Winery Wedding Photography for Dwayne and Jessica

Dwayne and Jess are good friends of mine so I was honoured to be asked to be their wedding photographer. They had chosen to have a winery wedding down at Zonzo Estate in the Yarra Valley. Unfortunately it was very wet and rainy for most of the day but it didn’t stop anyone from enjoying their amazing wedding. Jess had a huge smile all day and a little rain was never going to stop these two love-birds from making the most of it.
Winery Wedding Photography by Ryan from Full Circle Photography

Jess prepared at her parents house in Fawkner while Dwayne got ready in Healesville. They held a BBQ the night before to give their guests a chance to meet each other. It was just a nice, happy vibe right from the start.

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First look and photos

Jess and Dwayne chose to have a slightly unorthodox order to the day. After getting ready separately, they had a first look at Alowyn Gardens. We had planned for it to take place in a beautiful archway but it was raining pretty hard at that point. Luckily all of Alowyn Gardens is beautiful so we had a nice covered spot.

After their first look, we spend a bit of time shooting family photos. Again we were a bit limited by the rain but everyone was in high spirits anyway.

We shot the bridal photos out in the gardens. We needed an umbrella for the most part and just couldn’t put the dress down much. It’s definitely not as easy but we managed and Dwayne and Jess were such good sports about it all. I used their wedding cars for some final photos at the gardens and typically the rain stopped as soon as we left. Go figure!

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Onwards to the ceremony

With the first look and photos out of the way, it was time for the actual ceremony. Their winery wedding was at Zonzo Estate in the large barn. Jess was walked down the aisle by both her mum and dad and I thought that was a nice touch. The ceremony was beautiful, touching and tearful. Drinks and canapés followed on the lawn.

I shot a few more portraits with the happily married couple over the rest of the evening. There were lots of great locations and amazing views into the Yarra Valley. I finished the day off with some night portraits to offer something unique.

It was a beautiful day with amazing, happy people. All the best to my good friends, Dwayne and Jess.

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Mate it was a absolute honor to have you photograph our amazing day. You made it so relaxing and comfortable for the Bridesmaids and my Groomsmen. You are a long time friend and this really brought a great touch to our wedding, very pleased with the final result. –Dwayne

Couldn’t be happier with our photos Ryan! It was lovely having you play such a special part in our day! –Jess