Lesley & Tate after already starting their family with a couple of young ones finally decided that they wanted to actually tie the knot. What was most important to them was that they wanted a family orientated wedding that included not just their own children but their guests as well.
They settled on a venue in Benitos in Mornington, a beautiful little restaurant and bar that sits on a rather large property with room to move. Opting for convenience, Leslie and Tate wanted to keep things simple and decided to have the ceremony in the small Garden altar at the back of the restaurant as well as the reception.
The Ceremony was beautiful with both their children playing important roles on the day as page boy and flower girl – walking mum down the aisle. It also made for some funny moments during the ceremony when children just wanted to be children. However, i’m sure Leslie and Tate wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
The Location Shoot
After the ceremony, we all headed down to the front beach in Mornington to take advantage of the beach scenes nearby. As we were making our way down to the beach we happened to find ourselves in the middle of a football training session with some forty odd young blokes braving the cold waters of Port Phillip Bay.
They were all good sports as it happens and didn’t interrupt the photo / video session with myself and Dani as their photographer.
After the photo session we all returned to see the party that was taking place in the restaurant and bar where Leslie and Tate had organised a large jumping castle to accommodate all the kids, something of which i had not seen before. As the adults mingled with kids running back and forth to the jumping castle, it was soon time for the speeches.
They were really touching especially both Leslie and Tate’s dedications to each other.