Two cultures and traditions with two ceremonies made Daniela and Ajay’s Mornington Peninsula wedding at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill (previously Lindenderry Estate) an unforgettable day of celebration!
Before their western and Indian wedding ceremonies at Lindenderry, we did a “first look” and took some bridal party photos.
It worked out better for timing reasons to do a First Look and as many of their bridal party photos before their ceremonies. Time would be limited between their ceremonies as they needed time to get into their Indian wedding attire between the two ceremonies. We had enough time to take family photos and then get changed. We wanted to make the most of the stunning gardens at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill (which is a photographers paradise) and Daniela and Ajay also wanted to have wedding photos on a nearby beach for their Mornington Peninsula wedding.
When Daniela and Ajay had asked if we could take photos at the beach during the wedding planning stage I had explained that it was possible, but due to timing at Lancemore Lindenderry we would need to do beach photos before their ceremonies.
It was a long and busy day with the two ceremonies so I was also mindful to keep them relaxed and make sure that had plenty of energy to get through the rest of their day and evening celebrations at their wedding venue, Lindenderry!
After a few beach photos we went back to their Mornington Peninsula wedding venue, Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill. All the bridal party were now ready and we took some photos around the gardens before their guests arrived.
Having a good timeline on your wedding day makes so much difference to how the day works out. Keeping everything relaxed and with room for flexibility is so important for my couples. I provide personalised suggested timelines for all of my couples so they know what time to have hair and make up finished, be dressed etc.
The wedding flowers were by local Mornington Peninsula wedding supplier Poppy Culture.
After their bridal party photos it was time to get ready for their first ceremony. Their lovely celebrant was Fiona Garrivan who always goes above and beyond. She’s so thoughtful and really comes up with amazing ways to look after her couples and their families.
After some family photos the bridal party then got changed into their Indian wedding clothes. The grooms family proceeded to the ceremony area following the drummer to the joy of all the guests now seated in the Indian wedding ceremony location.
The Indian ceremony took longer than planned as it took a while to get the symbolic fire lit. However it was such an unforgettable ceremony of which I feel so honoured to have shared.
After their Indian ceremony we took more family photos (due to the change in outfits since the last family photos). I then took a few photos of the bride and groom and bridal party before they joined their guests for their wedding reception.
Their reception room at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill was styled beautifully by Poppy Culture. Their wedding cake by Peninsula Cake Art looked incredible and with the wedding band ready it was definitely going to be a great celebration!
After the speeches and some dancing we took some night photos. Night wedding photos at Lancemore Lindenderry are always great as they have lots of outside lighting. I didn’t want the bride and groom to be away from their guests and the dancing for long, so we took a few photos and they had time to have a cuddle and take in their amazing wedding day.
Daniela and Ajay both live interstate and due to the COVID restrictions and uncertainty they felt super fortunate that everything worked out and they and their guests could fly from around Australia to have their destination wedding as planned.
The first time I met them was on their wedding day, but we had communicated a lot via email and then closer to their wedding day we did a FaceTime call. I feel so grateful that I experienced and learnt so much from Ajays family culture and I loved every second of their wedding day.