The morning started off with the girls at the majestic Sir Stamford Hotel in the heart of Sydney. As soon as we entered the hotel suite, our ears were serenaded with soothing instrumental music and in front of us sat our gorgeous bride, Haley. The bride decorated her hotel suite with gorgeous butterfly paper cut outs and a banner that read, “Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After” On the tables and chaise laid the girls’ shoes, jewellery and accessories all beautifully displayed for the cameras.
The lovely bride took us aback by her amazing wedding schedule. It was so detailed that it filled a very impressive 14 pages, in size 10 font! On top of that, she was such a darling and individualized her massive schedule for everybody. Needless to say, having planned out and organized her wedding day down the minutest detail, Haley was incredibly calm and chilled out all day long.
James was still recovering from a bad cold but that didn’t stop him from being meticulous in making sure his groomsmen got ready on time and that they didn’t leave any decorations and items behind for the ceremony and reception. There was a hilarious fiasco involving his pocket-handkerchief, which each groomsmen and his sister and brother in law took turns to help him fold in different ways.
Haley and James’ wedding ceremony was a very intimate one, held at the Rose Garden at Sydney’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens. Surrounded by loved ones, the two exchanged their vows with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backdrop. Haley overwhelmed by her emotions, struggled with her vows as she tried to hold back her tears but to no avail as James gazed lovingly at his wife-to-be.
The celebrations moved to Kam Fook Restaurant in Chatswood in the evening where the couple’s Same Day Edit film was premiered. Once again, emotions ran high and Haley was moved to tears. We also captured Haley’s beloved mother shedding happy tears.
We would like to thank Haley and James for letting us capture their wonderful wedding. Their easy-going nature gave us the artistic freedom to create and bring out the best of their wedding day in their Same Day Edit film.
The Wedding Ingredients:
Tea Ceremony & Bride Preparations at The Sir Stamford Hotel, Sydney
Civil Ceremony at The Rose Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens
Civil Ceremony Celebrant, Lillian Lyon, Marriage Celebrant Sydney
Reception at Kam Fook Seafood Restaurant, Chatswood
Film Maker, Bernard Lau Films
Photographer, Daniel Griffiths
Make up and hair, Sophie Lau Makeup and Hair