Maggie & Felix – Park Hyatt

Pretty in pink was an appropriate theme for the intimate wedding of Maggie and Felix.  The ceremony and reception were held at the elegant Park Hyatt in Sydney.  Maggie looked absolutely stunning in her gorgeous tulle layered wedding gown, red manolo blahnik and roses flowing through her hair in lovely shades of pink.  With the assistance from Sweet Art wedding planner the wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful.  Touches of pink decorated the room at every turn from the 8 tiered wedding cake covered in pink roses to the lovely floral arrangements and the delicious lolli table full of pink macaroons and other yummy sweets.  It was a magical evening for the newlyweds which they will always remember.  Enjoy the photos from their special day and visit our gm photographics YouTube channel to view the entire day slideshow.

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A vintage wedding at Bendooley Estate, Berrima… featured in Bride to Be Magazine

A gorgeous wedding held at Bendooley Estate in Berrima by our stunning couple – Maryanne & Louis. Take a peek at the article featured in this month’s edition of Bride to Be Magazine…on sale now.  Wearing a breathtaking gown by Jenny Packham and shoes by Vera Wang this is a wedding with style and elegance. A beautiful couple who are so in love. Read all about it here…

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Prue & Matt – Quay Restaurant

The very happy and loving couple Prue and Matt truly celebrated their beautiful wedding in style.  The boys kicking off the day with a bit of rugby in the park while the girls were getting dolled up at Pier One Sydney Harbour.  The bride and groom held their lovely ceremony at the Garrison Church in Millers Point.  We loved Prue’s unique choice of blush rose coloured wedding gown by Karen Willis-Holmes she looked incredible!  The bridesmaids wore white floor length dresses with blush rose accents which complimented the bride perfectly.   Preceding the ceremony the newlyweds and bridal party were driven to the botanical gardens for photos in amazing vintage jaguars by Always Classic Cars.  The reception at Quay Restaurant in circular quay was spectacular, guests enjoyed amazing food including delicious wedding cake by Brooks Bakery and jaw dropping views of the Sydney Opera House.  We hope you like the photos below from the day and to view the entire day slideshow please visit our gm photographics YouTube channel.

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Location We Love: Sydney Opera House

Fast Facts

Where is it? On Sydney Harbour, a 10 minute walk from Circular Quay
Portrait styles: Glamorous, contemporary, artistic
Our favourite time of the day at the Opera House: night time when it’s lit up and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is twinkling in the background

Known for being one of Sydney’s major tourist attractions, the Opera House offers so much for portraits and wedding photography. It gives images a sense of place and grandeur, and looks stunning at any time of the day.

For Portraits

Because of its interesting architecture, there are so many ways to take photographs here. For a family photo or an engagement shoot, the stairs are the perfect place to start as those incredible sails rise up behind and dominate the background. Photos taken like this look great in black and white (for a more dramatic or romantic effect) or in colour (there’s just something so iconic about that building set in front of a deep blue sky).

For Weddings

Opera Point Marquee (located inside the Opera House and boasting views of the harbour) hosts superior receptions with help from Matt Moran’s ARIA Catering. The elegant space lends itself to a variety of themes and has always photographed for us impeccably. The images we’ve captured for couples here have always oozed the sophistication the space supplies. Ceremonies can also take place outside Opera Point Marquee, with the water, bridge and Rose Bay creating the ideal backdrop.

For wedding photography before or after the reception, we love to take plenty of snaps of our couples strolling along the promenade with the Opera House in the background. At night, there’s nothing classier than photographing the bride and groom under the streetlights with the harbour bridge in the background. We can’t think of a more magnificent Sydney location!

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It’s All in the Details

One of the things we love about Sydney weddings is how brides and grooms go that extra mile with their details, really bringing their ceremony and reception to life. This also makes their wedding stand out from the crowd – when a couple’s personality shines through, we can capture some really special moments. These are often the photographs our clients fall in love with the most when they come in for their initial viewing.

The idea of adding personal details to a wedding can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a little cheat sheet we’ve written up based on weddings we’ve photographed in the past. These elements of the ceremony and/or reception have created brilliant photo opportunities and have been enjoyed by all in attendance.

Why not:

  • Wear a bright coloured pair of shoes under your wedding dress – they look stunning in contrast to all the white
  • Choose a theme that means something to you both (eg. sports, the ocean, travel, nature, books, music, food, wine) – don’t go overboard with it but instead incorporate it into elements such as the seating chart, place cards, wishing well, table numbers, invitations, programs or bonbonerie
  • Give some attention to the ‘getting ready’ phase of the day – that means hanging your dress on a gorgeous hanger, allowing us access to your bridal jewellery and shoes, and (if you’re getting ready at home or your parents’ home) telling us about sentimental areas in the house that we could shoot in
  • Write your own vows – words written by you and coming from the heart will have everyone in tears or make them laugh (perfect for the camera!)
  • Consider forgotten areas – make time to explore your ceremony and reception venues so you can take note of any corners that need decorating, vases that need filling or blank walls that could use some love and creativity

Our clients continually inspire us and awe us with their talents for organising beautiful, unique weddings. Take a look through these photos and you’ll see what we mean!

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