Jess & Sean’s Dominique Portet Winery Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
6d ago
An intimate gathering of just 40 guests at the beautiful Dominique Portet Winery, Coldstream Tell me about the beginning! We met on tinder! I wasn't having a bar of Sean wasn't interested ? finally messaged him back and agreed to a date. We talk for hours and hours about everything. It was like we had known each other forever. We were instantly comfortable with each other. I think we knew at the end of that date we had found our person. When and where did you get engaged? Yarra Valley, alowyn gardens. 2017. It was perfect in one of our favourite spots only a few months after we had been datin ..read more
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Casey & Jon’s Bulong Estate Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
4M ago
You may remember Casey and Jon from such an epic engagement session with a classic Mercedes, which you can view here. Now it was time to capture the incredibly relaxed wedding out past Yarra Junction. Tell me about the beginning! We met at university (physio students, Jon the year below me), but only knew each other socially and didn't start dating until after I graduated. First time meeting each other was at the annual uni physio ball a couple years prior- clinked pot glasses and went our separate ways. A couple years later we got back in touch (who slid into who's dm's is a debate) and Jon ..read more
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Phillippa & James’ Fitzroy Gardens Elopement
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by Marcel Van der Horst
4M ago
A super cute and intimate elopement in the heart of Melbourne Tell me about the beginning! We met 10 years ago in highschool at 15 (P) and 17 (J). Our first date was at the movies watching How to Train Your Dragon. When and where did you get engaged? We got engaged on August 16th 2022 (A day before James' 25th Birthday). James organised a surprise trip to hawaii as Phillippa had just completed her post-grad study. Phillippa was surprised the entire time, from the actual trip and the proposal. At no point did she suspect a thing. It was really special though, James had gorgeous luxe picnic a s ..read more
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Stephanie & Danny’s Immerse Winery Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
6M ago
Tell me about the beginning! Danny and I are high school sweethearts and have been together since we were 16. We met in high school, but it wasn't till year 11 that we paid any attention to each other and have been together ever since! When and where did you get engaged? We were engaged on Sept 30th 2022. Danny proposed to Steph a day earlier than anticipated because he couldn't wait. We went away for the weekend and he planned to do it on the beach but instead he proposed the night before which was perfect - just the two of us, relaxed and a surprise! What are you most looking forward to on ..read more
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Nyssa & Dulan’s Melbourne Treasury Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
7M ago
My assistant Nyssa got married! Nyssa has been my super amazing assistant for years now, as every each one of them always has a long standing relationship in the MVP team, because I recognise good talent when I see it. She is the second assistant that I have had over the years where I had the privilege of being there for them when it comes to the photography of their wedding day. That connection makes my job easier as they know what they will get with me on the day, what result they will get in their gallery and they also know how to pose to light too, which is super handy! Nyssa and Dulan are ..read more
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Joanne & Lance’s Melbourne Zoo Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
9M ago
I’ve actually known Joanne for probably going on 20 years, she is an ex-colleague from my previous career’s bestie and now bridesmaid, Nicole. The wedding with Lance was perfect for them, a small intimate gathering of no one but their closest loved ones in the tranquil Japanese Gardens at the Melbourne Zoo. We managed to get near exclusive access to most of the park as we had our shoot session around closing time for the public. We lucked out when we managed to get shots with a playful seal, Elephant, Giraffe and a curious Lion. Congratulations legends, even after a 20 year courtship, you are ..read more
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Stephanie & Danny’s Carlton Engagement Session
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by Marcel Van der Horst
9M ago
Back to Carlton for Stephanie and Danny’s Engagement session, with perfect weather and the best lighting I have ever seen. I did scout the location a couple of days before, even though I have utilised the streets of Carlton and around the Imax theatre many times before, either for engagements sessions like Sophie & Owen’s or for weddings like Georgia and Jacob’s. Being a regular there, I always endeavour to bring something different each time and look for light first, which wins everytime. Boy, did it pay off. We just had the most magical reflective light everywhere we went. Reflecting off ..read more
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Megan & Luke’s Kindred Studios Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
10M ago
Megan and Luke’s super fun wedding was not conventional in any way, and it was friggin perfect! Held at a music studio for one, we had a cool and different venue, filled with hundreds of candles (don’t worry, the fireproof ones), a singing/MC pizza chef (what a legend), a vinyl DJ, magic cocktails with all of their closest friends and family. Tell me about the beginning! I think the time we both went to "Jazz party" was the pivotal moment at the beginning of our relationship. Jazz Party was a club with only live bands playing jazz, funk, soul and ska. I had pursued Meg for weeks (possibly mon ..read more
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Vanessa & Chris’ Stones of the Yarra Valley Wedding
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by Marcel Van der Horst
1y ago
Elegantly Styled Wedding at one of the Yarra Valley’s most prolific venues Vanessa and Chris’ journey commenced in Croatia, during an utterly serendipitous trip. Destiny intervened on the auspicious 14th of July of that year, aligning their separate voyages along the stunning Croatian coast and affording them to keep bumping into each other as the cruises often would land at the same time and place. Although their European romance might have concluded, fate had other plans, orchestrating their reunion amidst the captivating Greek islands of Mykonos. Their time together, spanning almost a fortn ..read more
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"Enchanting Destinations: The Most Prestigious Yarra Valley Wedding Venues"
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by Marcel Van der Horst
1y ago
The definitive guide to the best venues in the Yarra Valley The time has come, you are now both engaged and starting to plan your dream wedding. Usually this process starts by finding a venue to host your shindig at. Look no further than the breathtaking Yarra Valley, arguably one of Australia’s best wine and food regions, where luxury meets natural beauty to create an unforgettable wedding experience. You both being a discerning couple with a taste for the finer things in life, you deserve nothing less than the most exquisite wedding venue that reflects your unique style and captures the esse ..read more
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