Rach & Nick

Couple — Rach & Nick

Venue — The Farm Cafe

Sarah and Sam

Sarah and Sam held their beautiful reception with us in our stables paddock on the farm. Hiring a clear roofed marquee, they danced the night away under the stars. The highlight of the night was the DJ/saxophonist duo who got everyone out of their seats and boogieing till the cows came home!

Photos by Daniel Milligan

James and Lydia

James and Lydia's stunning summer wedding was held on a beautiful warm afternoon in the paddock. Our florist Bec created an arbour dripping with roses and flowers and their ceremony was followed by drinks and lawn games in the paddock. The barn was bedecked with flowers, including babies breath 'bunting' and king protea and foliage centrepieces, while the barn entrance was arrayed with oak leaves. It looked like a magical wonderland! Photos by Justine McArthur

Lee and Sarah

Lee and Sarah had an amazing party for their nearest and dearest. It was a small enough wedding to make use of the Farm Cafe space, but as wedding photographers themselves they were keen to have the use of the entire Collingwood Children's Farm grounds for their celebration and photos. We set up the bar and barn in the grounds below, not to mention one of the most beautiful pinatas we ever did see!

Photos by Justine McArthur

Courtney and Matt

These two lovebirds had an incredible wedding, from the ceremony under the shady oak complete with live music to the incredible TipiKata set up in the paddock. They celebrated under the stars with an outdoor bar and dancefloor to the glow of our festoon maypole. Heaps of fun!

 

Photos provided by Kitty Wursthorn and Timothy Marriage.

Madeline and Lachlan at Mountain Goat

Madeline and Lachlan got married and celebrated in the same awesome venue: Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond. Their ceremony took place in front of a giant light-up love heart - afterwards, the space turned into the dancefloor!

 

Photography by Jason Vandermeer, used here with kind permission.

Alice and Cal at Glasshaus

Alice and Cal were married in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and celebrated in great style with a picnic and champagne with their bridal party, keeping the time having photos fun. Captured by our photographer Kitty Wursthorn, the party then moved on to the stunning Glasshaus Nursery in Richmond where guests feasted on a special custom French inspired menu from our graze table and a selection of homemade sweets from Alice's family. 

Michelle and Eden

What a winner of a day! The rain teased us for a little bit but that only made the sunshine even more glorious when it came out after Michelle and Eden's ceremony. And then it was here to stay. The Tipis looked magical in the paddock and Michelle and Eden's rather dapper friends and families partied the evening away surrounded by the banks of the Yarra.


Mia and Adam

We're tempted to make this post entirely about the sweets table that Mia and Adam had at their ceremony in the barn because it really was something else... but we won't, we'll let the photos tell that story. What a gorgeous Spring evening. The weather was kind and the party was wild! Mia and Adam had a sunny ceremony at the oak tree and followed up with drinks in the cafe and a feast in the barn. It was gorgeous!


Christi and Gillon

Gosh we love a winter wedding! There really is something special about the farm at this time of year. As if the blazing fire in the barn and mulled wine weren't enough to blow us away, Gillon's father donned his kilt and bagpipes to perform the most phenomenal rendition of Waltzing Matilda. It was a highlight of the year and I daresay bought a tear to the eyes of a few of the staff.

Christi and Gillon's day began with a ceremony under the stables eaves in the paddock and wound up with a bonnie ceilidh -yep, that spelling is correct, it's pronounced 'kay-lee' and is a traditional gaelic dance. Congratulations Christi and Gillon!

Jing Jing and Luke

Luke and Jing Jing took advantage of the vast space in the back paddock at the farm to set up their huge double peaked tipis from Tipikata. The tipis cut a majestic figure across the landscape of the paddock, and only got more marvelous as the sun lowered.