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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 :)

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

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This church is breathtaking!

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Her smile says it all.

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A few portraits across the road in Hyde Park…

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

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

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

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

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

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Another crazy photobooth :)

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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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Louise & Todd | Wedding

Louise & Todd were married a few weeks ago on what turned out to be a gorgeous day, despite some terrible clouds in the morning.

I started out with the girls in Bondi Junction. Louise wore a stunning dress by Karen Willis Holmes!

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Hair & make up by the lovely ladies at Phoenix Lane!

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I loved the look on her face as she looked in the mirror for the first time!

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The ceremony was held at St Joseph’s in Edgecliff.

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The reception was held at the State Library, so we stopped by for a few quick portraits on the steps before the guests started arrivng for cocktail hour.

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Then just down the road to Hyde Park for a few by the fountain.

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I love the way she looks at him :)

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Vibe did an amazing job of getting the whole crowd on the dancefloor (I should note the next few shots were during dessert)

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Kami & Stephen | Wedding

Kami & Stephen’s wedding was a little extra special & I don’t mean to say that in a way that makes any other weddings sound less special…

A lot of photographers have a bit of a bucket list of things they want to shoot someday. Be it a country, specific venue or type of event. Big or small. Easily attainable or totally far fetched.

For me, one such list item, was to shoot a wedding at St Marys Cathedral.

Obviously being a wedding photographer in Sydney, it was really only a matter of time…and coincidently I’ll be shooting there again this weekend. Still, Kami & Stephen’s was the first & it gave me a buzz.

The day started off at the Shangri La hotel in the Rocks, with gorgeous views over the city & harbour while getting ready.

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Kami looked radiant and was just bursting with excitement moments before the ceremony.

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I’ve been inside a lot of churches and cathedrals all over the world in my travels, and this is right up there with the best of them!

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Being an American girl and an Irish boy, living in Australia somewhat temporarily, they wanted their wedding photos to include the big landmarks.

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The reception was held at Bel Mondo in The Rocks. I have to give a shout out to the incredible staff there. The food is just wonderful and the service incredible!!

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I love when the cake cutting doesn’t go quite to plan, when Stephen went to feed Kami a piece, a big chunk broke off and went straight down her dress. I love his reaction :)

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They really knew how to party!

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