My day started at the quirky boutique Hotel 1888 in Pyrmont for Amy’s preparations. As I only had to cover the bride’s side, this afforded me ample time to hang out with the girls as they put on their finishing touches and popped open some champagne. The room opened directly onto the street, hence a rather amusing entanglement with a passing buck’s party!

      The sun was really out in full force by this stage, so it was off to Centennial Park to find some shade under the trees flanking the duck pond. Here I found Daniel with his family and friends, awaiting the arrival of the girls. Amy looked stunning in her simple but elegant Akira Isogawa gown, contrasting beautifully with her striking red lipstick.

      After the ceremony beneath a flower adorned arbor (I learnt a new word!) and some chilled drinks beneath the trees, Amy, Daniel and I snuck off to find a suitably gritty and grimey street for some urban bridal photos. Kudos to Amy for being game enough to sit on top of a garbage bin! Trashing the dress on the wedding day is the new thing! After all, you only get to wear it once, right?!

      After a quick brush down, our final stop for the day was the popular farmhouse-cum-restaurant The Grounds of Alexandria, where more drinks, speeches and tears flowed until the stars bid our happy couple to the dance floor for their impressive rendition of the bridal waltz.

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      Congratulations to Amy and Daniel!

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      Mark at Gold Hat Photography, was an absolute legend. We grabbed a coffee with him in Bondi when we were back in Sydney in February for another friend’s wedding and gave him the job on the spot. He was really laid back, personable, professional and not only ‘got’ what we wanted (which I think was a challenge in itself) but seemed to be genuinely excited in helping us capture it.

      For the most part we barely knew he was there – I look back on the photos and think ‘how did you get that one, I didn’t even see you there?!’ – totally unobtrusive but always there to capture the best moments. Plus he’s REALLY tall, which helps eliminate any double chins 🙂

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      One fine day in a park not so far away…

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      From the grass to the grime…

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      Anyone hungry yet?

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      Enough talking… let’s dance!

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      The end… but also, the beginning…

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