We always visit a venue if we’ve not shot there before, so we were looking forward to seeing Gum Gully Farm in the Dandenongs. Unfortunately the day we visited was one of those days when the rain came and wouldn’t leave! Simon, our host, gave us a great tour and said “at least you’ve seen the venue on the worst day possible!” So we were very happy that it stayed dry when Casey and Ryan’s day arrived as we were very excited about shooting at this amazing venue as there are so many lovely spots for photos!
Ryan and his groomsmen rode up to Gum Gully on their “postie” bikes on the morning of the wedding and guests gathered in the sunken garden for the ceremony. Afterwards we went to the paddock to visit the very friendly fallow deer! Apparently when Casey and Ryan were considering venues for their day, Ryan thought it would be lovely to find one with deer, not a usual animal to find at a wedding venue!
After some deer feeding with the bridal party, just Casey, Ryan and us ventured up the hill to the highlight of this property. On top of the hill is a fallen dead tree which makes a stunning and graphic backdrop for photos!
It would be so easy to spend all day shooting at Gum Gully as at every corner is a rustic backdrop but we had to get them back to start the party! Inside the barn the Craig Francis Music band provided some great music for the night. We’ve worked with these guys before so we can highly recommend them!
After a night of some awesome dancing and fun Casey and Ryan left the venue in Ryan’s Grandad’s custom-built old car. Being unsure how far it would take them, they did swap to something more modern to get them to their hotel for the night.
Casey and Ryan enjoyed a lovely long honeymoon in the U.S., visiting various places and squeezing in some snowboarding, which seems very popular with our couples at the moment!