Nov 3, 2020
Lauren and Cam invited me along as their Geelong wedding photographer, out near the Bellarine Peninsula, for a day of sunshine and glory. No stranger to the Geelong food and wine scene (they run Centra restaurant together), it’d be easy to imagine they’d rave well into the evening, but they instead had an early day, with an early finish: their wedding wrapped late afternoon, their guests went one way, and then we went the other into the sunset for some final portraits, before they went to enjoy the rest of their evening together.
Lauren herself is a wedding planner, so it was an extra honour being involved knowing she knows of pretty much every photographer in Victoria! It certainly upped the stakes and it was a real treat to bring along some wacky old analogue gear for the ride too.
Miracle musician Abe Anderson came along for the music, and my side-hustle, The Arbourists made an appearance as their ceremony backdrop.
All hands on deck for a beautiful intimate wedding in Geelong.
While you’re here, check out a list i’ve made of the Best Melbourne wedding celebrants, and for something more industrial you might like this Rupert on Rupert wedding, or a list of the most unique wedding venues in Melbourne.
Laurens Dress – Made With Love
Bridal Salon – Bluebell Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Groom’s Attire – Hugo Boss
Groom’s Tie & Bowties – Declic
Invitations & Stationery – Rebel Reflect
Flowers – JCRC Events + Styling
Ceremony Officiant – Mike Larkan
Ceremony Arbour – The Arbourists
Geelong Draping – Active Draping
Geelong Marquee – Tent Luxury Hire
Geelong Wedding Catering – Centra Hotel
Rental Furniture – Dann Event Hire
Band – Abe Anderson
Wedding Ring – Rod Elmer
Geelong has some incredible wedding venues both in and around the city, and the region itself is a bit of an unsung gem. Here are some of the best wedding venues in Geelong.
Anywhere in and around Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, and greater Victoria. No travel charges are payable within VIC.
Read just above in this post for ten of the very best.
Wedding photography Geelong – enquire at briarsatlas.com
Jul 11, 2020
The Fyansford Paper Mill (otherwise known as the Old Paper Mills or Site 3a by Truffleduck) hosts weddings and events just outside of Geelong in the historic corner of Fyansford at Provenance Wines, in what is an absolute little treasure of the area, just minutes from the Geelong city centre. Take a look at this Fyansford Paper Mill Wedding Pre-enactment with the inimitable Georgie Boy.
I spent half a day in it’s incredible stone walls with Melbourne florist Gina (Georgie Boy), making use of the space and each of us following our noses in our respective crafts, with no end-goal in mind but to make something together in the 3 hours spent there. More from this shoot and a little short-film we created at the papermill to be released soon.
Scroll to the bottom for information on hiring for a Fyansford Paper Mill Wedding (or epic battle, midnight ritual, the world’s your oyster).
Fyansford Paper Mill is something of an internet enigma, and has less of a presence than you might expect for a venue that resembles an impossibly beautiful run-down italian castle, just sitting at the edge of Geelong.
Dating back to the precincts industrial era, the Fyansford Paper Mills look like something more likely to have been plucked from the minds of Peter Jacksons set-design team than a venue just outside of Melbourne that you can actually hire for your wedding: enormous wooden beams, an impossibly high entrance divider between the two main stone rooms and a unique blank canvas unlike anywhere else.
Anyhow, you don’t need me frothing over it’s incredible blue-stone walls and regurgitating information you can find readily available on the Truffleduck website, but I will say that outside of an old palace on the side of an Italian cliff, there aren’t any venues i’ve been to that feel anything quite like this.
Lower Section – 200 guests
Upper Section – 160 guests
Cocktail Style – 380 guests
For venues like the Paper Mill outside of Geelong, see Alternative Wedding Venues in Melbourne.