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DIY Wedding in Sydney Harbor

My favorite part of these weddings are the backstories. Like this pair who, in a very poignant move, decided to marry in the same church as the Bride’s parents and even snapped a photo in the place her father proposed to her mother. Take all that sentimental weight, add your closest friends and family and you have yourself one heartfelt affair. Just take a look at Matthew Land’s photos of the day!

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From Matthew Land StudiosA beautiful, family-centered wedding at a historic church above Sydney Harbor. Family set up the tent, prepared the church, performed live music and the ceremony while friends stepped in helping with flowers (Merrymount, credited for flowers is a bridesmaid), center pieces and hair & makeup. Nicky and Mike were married at the same beautiful church as her parents were and even took photos at Camp Cove Beach where her father had proposed. As a Seattle wedding photographer, flying to Sydney to escape our winter for a few weeks in their summer was perfect. Nicky and Mike are the perfect couple and I think these photos reflect a little bit of that. Their wedding was perfect even with the unforeseen hiccup when the limo carrying the bridal party through the Sydney Harbor Tunnel got a flat a half hour before the reception — underground!

Photography: Matthew Land Studios | Floral Design: Merrymount | St Michael's Anglican Church, Vaucluse: Church

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Intimate Wedding on Cooroy Mountain

It doesn’t get much better than a secluded, intimate wedding. And these sunny yellow nuptials on Cooroy Mountain are further proof that if you’re surrounded by nature and all the people you love, the recipe for all-out gorgeousness is pretty much guaranteed. Karen Buckle captured some cute as can be moments from the day. You can see all the loveliness here.


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From the Bride… Sean proposed to me shortly after his return from working overseas for 18 months. Our long distance relationship had been extremely difficult but had further proven to both of us how strong our love for each other was. We decided to have a long engagement and two years later it was time for our special day. We are both very laid back people and didn’t want to have a huge, expensive wedding. We decided to plan for a stress-free, intimate celebration with our closest family and friends. Of course it was difficult not involving all of our extended family and friends but everyone was very supportive and understanding of our decision. We chose to hold the day at a holiday house in the Cooroy Mountains which allowed us to have the ceremony, reception and accommodation all in the same place. This was a huge bonus for us and added to the seamless running of the day. Guests were able to begin the celebrations whilst we had our photos (also on the property). As the house is set on 100 acres and has a few bedrooms we were able to have most of the guests stay the night to continue with breakfast the next day. As the wedding was on a private property we completed all of the planning, styling, catering and preparing ourselves. Although this seemed like a big job, we had lots of willing helpers and it actually added to the excitement of the day. One of my sister’s friends did an amazing job of helping out during the day which allowed our guests to relax and enjoy themselves without having to be put to work. It was an amazing day that ran perfectly without any problems! It was so nice to share it with our closest loved ones and we felt lucky that we were able to spend quality time with each and every guest. We couldn’t have asked for a better, more ‘’us’’ day! Receiving our amazing photos a few weeks after the event allowed us to relive our special day and share it with our family and friends. Karen did an amazing job and allowed those that weren’t there a true picture of what the day looked and felt like.

Photography: Karen Buckle Photography | Flowers: Suncoast Flowers | Hair: Rolling Scissors | Celebrant: Weddings With Kristy | Makeup: Ultimate Makeup | Private Home: The Hill House - Cooroy Mountain

Intimate Rooftop Wedding

This is one of those weddings where every last moment is so very, very awesome, you’re not even sure how to explain just how amazing it is.  You know the one - it’s the perfect mix of seriously stylish + elegant with a bride and groom who really know how to throw a fabulous party.  Add to that a gallery full of jaw-droppingly gorgeous images from Aparat photography and, well… happy Tuesday, indeed.

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From Aparat Photography… Bec and David’s wedding at a rooftop bar in Melbourne’s CBD, was an intimate affair of around 60 guests. Under a high ceiling with sweeping views of the city seen through the tall glass walls, a single long table was adorned with flowers and candles running down the middle.

An emotional ceremony was held, before everyone sat down to a cozy dinner and later danced the night away as the sun set behind the city’s skyscrapers. There was no cake or bridal waltz and Bec was walked down the aisle by her best friend. This was not about following any strict traditions, but more about being surrounded by their nearest and dearest.

Bec and Dave are a couple with so much soul and energy and we were caught up in their day and found ourselves so overjoyed to see them marry. Two very kind-hearted and welcoming people who instantly put anyone they meet at ease (Bec embraced us so warmly when we first met). This was as genuine a marriage as you could get and this is what makes our job so wonderful, documenting these stories.

Photography: Aparat Photography | Videography: Zephyr Productions | Floral Design: Des Willis - Flowers Vasette | Wedding Gown: Rachel Gilbert | Rings: Pilkington Jewellers | Groom's Attire: Pierucci | Groom's Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Alto Event Space | Groom's Tie: Declic | Make Up And Hair: Luna - Miss Fox