Today I am excited to share this gorgeous same sex Black Tie Sydney Garden Wedding.
Images were captured by Gemma Clarke Photography.
Gemma Clarke is a Sydney based Wedding and Portrait Photographer.
She now specialises in short coverage for smaller weddings.
Her ability to seamlessly blend with the guests helps her to capture natural and relaxed photos.
Gemma has a great love for small villages and especially loves making regular trips to visit the UK, Italy and Scandinavia.
Gemma says of the couples Sydney Garden Wedding…
They chose the Rose Garden as they wanted the Botanic Gardens to really shine, and they chose clear Tiffany chairs so as to not take away from the beauty of the garden.
Before the grooms walked down the aisle they were led by an enthusiastic page boy and flower girl with bubble guns.
The couple walked down the aisle to “Photography” by Ed Sheeran played by live band, The 128’s.
Tami Sussman did an excellent job as celebrant – personable, professional and entertaining.
One of the Grooms friends Chris Turner did a reading, the Grooms wrote their own vows and their was careful consideration to mention that Richards parents had just celebrated their 42nd Anniversary.
Pascal and Richard are not hugely into PDA (Public Displays of Affection). Guests were invited to greet the person next to them while the grooms enjoyed their first kiss behind two parasols.
This shyness in public soon disappeared when their wedding party encouraged them to kiss while we walked through the Gardens.
The guys have told me that perhaps their wedding day is now a turning point for them and they may not shy away from PDA so much.
There were lots of people admiring these handsome grooms as they posed for their photos on the stairs of the Sydney Opera House.
One lady in particular followed us around with a big smile on her face and expressing loving words in Italian, she was so happy for them.
The newly weds celebrated their marriage with a sit down reception at the Park Hyatt Sydney, and Pascal and Richard worked with florist Best Buds who created floral details of pink and white roses, alongside some lush hydrangea blooms.
Their amazing showstopper Tuxedo cake was created by The Art of Baking.
Their first dance was 500 miles, a version by Sleeping at Last which is slowed down version of the Proclaimers classic.
This was again played by their live band, The 128’s who then played them into the night.
Venue – Ceremony: Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens – Rose Garden & Pavilion
Venue – Reception: Park Hyatt Sydney – The Rocks
Photography: Gemma Clarke Photography
Celebrant: Tami Sussman
Grooms’ suits: Brent Wilson
Grooms’ Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Flowers: Best Buds
Cake: The Art of Baking
Ceremony Decor: Walkers Party Hire
Signage: Signed with Love
Hair & Make Up Artist: Craig McPhail
Hair stylist: Violet Pshenichnaya
Music: The 128s
Photobooth’: Mr Incredibooth
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