“Covid threw so many curveballs, but we wouldn’t let that stop us becoming Mr and Mrs.” Heck yes, guys! This couple threw caution to the wind, kept their original date and downsized their guest list by 80%. “We had not yet sent invitations, so we were able to reassess and re-plan something more intimate.” The bride was chic AF, in a dress from one of our fave Sydney boutiques, Hope X Page, and makeup by the wonderfully talented, Samantha Lee Makeup Artist. Photographer, STEPHJBANIC documented the day and night. Scroll down for all…

THE VENUE “We had never seen any weddings at Chin Chin Sydney but being foodies it was a really important aspect of our wedding to have amazing food and drinks! We wanted a unique and modern venue that catered to our small intimate guest list. After visiting the private dining room we knew straight away it was perfect.”

THE INSPO “Our inspiration for our day was modern, unique and simple. We decided to focus on the elements that were important to us – fashion, food, drinks and the photographs.”

DIY “Jamie being creative and a carpenter, he created our table and chairs for our ceremony. I sourced and created the dried flower arrangements for our table setting at the reception dinner. We wanted dried flowers to be able to keep afterwards and they matched our overall theme. We have these on our bedside tables now, which remind us every day of the happiest day of our lives!”

THE DRESS “My dress was by Willowby by Watters from Hope X Page. Working in the Fashion industry I wanted something modern and cool but feminine and edgy. I followed Alex and the team on Instagram and my dress was the first dress I tried on. I knew instantly I had found ‘the one.’My experience at Hope X Page was perfect, I could not fault anything and their new space is absolutely stunning.”

MEMORABLE MOMENT “It was pouring rain all morning and our ceremony was outdoors at a park. We decided to commit to our ceremony location regardless of the rain and all guests had a clear umbrella at the ready. I arrived with my sister and my Dad in the car and the rain completely just stopped as we pulled up. Jamie and I still laugh about how kind the weather was to us in the particular moment.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Ensure when planning your day you do it together. Your day should always feel like a perfect representation of you as a couple! We got our speeches done untraditionally as we arrived at our venue to get them out of the way. We all felt much more relaxed after we had them done – we could enjoy the food and plenty of drinks!”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Bought all of our guests disposable cameras to see their view of the day. We received them while we were on our honeymoon and it was so fun to see everyone’s disposable pictures from the day and relieve special moments! Would recommend doing this.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our photographer STEPHJBANIC. She just got us from the moment we connected with her. She captured every special, silly and emotional moment and our photographs couldn’t be more perfect. She sent us 25 photos the morning after the wedding as a teaser. She was a joy to work with and we feel like we have made a life long friend with her now.”

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CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer STEPHJBANIC Florist Fleur My Darling Stationery & Signage The Sundae Creative Ceremony Quibaree Park, Lavender Bay Reception Chin Chin Sydney Cake Cake Sense Celebrant Lillian Lyon Rings Serpent Cove THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Willowby by Watters Veil Dove Grey Bridal Accessories Bridal Boutique Hope X Page Robes Cotton On Body Shoes Gucci Accessories Christine Nicolaides (Earrings) & The Silver Collective (Bracelet) Hair Jaimi Irving Makeup Samantha Lee Makeup Artist Bridesmaid Dresses Zimmermann Bridesmaid Shoes Billini THE GROOM Suit, Shirt & Bow Tie InStitchu Cufflinks Geoffery Beene via David Jones Shoes Politix Watch The Horse Grooming Bada Bing Barbershop Groomsmen Suits Blaq via Myer