Lizzy C Photography, Melbourne Photographer

Emma and Ben’s “uniquely their own” wedding

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So I was thinking “how I will I title this wedding?”  Will I call it Emma and Ben’s stylish wedding, or their vintage wedding, quirky, cute, Australian or homestead wedding? But I couldn’t put a style to it. Other than it was “Emma and Ben’s Wedding”. As that is what it was; a wedding that truly reflected their unique style.

Emma, who is one stylish designer herself, had put so much thought into all of the details, including sourcing suppliers from Etsy and working closely with them to make personalised everything! Every time I looked around I spotted another amazing detail to photograph.

I loved what made the wedding uniquely Australian: the venue was set on a old homestead and surrounded by beautiful old gumtrees. Emma and Ben’s choice of mixing Australian wildflowers into their decorations matched seamlessly with their surroundings.

Emma and Ben were such fun to work with, and nothing was ever a problem. I was extremely flattered at the effort they went to include us. Ben fondly recalled the story of how he realised our table was missing a ‘crepe poof’ at one of the settings. He worked frantically to make another on the very day he was walking down the aisle just to make sure that we didn’t miss out! Doing this may have also given him further appreciation of how difficult they were to make, and the time Emma had put into all the little details!

I thought I’d post something that Emma wrote to Vanessa, my studio assistant, as I felt the very same way about working with Emma and Ben.

“Lizzy made us feel so unbelievable comfortable, our time with her didn’t make us feel like ‘photo time’ was a chore, it was more like chatting with a friend who was really good at taking pictures of us having a great time. Her interpretation of the feeling we were trying to achieve throughout the evening was spot on – we can’t wait to see her final product!”

This is just a small selection of the photos and the details from their wedding day….


Hope you liked the little animation at the end!

The suppliers who helped make their day include:

Wedding location: Emu Bottom – Slab Hut.
Ceremony Official: Melissa Jacob from ‘The Ceremony Store’
Shoes: Brides= Jimmy Choo, Groom= ‘vegan’ friendly shoes by CBC available from SoleDevotion
Makeup/hair: Ashlee Cousins email:ashleecousins@y7mail.com and Lisa Tehan of ‘Lisa Ann’ hairdressing
Flowers: Blooming Brides
Cars: Family friend – gift from Ben’s uncle
Wedding Rings: Ellissi Melbourne (bride) and Raymond Jewellers, Moonee Ponds (groom’s family jeweller)

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  3. Chantell posted the following on December 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm.

    Stunning pictures! Love all the details, seems like such a fun day. I adore the brides dress, any chance of finding out where its from????

  4. Sarah posted the following on March 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm.

    Love the pictures. The day looks fantastic. Especially love the brides dress…. any tips on where that came from?

  5. Blooming Brides posted the following on January 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm.

    You’ve done a tremendous job with the pics – just beautiful! I think you’ll agree with me… totally awesome couple. So nice to see two people so in love with each other and what a pleasure to work with. What a floral brief! Wishing Ben and Emma a very happy life together – I have no doubt it will be – obviously such good friends. best wishes and thanks – Rita

  6. sarah , andy powell-scarlett posted the following on January 19, 2011 at 1:18 am.

    they r lovely photos , looks like u had a wonderful day xxx

  7. Rose Scarlett posted the following on January 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm.

    …Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Lizzy, you have captured on film the love, the joy, and the whole feel of the day in your beautiful pictures.

  8. Emma Scarlett posted the following on January 18, 2011 at 10:50 am.

    Lizzy, words can not express how ecstatic we are with these pictures, and these are just a few! We can’t wait to see the rest! What a fabulous job, we couldn’t have asked for more, your kind words are wonderful, thank you…note to self: smudged mascara whilst crying at work looking at the blog is not a good look! Hahaha! Can’t wait to see you in Feb.

  9. Bec posted the following on January 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm.

    Fabulous photos Lizzy C!
    Looks like Emma and Ben had a great day, filled with personal touches – and once again you’ve done an excellent job capturing it!

  10. Andy R posted the following on January 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm.

    Love ’em all. How about Ben’s shoes – awesome!