Rachel and Simon really wanted a cozy Mornington Peninsula wedding where they spend most of their free time from their professional lives with friends and family. Having family at a Balnarring farm, they loved spending time together in the cozy wooded scapes near the beach of Western Port Bay.
Rachel was set on using local suppliers and venues for her special day and loved the feel that “The Merricks General Store” had and so they both knew that that was where they would have their reception. However, Rachel really wanted a grand Church ceremony and was lucky enough to be able to book a nearby church at Cerberus St Marks Chapel. Other locals suppliers included Jiva Workshop for video as well as the talented Tanya Fry for photography.
Starting at their picturesque family farm in Balnarring, where she was getting ready. Rachel had chosen a magnificent Vera Wang dress that really stunned.
Whilst Simon had chosen to get ready at a nearby lodge. Rachel prepared to make her entrance at the magnificent church at Cerberus. Rachel was preceded by her nieces and nephews before the doors flew open to reveal Rachel looking absolutely stunning.
It was a formal ceremony and afterwards we went on location to Rachel’s family farm and surrounds to get images of the rustic surrounds that the farm had to offer including some great wooded areas and manicured gardens.
Then it was off to the party at The Merricks General Store whereby their guests enjoyed a three course meal followed by some hilarious speeches until it was time to hit the dancefloor.
With the DJ spinning some popular tracks from the 80’s and 90’s everyone enjoyed having a boogie and even the kids joined in. By the end of the night i am sure that everyone had had a great time.