Julia and Nathan with Serendipity Photography

Serendipity Photography were privileged to capture the wedding of Julia and Nathan, who held their celebrations on a perfect Summer day. The couple chose Wild Cattle Creek Estate as the venue for their ceremony and reception, and what a wonderful choice, for the picturesque grounds and rustic historic buildings provided a beautiful setting for the pair’s special day as well as a myriad of opportunities for wedding day photography.

Wild Cattle Creek Estate is situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley — a region famous for it’s breathtaking mountain views, charming bed and breakfasts and an extensive selection of wineries. Only a short drive from Melbourne, Wild Cattle Creek offers the absolute best of both worlds; a fairy-tale like setting with an abundance of romantic vista’s, fresh air and landscaped gardens, all easily accessible from the CBD.

Julia and Nathan made the most of the fine climate and the picturesque grounds by holding their ceremony outdoors. Vows were exchanged beneath the handcrafted timber gazebo, a charming and simple piece of architecture, which harmonised perfectly with the lush greenery of the surrounding grounds and red carpet aisle. The lovely gardens provided a myriad photographic opportunities, from the soft dappled light which cast subtle atmospheric light upon bride and groom, to the leafy foliage which created interesting textures and vibrant tones when framing the couple. The delicate rose bushes which adorned the aisle and the majestic eucalyptus trees scattered throughout the property  The sweeping lawns, abundant space and diverse features of the garden were perfect for large bridal party shots, as well as more intimate portraits of the bride and groom.

Celebrations continued after the service, with the wedding reception also being held at Wild Cattle Creek Estate. Guests moved inside to the venue’s exceptional function area: the  Chardonnay Room, where a sit down banquet added further sophistication to the day. The interior styling provided an elegant colour palate, subtly complementing the bride and groom’s attire. The pale brickwork of the walls, polished timber floors, intricate lighting and soft cream and warm brown tones of the décor, provided a stunning backdrop for formal group shots and portraits of the happy couple. One of the real centrepieces of the venue were the the impressively scaled pane glass windows, which offered breathtaking views of the gardens by day, and ambient reflections by night. The atmosphere during Julia and Nathan’s celebrations was one of true elegance and relaxed simplicity.

There was no need for the couple to visit any other photographic locations on the day, for Wild Cattle Creek beautifully provided a diverse and unique array of romantic backdrops, striking architectural details and charming features which filled the grounds. As the sunset over the vineyards, swirling tones of the expansive sky cast a beautiful glow upon the couple.

Have a look at Serendipity’s new page on Wild Cattle Creek Estate for more inspiration, as well as a few more of our favourite recent photographs featuring this gorgeous location.


One Response to “Julia and Nathan with Serendipity Photography”
  1. Julia Sosnin 13 February 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    The photography from Serendipity is amazing, just perfect. We couldn’t imagine them to be any better! We really appreciate the work in creating variety and emphasis in all the different colours and and shades. The photography really captures the mood and atmosphere of our day, taking us right back there.

    Wild cattle Creek was a perfect setting for our wedding — the lotus lake is a perfect place for photography and part of the lovely grounds, much enjoyed by our guests.

    Julian was fantastic and captured every beauty that this property holds. The prettiest photos are of the lake, with the reflective blue water with its stunning lotus greenery. Apart from when Nathan and I were doing a special shoot in the vineyard or by the lake, I did not even notice him taking photos. We were too busy enjoying the ceremony, each other, and our guests and I am so grateful that we now have so many images to treasure. We couldn’t have picked a better location for the variety of spots to photograph.

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