Julie and Richard — Urban Elegance with Atlantic Group V

Boasting vibrant atmosphere, enviable waterfront location and supremely high quality food and presentation; Atlantic Group V has the best collection of striking modern reception venues currently operating in Melbourne! At Serendipity Photography we continue to be inspired by the rich photographic potential on offer at Sketch and Peninsula within the Atlantic Group V, those views, that light, and we LOVE the elegantly modern design. Located in the heart of the exciting Docklands precinct, makes this destination a perfect setting for sophisticated urban weddings with a touch of glamour!

Julie and Richard held their formal ceremony at one of the elegant quartet of venues comprising Atlantic Group V; Sketch. The diverse and striking aesthetics on offer within Sketch were perfect for glamourous and dramatic wedding day photography. The combination of striking modern architecture, elegantly spacious surrounds and breathtaking views (Sketch looks out over the Bolte Bridge), was one of the many reasons the pair fell in love with Sketch for their ceremony. Having both grown up on the coast on opposite sides of Australia, and now making Melbourne their home city, the venue’s unique harmony of urban sophistication, enviable location on the Docklands waterfront and enchanting views of the setting sun, as the sun streamed over wave-tops leaving trails of gold and fushia rippling over the water the pair were bathed in gorgeous natural light — these myriad of exquisite details rendered Sketch an obvious choice for Julie and Richard’s sunset ceremony.

Sketch is Atlantic Group’s signature restaurant and reception centre, catering for those who appreciated exquisite cuisine and the finest level of service. As with all AG venues, Sketch has a modern flexible entertainment and function space with a beautiful contemporary fit out. At Serendipity Photography we really appreciate the strength of design and interesting detailing. The detail throughout is striking and the bridal rooms continue this unique trend. We appreciate this at Serendipity, and the bridal rooms will be something that you’ll really want to write home about! With striking striped velour wallpaper, and the shiniest of couches, and yet more chandeliers, the bridal room at Sketch is breathtaking and absolutely glamourous for wedding day photography,

The striking architecture of the Docklands provided abundant photographic opportunities for the pair as they  romantically strolled the elegant waterfront streets. The intricate web like formation of the iconic Webb Bridge, cast unusual angles and dramatic plays of light and tone, creating a spectualur backdrop for intimate portraits of the couple. Gorgeous!

Celebrations continued with the reception taking place at the fabulous Peninsula — also one of the four elegant venues of Atlentic Group V.  Peninsula’s interior décor is immaculately styled for for a couple wishing for a modern thrust for their wedding reception. Incredible details such as the nine metre high ceilings, monochromatic colour palate and original lacquered doors, created a setting of upmost sophistication. An eye-catching feature of the expansive room is the hand crafted 6o metre crystal chandelier, which as it runs delicately along the length of one wall, provided a dazzling backdrop for vibrant reception photographs. Julie and Richard raved about the food, which boasts all the class of a high end restaurant  (uncommon for such an atmospheric reception venue) and has earned Peninsula the Restaurant and Catering Association awards– ‘Wedding Venue Caterer of the Year’ — 2011, ‘Function Venue Cater of the Year’ — 2011 and ‘Overall Caterer of the Year’ — 2011! Quite a drawcard!

At Serendipity we were so inspired by Julie and Richard’s passion for design and attention to detail. The table settings were a delight, photographic techniques including off camera flash brought out the sparkles in the crystals and really enhanced the dramatic mood! The elegantly contemporary décor of Peninsula was complemented exquisitely by Julie’s choice of table decoration. Collaborating with Centerpiece By Design, the pair chose “Crystal Magnolia” as their table centrepiece which offered a whimsical touch to the proceedings.

One of the strongest visual elemants of Julie and Richard’s celebrations were the stunning lighting effects by Austage, part of the Atlantic stable. At Serendipity we are totally enthusiastic about great lighting, and really appreciate the vision of clients who are prepared to push the boundaries! The ambient lighting created continuing changes of atmosphere, beautifully enhancing the dramatic mood of the function. Atmospheric backlighting had stunning effects in Peninsula’s tall contemporary space, highlighting the strong vertical thrust of the chandelier, and with Julie and Richard’s function, helping to delineate action within the coloured haze. It is a joy to be able to mix flash with such strong colours; as the virtue and value of good quality theatrical lighting is perhaps the most powerful form of self expression available for your function, to totally mesmerise your guests.

One of the strongest visual elemants of Julie and Richard’s celebrations were the stunning lighting effects by Austage, part of the Atlantic stable. At Serendipity we are totally enthusiastic about great lighting, and really appreciate the vision of clients who are prepared to push the boundaries! The ambient lighting created continuing changes of atmosphere, beautifully enhancing the dramatic mood of the function. Atmospheric backlighting had stunning effects in Peninsula’s tall contemporary space, highlighting the strong vertical thrust of the chandelier, and with Julie and Richard’s function, helping to delineate action within the coloured haze. It is a joy to be able to mix flash with such strong colours; as the virtue and value of good quality theatrical lighting is perhaps the most powerful form of self expression available for your function, to totally mesmerise your guests.

We at Serendipity are so inspired by the gorgeous modern décor, striking visual palate and rich variety of backdrops offered by the Docklands Atlantic Group V, Sketch and Peninsula — a  uniquely sophisticated setting for contemporary wedding celebrations and an absolute dream photographically speaking! For more inspiration follow the link here to our main page on Atlantic Group V, and check some of our favourite recent photos captured at the beautiful Maia.

 

 

 

 

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