An incredible destination wedding for Tylah & Saif who travelled up from Sydney to celebrate with a picture-perfect lakeside ceremony and an after party that went off! Here’s some highlights from the epic day, and a dream team of vendors who helped put the day together.
Photography – Lara & Brett at Milenko Weddings
Venue – Forget Me Not Weddings, Byron Bay Hinterland
Planner – Byron Bay Weddings
Flowers – Bower Botanical
Marquee – Sperry Tents
Furniture & Styling – The Wedding Shed
Lighting – Byron Audio
Catering – Figtree Catering
Makeup – Phoebe Fever
Hair – Clare at The Future Mrs
Bride’s Dress – Jane Hill
Photography – Lara, Karina & Brett at Milenko Weddings
Venue – Hopewood House, Bowral
Flowers – Emma Blake Floral
Hair – Sarah Johnson
Makeup – Jasmin Lo
Bride’s Dress – Inbal Dror
Jacqui & Carl’s wedding day was stunning in every way! From the dress, to the settings, the food, and the couple themselves, we had an awesome time photographing this luxurious wedding in Sydney. Take a look and see for yourselves just how wonderful Jacqui & Carl’s day was…
Photography – Lara & Anya at Milenko Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Riverview College Chapel
Reception Venue – Deckhouse, Woolwich
Flowers – Lavande Designs
Makeup & Hair – Amelia Axton
Bride’s Dress – Galia Lahav
Groom’s Attire – Peppers Formal Wear
Elements is one of Byron Bay’s premium resort wedding venues and we love how many beautiful backdrops are onsite and nearby for wedding photos. Nyree & Geoff were blessed with blue skies and a golden sunset – the perfect setting for a beachside wedding! The couple even bought their beloved pooch, Sage, all the way up from Sydney to feature in our bridal shoot! Here’s a few of our favourite images from the day…
Photography – Lara, Karina & Frankie at Milenko Weddings
Venue & Planning – Elements Resort, Byron Bay
Bride’s Dress – Sasha Belle Bridal
An elegant waterfront wedding in Sydney for Kate & Andrew, and what fun we had with their huge bridal party of 17!!
Photography – Lara & Amy at Milenko Weddings
Bride Dressing Venue – Intercontinental, Double Bay
Ceremony Venue – Our Lady Star Of The Sea, Vaucluse
Reception – Zest, Point Piper
Flowers – Kashaya & Co
Bride’s Dress – Karen Willis Holmes
Makeup – Joanne Bentley
This month Cosmo Bride opened their ‘Experts’ feature with a full page interview and pic of me!
I spilled the beans with Cosmo regarding all things wedding photography, including tips to choosing the right photographer for you, when to book, and why natural wedding photography is the new trend. Here’s a little iPhone snap of the interview, starring my left hand and my beautiful new(ish) engagement ring!
Here’s the cover I shot for Gowns Magazine this month. On sale now and full of wedding style inspiration, go out and grab yourself a copy!
Here’s an opener for a golden location editorial I recently shot for Modern Wedding Magazine in the Hunter Valley…
Chloe & Jimmy travelled from Singapore to celebrate their wedding in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland, set amongst rolling green hills and a macadamia farm. Why Byron? Well…years ago Chloe’s mum found Jimmy at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay during a family holiday and insisted the couple meet! Fast forward and the couple are living happily in Singapore with fond memories of their first meeting in Byron. The rain clouds parted just in time for the outdoor ceremony which went off with a bunch of laughs thanks to Benjamin Carlyle, and an impeccably dressed setting thanks to Bower Botanicals flower extraordinaire. Here’s a brief recap of the day that was Chloe & Jimmy…
Photography – Lara at Milenko Weddings
Venue – Orchard Estate, Byron Bay Hinterland
Planning – The Events Lounge
Flowers – Bower Botanical
Celebrant – Benjamin Carlyle
Catering – 100 Mile Table
Decor – Hampton Hire
Makeup & Hair – Ava Belle
Bride’s Dress – Jane Hill
Karina photographed Greta & George’s wedding solo and captured the elegant affair across Sydney city, finishing up at the iconic MCA rooftop for sunset drinks in front of the harbour bridge. These are a few of our favourite photographs from the most stylish of weddings. Congratulations Greta & George!
Photography – Karina at Milenko Weddings
Venue – MCA, Sydney
Bridal Shoot Venue – Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Bride’s Dress – Sposa Group
A little preview from a feature I photographed for Sydney Gowns Magazine…
Another beautiful day shooting this story for Modern Wedding Magazine…
If you’re looking for a fairytale-esque wedding venue which has you feeling transported to the lush gardens of a European estate, then you can thank me later for telling you about Milton Park Country House.
