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Patty & John | Wedding

Patty & John’s wedding was quite different for me. The entire ceremony and much of the reception were spoken in Korean and it completely changed the way I saw things for the day. I couldn’t rely on hearing beautiful words and anticipating a reaction, everything was visual, and it was incredible. One thing I know for certain is that love and laughter translate in every language!

Everyone got ready at the Shangrila Hotel in The Rocks. While I’ve done a few first looks in the past, it was the first time I’ve had a bride and groom actually get ready together. Admittedly, John left before Patty got into her dress, but it was very sweet to watch her putting on his bow tie :)

Shangrila Wedding Photographer: Amsale DressShangrila Wedding Photographers: Bridal detailsShangrila Wedding Photography: Bride having hair doneShangrila Sydney Wedding Photographer: Wedding outfitsShangrila Sydney Wedding Photographers: Bride dressing groomShangrila Sydney Wedding Photography: Groom leaving for ceremonySydney Wedding Photojournalist: Bride getting dressedContemporary Wedding Photographer: Bridal bouquet

The ceremony was held at St Mary’s Cathedral. Only a few weeks after Kami & Stephen’s wedding there!

St Marys Cathedral Wedding PhotographerSt Marys Cathedral Wedding Photographers: Bride walking down the aisleSt Marys Cathedral Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom during ceremony

This church is breathtaking!

St Marys Cathedral Sydney Wedding Photographer: AisleSydney Wedding Photojournalism: Catholic CeremonySt Marys Cathedral Sydney Wedding Photographers: Korean weddingSydney Wedding Photojournalist: Bride & Groom exiting churchSt Marys Cathedral Sydney Wedding Photography: CongratulationsSydney Wedding Photographer: Bride & Groom portraits outside church

Her smile says it all.

Sydney Wedding Photographer: Bride & Groom portraits outside church

A few portraits across the road in Hyde Park…

Hyde Park Wedding Photographer: Bridal party portraitsHyde Park Wedding Photographers: Bridal partyHyde Park Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom

We then headed down to Mrs Macquaries Chair for a few more with the big landmarks.

Sydney Wedding Photographers: Harbour BridgeSydney Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom with Harbour BridgeSydney Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom portraitsContemporary Wedding Photographers: Bridal partyThe Rocks Wedding Photographer: Bride & GroomThe Rocks Wedding Photographers: Bride & Groom

The reception was in the Grand Ballroom at the Shangrila Hotel.

Shangrila Hotel Wedding Photographer: Reception DetailsShangrila Hotel Wedding Photographers: CakeKorean Tea Ceremony Photographer: Reception

The reception incorporated a traditional Korean Tea Ceremony. So much colour!

Korean Wedding Photographer: Traditional tea ceremonyKorean Wedding Photographers: Traditional tea ceremonyKorean Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom in traditional dressKorean Tea Ceremony Photographers: Catching chestnuts

John had to carry Patty around the room as a symbol that he would always take care of her.

Korean Tea Ceremony Photography: Groom carrying bride & mothersShangrila Hotel Wedding Photograph: First dance

One thing for certain, the Koreans know how to party :)

Modern Wedding Photographer: Gangnam styleModern Wedding Photographers: MC's with DJModern Wedding Photography: DancefloorContemporary Wedding Photography: Party

Another crazy photobooth :)

Sydney Wedding Photobooth

Patty & John, I hope you had the best day ever! I certainly had an amazing time capturing it for you xx

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  1. Dale Lempa December 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Timeless imagery; well done.

  2. Nic Skerten December 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Love the B&W of the bride and groom walking back down the aisle. Great shot!