There are people who run away from the camera and then there are people who are drawn to being a natural performer in front of the camera. Thomas and his family are natural performers in front of the camera. Once they see the lens pointed at them they are ‘ON’ and you will see a different character come out each time! By knowing this I was able to play along and really bring out the personalities of Tina and Thomas because of my willingness to encourage the ‘crazy’ so to speak! Their choice was a gorgeously styled Wedding in the Rocks at a small sandstone church and then the gorgeous Italian Village.
We had a very full day of laughs and I think a little romance snuck in there too! We walked from the church to Observatory Hill and had a photo with another bride and groom, we met a guy on his Bucks’ celebrations and had hilarious photos with them and enjoyed ice cream with ‘Mr Whippy.’ We also played children’s games to encourage more posing. Tina told me at the end of the session “who needs props!”
As we entered the gorgeous Italian Village on the Sydney Harbour Waterfront I wondered if we had walked into a flower market – the room was amazingly decorated with many floral arrangements and I felt like I was back in the Umbrian region of Tuscany with the gorgeous buildings! A huge shoutout to Seed Flora for the amazing floral decorations and bouquets and also the Cake Salon for the gorgeous naked wedding cake.
Dress by Luv Bridal / Flowers by Seed Flora / Hair Artist – Natalie Callaghan – Chic Hair Boutique / Minister – Father Walter Fogarty (from their local Parish St Monica’s Richmond) / Ceremony – St Brigid’s Church, Miller’s Point / Reception – Italian Village, The Rocks / Cars – Silver Cloud Wedding Cars / Suits – Herringbone and MJ Bale / Shoes – Shoes of Prey (Bride) and Aquila (Groom) / Bridesmaid dresses – Briony Leigh Bridal / Stationery – Event Angels / Blackboards – Ashdown & Bee / Cake – Cake Salon / Jewels – Kate Spade earrings / Rings designed by GN Designer Jewellers in Melbourne / Hair Accessory – Redesigned by Carissa May from the hair-comb Tina wore on her first communion, to include the flower detail from her dress.