Lynette and Darren had been waiting for the arrival of their Wedding Day with much anticipation. When they got engaged, little did they know that a pandemic was going to hit the world and play a big part in changing their wedding plans. With much patience though, they waited and persevered until they could have their beautiful, elegant, quintessential Sydney Wedding at the Blues Point Reserve.
When we first met face-to-face (of course it had to be on zoom as it was during lock down), they explained to me that all they want was a simple, non-fancy, non-cheesy, elegant wedding. I understood that this description of their dream wedding reflected exactly who they were as a couple. They wanted their special day to be focused on their love for one another, without the frills and fuss, intimately celebrated with just their nearest and dearest.
And they got exactly that on one beautiful early summer day...
The bride and groom were beaming with joy and pride throughout the day and their family and friends shared their joy, looking happy and relaxed. The ceremony was expertly delivered by the charismatic celebrant Michael from Simple Ceremonies. The great thing with having an intimate ceremony was that they had time to mingle with every single one of their guests before and after their ceremony. They had family and friends who live abroad and were unable to make it so they live streamed the ceremony. They were also able to have a little catch up chat with them over zoom afterwards!
Following their ceremony, before they headed off to the reception, we had plenty of time to explore the beautiful sites around Blues Point Reserve to take some intimate and candid bride and groom portraits. We walked around the lower and upper parts of the water front park of Blues Point Reserve, Henry Lawson Avenue, and Henry Lawson Reserve where there are plenty of lush greenery, beautiful stoned walls, and panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (this is what I would call quintessentially Sydney!) that we could use as backdrops to their portraits. I loved spending time with them - they were both so relaxed as we walked and talked, sometimes sitting down, enjoying a moment of peace and calm, and what a privilege it was to be seeing the joyful couple moments after they had just been pronounced husband and wife!
Congratulations again Lynette and Darren! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and joy!