Sorry guys – I’ve been a bit inactive in the blogosphere… just been super busy with my shooting and editing workflows that I haven’t had the time… until now! Let me introduce to you a really lovely couple. This is Zoee and Christian, and this is the story of their Palm House wedding – and a wedding day that I was jovial to be a part of!
Zoee and Christian’s wedding was likely one of the more relaxing weddings of my year. These guys held their ceremony at the lovely Cremorne Point Reserve, under the canopy of a native Coast Banksia tree, with amazing harbour views. After their nuptials, we took a few photographs in front of a cute white service shack near Cremorne Point Wharf (would you believe that this is actually a private residence?!), before boarding a Sydney Ferry into the city. It was a little windy aboard the boat, but the Ferry service would have to be one of the nicest ways to get across the harbour.
We were heading into the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens for Zoee and Christian’s Palm House wedding, stopping off at a selection of nice backdrops for a few portraits along the way. We disembarked the Ferry, where one of Christian’s groomsmen (Mathew, also one of Christian’s brothers), tipped off an accordion-playing street musician to perform a slow tune for the couple – a great opportunity to rehearse their first dance!
We walked from the Opera House, through the Botanic Gardens, and spent a little while within the Cactus gardens at the northern end, before heading into their Palm House wedding reception, where we would party the night away.
Palm House, within the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, was built in 1876 as the first glasshouse in NSW. Today, Palm House has been restored to an original aesthetic, with a tall triangular ceiling, large windows that bathe the interiors in loads of natural light, and a lovely authentic timber floor. Palm House is the wedding venue that is simple when it’s empty but does not require a whole lot of detail or decoration to transform the venue into a really lovely wedding reception. For their Palm House wedding, Zoee and Christian’s family helped out by bringing in festoon lighting, palm fronds, and homemade golden pineapples to give those personal touches.