Megan and Travis captured in iconic images at bush beach wedding

Wedding: 30/01/2016

Posted by Kellie | 24 July, 2016

Marrying near an iconic location certainly makes for amazing wedding photos.

In this case, Megan Christakakis, 31, and Travis Symons, 31, married at Torquay Surf Beach not far from the iconic “Pole House” located along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria. After the country couple said ‘”I do” on January 30, 2016, they jumped in their stretch hummer, chasing the Cadel Evans bike race to their stunning location shoots!

Their bush beach wedding took place in the same location the couple officially became boyfriend and girlfriend five years prior. “One hundred meters away from our ceremony, we got ready, a hanky each for our parents with words of love, Champagne to toast our wedding day success, and Gran’s good-luck hanky tucked away for any tears of joy,” explains Megan.

And along with those touching moments, their photoshoot will take your breath away. The Pole House has been an landmark in the region since the ‘70s, but was renovated a few years ago, revealing a new modern design. They also captured photos along the boardwalk, at the Round the Twist lighthouse and the swing bridge.

The couple celebrated their 120-guest reception at Lorne Beach Pavilion and spent their first night as husband and wife in The Pole House.

Photos courtesy of Epic Photography.





Roger David decked out the groom’s party in matching chinos and crisp white shirts. The look was completed with Fedora hats and bottle-brush boutonnieres.

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“After a king tide and the rain holding off I walked down the steps through the water to the man of my dreams,” recalls Megan.







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The couple invited their guests using a message in a bottle, hand-delivered.






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Megan’s stunning backless gown was found at Fairytales Bridal Boutique which she wore with a beachy down-do.






Incredible images of The Pole House were captured by Epic Photography.

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Anita’s Cakes and Bakes created a two-tier wedding cake combining the bush and beach theme.

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25 July, 2016

Alanna Perry says:

Such a stunning couple and day!!! Absolutely beautiful photos xxxx

25 July, 2016

Glen Glanvill says:

Absolutely amazing wedding. Amazing pics. Amazing locations. Amazing couple. Amazing day. One of the best days I have had. And this couple deserves all the good fortune that may come their way.

25 July, 2016

Yvonne Wood says:

I was privileged to be the Celebrant at this amazing wedding.
After meeting Megan and Trav at a Bridal Expo in January of last year, we had a beautiful journey together to reach the point that you see here in these spectacular photos taken by Epic Photography.
Everything about the day was special, from the relaxed wedding preparations in side by side cabins at the caravan park nearby, to the bride and her maids wading through a little creek created by an unexpected king tide, to the loving and poignant vows exchanged by the couple on the sands of Torquay Surf Beach.
All in all, a thoroughly delightful and incredible experience for all concerned.
Thanks for having me kids.
Can’t wait for the next exciting chapter in your lives xox

25 July, 2016

Yvonne Wood says:

I was privileged to be the Celebrant at this amazing wedding!
After meeting Megan and Travis at a Bridal Expo in the previous January, we shared a special and unique journey as we created a unique and personal ceremony for their day.
Everything about their day was incredible – from the relaxed and laid back preparations in their side by side cabins at the nearby caravan park, to the bride and her maids wading through water created by an unexpected king tide, to the romantic and poignant vows exchanged by the stunning bride and handsome and dashing groom on the sands of Torquay Beach.
Thanks so much for having me guys – I can’t wait for the next exciting chapter in your lives xox

25 July, 2016

Shannon says:

Makeup done by Kenna Beauty

26 July, 2016

Liz Symons says:

It was a lovely day, these young people had a beautiful wedding with all the trimmings and not a lot of cost, very proud of them, now they are having a family, couldn’t be happier!!!

27 July, 2016

Melbourne Simon says:

Very nice! It’s an epic house, with an epic set of wedding photos!

1 August, 2016

Trudi says:

What an amazing wedding and day starting off at Torquay then to Lorne for more celebrations. How great was it to give a big toot as we passed the pole house. Absolutely stunning photo’s.

1 August, 2016

Merrylynn Lloyd says:

This was a fabulous day from start to finish, so relaxed and fun filled! The love that surrounded these two was palpable!! it was a joy to be a part of their day.

1 August, 2016

Marisa says:

It was great to be a part of this wonderful day sharing the excitement and romantic ambiance with this beautiful couple. Everything was perfect and well enjoyed by all. Photos are amazing.

18 August, 2016

Julie Young says:

It was one of the most memorable weddings I have been to in a long time, perfect location, perfect day and of course the most amazing couple may all their dreams and wishes come true.

23 August, 2016

Megan Symons says:

Thank you all for your kind comments. It was a beautiful day with our most favourite people xo 🙂

30 August, 2016

hany says:

I love this so much

30 August, 2016

Brent says:

Amazing wedding in an amazing setting. The Great Ocean Road was the perfect backdrop for Megan & Trav’s big day. Special mention to the families of both bride & groom who worked tirelessly to make this the perfect day!

30 August, 2016

Jess says:


30 August, 2016

Nerissa says:

Beautiful day captured for beautiful people!

10 February, 2017

Tenille Callaghan says:

Stunning wedding for two beautiful people!!

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