Sian & Anthony’s wedding at Sergeants Mess

Sian & Anthony’s wedding was all held at Sergeant’s Mess (aside from the getting ready of course) – so the ceremony had the backdrop of Sydney Harbour with gorgeous pastel blue skies and water and their reception in the plush grand room of the main dining hall.

Sian’s incredible gown was from Caroline Herrera, her shoes from Nat Sui, pretty blooms from Avalon Floral Art, and her hair and makeup by the talented Sandra Wograndl.

I do spend a lot of time at Sergeant’s Mess and Chowder Bay and I simply couldn’t be luckier to shoot in such gorgeous spaces – I’m always happy to go back.

With love,
Nerida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer & David’s wedding at Sergeant’s Mess

Jenny & Dave came to see me with their divine curly topped little boy in tow.  They are both super down to earth and Dave is a big joker – he got me a few times on the wedding day, he is sharp as a tack !

Jenny wore one of Jennifer Regan’s creations who I can highly recommend – but with that figure let’s face it Jenny could have worn a rag and looked a million bucks !  It was great to see Bonita Chan in action again – Bonita did the makeup for my own engagement party and does really lovely work.

There is something really special about a wedding with two people who have already had children.  I can’t explain it, but there just seemed to be even more love in the air than usual – because of the kids.  They were an integral and very special part of the day for Jenny & Dave and it felt like the wedding was really completing the family as a unit.

The great thing about a lunchtime wedding with an outdoor ceremony at Sergeant’s Mess is the colour of the sky and water – a rich and vivid blue.  The afternoon ceremonies have a completely different colour – a muted blue with sunset tones which is just as pretty but different.   So our location photography was short and sweet prior to the reception – it was all about the people and the party for these guys and they had a ball.

I hope you’re all gearing up for a nice break over the festive season and are enjoying the wedding planning!
With love,
Nerida x

 

Jeff & Amanda’s wedding at Blueys Beach & Magic Mountain private property

Jeff and Amanda are great friends of mine and my wonder photographers Karina & Anika shot this wedding for them.

The brief was ‘go crazy creative use different lenses and experiment’ – awesome!  Not how we would usually approach a wedding but it worked and they love the results.

Their ceremony was at Bluey’s Beach where Amanda’s family has holidayed for generations – their reception was at a private property on the NSW Coast called Magic Mountain.

You can see a very pregnant me in photo 16 cheering them on.

With love,

Nerida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane & Dan’s wedding at Public Dining Room Balmoral

Nadean and Anika shot this super elegant wedding at St Marks Darling Point and Public Dining Room for me while I was on maternity leave.

Dan came across my work through Jane’s research and low and behold – we know each other from way back.

It’s always extra special when you can be involved in a wedding where you know the couple – or in my case – the groom!

Jane looks a million dollars and I have had many compliments on her dress from their Facebook album too.

With love,

Nerida