The name says it all, the Epicurian in Redhill. I have shot at so many amazing venues so here are my 3 personal tips in what makes a venue tick.
So you LOVEEEEE the place, the look, and the feel. What is next?
Natural Light. This is probably the number one factor for every natural light photographer, lighting. Some colored lights may look cool but it can certainly affect the whole mood of the place. If you are looking for gorgeous and natural photos, stick to venues that have lots of natural light ( I mean outdoors would be ideal if Melbourne weather holds up ). Then add loads of candles, flowers, fairy lights and it will be cozy and romantic.
Flexible and Personable. I always remember the places that have amazing service. We arrived at Redhill Epicurian after a whole day of shooting and the staff greeted us with coffee. TICK. I usually let the venue manager know what time I will bring back the bride and groom from their photos. It is nice when they are flexible with that and are entertaining the guests with amazing canapes and drinks. Every couple and event is unique so it is super important that the venue is flexible.
Amazing Food. Trust me everyone remembers a wedding where they were stuffed with amazing food and drinks. No one wants to leave a wedding and stop by Maccers on the way home! Redhill Epicurian was just next level grazing platters. Just the fresh hot woodfired pizzas that they handed out during canapes already captured my heart. Then they gave me and my assistant an entire roast after they found out that I was running a half marathon the next day. They said ” Eat up!!!” ( PS I beat my time and made it in one piece the next day, probably thanks to them!)
Ceremony location: Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Garden / Celebrant: Christine Kha / Live music & DJ: Jay Ess Events / Bouquets and boutonnières: Silver Suede / Esther’s Dress: Modeca (brand), Designer Bridal House / Makeup and Hair: Winnie Wu, Unique U Makeovers / Earrings: Jeanette Maree / Bridal and evening accessories/ Hairpiece: Ayla + oak / Anthony’s Suit: Oscar Hunt tailors / Tie: OTAA / Reception location: The Epicurean Red Hill / Flowers (table decorations): Hello blossoms / Cheese tower/cake: Harper & Blohm