Rebecca & Andrew's Wedding Photography at the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park,  Victoria, Australia - 18th February 2017

Our wedding photography and videography team had the privilege to capture the wedding of Rebecca and Andrew Gatt at the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park in Melbourne's South Western suburbs.  Being a lively and energetic couple at an attractive location made for beautiful photographs and video.

Groom's Preparation Wedding Photography and Video Shoot

The Mark Carniato Photography team departed in the morning to begin the groom's preparation photo and video shoot in the Werribee Mansion's Snooker Room.  The groomsmen enjoyed a few shots of Scotch whisky along with Cuban cigars as they dressed in a light coloured attire, well suited to the venue's atmosphere.

Bride's Preparation Wedding Photography and Video Shoot

A short walk down the hotel hallway brought us to the Bridal suite, where the ladies dressed in their bridal gowns were in a jovial mood.  We photographed as the beautiful bride and her bridesmaids prepared for the days events, assisting each other with their shoes and jewellery.  The nerves beginning to build, as the ceremony was about to commence.

Marriage Ceremony

The Marriage Ceremony was hosted in the gardens at the foot of the mansion.  The weather was comfortable, mid 20's and a partly cloudy sky. The guests seated, as they await the bride's father walking his daughter down the carpeted isle.  The remarkable energy felt, as the bride and groom exchanged vows and rings, sealing their oath with a kiss.

Rebecca's Wedding Vows

Andrew, 6 years ago, we met under the most extreme of circumstances, I had a freshly broken heart and you were a hansom sole in you're prime. We hit it off pretty much straight away, who would have though we would be standing here today.

Writing these vows, I sat and reminisced on our life together, on all the ways you have made me feel and all of the accomplishments we have achieved together, it didn't take long to whip something up.

From the moment you entered my world, you have filled it with life, you made me realize just how lucky I am to have what I do and you had no issues telling me when I was being a selfish brat.

Thank you for accepting me, for accepting the good with the bad, for supporting me and for making me smile.  Andrew, I promise to be worth it. Worth the time. Worth the trip. Worth the energy. Worth the embarrassment. Worth your love.

I promise that you will always count. You will always come first, and of course, if you don’t for whatever reason, I will buy you, you're favorite cheese cake and make it up to you.  I promise to listen to your advice, and occasionally take it.  I promise to never take score… even if I'm totally winning.  I promise to always admire your huge, strong, kind and determined heart.

From this day forward, I vow to invest in loving you daily and to snuggle you as often as possible, I vow to be the best parts of me that fit perfectly with the best parts of you.   Although I will be imperfect, I vow to be sensitive and respectful of your unique talents, abilities and overreacting nature.  I love you Andrew and I always will.  Here is to our  happily ever after.
 

Andrew's Wedding Vows

I, Andrew, take you, Rebecca, to be my lawfully wedded WIFE,
To be together in happiness and STRIFE,
To have and to HOLD,
Even if one day your cooking starts to grow MOULD,
I will love you in richness and in DEBT,
And have cherished every moment since the day we MET,
I promise to love you FOREVER,
And to hurt you NEVER,
I promise to always be there to pick you up when you FALL,
As long as you steer clear when I'm watching the FOOTBALL,
I need you like our bodies need WATER,
I need you like I need our DAUGHTER,
Because I love YOU,
These things I promise I will DO,
You have always and will always be my happiness in LIFE,
And for this reason I am shortly going to be honored to call you my WIFE

Bridal Party Photo and Video Shoot

The Bridal party photo and video shoot was held in the historic mansion.  An incredible building full of character featuring a grand staircase, corridor and a balcony.  We used quite a bit of off camera flash to highlight the bridal party for their portraits.  Both inside and out the mansion, the photos we captured are romantic and timeless.

Wedding Reception Celebration

The Wedding reception celebration was hosted at the Pavillion across the gardens on the western side of the mansion.  The sun setting in the background as the bridal party formally entered the dance floor setup outside.  Dekdrum provided an interesting and unique service, where guests are invited to play the congas and shakers along with the music on the dance floor.  The night concluded with drinks in hand and a fireworks show by Crack-A-Jack Fireworks.  What a day, what a night!

Congratulations Rebecca and Andrew!

From the team at Mark Carniato Photography  

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