The choice of the venue for their wedding was, although by chance, an easy one. They had travelled back from France to choose a venue for their upcoming celebration. On an unrelated trip to Hepburn springs for a Mother’s day picnic, Lana’s mother had seen Sault on the drive in and suggested a look around. The couple knew from the first moment that that was the perfect place – French lavender surrounded by Australian bush coupled with divine food and wine, what more could you ask for for a Frenchman marrying an Australian?
Although it proved sometimes difficult to organise a wedding from the other side of the world, Lana and Vincent knew that the venue had the natural beauty that required minimal extra effort which eased such challenges. Lana designed her perfect dress and had it made in Geneva, even sourcing the french lace herself – whilst Vincent had his tailor make his beautiful suit for the occasion.
With 40 degree summer days in the lead up, the day itself was a dramatic day of weather. Heavy rain in the morning and monstrous winds during the ceremony. Lana and Vincent weren’t too worried by the weather – as the french saying goes “Mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux” (raining wedding, happy marriage) and the clouds made for some spectacular sky photos. Melbourne wedding photographer John Thomopoulos was just as excited by the weather conditions for the photos which certainly show in the final product.