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Bridal Photography at the State Library with Twice Blessed

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Bridal Photography at the State Library with Twice Blessed

Ever thought about a wedding shoot at the State Library? Well the girls from Twice Blessed did just that, and it was spectacular.

Despite its 150+ year history, the State Library Victoria and its spectacular spaces are still a well-kept secret sitting in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Known by local university students and academics within the building, few others have stepped foot through the Swanston Street columns and experienced the exciting labyrinth within.Twice Blessed in the Isabella Fraser Room State Library Victoria

The 20th of August however saw the identical twins, known professionally as Twice Blessed come in for a stunning bridal shoot. Taken through some of the most alluring spaces in the Library including the grand La Trobe Reading Room, above in the Domed Galleries and the purpose-built event space, the Isabella Fraser Room.

The day began early at 6am on-site for hair and makeup but it was certainly worth the effort. A formidable team made the day moving through the Library (in some gorgeous gowns) a breeze. Styling was undertaken by Styled by Bloom, makeup was done by LD Makeup Artistry and their hair by Gabrielle Roccuzzo.

This wasn’t the ladies’ first rodeo either, making use of all the neutral elements and beautiful features the library has to offer. Natural light streaming through the overhead dome in the La Trobe Reading Room, on top of the oak desks, with the external stone façade making for a classic architectural backdrop. The contrast of the heritage spaces with the elegant gowns made for an alluring spectacle.

Wedding Photography is available at the State Library through the weddings team at Showtime Event Group along with access to unique and publicly closed areas.


A big thank you to all the professional suppliers on the day;

Talent: Twice Blessed

Photographers: Karen Woo with Profoto Global & Nikon Australia

Makeup: Laura Difrancesco Makeup Artistry

Hair: Gabrielle Roccuzzo from Salon Gabrielle

Styling: Styled by Bloom

Jewellery: Temelli Jewellery

Gowns: Oglia Loro Couture


Keep up to date with the full shoot and further updates from the Twice Blessed team.