Fiona and Phil live in Sydney, and their family and friends are scattered amongst other cities, so the couple made the most of an excellent opportunity to spend a week in the amazing Yarra Valley, inviting their guests to share that week with them.
Bold colours and deep reds were a theme at Fiona and Phil’s wedding and fitted seamlessly with the soft afternoon light and colours of autumn in the landscape. The Stones of the Yarra Valley provided the perfect backdrop for their intimate gathering of guests who appreciated the serene location and beautiful time of year the couple had picked to marry.
A highlight was seeing Phil and the boys arrive by helicopter, with all of their guests watching enthralled! Fiona made a very stylish entrance arriving in a classic Rolls Royce, and looked absolutely amazing and so truly happy to be marrying Phil in such an ideal scenario!
We enjoyed lots of laughs throughout the day, and the couple really included me and made me feel a part of their intimate bridal party. Phil was quite nervous about the photos initially, but really relaxed as we share jokes and laughed amongst his nearest and dearest friends and family, allowing me to capture his relaxed, fun side in our shots!
Wedding location: Stones of the Yarra Valley
Ceremony Official: Rev. Jim Pilmer
Bridal gown: Angela Facenda
Grooms attire: Peppers Formal Wear – Mosman
Groomsmen: David Swanwick
Bridesmaids: Filomena Usai
Shoes: Antonio Barbato, from Dominic’s Sydney
Makeup/hair: Nikki Domm (make-up) Phoebe Livingstone (hair)
Flowers: Blooming Brides
Cars: Triple R Luxury Cars, Yarra Valley Helicopters and Melbourne Sports Car Rentals
Cake: Julie Gunther at Cake Art
Music: Amati Strings
Invitations: Wills Quills
Wedding Rings: Giros Jewellers North Sydney
First night: Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley
Honeymoon: Tea Trails, Sri Lanka