Mel and Billy – Shalwyn Wedding

When I’m reminiscing on weddings with my assistant, Carita, I’ll often say, ‘Oh remember the torrential wedding or the crazy wedding or the party wedding etc’ and Mel and Billy’s wedding will forever be remembered as ‘the joy wedding’ in my mind. I so often find that the bride and groom set the tone of the day and you can learn a lot about them by the friends and family they surround themselves with and well, Mel and Billy are two of the happiest, loving souls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! Every single person greeted us with huge hugs and gave us freedom to shoot from the heart. And even though weddings are fun, happy occasions, they can extremely pressuring to shoot but I didn’t feel a second of stress at this wedding. Mel and Billy felt like old friends who you just wanted to squeeze with love! From the moment we arrived, we realised they are very dearly loved as all their guests had planned a surprise singalong! Oh, and um, did I mention their dog, Gunner was in the mix? He was addddorable! Dog people are extra special people and Mel and Billy are parents to a whole pack of dogs. Gunner represented the gang as ring bearer and did a super stellar job. Thank you Mel and Billy for being so fun, chill and down-to-Earth. You were heaven to photograph and I feel so blessed to have shared in your day. May joy continue to fill your hearts and home in the years to come. With all my love, Lauren x

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  1. Melany on October 16, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Look at our photos 😊
    Lauren Setterberg you are a true artist honestly. So passionate! So fun! And oozing with a great energy.
    I’m so happy you got to capture all the extremely special moments that means so much to us. We absolutely love every single shot. You were so fun to work with and you kept us smiling and laughing the whole way through. You made us feel comfortable and free to be who we are in front of the camera.
    Thank you for capturing our day in the most perfect way.
    Thank you Lauren 😘

  2. Barbara Ferriére on October 16, 2018 at 8:07 am

    What stunning stunning pics! You have really captured the souls of these two beautiful people!
    (Just so sad we could not be there)

    • Ebeth - VIP Brides on October 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Mel you looked amazing….the photo’s just say it all. I was honoured to be part of the journey, thank you for sharing the photo’s.

  3. Nick Hill on October 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Bev and I have never attended such an exciting wedding … the family, the setting … and these beautiful photos bring back every special memory !

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