Steph & Dan at Sergeant’s Mess Mosman

Dan is in The Army – Steph buys shoes for a living. WHAAAATTT!!?  My jaw did literally drop when she told me.  Steph came to see me on her own as Dan was overseas at the time working hard for our country.  Being a winter wedding, we decided to do a ‘first look’ and their ceremony was right at sunset.

I loved all the pastel colours Steph co-ordinated for their wedding and her dramatic makeup – so many girls go natural it was lovely to see someone glamming it up.


With love,

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,









































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


Jaime & Daniel’s wedding at Sergeants Mess

Jaime & Daniel came to me through Phae & Steven.  As I was going to be on maternity leave in April of this year Karina and Anika shot this wedding for me.

I love that they wanted to go to Cockatoo Island for their location photography – so much fun getting away from everything on a boat with a few close friends for a fun photo shoot.  They finished off the day at Sergeants Mess in Chowder Bay, Mosman.

Thanks for being such great clients!


With love,