Although the beautiful architecture and dreamy gardens look amazing all year round, Spring is my favourite time of year at Milton Park. The greenery overflows with colour and birds sing throughout the rambling gardens, dotted with stone walls and pond features. A highlight is a field of delicate blue bells which, when a bride and groom are added to the scene, are a picture perfect sight (and a wedding photographers dream).
Located in Bowral, in the Southern Highlands region approximately 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Milton Park is a destination wedding venue which is easily accessible for city brides. This majestic venue offers the option of on-site guest accommodation, a ceremony area on the lawn beneath the shade of tall trees, and multiple reception buildings, each with it’s own elegant country house feel.
To find out more head to www.miltonpark.com.au
Photography – Milenko Weddings
Venue – Milton Park Country House
Who doesn’t love a good seaside wedding?!
Moby Dicks is located at Whale Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches area and is one of my favourite Sydney wedding venues. Moby’s, as it is fondly referred to by locals, has everything you’d expect from a Boathouse Group venue – bright open spaces, views of the ocean, immaculate grounds, vibrant interiors featuring fresh fruit and flowers, friendly staff and food servings that are as delicious as they are beautiful.
An all-in-one venue, Moby’s offers the versatility of an outdoor beach ceremony, or an onsite garden ceremony, as well as an elegant all-weather seaside reception venue. Wander around the headland for your bridal party photographs whilst your guests indulge in canapés and take in the sweeping ocean views from the main dining room, or the relaxed Hamptons style garden setting on the deck.
If you’re looking for the perfect ocean front wedding venue check out Moby Dicks…you won’t be disappointed!
View Moby Dicks website HERE or visit their instagram at @mobydickswhalebeach for more photographs.
Photographer – Milenko Weddings
Venue – Moby Dicks
Photography – Lara & Karina at Milenko Weddings
Venue – Simmer on The Bay, Sydney
Dressing Venue – Pier One, Sydney Harbour
Planning – Think PR
Makeup – The Bridal Makeup Co
Hair – The Bridal Hair Co
Bride’s Dress – Peter Trends Bridal
Entertainment – XYDJ
We love a good seaside wedding and it doesn’t get much better than Moby Dick’s at Whale Beach. Karina photographed Alice & Nathan’s day solo and made the most of the magnificent golden sunset during the bridal shoot down on the beach. Pastel colours paired with this awesome setting made for a photographer’s dream scene. Here’s a few of our favourite photos from the bridal shoot.
Photography – Karina at Milenko Weddings
Venue – Moby Dicks, Whale Beach
Here’s a sneaky preview of Beth + Ben’s wedding, photographed by our Sydney photography team, which we’re excited to share!
Photography – Karina & Anya at Milenko Weddings
Venue – Dunbar House, Watson’s Bay
Dress – Erin Clare
Makeup – Helen Samaryan
I recently teamed up with the legends at Bride To Be magazine to produce this fashion story for their latest edition.
Photography – Milenko Weddings
Model – Monika Clarke
Direction – Rosie McKay
Hair + makeup – Diana Djurdjevski at DLM.
Carly & Adam travelled up from Sydney to celebrate their wedding and fell so in love with the place they now want to move up here! Their wedding was a weekend filled with resort relaxing, local food, and a vibrant barefoot ceremony on the beach with a really great party to follow. We used the resort buggies to cover some serious ground during our bridal shoot and managed to squeeze in a beach backdrop, a forest setting, a cactus garden shoot and even had time for a fully catered picnic. Here’s a few teaser images from Carly & Adam’s fantastic day.
Photography – Lara & Frankie at Milenko Weddings
Venue – The Byron At Byron Resort, Byron Bay
Celebrant – Modern Love Celebrant
Styling – beautiful Weddings Australia
Flowers – Beautiflora
I am so excited to share Lisa + Andrew’s elegant harbour side wedding, as featured by Polka Dot Bride this week!
View the full story here.
Patti + Dino’s wedding at Gunner’s Barracks in Mosman was the type of day any bride would dream of. Here’s two favourites from the day. To view the story as published by Polka Dot Bride please click here.
I absolutely loved feeling transported to provincial France for the day to photograph this story for Modern Wedding Magazine.
See the full story here.
