It was a beautiful autumn day at Flowerdale Estate in Strath Creek. We loved being the wedding photographer at Flowerdale Estate for Carla & Joe.

After all the rain we got in the weeks before we were lucky to get some beautiful sunshine. It was a perfect day for an outdoor ceremony on the lawn. The nighty still a bit too cold for an outdoor nighttime function. It’s a pity as Flowerdale Estate would have the perfect spot for a dancefloor under the stars. All these fairy lights.

Flowerdale Estate is not too far from Melbourne between the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges in Central Victoria. It was just an hour drive from Melbourne. The historic venue (founded in 1893) is a wedding photographer dream.  There are so many different spots to photograph. We had the pleasure of photographing Carla & Joe’s beautiful wedding here. Special!

Photographing a country wedding near Melbourne

Carla and Joe planned their beautiful wedding for a long time and they were very lucky – they got married just before the Victorian lockdown which limited weddings to 5 people. It was the last wedding we photographed before the country came to standstill. Flowerdale Estate was able to easily accommodate the wedding. It was just under 100 guests.

Flowerdale Estate – A wedding photographers dream

Carla and Joe got both ready at Flowerdale Estate. The couple got ready in beautiful rooms in a wonderful setting.  The gardens surrounding the accommodation give you lots of options for photos. Plenty of rooms and space offer plenty of privacy before the ceremony and it’s easy to guarantee that the bride and the groom don’t meet before the wedding ceremony.

A glass of whisky before the wedding for the groom. Enjoying the drink in the pool room playing with the best man. The beautiful bride on the other side had some champagne while getting ready with their family and maid of honour. For instance, the large bridal room featured a piano and 4 poster bed – just magnificent to photograph.

A unique wedding venue – Flowerdale Estate

This wedding venue is truly unique. Firstly set in wonderful gardens and bush-land you can venture out to explore the grounds. Our wedding couple on the day had a vintage Ford Mustang to drive around and we made a little trip up the road to get a breathtaking view over the hilly landscape. Sadly you can’t hear the noise of that car in the photos.

Secondly, Flowerdale Estate offers lots of locations for the photoshoot. There are the old rustic looking stables (with an old Furphy cart) and picturesque gardens throughout the grounds. During our wedding photoshoot, we ventured down the hill to the open fields and haybales – it’s just a minute walk away but you can easily forget the wedding party at the Pavillion. It’s a special feature of this venue that your wedding guests are entertained while you can have your wedding photoshoot on the grounds and be totally separate and can relax a bit.

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Flowerdale Estate

Flowerdale Estate offers several spots for your wedding ceremony – lakeside or in the gardens. The large oak tree with old stone steps can be used for the family photos and the group shot – all close to the ceremony so no one needs to walk that long. The arbour in the gardens was decorated with stunning flower arrangements and framed the couple during the ceremony. What a romantic garden wedding setting. The spaces at Flowerdale Estate are very versatile and suits smaller and larger weddings without looking too cramped or being too empty – perfect for a rustic garden wedding. The couple went through a lot of effort and planned lots of little details – an amazing setup.

Fun at the wedding party

The wedding party started in the glass pavilion. What a location – in summer it’s pretty much an outdoor Pavillion but we had it nice and cosy inside. A unique architectural design which makes every wedding party special.  The couple made an entrance cutting a ribbon and straight away ventured to the amazing cake. After that, we had some divine food. A perfect wedding party. Some surprise wedding music, Cuban cigars and romantic moments under the fairy lights made it the perfect wedding day!

A wonderful victorian country wedding at Flowerdale Estate. I had lots of pleasure photographing this wedding.


Cockatoo in flight above wedding at Flowerdale Estate

Groom and Best man getting ready at Flowerdale Estate - Wedding Photos in Country Victoria

Groom playing pool billiard - before the ceremony - Photo by Flowerdale Estate Wedding Photographer

Best man

Piano Room at Flowerdale Estate

Bridal Party getting ready

Wedding Details - shoes, perfume, cards

bride getting the wedding dress in the bridal suite at Flowerdale Estate - Wedding Photography at Flowerdale Estate

Bride getting ready

wedding ring photo - love and devotion

bride getting the dress on at Flowerdale Estate - Captured by Wedding Photographer in Country Victoria - Close to the Yarra Valley

Yarra VAlley Wedding Photos - Bride and maid of honour looking out of window

Groom at Flowerdale Estate Gardens - waiting for the ceremony

Ceremony in the gardens of flowerdale estate in strath creek - Country Victoria Garden Wedding

Garden Wedding Ceremony at Flowerdale Estate - Wedding photography by freshphotography

Bride and groom on chairs in garden wedding ceremony

throwing rose petals after ceremony at flowerdale estate - Wedding photographer captures moments and emotion at wedding

bride and groom wedding photos

briode and groom under arbour after ceremony - Wedding venue in country victoria close to Melbourne and the Yarra Valley - Wedding Photographer captures candid and natural photos at wedding at Flowerdale Estate


wedding photos at Flowerdale Estate - Wedding Photography

Beautiful bride on the fields around Flowerdale Eastet - Photographed by Wedding Photographer

Haybales Wedding Photography - Fields around Flowerdale Estate

Old brick houses at Flowerdale Estate make a perfect backdrop for Wedding Photography at Flowerdale Estate

Country Victoria Wedding Photos - Wedding phootgraphy at Flowerdale Estate - Furphy Cart with Bride and Groom

Bridal Party infront of rustic door at Wedding at Flowerdale Estate

beautiful bouquets at outdoor garden wedding

Best photography at Flowerdale Estate - Wedding photography by freshphotography

Bride and groom venture out in Ford Mustang to get to location phootshoot above the hills at Flowerdale Estate

Silo Photography at Flowerdale Estate - Wedding Photographer captures couple on their wedding day in the sweeping hills of Country Victoria

bride and groom overlooking the hills

Ford Mustang with Birde and Groom - Wedding Car used inn Wedding photos by Photographer at Flowerdale Estate - Best Wedding pictures

Ford Mustang on the hills of Flowerdale Estate - Best Wedding photography in Central Victoria


Wedding Table Cards

Decortaed wedding table at Flowerdale Estate

First Dance in Glass Pavillion - Black and White Wedding Photo


Fun dancing at wedding party

Wedding Speeches

cigars on wedding day

Couple under fairy lights - Wedding Photos at Flowerdale Estate by Melbourne Wedding Photographer

Romantic and emotional wedding photos - couple under flowers in nighttime at Flowerdale Estate

Flowerdale Estate Wedding Photography

romantic wedding

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