Moby Dicks Whale Beach is a reception venue I had heard a lot about but never visited since starting my photography career. It had the reputation of being a relaxed, coastal venue with a great atmosphere, with plenty of excellent photographic backdrops nearby. I was super delighted to be involved in Brittany and Hamish’s Moby Dicks wedding and finally have the opportunity to shoot at the venue.
Of course, more than just shooting at their venue, I was mostly looking forward to capturing Brittany and Hamish’s wedding day! I first met Hamish when he was a groomsman for Edith and Lochie’s wedding at Mindaribba House (linked here). When they booked (which was several years after Edith and Lochie’s wedding), I didn’t immediately meet with Brittany and Hamish at the time. Whilst it’s not uncommon for couples to book us without a first meeting, I did recognise the name. It wasn’t until around 6 weeks before their wedding day that Brittany, Hamish and I meet in Dee Why for their pre-wedding production meeting, where I put the pieces of the puzzle together and joined the dots.
Wedding ceremony at Moby Dicks
Brittany and Hamish’s wedding ceremony was held on the upper terraced areas of Moby Dicks Whale Beach. It’s a cute area surrounded by manicured garden beds. Their florist decorated the arbour, and guests surrounded the aisle and staircase awaiting the arrival of our bride.
Brittany arrived with her bridesmaids to Hamish and his groomsmen, and the ceremony got underway. After the nuptials and to celebrate the newly married two, guests threw confetti to produce an awesome photograph, shown in the blog post below.
Wedding Photography around Newport and Palm Beach
For Brittany and Hamish’s wedding photos around Newport, we took a drive up to Pittwater Park and Snapperman Beach (strange name for a beach, right?!). After cracking open some champagne and toasting the occasion, we captured portraits on the beach steps and the lawn areas. We waited for the ferry to leave before heading onto the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf for some more portraits.
Wedding photos on the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf lends to a relaxed backdrop with the rolling hills of the Western Ku-ring-gai National Park and West Head in the background. The calm waters of Pittwater and Careel Bay play a chilled backing track to the portrait session and give you time to take a break from the chaos of a wedding day. The old pier and timber decking work well in colour and black and white photographs and provide honesty to captured frames.
After an hour or so of portraits with their bridal party, Brittany and Hamish returned for their Moby Dicks wedding reception.
Moby Dicks Wedding
Located near the top of the Northern Beaches peninsula, on a small beachside embankment overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean is Moby Dicks at Whale Beach.
The venue is known for its charming white and spacious interiors, with white timber panelling and pale-toned striped wallpaper decor. As guests walk into the venue they enter down the front staircase, across the dance floor and into the main room, wrapped by fantastic views over Whale Beach.
During the night, Hamish; an experienced musician, stole the show on the drums, rocking it out with Kieran on Guitar. Brittany and Hamish originally booked with us in early 2020, and so after several COVID-19 related postponements this wedding day was a long time coming, and they made the most of the celebrations.
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