REAL WEDDING - LAUREN & TIM

Yes I know we promised this post over 3 weeks ago but what can i say - Christmas took over the inbox...introducing Lauren & Tim (one of our favourite weddings)...


When Lauren & Tim came in to meet & discuss their wedding day it sounded like a charming event and just the type of work we love to work on. Real Weddings Magazine ran a lovely story on their day in their 2010 issue and finally we are featuring an extended series of our photographs on the SugarLove Blog.


Lauren was a stunning bride. Her breathtaking bespoke dress was by Adam Dixon and featured a corded lace bodice & cut out detailing on the low back.


Lauren's sister Sarah was the key to the fateful meeting between Lauren & Tim. We were also lucky enough to work with Sarah on her own wedding day in 2009.






The bridesmaids all wore different coloured dresses by Rose & Ruby with accessories by Alannah Hill and carried bright bouquets of hydrangeas, dahlias & roses by The Flower Store.




The couple chose a love poem throughout the service called "The Anniversary" by English Poet, John Donne in tribute to Tim's late mother, Lorraine.








The area surrounding Athol Hall, Mosman meant there was no travel required by the bridal party & couple to enjoy some photographs together. A simple stroll down the hill to their own private beach on Sydney Harbour was the perfect getaway.








The grooms suit was by Matthew Lawrence Bespoke.




The gorgeous couple....


The gorgeous dress....


The gorgeous sunset kiss....


And what it is all about really....the love....


The picture was a funny & fortuitous moment to capture on film. In the background of our last couple shots our Photographer, Bradley noticed surfing champion Layne Beachley coming out of the water in goggles & mask proudly holding her lost engagement ring in hand. Layne had lost her engagement ring during fitness training with the Manly Police 2 days earlier so with the help of some diver friends and what she described as "the luck of our SugarLove wedding nearby" Layne magically found her ring at the bottom of Sydney Harbour during the middle of our photo shoot!! Jumping for joy and celebrating with a fun filled portrait & a toast of champagne was the perfect end to such a magical moment.


The guests were entertained by a jazz trio on the lawn whilst enjoying entrees & drinks before the evening celebrations moved inside Athol Hall.


Lauren had a large chandelier brought in for the middle of the room which was surrounded by hanging ferns/florals created by The Flower Store.



Bride, Lauren & her mother spent months collecting mismatched glass bottles and vases from op shops which were filled with colourful blooms.




The white lace crotcheted tablecloths completed the vintage feel perfectly.


In keeping with the casual garden party theme the couple chose a dinner buffet with a variety of delicious options which proved very popular with the guests.


My Little Cupcake designed the wedding cake which was a tower of pastel treats to savour along with the extensive dessert bar.


Fairy lights lit up the deck at night underneath dozens of hanging lanterns in bright summery tones. The balcony was a lovely area for guests to enjoy on a balmy summer night.




The couple enjoyed their wedding dance to Etta James "At Last" and the guests enjoyed dancing the night away to a latin funk band.



It was a pleasure to work with a couple with such great natural style & elegance and a perfect synergy to our philosophy that less is more at SugarLove. Wishing Lauren & Tim a lifetime filled with happiness and a Merry Christmas to all of our loyal blog readers....with love, Leigh & the team x

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