Summerfields Estate Open Day!

Summerfields Estate Open Day!

Summerfields Estate and Country House in Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula is one of our favourite wedding venues! The beautiful Hamptons style weather-boarded house with it’s olive groves, lake and driveway offers many photo opportunities! They are having their annual open day on Sunday 5th July between 11am and 3pm so if you are looking for a wedding venue which offers a country house experience then this is for you! You will have the opportunity to have a look around the house and gardens and meet their friendly staff along with other wedding suppliers showcasing their services. We shall be there and will have our sample albums on display so you can see this stunning venue in print!  ...

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Melissa & James

Melissa & James

We always love a wedding at Summerfields but Autumn is a special time of year with it’s soft golden light just at the right time for our couples’ photos! Once again on this particular weekend we were blessed with beautiful weather for Melissa and James’s special day. Melissa’s preparations took place at her parent’s house and we had plenty of time for photos in their gorgeous garden decorated by Melissa’s Mum and with the added swing seat made my James’s Dad. Lots of tears flowed as Melissa’s Dad saw her in her wedding dress for the first time! Felicity Kerr performed the ceremony and then after a few family groups we took Melissa and James down to the lake and the big oak tree for their photos. Melissa was lucky enough to wear two dresses for her big day along with a choice of 3 pairs of shoes but then you can never have enough shoes! She decided to wear a shorter dress for their dance and after what has been probably the most unusual bridal dance we have seen, we now know why! We did a second mini-shoot in the olive grove as the sun was setting and the style of dress gives the photos a totally different feel! They had great party-loving guests who enjoyed the photo booth and their friend took to the stage to sing a few songs along with the band Popcorn. The evening wrapped up with a guard of honour which is always fun to try and...

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Heidi & Will

Heidi & Will

As they were having a winter wedding Heidi & Will decided to order their day a little bit differently. They wanted to take advantage of the lovely grounds at Summerfields Country House whilst it was still light so they had their wedding shoot before the ceremony! We have had a few weddings where the couple’s pictures have been before the ceremony and whilst not every bride and groom are comfortable with it there are some circumstances where it can be an advantage to timings. As an added bonus the couple can also spend a little bit longer together on their special day! We arranged for Will to be waiting in the great hall of the main house and then he turned around to see the lovely Heidi approaching so it didn’t take anything away from the groom seeing his beautiful bride for the first time! We were able to take advantage of a break in the weather and although the ground was wet we were still able to get some great backdrops and amazing skies. Just as well we did as by the time the ceremony was over it was dark and pouring with rain! Summerfields has a lovely interior so it’s also one venue we never worry about what it’s doing outside! They had a great day surrounded by friends and family from near and far. Will’s sister and Heidi’s brother flew in from the UK and other friends attended from Canada and Denmark! Heidi and Will gave their guests the beautiful chocolate sculpture from Sisko Chocolate Design Studio and after they had the first tasting their guests provided great entertainment breaking it down during the evening. The solid chocolate ball which was the last remaining piece proved to be challenging to break up! Heidi and Will enjoyed a couple of nights at Summerfields before heading up to Queensland with their overseas friends to carry on the celebrations.    ...

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Heidi & Will

Heidi & Will

Sneak Peek….. Heidi and Will were married last weekend at Summerfields Country House on the Mornington Peninsula. As their wedding was being held late afternoon and in winter they chose to have their photo shoot before the guests arrived.  This was a good idea as not only was it dark by the time the ceremony ended but it was also pouring with rain! We were able to take advantage of a dry spell that day and ended up with some amazing skies as another band of rain came in. Here is one shot from their special day and the rest will be revealed once they are back from their honeymoon in a hopefully slightly warmer Queensland!  ...

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Krystal & Nathan

Krystal & Nathan

We celebrated Australia Day with Krystal and Nathan at their wedding at Summerfields Country House in Bittern. They had spent a long time planning their special day and it all paid off as everything went smoothly making them feel nice and relaxed on the day. Krystal said that having time to build a relationship with her suppliers really helped and she had felt confident that it was going to be a great day! The ceremony was performed by a family friend and then afterwards we had a walk around the estate stopping to take photos in the driveway, olive grove and down by the lake. Their little girl Willow and her cousin had the enormous task of looking really cute for the day, which wasn’t difficult for them! It was nice to see some familiar faces during the day with Martin from Bogart’s Limousines providing the transport and DJ Peterd with the sounds for the day. Their friends loved the photo booth in the evening and made full use of the props provided and Krystal enjoyed dancing to one of her favourites…Time Warp! Here is a selection of images from their day and they are now looking forward to their honeymoon at the beginning of March....

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