When I first caught up with Chelsea she told me the kind of wedding photography she was looking for: relaxed, candid, natural, friendly. Then when I started talking about my own style of work, they all matched perfectly. Chelsea’s a very driven person but definitely knows how to laugh (even at herself) and after the first meeting I had a great feeling about this wedding!
The big day was no exception. Geoff was super-cool and relaxed the whole morning. So relaxed he wrote his speech while everyone else was getting ready. And Chelsea was down at Pier One Hotel Sydney getting ready with the amazing Stacey McPherson Makeup.
Then it was off to Mosman for a stunning ceremony overlooking Sydney Harbour at Sergeants Mess. One thing the couple didn’t want with their wedding photography was a long drawn-out day of spending hours taking formal, bridal photos. I understand that (and get asked this more often now days!) so we quickly walked up the road around Sergeants Mess as the sun was setting and still captured some stunning bridal images.
After that it was back to the reception for some time to relax, enjoy their moment and celebrate with friends & family – and laugh! So many laughs!
A few of the incredible suppliers on the day are listed below. Check them out!
Ceremony & Reception Venue || Sergeants Mess
Flowers || Lavande Designs
Wedding Dress || Augusta Jones
Make-up & Tan || Stacey McPherson
Cake || The Dainty Baker
Videography || In A Maze Films
It was such a special day and so beautiful to be a part of, I’ll let my wedding photography do the talking – below is a selection of images I really love.
Wedding Rings and timber always look great together!
Geoff’s stylish suit with dark blue tie
A little tense before the big day?
Groom doing some finishing touches to his speech.
Chelsea gave Geoff a wedding day gift of a new watch. Seems he likes it!
Chelsea getting some last minute touch-up’s by Stacey McPherson Makeup
The stunning, elegant wedding dress by Augusta Jones
This looks like one of those posed wedding “laughing” photos – but it was all real laughs here! Such a great group of girls.
Nothing says bridesmaids like champagne!
Pier One Hotel had these fantastic outdoor gardens which were a perfect place for some details images of shoes & a ring.
Selfie’s all round
Bride reflection after putting on her wedding dress
I said the day was full of laughs, this was no different!
A stunning simple bridal portrait, with all natural light – the best kind.
Love the flowers provided by Lavande Designs, which match the lace on the wedding gown perfectly
All dressed up & all smiles!
Bride & Groom sharing a moment during their wedding ceremony.
Sergeants Mess is located at Mosman with an amazing view over Sydney Harbour
Sydney skyline with bride and groom
Not a bad spot to share your first kiss as husband and wife!
The images straight after the first kiss are always special for me. It’s so real and emotional!
The bridal party photo.
When the sunlight’s this good, even a car park looks beautiful!
Although we didn’t have a lot of time for our bridal photos, the grounds around Sergeants Mess were great!
B&W traditional wedding image, with a little flare.
I couldn’t wipe that smile away all day!
Chelsea was pretty excited that her wedding dress had pockets, so of course we needed to get some photos!
The outside of Sergeants Mess with it’s worn, natural timber looks fantastic in photos.
Smiles & Laughs!
Detail shot of the setup in Sergeants Mess
The bridal table was lined with smile white flowers
Wishing Well & Gift table
Bridal table at Sergeants Mess
The awesome marble wedding cake by The Dainty Baker
It’s simple moments like this that make a wedding & being able to capture them!
The first dance
After the bride & groom, this guy was the life of the party! He was dancing with anybody and outlasted the youngsters on the dance floor!