Sweet Romance at The Sydney Mint

10Sep

G R E T A  &  M A R T I N

After a romantic lunch on the isolated yet achingly beautiful Bruny Island in Tasmania, Martin proposed to a very delighted Greta. They married in and elegant Sydney Celebration at The Mint in Sydney

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F R O M  T H E  B R I D E

The Meeting…

We met at the 21st birthday party of our friend Shannon, in Wollongong. Shannon was also a bridesmaid and MC.

Wedding Planning…

We wanted our wedding to be warm and personal, classic and elegant. We had no strong theme or colour scheme, but rather soft, romantic colours with a few old-fashioned details.

The Ceremony…

Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Church, Watsons Bay

The Reception…

The Royal Mint, Sydney

The Dress…

A long-sleeved lace gown, custom made in Singapore by designers ‘Time Taken To Make a Dress’.  I wanted something delicate, elegant, and a little old-world. Aside from my love of vintage and lace, I drew inspiration from my mother’s wedding dress, as well as the sleeves and silhouette of the more elaborate Emerald City costume that I wear while performing in ‘Wicked’ the musical.

The Bridesmaids…

The bridesmaids wore navy blue Leona Edmiston dresses.

The Groomsmen…

Black one button suits, white shirts custom made by Dickson Tailor in Singapore with narrow charcoal ties, black suspenders and a white carnation.

Flowers…

Pretty, vintage, garden-style flowers, with soft pinks and peach accents for the bridal bouquet and classic cream for the bridesmaids. Roses, mini daisies, bouvadia jasmine, wax bud and dusty miller foliage.

Styling…

With the beautiful combination of historic sandstone and modern architecture at The Royal Mint, we only needed to compliment the venue with simple touches. Parcan lights were set around the the courtyard, and candles and vases were placed in the sandstone alcoves above the bar area. Guest tables had floral centrepieces of  fishbowl posies with similar flowers and colours to the bridal bouquet, as well as bud vases and tea lights.  Our friend Sarajoy from Papette Boutique made rustic place cards and menus as well as sweet table numbers using the same fabrics from our bombonniere jam jars.  We had a bocce set on the lawn in the courtyard and our seating chart, also by Papette Boutique, on a painting easel.

On the Menu…

Canape (served with pre dinner drinks in the courtyard)

Rare beef, horseradish cream crostini

Spanner crab salad, coriander, chilli & lime

Artichoke, olive, tomato tartlet

Entree

Crispy fried pork belly, asian herb salad

or

Smoked duck, pickled pear, watercress & hazelnut dressing

Main

Truffled free range chicken breast, peperonata, grilled asparagus

or

Sirloin of beef, garlic chats, green beans & rosemary reduction

Dessert

Sticky date pudding, vanilla bean ice cream

or

Passionfruit panna cotta & berry salad

The Cake…

 Orange and poppyseed cake with cream cheese icing by Brides in Bloom.

Wedding Favours…

Each guest received a jar of apricot jam made by Martin’s parents in Tasmania from fruit grown on their property. We covered the jars with rustic fabrics and used twine to attach luggage tags that were stamped with a portrait of the bride and groom.

Memorable Moments…

The whole day was full of moments to be treasured, it was more lovely than we could have imagined – it was a sweetly sunny Autumn day, we had our families with us from all over the country and we were so happy to begin our married lives.  We were also so proud and relieved at how smoothly the day went as we had planned the wedding almost entirely from Singapore.  But here are some specific memories…

In the car from the church to our wedding photos, our first quiet moment together as a married couple.

Foxtrotting to Ella Fitzgerald and feeling the love and joy from our family and friends as they cheered us on, dancing our first dance as husband and wife.

Talented friends made many meaningful contributions throughout the day – including our friend Eirwen who had written a song which she sang and played on her ukulele as we cut the cake.  Another friend Megan, a clarinettist, played as Greta walked down the aisle.

Photography…

Photography By Nadean. We came across Nadean’s website and loved how her style is so natural, beautiful and full of light.  She took our engagement photos and we found her to be so kind, accommodating and just lovely to be around. The photographs capture so perfectly the happiness of the day, and the lovely candid moments with each other and our families.

Honeymoon…

We had a short honeymoon in New Zealand. We stayed in a small cottage overlooking the Tuki Tuki River near Napier.

The Future…

We are currently living in Seoul, South Korea. When we return to Australia we are looking forward to setting up a home in Melbourne and adopting a puppy. Greta will continue her career as a performer while Martin works as a teacher and completes a masters degree.

Everyone who made this a Sydney celebration to remember…

Photography Photography by Nadean Ceremony Venue Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Reception Venue The Royal Mint Sydney Bride’s Dress Time Taken to Make a Dress Bridemaids’ Dresses Leona Edmiston Groom & Groomsmen Dickson Tailor Flowers Petal & Pod Wedding Cake Brides In Bloom Table Numbers, Menus and Place Cards Papette Boutique Chair Covers Romeo’s Chair

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