Laura and Avi’s Wedding at The International of Brighton
ICON PHOTOGRAPHY MELBOURNE had the pleasure of photographing Laura and Avi’s Wedding at the The International of Brighton.
Our day began with our groom Avi, his groomsman and his lovely family at the Kimberly Garden Apartments in East St Kilda. Sentimental moments of Avi and his family were captured by our photographers. Avi who is one of nine siblings which was fortunate to have all his siblings present on this special day – as they all live abroad, the whole family travelled to Australia to celebrate their younger siblings joyous and monumental celebration.
Next stop… to our beautiful and delightful bride’s cherished family home in East Bentleigh. We were greeted by the gracious and hospitable parents of the bride Sue and Richard and our brides 2 brothers. Our Bride Laura was nestled away in her parents bedroom – relaxed but anticipating the moment she sees her one and only Avi.
Enjoying every moment sharing laughs with her bridesmaids Davina, Sophie and Sarah getting her make up done by her close friend and bridesmaid Sian there is no wonder Laura was in true bridal bliss. Bridesmaids stunning makeup was completed by Magical Makeovers.
Once Laura’s hair and make up was complete. it was time for Laura’s mother Sue, to dress her daughter into her beautiful white laced traditional wedding gown (a perfect wedding gown for a Winter Melbourne Wedding) and reveal her to the rest of Laura’s family and bridesmaids
As soon as ICON PHOTOGRAPHY MELBOURNE arrived to The International of Brighton all the fun begins for Laura and Avi’s Marriage
The International of Brighton was the best venue for Laura and Avi’s Traditional Jewish Wedding. The formalities and ceremonies begin prior to the official marriage ceremony with Avi being whisked away by all the men who sing and make toast to him. Our Stunning Bride Laura likens to a queen is seated upon a stunning ‘Throne” in the entrance of the International of Brighton’s Ballroom to receive her guests and well wishes.
During this time there is a tradition for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom to stand together and break a plate. The purpose to acknowledge the genuine commitment between Laura and Avi ― An act which represents a plate can never be fully repaired, so as a broken relationship can never be fully repaired.
Next comes the “Bedeken” Ceremony, Where Avi is brought to Laura to be veiled. This veiling ceremony symbolises the idea no matter how attractive physical appearances may be, the soul and attributes is most essential. Avi whispers a promise/commitment to Laura and then makes his way alongside his parents to the official wedding ceremony under the beautifully tulle decorated “Chuppa” Marriage Canopy.
Laura is escorted by both of her parent to the Chuppa where blessings are recited by the Rabbi and loved ones. In Conclusion The Rabbi reads from their Marriage Contract – Laura and Avi drink some wine. Finally the long awaited Breaking of the Glass by Avi. Mazel Tov!!!
Location Photos were next! Off to St Kilda Pier we went and this Bridal Party were absolute SUPER STARS! Fighting the winter cold this bunch certainly knew how to forget about Melbourne’s winter freeze. Remarkable photo’s where taken of our Bride and Groom and their Bridal Party walking along the St Kilda Pier capturing the most incredible Melbourne wintery sky background there is no emotion on these guys on how cold they truely were they were simply in complete joy and good company.
Avi who is an Auto mechanic and a Bike enthusiast wanted photographs of him and his wife and a pretty impressive motorcycle by the pier together with Enrik Limousines stunning stretch “Dark Angel”.
After our location photos came to an end, it was time to begin the partying festivities at Laura and Avi’s Wedding at The International of Brighton in the Ballroom.
To the beautiful and delightful Laura and Avi, it was an absolute honor and pleasure to be part of your Wedding Day. We wish you both all the love, happiness and prosperity life has to offer.
Mazel Tov (Congratulations)
The Team from ICON PHOTOGRAPHY MELBOURNE.