Couple’s name: Andrew & Michelle
Location of ceremony: Captain Henry Waterhouse Reserve, Kirribilli NSW
Theme or colour: Garden – (Powder pink, gray/silver and ivory)
Dress code: Festive/cocktail: Andrew and Michelle invited their guests to join in the wedding’s color palette by wearing a shade of powder pink, silver and/or grey
Feel of Ceremony: ‘That it feels like a party. We want to offer guests champagne on arrival, and want our guests to feel free to laugh, applaud and interact with us during our ceremony.’
Bride’s dress: Pronovias Pompeya
Flowers: Pale pink and ivory roses
Photographer: Florent Vidal Photojournalist
Music: Down the aisle - Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood / Recessional Feeling Good by Michael Buble
Bride walked down aisle with: Mum, dad and brother
Vows: wrote their own and surprised each other with them on the day
Poem / Readings: Ireland (11yrs old) I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg
Ritual: Balloon release - We released the baloons at the end of the ceremony, everyone held a balloon, made a special wish for Andrew and Michelle’s married life, and on the count of 3 everyone let them go. The pale pink balloons looked magnificent floating up into the cloudless blue sky.
Reception: Wolfies Heritage Room, The Rocks
The Ceremony: Andrew and Michelle’s wedding ceremony was held at one of my favourite ceremony locations in Sydney, Captain Henry Waterhouse Reserve, Kirribilli. This reserve boasts spectacular waterfront views of the Sydney Opera House, the city and the harbour bridge.
Andrew and Michelle live in the US so we created their entire ceremony and attended to the legal side of things over Skype and email. The week before the wedding they arrived in Sydney with Andrew’s 5 year old son August. We met, completed the necessary paperwork and had a rehearsal. It was so much fun. Andrew and Michelle are a super easy going couple and new exactly how they wanted to celebrate their day.
The vows that they wrote to each other were some of the most beautiful and moving vows I have heard – and I’ve heard a few!!
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés at the reserve, then a private ferry picked them up at Jeffrey St wharf which took them on a ride on Sydney Harbour, followed by an intimate reception at Wolfies in The Rocks.
Andrew and Michelle soooo in love! Check out their testimonial here
Andrew and Michelle sooooo in love! Check out their testimonial here