The 42 degree heat didn’t stop Ally + her girls walking out into the blazing sun, grass crackling underfoot, to help me capture this shot. We photographed the whole bridal shoot in about 30 minutes then rushed back to the relief of the shade to drink copious amounts of water. The whole bridal party was as enthusiastic to endure the heat to get these photographs as I was. Thanks team!
Thomas and Brooke’s wedding was an intimate and relaxed affair surrounded by their closest family and friends, with a total of just 20 guests.
Following their church ceremony at Watson’s Bay, the couple and their guests guests boarded a gorgeous boat and cruised the Harbour, drinking champagne and listening to great tunes before docking at Flying Fish, where they dined for lunch at a beautiful long table in the private dining room, graced with bright florals and romantic candles.
Brooke told Wedded Wonderland one of the most memorable moments of her special day occurred towards the end of their wedding, “My 88 year old grandmother (and hands down one of my favourite humans) had been very ill in the lead up to the wedding and we had arranged a nurse for the day. Unfortunately, the nurse lost us between the Church and the Reception. My brother carried my Nan off the boat, along the jetty and up the wharf to the restaurant. It was beautiful, seeing her cradled in my brother, with the beautiful sky and sea in the background and an image I will never forget.”
You can view the full story on Wedded Wonderland here.
Sarah is from England, so it’s no wonder she chose to celebrate her wedding at the Milton Park Country House, with it’s lush green European-style gardens.
Here she is amongst perfectly manicured hedges in the dusty afternoon light.
Hayley + Tim’s Mosman wedding was such a treat to photograph. Just look at these beautiful lovers!
You can view the full story as featured on Popsugar Australia here.
Pastels are in, and the new Mrs Sarah Fairley colour coordinated her bridesmaids perfectly in blush and lavender shades, with gorgeous bouquets to match.
The golden fields of rural Mudgee as a backdrop were pretty great too.
This was my favourite moment captures from Chris + Emma’s garden wedding. During a sun shower we snuck under a big fig tree in the Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens and she pulled him in for this kiss!
Amelia Axton (makeup artist to the stars, and highly recommended for all you future brides out there) applies some final touches to our flower girl before she walks Anna down the isle at Gunner’s Barracks.
Hayley in a Watters gown, and Francis Floristry bouquet at the Shangri La hotel overlooking the whole of Sydney Harbour.
Gosh, I love my job!
Sydney brides looking for a superb florist, look no further than Annie at Francis Floristry.
I photographed these perfect blooms under a hazy sunset for Hayley + Tim at Gunner’s Barracks.
I loved that Anna + Barry’s pooch, Pumba, featured as the guest of honour at their glamorous Mosman wedding.
Here’s Pumba working it for the camera.
Congratulations Kate + Dane!
Photographed near the Boathouse at blissful Palm Beach.
Cuteness levels went into overdrive when little Olivia tried on the bride’s shoes at Bowral’s Carriage House.
A beautiful actress, a glowing sunset, and me with my Canon. What a wonderful afternoon on location in Tamworth!
Thanks to our team of creative geniuses including Ivory Lane Event Style + Hire, Tall Poppy Florist and Glamour Empire Makeup + Hair.
This is what joy looks like.
Congratulations Jane + Joel, married on the Gold Coast over the weekend.
Melissa + Nick in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Picture perfect really.
These adorable kiddies were a very important part of Sarah + Lex’s bridal party at The Vinegrove in Mudgee.
I loved the styling this couple chose for the kids. The whites didn’t stay white for long but I managed to snap this before anyone brought out the candy.
Sarah, styled perfectly and ready to walk down the aisle.
To view Sarah + David’s wedding as featured by Popsugar Australia, click here.
Walking along the beach on a sunny afternoon, surrounded by his best mates, having just married the love of his life…Andy is a pretty lucky guy.
I love that weddings offer such a diverse range of photographic opportunities for photographers.
Here’s one of my favourite candid moments from Kat + Andy’s Vaucluse wedding, just after they were pronounced Husband and Wife.
Bronte beach on a quiet winter’s afternoon was the perfect spot for Emma + Ian to share their first dance together.
This is one of my favourite candid wedding moments, captured during Kat + Andy’s harbour-side wedding ceremony.
This light is the stuff photographer’s dream about. What a gorgeous moment shared between the new Mr + Mrs!
Tamara looking stunning as she shares a moment with her new husband, Dom, at Gunner’s Barracks in Mosman.
Chris and his groomsmen waiting for Jess to walk down the aisle in Pymble.
This glamorous Sydney couple tied the knot at the Milton Park Country House in Bowral on a perfect Summer’s day. Photographed by Lara Milenko, published in Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine.