Alex & Jay’s wedding on the harbour was an exercise in style and sophistocation. The very definition of an “uptown” wedding complete with string quartet at the ceremony in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The harbour is always a stunning backdrop to any occasion, but on this day nothing could take away from the glow eminating from Alex as she was walked down the aisle by Dad Michael.
As they say, “when in Rome…” so we made the most of the harbour while we were in the Gardens and had a fabulous and chilled photo shoot as we all strolled along the waters edge up to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, taking in all the beauty the harbour had to offer us. After great shots on the harbour, we made our way into the Rocks for shots at one of my absolute fave spots on Harrington St. Then down to Dawes Point for those iconic shots that would have been remiss of me to exclude.
The weather held off all day which made for perfect light for photos on the water wherever we went. Once Alex & Jay were all photo’d out, DeDe’s at Abbostford rounded out the night with a wonderful reception. After a few teary moments during the speeches were avoided (nice going Eliza), bridesmaid Kath Haling wowed the crowd with a perfomance of a song she crafted especially for Alex and Jay. Any tears saved in the speeches weren’t spared during Kath’s performance. It was nothing short of moving. I felt genuinely blessed to have been present to experience it. Kath has released her own country album which is available on iTunes and cdbaby.com and she hopes that the song she penned for Alex and Jay will feature on the next album. Check out Kaths website: www.kathhaling.com The new video “Not Stopping Here” is also on YouTube.
In keeping with the swapping best man theme, another big thanks to Craig and Louise whos wedding I shot on THAT 40+ degree day in Feb. Jay was Craig’s best man and Craig returned the favour today. Great to catch up with you guys and thanks again for the recommendation!
Alex’s Dress – by Karen Willis Holmes
Bridesmaids – by Collections at Myer
Groomsmen – by Sturlings formal wear
Entertainment and/or DJ – Black express
Cake – Lisa at cakes, covers and candlesticks
Floral Artist – Flowers to be
Caterers/Reception venue – Dedes restaurant
Ceremony Set up/decorations – cakes, covers and candlesticks
Honeymoon destination – TAHITI !!!!