Artwork by Chelsea Meatchem
The lush Glasshaus Nursery in Cremorne is one of my favourite venues in Melbourne, and was the perfect location for Chris & Ash’s beautiful summer wedding. It was such a heartfelt ceremony. I will never forget Chris’s face when he saw Ash walking down the aisle. I was literally holding back tears from behind my camera. You could tell everyone in attendance was really special to Chris & Ash. The entire day was a fun celebration of their love & journey together as a couple. I am so happy I was able to be a part of it.
I have known Chris for a very long time. We met in art school when we were just 18 years old. We lost touch over the years and reconnected years later through Facebook. When he contacted me to ask if I would photograph his wedding I was thrilled.
Chris & Ash are a gorgeous couple and have the loveliest story of how they met. Chris has worked as a tour guide on sailing boats in Croatia for many years. Ash was travelling overseas with a girlfriend and happened to be a guest onboard one of Chris’s boats. Ash immediately caught Chris’s eye when she stepped foot on his boat that summer. They had an instant connection and after Ash left the boat to continue her travels through South America, Chris contacted her to see if she wanted to be his plus one to a wedding he was attending in Vancouver! Ash thought, why not? They attended the wedding together & not long after they decided to meet up in New York for their first “proper” date. The rest is history. They couldn’t get enough of each other and now they are married!
Chris now runs his own business ‘Koda Sail’ and runs tours during the Croatian summer. You can check it out here!