mornington peninsula wedding photo

 Kristy and Scott

I kind of love everything about today’s relaxed Mornington Peninsula wedding, but not least the big surprise Kristy’s family managed to pull off post wedding ceremony! There is a celebratory spirit in the air, a warmth and a sense of deep love. They chose Jason Vandermeer to capture their day in all its sunshine filled glory.

On how they met, Kristy tells, “Scott and I met 10 years ago out the front of a fish and chip shop at about 2am. The first thing I did when I met him was steal his chips and then walked off with my girlfriends to head home. But we always would cross paths from that day forward.”

groom in navy suit

navy suits at wedding

groom pouring champagne

bride and bridesmaids in robes

excited bride

bride in black and white

Kristy chose Jane Hill to design her wedding gown. “I wore a Jane Hill ‘Lotti’ dress on the day and felt like a princess. I was so happy with the colour as it just suited our theme so well.”

bridesmaids in white

bridesmaids in cream dresses

bride and groom first look

Kristy and Scott met before the ceremony for photographs.

dromana wedding first look

Jason Vandermeer Photography first look

Jason Vandermeer Photography

Jason Vandermeer Photography bride and groom

dromana newlyweds

dromana wedding photo

Jason Vandermeer Photography wedding photo

Jason Vandermeer

Of their wedding photographer, Kristy remarks, “Jason was unreal, he just has such a stealth groove to him! The shots he got throughout the day are so beautiful and relaxed and his eye to detail is exceptional. I was so glad to have found him. You rock Jason!”

stone house wedding photo

jane hill wedding dressbride in jane hill

bride and groom with hens

black and white photo of bridal party

hay bale wedding ceremony

Kristy and Scott chose The Briars, Mount Martha for their wedding ceremony. They hired stylist Champagne & Glitter for the day, Kristy noting, “Our ceremony was all designed by myself and the amazing Anthea from Champagne and Glitter. Anthea heard my idea and just ran with it. Anthea just got it from the word go and was amazing and flexible. I was so glad she put all the ideas together with her eye for detail.”

pimms at wedding

Kristy tells, “The most important thing about this wedding was that everyone enjoyed themselves. We had pulled together a great team at the ceremony to make sure everyone had a drink in their hand and a bite to eat.”

mount martha wedding ceremony

bride arriving on horse drawn trailer

“The girls arrived on the back of a horse and cart to Leonardo’s Bride “Even When I’m Sleeping” playing. We all just laughed the whole way down the track.”

groom waiting for his bride

bride walking down the aisle with parents

Kristy walked down the aisle with her parents to Leonardo’s Bride “Even When I’m Sleeping”.

the briars wedding

country wedding ceremony

simone cresp celebrant

“My amazing friend Donald created our arch as a gift which was so thoughtful.”

australian country wedding

peninsula wedding ceremony

Simone Cresp officiated the ceremony, Kristy remembering, “Throughout the ceremony there were tears and laughter especially when I started reading Scott’s vows instead of mine. Our celebrant Simone was calming and so sweet, so it made it really pleasurable. I had my aunty and my great friend join us for readings. I asked them to pick whatever they wanted to read or create as I felt that is more meaningful than the bride taking control.”

mount martha wedding

monrington peninsula wedding ceremony

mornington peninsula wedding ceremony

That surprise I mentioned earlier? Let’s have Kristy talk us through it. “After we were married our photographer asked us to stand on top of a small hill so we could help pull everyone together for a group shot. No one would listen so Scott and I yelled out “come on guys help us out!” Next thing you know “What Is Love” By Haddaway comes over the loud speakers and everyone starts dancing in time to the song…. my family had organised a flash mob!!! We could not stop laughing it was such a classic.”

wedding flash mob

eat drink and be married sign

Kristy tells, “We had a very relaxed rustic wedding. We wanted everyone to feel comfortable but ready to party.”

cocktails at wedding

guest with champagne

wire love letters

Kristy and Scott chose the winery estate Trofeo Estate Dromana for their wedding reception, noting, “The raw earthy barn feeling to Trofeo Estate worked so well with our design. But mostly having such an awesome chick like Lori running the show it was the icing on the cake.”

naked wedding cake

“Visually, I loved my cake! It was such a master piece!”

scrabble wedding place card

brown bottle wedding decor

white and green wedding flowersorange and green wedding flowers

Van Wyk Flowers created the floral arrangements for the day.

globe guest book

trofeo etstae wedding

funny wedding speech

Trofeo Estate Dromana wedding speech

bride laughign at speech

Trofeo Estate Dromana wedding reception

dromana wedding reception

first dance at wedding

Of their first dance, Kristy remembers, “Our first dance was relaxed and not a lot of practice went into it. We picked “You are the best thing” by Ray Lamontagne. The night was so beautiful and warm, so the band was set up on the deck around the venue so we just started dancing and laughing and enjoyed the moment on sunset.”

first wedding dance moves

Tone Tone Semi tones

Tone Tone Semi Tones kept the music going all night long.

wedding reception dancing

bride dancing at Trofeo Estate Dromana

Congratulations on your marriage Kristy and Scott! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Jason Vandermeer for sharing today’s wedding with us!