Relaxed Athol Hall Wedding in Mosman by Gemma Clarke Photography
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Johanna and Luke’s Relaxed Athol Hall Wedding in Sydney

Stunning and Stylish Wedding with amazing views of Sydney

This December, my weddings involved couples with an association to Sweden. This relaxed Athol Hall Wedding on Sydney’s north side was no exception. Nestled in the National Park is a historic hall, Athol Hall which has arguably the best views of Sydney Harbour! On Wedding day we enjoyed a sunset, the beautiful city lights being turned on and the fireworks at 9.30pm! Johanna and Luke met whilst they were studying at a Swedish University. They’ve been together for 10 years which included periods of having to do long distance. Luke is Australian, originally from Perth and Johanna is from Sweden and they now reside near the beach on the north side of Sydney. Like my other Swedish wedding this month, the weather was absolutely fabulous and perfect to show off Sydney.

 

During the ‘first look’ between Johanna and Luke I noticed that Luke was speechless with how amazing his bride looked. You can see from the photos he cannot stop gazing at her! During the ceremony the two of them looked like they were in their own world. The Sydney Swedish Church Minister, Katja Lin was absolutely wonderful. Also, a big shout out to the amazing bridal party who were so much fun and came from all over the world.

 

Later in the night at this Athol Hall Wedding there was a Swedish tradition in full force. They say if the bride walks out of the room and leaves the groom alone then all the women in the room can go up to the groom and steal a kiss. When the groom leaves and the bride is left alone then the opposite is allowed. It is such a fun tradition and I must admit, Luke was a lucky boy as the women were very organised when Johanna left the room. I think every woman in the room was able to steal a kiss..on the cheek!

 

Athol Hall Wedding Details

 

Bride’s dress: Tara Keely from Eternal Bridal / Flowers: Whitehouse Flowers / Hair Artist and Make-up Artist: Simona Janek / Priest: Katja Lin / Venue: Athol Hall / Music: Jazz Fever / Cars: Diamond Wedding Cars  / Suits: Armani / Groomsmen’s ties: Drake’s / Shoes: Filippo Raphael from Edward Meller / Bridesmaids dresses: bought by the Bridesmaids in different countries / Stationery: Alex Walder / Cake: Indulge Me Cupcakes / Wedding rings: Diamond Emporium / Engagement ring: King Street Design / Marshmallow gifts: Amanda from Mallow Co

 

 

A beautifully detailed v-neck white lace wedding gown on a hanger Wedding invitations, and a pearl bracelet hanging from a gumnut branch Silver open toed bridal shoes A white gold engagement ring with a lace backdrop A bridesmaid having her makeup applied, four bridesmaids posing together, and a closeup of a bridesmaid's hair with a hairpiece A bride's gown, shoes and accessories laying on a bed Smiling bridesmaids look on as the bride gets ready Close up of bridesmaid lacing up a bridal gown A bride sees herself in a mirror as her bridesmaids smile in the background Bridesmaids helping a bride into her shoes A bride's mother and bridesmaid taking photos with their phones A smiling bride sitting on a bed holding a floral bouquet A smiling bride sitting on a bed A smiling bride sitting on a bed holding a bouquet A bride posing in a garden in front of a house A bride's mother smiles at her, and the back of a bride's dress and veil A bride poses with her bridesmaids A bride and her bridesmaids smiling and holding up their bouquets A bride, her mother, and bridesmaids clink champagne flutes together Two bottles of wine and a colourful bird amongst some flowers Boats on Sydney Harbour on a lovely blue day A groom in a dark suit with white shirt and blue tie stands with the Harbour in the background A closeup of a groom's accessories - tie, tie pin, pocket square and floral buttonhole A groom looks nervous as his bride approaches him from behind, about to see each other for the first time on their wedding day A bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day A bride and groom smile as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day A bride and groom share a kiss after seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day A bride and groom embrace with the city and harbour in the background A bride and groom holding hands and walking down steps A bride and groom walking down steps arm in arm A smiling bride and groom walking arm in arm A bride and groom walking across grass arm in arm with the city and Harbour in the background A bride and groom share an eskimo kiss will standing on a large rock near a tree with the city and harbour in the background A groom with his arm around his bride with the city and harbour in the background A bridal party standing against the background of a deep blue sky A groom and groomsmen standing on a ledge with their hands in their pockets A groom and groomsmen stand spaced apart around a ledge with the harbour in the background Wedding guests mingling outside Athol Hall The inside of Athol Hall with white tables and chairs setup for a wedding reception Table settings with a thank you gift at a wedding reception A card box and wedding gifts Table settings and decorations at a wedding reception White tables and chairs setup in Athol Hall Table settings and decorations at a wedding reception Wedding guests standing in the shade of trees with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background A band playing at a wedding The outside of Athol Hall on a sunny day A Swedish minister, a balcony with hanging lanterns and a wedding arch Bridesmaids and groomsmen walking down towards the wedding ceremony and the bride and groom following A bride and groom walk toward their wedding ceremony as their guests smile and look on Wedding guests watching the ceremony and a groomsman offering the groom the bride's ring A bride and groom holding hands at their ceremony A bride and groom kiss at their wedding ceremony as their guests clap An overall shot of an outdoor wedding ceremony An overall shot of an outdoor wedding ceremony A bride and groom hold hands at their wedding ceremony A kookaburra on a step outside Athol Hall A bride and groom holding hands and smiling at each other during their wedding ceremony A low shot of the flower petal "aisle" leading towards the bride and groom A bride and groom walk back down the aisle after their ceremony A group shot of a wedding party and their guests outside Athol Hall A smiling bride and groom embrace under some trees A smiling bride and groom holding hands underneath some trees A closeup of a bride and groom holding hands A bride and groom holding hands and walking, the bride looking back over he shoulder A silhouette of a bride and groom kissing under trees with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background A groom holds his bride close Wedding guests playing games A bridal party smiling and posing with their arms around each others shoulders A bride and her bridesmaids smiling and laughing Wedding guests talking amongst each other and a shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the balcony of Athol Hall The sun setting behind Sydney A bride and groom smile at each other while sitting at a table at their wedding reception Wedding guests taking photos of the Sydney sunset from the balcony of Athol Hall Wedding guests clinking their glasses and beer bottles together Wedding and engagement rings on a purple flower A wedding guest with her hands in the air as those around her smile Groomsmen give speeches as the bride and groom and guests look on Guests kiss the groom on the cheek when the bride leaves the room as is Swedish tradition Guests kiss the groom on the cheek when the bride leaves the room as is Swedish tradition Bridesmaids deliver a speech at a wedding reception Fireworks over the Sydney Opera House A guest hands a small Swedish flag to the bride A bride and groom share their first dance Guests dancing at a wedding reception Guests dancing together at a wedding reception Guests dancing at a wedding reception as the band plays A shot of a bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception taken through the door from outside of Athol Hall