An intimate family focused cocktail style wedding celebration at Manly Yacht Club

Today I am thrilled to share the beautiful intimate family focused cocktail style wedding celebration of Naomi and Mark at the Manly Yacht Club in Sydney.

Almost stealing the show from the happy couple are their gorgeous toddler twin girls acting as little bridesmaids who take adorable to a whole new level.

Images of the day 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 cocktail style wedding day…


Couple Naomi and Mark decided to have a cocktail style wedding on the balcony of  the Manly Yacht Club.

It was an absolutely glorious warm May afternoon, and the sun set perfectly over the water while their arriving guests enjoyed their drinks and canapes.

Their aim for their celebration was for everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy themselves.

Despite it being cocktail style wedding the day was definitely family-oriented.

Their almost 3-year-old twin girls took centre stage during the ceremony.

They walked down the aisle together as a family and the girls stayed close while vows were being exchanged.

It was really sweet and the little girls certainly kept the guests entertained!

After the ceremony and because Naomi and Mark wanted to focus on a relaxed atmosphere for their wedding they chose to spend only  a short time away from their guests for photos, before rejoining them to continue the celebrations into the evening.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Manly Yacht Club / Celebrant: Keri Alexander / Bride’s dress: Abbey Bridal / Bride’s shoes: Filippo Raphael  / Hair and Make-up Artist: Deanne Dority / Groom’s suit: MJ Bale / Groom’s shoes: Aquila / Venue Styling and Flowers: Cloud 9 Events / Invitation: Vistaprint / Rings: GS Diamonds / Catering: Corella Catering / Music: Northern Beaches DJ 


To Contact Gemma Clarke Photography

Website /

Email /

Be Social / Facebook  Twitter  Instagram


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.