Pier Farm in Williamstown was the location for Laura and Craig’s nautical themed wedding day. One of Melbourne’s January heatwaves was forecast, and right on their ceremony time the mercury hit a massive 41.5 degrees – ouch!

Although it sounds strange, I don’t think many people really noticed the heat – the Pier Farm staff provided vast amounts of iced water for everyone, and the ceremony was moved onto the restaurant deck to escape the full sun. And when Laura walked down the aisle on the arm of her father she looked every bit as calm and collected as you would expect a beautiful bride to be on her wedding day.

My favourite celebrant Lynton Round did the honours, and despite a little bit of trouble getting Craig’s wedding ring on due to the heat, the happy couple were pronounced husband and wife. Surrounded by their children they signed the marriage certificate, and joined family and friends for casual celebrations on the waterfront deck.

We waited quite a while for the sun to sink in the sky, and then shot wedding photos on the marina – I’m so glad we waited, as the fading light was stunning, I love these portraits amongst the boats and water. We even got harassed by a hungry Williamstown swan who was hoping for some dinner LOL. 

It was then into the restaurant for an evening of amazing fine food and even better wine. The views of Melbourne and the docklands as the night drew in were the perfect backdrop, and made for the perfect finish to a beautiful wedding day.

Congratulations to you both!

Sunbury Wedding Photography, by Gabbie Hine Photography

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