Bridal Dress: J’Aton Couture jatoncouture.com
Celebrant: Jess Hills jesshillsweddings.com.au
Ceremony and Reception: Circa The Deck theprincedeck.com.au
Brides Preparations: Private Residence
Grooms Preparations: The Prince theprince.com.au
Makeup + Hair: Chantelle Baker and Marie Uva
Music Licensing: Marmoset Music and The Music Bed marmosetmusic.com themusicbed.com