Sophie & Robin | St Kilda Little Blue wedding

St Kilda Little Blue Wedding

Robin and Sophie’s St Kilda Little Blue wedding was one of my favourite weddings to shoot in 2018 so far.
Not because the bride was wearing a stunning designer bridal gown, or was driven by a fancy vintage wedding car into a posh venue with 500 guests. In fact, it was quite the opposite: their wedding was eloquently simple and intamete and that allowed our team to focus on the couple’s emotions, reactions and genuine love.

Couple so in love, hugging by sunset overlooking St Kilda beach outside Little Blue kiosk wedding reception

All about love, friends and family

Robin and Sophie’s wedding was blissfully simple and only included elements they truley cared about:
♥ A venue that resonated with them
♥ A live band that played their favourite jazz songs
♥ A down to earth celebrant who helped customise & personalise their vows
♥ A professional Photography & Videography company to capture the important moments
No bridesmaids, no groomsmen, no getting ready photos with bridal robe, no sea of flowers in the reception, no floral arch in the ceremony, no floor length dress and high heels that Sophie wouldn’t be comfortable in.
This day was truly THIER wedding day and the couple said they felt no pressure to do all the other things that wedding magazines tell you to do. “Our day, our way”. 
Sophie and Robin’s wedding was all about their love, friends and family, and gathering to celebrate the childhood sweetheart relationship that blossomed into ‘husband and wife’.

girls hug to celebrate friendship forever during best friend Melbourne wedding reception in Little Blue kiosk in St Kilda beach Melbourne

A wedding ceremony that makes people laugh more than a comedy show

We’ve heard it time and time again from wedding guests: a ceremony that makes people laugh is one the guests remember most. 
Most couples stumble when it comes to wedding vows.
Traditional wedding vows often is seen as boring, with guests tuning out before the couple is half way through.
Sophie and Robin were not like this. The fun-loving couple decided to share their quirky sense of humour and wrote vows about their funny love stories that started nine years ago.

We have never seen that many laughing faces in a wedding photos:  

funny wedding ceremony moment where bride told a silly love story that makes her groom laugh so much in Little Blue restaurant St Kilda pier
mother of bride laughing so hard during a Melbourne wedding ceremony at St Kilda pier Little Blue kiosk captured by wedding videographers from Black Avenue Productions

St Kilda Little Blue Wedding highlight video:

We have edited the best four minutes of Sophie and Robin’s St Kilda Little Blue wedding:

"We had our wedding photography and videography with Black Avenue Productions. Cannot recommend Lowina, Derek and the crew enough - thanks to their outstanding photography and videography we now have a wonderful record of our special day. As a team they are kind, open and communicative. Dealing with them was a pleasure before, during and after the wedding! They knew just how to manage a crowd, and how to get in dozens of beautiful posted photos in a short period of time. I can't thank you guys enough! Cheers"
Robin & Sophie
Melbourne bride and groom walking down the aisle of Little Blue Kiosk restaurant in St Kilda pier after wedding ceremony candid shot by wedding videography team from Black Avenue Productions

About Sophie & Robin

Robin: 25 engineer, racing drone enthusiast and cat lover!
Sophie: 24 personal care worker, knitting/crochet enthusiast, and loves cats and textiles!
The couple met in high school in a band camp. About eight years into the relationship they wanted to be together forever.
Laughing couple by the St Kilda beach on their wedding day capture by wedding photography company Black Avenue Productions

How do you maintain your long term loving relationship?
Robin: “Always be respectful. Be open about how you’re feeling, and acknowledge how your partner is feeling.”

Any tips about wedding planning?
Robin: “Use Black Avenue Productions!
Also start early – >6 months if you can, get your celebrant, venue, photography etc. booked.”

About the wedding vendors

Lucas from Orlando Combo said the couple requested the below songs:

♥ Bride arrival: ‘They can’t take that away from me’, by Ella Fitzgerald
♥ Ceremony: ‘L.O.V.E’, by Nat King Cole
♥ Bride and groom exit: ‘The way you look tonight’, by Frank Sinatra

"We found out on the night that Robin was a horn player himself (saxophone in fact), had we known, we would have asked him to join us for a tune!"
Orlando Combo Melbourne live jazz band photo
Drummer at Orlando Combo
Just married husband and wife walked down the aisle together feeling grateful and joy at Little Blue Kiosk in St Kilda Pier Melbourne captured by candid wedding photographers and videographers team Black Avenue Productions
Couple will receive our Deluxe wooden USB presentation boxset with 6x4" Art Paper prints to keep

The Wedding film

“We got your beautiful USB presentation box and took your advice: keep the urge to watch the videos until we get home, have some wine and tissue box ready. You are right Lowina, we cried!” says Robin.

Now let’s take a look at this wedding video that makes many of the Sayers’s family members cry of joy:

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