Check out this gorgeous Montsalvat Wedding of Andrea & Ryan by Melbourne Wedding Photographer – Chris Garbacz

This was a very special Montsalvat Wedding for me as it was for a close high school friend of mine. When Andrea called me letting me know that she wanted a Montsalvat Wedding and more importantly wanted me to be her Melbourne wedding photographer, I was over the moon and obviously said, YES!

The sun was shining, the weather was sweet and it was a perfect day for a wedding. The boys enjoyed getting ready in their apartment in Carnegie, laughing, having fun and beers in the back alley in front of awesome graffiti. The girls prepared for the wedding in Andrea’s parents’ home in Mount Waverley. One of my favourite things about this wedding was how relaxed everyone was! Andrea even allowed the bridesmaids to wear whatever they wanted, and best of all, they all looked AMAZING!

amazing bridal party photo at Montsalvat with Sunset in the background

The wedding ceremony and reception was all held at one of Melbourne’s best wedding venues and one of my absolute favourites to shoot in, Montsalvat Wedding. This artist retreat is absolutely stunning! A fantasy inspired castle set amongst tall forest trees, a location which seems almost purpose built for wedding photography! I feel like I could shoot here all day, as the one hour allocated is never enough!!

The ceremony was beautiful and heart felt, set in front of the great hall. We enjoy doing location photos in and around the castle, the pool, the forest and even the local peacock made an appearance 🙂

The warm summer night made the outdoor pool side reception perfect, the weather was spot on and everyone enjoyed the amazing party that went long into the night! Andrea was even creative enough to choreograph her own first dance! Definitely a wedding to remember!

Check out their stunning Montsalvat Wedding below