Catherine & Levente's beautiful sandstone Hunter's Hill Wedding in Winter
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Catherine & Levente’s beautiful sandstone Hunters Hill Wedding in Winter

Wedding #1 in Sydney, Wedding #2 in Budapest!

Catherine and Levente planned an absolutely beautiful Hunters Hill Wedding with a traditional service at Holy Name of Mary church. They then had a relaxed celebration at Banjo Paterson’s Cottage just down the road. In November they will celebrate with a wedding blessing in Budapest.

Catherine and Levente are professionals in the creative arts (ballerinas, coordinators and much more!). They met while working abroad. It was no surprise that they knew exactly how to ‘pose’ for the night photos. However, it didn’t take much for their true devotion and personalities to come out during this time. I asked Levente to tell Catherine what was going through his mind when she walked down the aisle. This is obviously a very emotional time and I was expecting an ‘awww’ or a tear. Levente whispered in Catherine’s ear something in Hungarian. They both burst out laughing. Apparently, he was thinking of a new goulash recipe!

Catherine’s wedding dress and veil were incredibly special. I will let her describe to you why. “My dress was first my grandmothers in 1958, then my mother wore it in 1983 with minimal alterations. It is silk taffeta and I have only changed the sleeves. The fabric was damaged by the 40 degree February day when my mother wore it. My veil is also special. I bought it here in Sydney and then carried it to Budapest. An acquaintance of Levi’s mum hand-embroidered the edges with traditional Hungarian motifs. It took 3 months and turned out beautifully.”

This Hunters Hill Wedding was very special to me also. It was the first time I was booked to photograph a wedding on my own wedding anniversary – June 22. Father Kevin even wished me a happy 17th Wedding anniversary which was lovely. The other reason is that Catherine and Levente have asked me to take portraits of them in Budapest, Hungary. We are going to explore this beautiful city which Levente calls home. I am just a little excited!!

Hunters Hill Wedding – All the Details

Wedding dress – Family heirloom. Dress alterations: Sew Special / Veil: The Bridal Atelier with Hungarian motifs embroidered in Budapest/ Bridesmaid’s dress: Nicole Michelle Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Ninewest / Bridesmaid’s shoes: Wittner / Flowers: The Village Florist / Make-up Artist: Nutrimetics / Rings: de Klerk Jewellers / Bridesmaid’s earrings: Osker / Ministers: Fr Kevin Bates and Fr Julian Wellspring / Venue – Ceremony: Holy Name of Mary Hunters Hill / Venue – Reception: Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant / Music – Ceremony: Family and friends – organist Jassen Rose / Music – Reception: Vibes AV & DJ / Cars: Family friend’s Vauhxall and LuxCar / Stationery – Invitation: Designed by Bride and Groom, printed by Vistaprint / Stationery – Booklet: Designed by friend Madeleine Soden, printed by ColourCorp / Cake: Art of Baking / Groomsmen’s suits: Rembrandt

Catherine waits to walk down the aisle in front of the beautiful Holy Name of Mary church at this Hunters Hill Wedding

Elegance as two professional ballerinas get married at Holy Name of Mary church at this Hunters Hill wedding

Bridesmaid and flowergirl hugs for the bride in front of the Holy Name of Mary church for this Hunters Hill Wedding

Catherine fixes her veil as she stands in the Holy Name of Mary church gardens at her Hunters Hill Wedding

Sandstone portraits for a bride and groom at their Hunters Hill Wedding, Holy Name of Mary Church

Cottage sandstone photos as the sun had gone down at this Hunters Hill Wedding

The only time for photos together was at night and these bride and groom portraits were so romantic and intimate at their Hunters Hill Wedding

A stunning image bride and groom portrait at the back of the Holy Name of Mary church, Hunters Hill Wedding

Stunning night photo of the bride walking back into the Holy Name of Mary church at this Hunters Hill Wedding

Cheers at Banjo Paterson's Cottage for Catherine and Levente at this Hunters Hill Wedding

A lovely vintage bridal car in front of Banjo Paterson's Cottage for their Hunters Hill Wedding reception

Catherine wore a vintage fur coat to keep warm at this winter Hunters Hill Wedding

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