Sally & Andrew / 45 Downstairs Wedding

August 9, 2019

When I first received Sally and AJ’s enquiry, I was sure that there must be some mistake – the wedding date they’d entered on the Contact form was only 2 weeks away! However, upon responding to her email I was to find out that in fact there was no mistake. They had booked someone to photograph their wedding but, through no fault of their own, the arrangement had fallen through. Interestingly they hadn’t panicked, because they didn’t know that they should be panicking – something to keep in mind for any future brides out there who have been told that you must book a photographer at least 12 months out ; it’s simply not true. I caught up with the two of them for the first time on the Saturday prior to the wedding. As I expected they were relaxed and just full of anticipation for the week ahead. Not being from Melbourne originally, they had very little in the way of pre conceived ideas or expectations in regards to locations. With most of their guests flying in from out of state, their priority was to maximise their time with family and friends. And with both the ceremony and reception taking place within 500m of each other, I set a simple plan to take them on a walking tour through the heart of Melbourne. This is what unfolded…

Melbourne wedding shoes

SINCE 2009

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

                                                 – Rumi