December 13, 2016

Emily & Robbie {married at Dunbar House}

It’s been a few months now since these two celebrated their wedding at Dunbar House. When I tell people that I love what I do, photographing weddings, often they’ll ask “Oh, have you worked with any bridezillas!?!” Hoping to hear some salacious story, I have to disappoint them (and you if you were now hoping to read one!). In fact, I seem to get only the best brides and grooms. I don’t know how it happens, the law of attraction?
As I wrote on insta a while ago, I don’t believe in “happy ever after”.  And I mean that in the best way possible. Because I believe in marrying your best friend, sticking through the good, the bad and the ugly, together. In art and at heart I am an eternal romanticist. It’s hard to let go of the notion that there’s one unique perfect soulmate out there for everyone. That love isn’t always wild and free and ferocious and all-consuming (Wuthering Heights anyone?). To realize it’s not about what makes you happy, but what makes you suffer (very Westworld these days I know). Ironically, that’s when you will be true to yourself and to each other. And if you can pick each other up at that moment in time, you can do it no matter which way your individual paths go. Keeping them intertwined. Sticking through the good, the bad, the ugly and the not-forever-constantly-ever-after happy times.
A long-winded way of saying, these two are my peeps. Here’s to marrying your best friend, forever after!!!

 

PS: Before you ask… No, the bride and her sister are NOT twins. And yes, they’re sure 😉
PPS: If you’re loving the native flowers – check out other gorgeous work by Fiona from Floristik for Love

Wedding Photography Watsons Bay Hotel Entrance Wedding dress with reflection of Watsons Bay Bride getting ready in Watsons Bay hotel Counting boutonnieres Boutonnieres by Floristik for Love Paper daisies in wedding bouquet by Floristik Wedding details at Watsons Bay hotel Bride getting dressed Wedding dress details Father sees his daughter as bride Dunbar House Wedding Welcome Sign Father and bride walking down the aisle at Dunbar House wedding Groom sees his bride at Dunbar House Father gives bride away Emotional bride under fig tree at Dunbar House Gorgeous smiles The love between these two! ceremony reading Bouquet of australian natives by Floristik for Dunbar House wedding Sand ceremony Sand ceremony for wedding at Dunbar House Putting a ring on it silly witnesses :) Wedding ceremony under the fig tree at Dunbar House Wedding ceremony at sunset under the fig tree in Dunbar House wedding ceremony group shot seagull points the way wedding couple at Watsons Bay wedding couple walking along Watsons Bay jetty bride and groom smiling bride and groom in Watson's Bay iconic Watsons's Bay wedding photo happy glowing bride wedding bridal party photobomb wedding reception details at Dunbar House wedding tables setup at Dunbar House wedding speech at Dunbar House bride and groom enjoying wedding speech at Dunbar House wedding toast at Dunbar House Instax polaroid photobooth for hire for guestbook at Dunbar House Bride and groom speech at Dunbar House Bride and groom wedding portrait on Dunbar House chesterfield sofa Bride and groom first dance Original and unique hip-hop first dance routine by bride and groom Guests cheering on the bride at Dunbar House Bride and groom dance wedding party at Dunbar House wedding dance party wedding party detail shoes dancing fun at wedding wedding party fun