We love surprise weddings! And Ally and Mick’s celebration at cute cafe Little Henri in Thornbury is one of our very favourites.
Guests arrived none the wiser, and were greeted at the door by Ally in her stunning white wedding dress by Aelkemi and Mick looking dapper in his navy suit. But if that didn’t help them cotton on… a sign telling them “Welcome to Ally and Mick’s Wedding!” certainly brought them in on the surprise! With lots of shocked faces and a few happy tears, it was certainly the reaction Ally and Mick had been hoping for.
From their donut tower cake, to their hilarious celebrant Anthony Cribbes, their wedding was so uniquely them and super fun celebration! It was our second time photographing at the wedding venue, Little Henri cafe, and it is such an eclectic, fun space to hold a wedding celebration. The ceremony was held in the back courtyard, and due to a few sporadic rain showers, guests were safely nestled under cover. It was a super cosy and love-filled ceremony, with more than a few laughs thanks to celebrant Anthony!
Our dusk-lit portrait session around the backstreets of Thornbury created beautifully pastel backdrops, and some moody barely-lit portraits. We love photographing in urban backdrops, a brick wall, a graffiti covered laneway and the softly lit streets of Thornbury. It was a photographers dream!
We made our way back to the party within thirty minutes, where the celebrations were in full swing now! Delicious canapés were making the rounds, and the donut cake was now missing a few! And some heart-felt speeches led way for dancing the night away.