There is a little isolated part of Sydney, up on the headland north of Manly; a little piece of Australian history. The area up on Sydney’s North Head is home to the infamous Quarantine Station and the Sydney Harbour National Park (with some awesome views back to the Sydney CBD and across to the Eastern Suburbs). North Head also houses a great little wedding reception venue called Milestone Events within the Barracks Precinct. This blog post is the narrative of Tom and Bridget’s Milestone Events wedding.
Tom and Bridget’s wedding day started off in Manly, just down the road from Milestone Events. Tom got ready a short stroll from Manly Beach, where we captured some portraits with him and his groomsmen whilst they smashed a few cans of Southern Gold Lager. Bridget and her bridesmaids got ready for the day up at Milestone Events, where they also put in the hard work styling the venue during the morning, before popping champagne (and also a can of Southern Gold).
Secretly, I was looking forward to Bridget and Tom’s wedding because their ceremony was at Bradley’s Head – probably my favourite location in Sydney to shoot (note, if you’d like to see some other sessions at Bradley’s Head, check out this page). The view is simply the best! Bridget and her father walked down the staircase into the Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre. Tom and the boys were lined up with their backs to the CDB – an awesome backdrop for their guests to watch as their ceremony proceeded. We captured some family group portraits after their ceremony, and then some portraits of Bridget, Tom and their bridal party, before heading back to Milestone Events for the reception.
So, Milestone Events is actually a family run business. The gentleman at the helm goes by the name of Miles (and I adopted his full name as Miles Stone [not his real name]). Miles is a legend, and the guys at Milestone Events run a great venue and put on a great show for their clients – it’s probably one of the most relaxed wedding reception venues in Sydney! The venue has classic Australian interiors – deep brown timber floors and white walls that give you the canvas to decorate to your taste.
At sunset, Bridget and Tom ducked out for a sunset shoot. We raced to the cliff edges along Manly’s North Head and made it just in time for a glowing orange sunset. If you can, make some time in the evening on your wedding day for a sunset session. It gives you some added variety to your wedding photographs, and more importantly, it allows you and your new life partner time to stop and enjoy some together on an otherwise busy schedule.
If you’d like to talk about wedding photography, or coverage for your own Milestone Events wedding, reach out here – happy to chat!