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Romantic Sydney Oceanside Inspiration

When I get married, I can only hope my wedding looks half as beautiful as this breathtaking photo shoot. From the soft lighting and romantic florals, to the picture-perfect setting and adorable cake, I’m completely obsessed with every detail that Whitney Heard Photography caught on camera. Excuse me while I spend the rest of the day admiring all the pretty.


From Dominique FlowersThe hazy shades of dusk, in shimmering gold, pink and blush, from the sun setting over the white cliffs of Mackenzies Bay were the inspiration found for this airy and romantic bridal editorial. The azure ocean blues of Tamarama and gentle movements of the sea, the bride resplendent in her frothy, like ocean foam, tulle gown and grounded by the strength of her groom’s love, just like the solid rocks they stand upon. The bride’s hair softly tousled, silk ribbons tied to the foraged garden bouquet and calligraphy inscribed chiffon billowing with the ocean’s breeze.

Airy greens, adorned with old-world roses, and gauzy fabrics layer the dining table, their edges casually unfinished. Open weave plant-dyed napkins, slightly marbled in colour, and antique silverware, tied in pairs with delicate silk ribbon, are set upon gilded menus and hand-made dinnerware, with a marine-inspired lace design, to signify the bond shared during the couples first meal together, as husband and wife.

The bride and groom lovingly embrace to watch the sun drop below the cliffs. The two-tiered cake, decorated with a floral design in soft watercolour strokes, as sweet as their love, to be enjoyed with vintage champagne coupes of bubbly Billecart-Salmon Rose. A perfect ending to an even more perfect day.

Photography: Whitney Heard Photography | Wedding Gown: Lisa Gowing | Cake: Sweet Art | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Make Up: Cathy Tolpigin | Hair: Kristine Bisson Hair | Calligraphy: Floralovely | Tux: Crane Brothers | Cliff Side: Floralovely | Co-Styling: Whitney Heard Photography | Florals And Styling: Dominique Flowers | Millinery: Blair Nadeau Millinery | Photo Lab: The Find Lab | Ribbon: Silk & Willow

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Elegant + Romantic Sydney Wedding

From the Bride’s stunning lace gown, to the seriously stare-worthy reception, this wedding is truly something special. A family-centered celebration, this gorgeous affair is overflowing with the beautiful Sydney as a backdrop and one lucky-in-love duo. Jonathan Wherrett captured it all and it’s waiting for you in the gallery.


From Jonathan WherrettAbout a year ago, I was contacted by Shirley (the bride) who had been drawing inspiration from weddings on Style Me Pretty. She had stumbled upon a wedding I shot and contacted me to shoot her special day. I was excited about the prospect of shooting an inner-city wedding, and as Shirley and Daniel’s wedding day unfolded I was blown away by every detail.

From her stunning fitted lace gown and veil designed by Steven Khalil, to the reception at Quay Restaurant with some of the best views of Sydney I’ve ever seen, this wedding was something special. The venue was beautifully styled by She Designs with no detail unconsidered.

With many of Daniel’s family flying in from China especially for the wedding, there were many emotional moments. It was incredibly family-centered and Shirley and Daniel were very intentional about making the day amazing for their guests.

Married in the stunning St Marks Darling Point in the heart of Sydney, this wedding reflects the greatest attractions of Sydney in a creative, elegant and beautiful way.

Photography: Jonathan Wherrett | Event Styling: She Designs | Floral Design: Jordine Botanic | Wedding Dress: Steven Khalil | Ceremony: St Marks Darling Point | Reception Venue: Quay Restaurant | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Zimmermann | Makeup: Filomena Natoli | Hair: Zimmermann | Groom's Suit: Roger Zimma

Vintage Chic Spring Wedding in Sydney

This vintage chic affair? Well, it’s a new favorite. Beginning with the Bride’s adorable VW escort to their beachside nuptials, every detail essentially what seaside dreams are made of. With a love that is palpable and a beauty that defines relaxed elegance, you can see it all unfold through the lens of SugarLove Weddings in the full gallery!


From the beautiful Bride…Jack organized an amazing proposal at Bathers Pavilion in Balmoral. He had organized the top balcony just for us. I was so shocked that when I got out there, I said “wow, they’ve set this up so nicely for someone”. The next thing I knew he was down on one knee and I had mascara running down my cheeks with such joy. I immediately said yes and we enjoyed some champagne while watching the sun set. He then lead me downstairs to the private dining room where both of our parents and sisters with their husbands were waiting for a surprise. Jack had told them that it was a surprise dinner for my birthday. No one believed him but his sister, who brought me a present. The lead up to the wedding was really relaxed and we enjoyed celebrating with friends and family. We were so beyond flattered with how excited everyone was.

We wanted a very relaxed, casual beachy vibe and thought the venue and styling suited it perfectly.

Our favorite moment was becoming husband and wife of course! or Wife and Wife, or Husband and Husband!)

We will never forget the ceremony. When you’re standing up there you completely forget that there are 120 people staring at you. But when you look out, you’re completely flawed that all of your family and friends are there to support and celebrate with you.

Marriage means spending every day with your best friend and knowing that you get to wake up and lay beside them every night.

The wedding dress was from Sarah Janks in Mosman. I knew as soon as I tried it on that it was the one for me. The shop assistant made me try on more just to be sure but I kept going back to the first one and never looked back. I absolutely loved how elegant yet simple it was (and very easy to dance in!)

At the rehearsal I was so nervous of thinking that on the day I wouldn’t say the right thing and I think I stuffed up the words about 5 times. Then on the day of the wedding we were in the middle of saying the vows, and jack said “with this wing, I wed” the whole crowd including myself was in stitches and now provides all of jacks friends with countless years of wing jokes.

The best advice that we could give was that we made a rule that we wouldn’t talk about the wedding in bed so we weren’t fussing over flower details and colours of invitations before going to sleep.

Other than that, enjoy the lead up and take the time on the day to soak it all in.

Photography: SugarLove Weddings | Flowers: Justine Rose | Ceremony Venue: St Swithun's Anglican Church | Reception Venue: Moby Dicks | Brides Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Rings: Larsen Jewellery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmermann | Catering: Moby Dicks | Hair & Makeup: Eternal Elegance | Grooms Suit: Country Road | Groomsmen Suits: Country Road | Bridal Gown: Sarah Janks | Brides Veil & Hairpiece: Sarah Janks | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Rhodes & Beckett | Guest Transport: Beach Wheels | Jewellery/Accessories: Samantha Wills | Music: The White Tree | Stationery Designs: Senna Jean Designs | Transport: Kombi Style

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