Melbourne Wedding// Kanako + John

With the weather in Brisbane being so hot and humid… it was such a relief to be greeted by the cool Melbourne breezes. On arrival we received a text from Kanako, welcoming us to Melbourne and wishing us a wonderful day of exploring the beautiful city. Because that’s just the type of bride she is… caring, thoughtful and super sweet.

I arrived at The Olsen where Kanako, her bridesmaids and her family were getting ready. As I walked into the room I noticed what amazing views of Chapel St and surroundings the room had… but as soon as Kanako smiled to greet me… I was mesmerised by her stunning smile. Seriously… nothing gets me more than a beautiful smile!!!
JK_slideshow874JK_slideshow875JK_slideshow87611JK_slideshow8791JK_slideshow883JK_slideshow886JK_slideshow88512JK_slideshow89013JK_slideshow893JK_slideshow89414JK_slideshow916

Meanwhile Kostas was with John and his father and the groomsmen at The Grand Hyatt. John’s father had to travel long distances to be at the wedding and he was representing quite a few members of the family who couldn’t make the distance. So it was even more meaningful to have John’s father by his side through the day.
JK_slideshow901JK_slideshow902JK_slideshow903JK_slideshow904JK_slideshow905JK_slideshow9072JK_slideshow914

Kanako and John chose the beautiful grounds of Victoria Gardens to hold their wedding ceremony. This garden was where they shared their first date so it held such special meaning to them.

JK_slideshow920JK_slideshow921JK_slideshow9223JK_slideshow926JK_slideshow924JK_slideshow927JK_slideshow929JK_slideshow931JK_slideshow930JK_slideshow935JK_slideshow93345JK_slideshow932JK_slideshow953JK_slideshow957JK_slideshow958JK_slideshow961JK_slideshow965

This was the love seat where it all first started!!

JK_slideshow963JK_slideshow967

Kanako had emailed me prior to coming to Melbourne, and had mentioned that there was a lovely old jetty in Port Melbourne. With the weather being windy and overcast… the rustic jetty was the perfect place for some photos.
JK_slideshow969JK_slideshow972JK_slideshow975JK_slideshow976JK_slideshow9796JK_slideshow981JK_slideshow985JK_slideshow986JK_slideshow989JK_slideshow988JK_slideshow992JK_slideshow994JK_slideshow998JK_slideshow999JK_slideshow995JK_slideshow997JK_slideshow996

Receptions are always so much fun. But Kanako and John’s reception at The Grand Hyatt was full of entertainment! John had secretly organised with a large portion of the wedding guests for a surprise Mob Dance for Kanako. They had secretly met to rehearse over the weeks leading up to the wedding and Kanako was just overwhelmed with the surprise!!!!
As a surprise to the guests… John and Kanako performed with their band to kick start the night off with lots of dancing.

JK_slideshow1011JK_slideshow10157JK_slideshow1012JK_slideshow1016
JK_slideshow1082JK_slideshow1083JK_slideshow1088JK_slideshow10929JK_slideshow1099JK_slideshow1101JK_slideshow1103JK_slideshow1102JK_slideshow1117JK_slideshow1122JK_slideshow1126JK_slideshow1127JK_slideshow1129JK_slideshow1130

 

Kanako and John, thank you to you both, your family and all your friends for all the warmth and smiles you gave us through out the whole day. xxx much love, Trang and Kostas

Blog music credit: Your Song by Ellie Goulding (iTunes)