Joanna & Gavin’s Opera Point Marquee Wedding | Sydney

Joanna & Gavin’s Opera Point Marquee Wedding | Sydney

How do I even start on a wedding so immense, a wedding so filled with action, emotion, tradition and vibrance entirely unconstrained by the sixteen hours in which I photographed? Spread across six locations, including an incredible ceremony at The King’s School Chapel and finishing at some of the most prime real estate in Sydney, the Opera Point Marquee, it was a whirlwind adventure from the very first click. With a bridal party armed with a selfie stick, a family as gracious as they come, and a bride and groom like Joanna and Gavin leading the pack, we were bound to make some memories worthy of the hashtag. Yes, #Gavandjojo well and truly brought it.

For all the grandeur of such an epic day there was still an overwhelming sense of intimacy and camaraderie that defines a great wedding. One of my favourite traditions to photograph, the tea ceremony, was held at Gavin’s parent’s house in an inviting space which included a home-cooked lunch and a much needed chill out lounge to subdue the morning buzz. The cozy King’s School Chapel service settled the nerves and afforded us the second wind needed to travel cross-town to the Botanic Gardens for an action-packed, instagram-fueled bridal photoshoot. Things started to heat up before the party bus finally came to a halt at the beautifully decorated Sydney Opera Point Marquee. From here it was all systems go with family and friends under the clear night skies and the sparkling lights reflecting off Sydney Harbour. Every person and every location as integral as the last.

Congrats you two.

Thanks to Madeleine Zahra for lending an extra pair of eyes as second photographer for the day.

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Thanks to everyone involved, including:

Makeup by: Hilary Ho Makeup
Hairdressing by: Yuka Hosoya from Zakura Hair
Flowers by: Anita Valiente
Dress by: Rosalynn Win Haute Couture
Shoes by: Jimmy Choo & Hugo Boss
Suit by: Hugo Boss
Reception decorated by: Decorative Events
Wedding Cake: Juju’s Bakery
Invitations: The Collector’s Room
Band: Press Club Band
Catering by: Aria @ Opera Point Marquee

Opera Point Marquee Wedding Photography