My favourite subject to photograph has always been people. It’s what drew me to weddings, which are the ultimate playground for an avid people-watcher. It’s what made this Jones Bay Wharf wedding so spectacular, in that Isabelle & Dan invited about 460 people to come along and join them. This was at least twice the size of the largest wedding I’d shot before. My excitement leading up to the day was similar to what you feel when you see your local pub is offering a 1kg schnitzel challenge – you can’t wait to try it, but you’re not entirely sure if you’ll still be functioning properly at the end of it. No way to find out but to dive in though right?
It was the sort of day where you’re run off your feet from start to finish, barely have time to take a breath, but love every minute of it. It’s always a privilege to be invited inside someone else’s family and life for a day. This was my first Armenian wedding, so despite not understanding a single word of the service it was still very special. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is not nearly enough crown-wearing in other ceremonies. We wandered around the city for portraits, but honestly these two could make anywhere look good. The reception was at Doltone House, world-renowned among photographers for actually serving the staff food at the same time as guests (hallelujah). The dancefloor at these style of weddings is always thrilling, with a slight sense of danger – just how it should be. I think I was just about the only person there who hadn’t had an outfit change, which I’ve noted down for the future.
What a couple. What a day. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Venue : Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf
Videographer : Wildwood
Styling / Florals : Fleur Events
Bouquets : Kiko Design
Dress : Mary Loannidis
Suits : T.M Lewin
Hair : Hair & Makeup By Anita
Band : Areni Band
Planning your own wedding at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf? I’ve penned some wedding planning tips which you can read through here.