“If I was a flower growing wild & free all I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee”
Nothing truer could be said of Peter & Eliza’s swift, certain courtship & beautiful,ecstatic marriage & wedding day. Lucky for me I was there to be a part of it & to have a front row seat for all the best bits.
The second part of our two weddings/two states/one weekend odyssey involved travelling to the glorious south eastern Melbourne hamlet of Brighton to photograph the official union of the Beck & the St Clair families………
On an afternoon that passed way too quickly for me & I am sure for Eliza & Pete also, it was a dazzling blur. It was marvellous to be welcomed into Julie & Jon’s family home & to be treated like family as they married their only daughter. Eliza, with her stunning natural beauty & gentle, serene nature truly goes hand in glove with Peter gregarious charm that makes you feel like as though you have been friends for years when you have just met for the first time.
Beginning with the grandeur of St Stephen’s church in the centre of Brighton through & onto some of the best beachfronts of Port Phillip Bay via Kamesburgh Gardens & Billila Mansion & then finally to the Royal Brighton Yacht Club & splendid Middle Brighton Baths. Here the day wound down for me but began to wind right up for the wedding party as we soaked up the last warmth of a beautiful autumn sunday & as the sun disappeared over the bay.
Special mention must go to Jon & his magnificent Mark 2 Jag which was surely in the best condition of a car of that era any where in the world. The previous owner purchased it in 1964 when she was 70 & sold it to Jon when she was 90, in 1984, after which it was lovingly restored & to this day runs like a dream. Even a car illiterate boy like me couldn’t fail to be impressed……..
With a bridal party featuring three current &/or former members of the Australian Ballet I had to get a shot or two of their skills…….or maybe just the sense of humour.
Considering I only had 24 hours in your beautiful city, gee I had a blast.I would do this every sunday if I could ………!
Thanks so much, I nearly laughed my head off (literally!) more than once ( thanks boys!) & was just so glad to be a part of the lives of two amazingly beautiful people. I slept well & left smiling & will always remember your day.
I am looking forward to presenting these to you. Happy Easter xoxo