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Back in November 2012 we had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Gabrielle and Paul, who tied the knot at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Manly. We were delighted to discover that the wedding was chosen to feature on Australia’s premier wedding blog site, Polka Dot Bride. Here’s a small sample of the feature. You can see the full article here: http://www.polkadotbride.com/2013/04/gabrielle-and-pauls-bright-sydney-wedding/
“We love the little things that come together to complete the picture”
Kitsa Papadopoulos and Robert Monk
Rob is a DJ, I’m a public servant but we are both eclectic Aquarians and love having things just our way. We wanted our wedding to feel warm, welcoming and generous and to be sophisticated without being fussy. We also wanted some subtle Greek/exotic touches as a nod to my heritage. Our ceremony on the white timber-panelled terrace at the Wine Suites featured an Afghan runner as the aisle and giant potted ferns. The personally scripted stories and vows got lots of laughs and a few tears. Following a relaxed afternoon of cocktails overlooking Manly beach we enjoyed Greek Mezze (with grandma’s tzatziki) and a delicious dinner with lime and coconut wedding cake with lime curd for dessert. The room looked stunning with tables decorated with hand-sewn runners using Liberty fabric, loads of candles and hydrangeas and peonies fresh from the market and arranged by mum and I. Our friend Clare very generously designed a personal Monk/Papadopoulos symbol which she incorporated into our invitations, menus and thank you notes and which we will use forever. We kept the speeches short so we could have plenty of time to boogie to our hand-selected dance-floor mix with our DJ mates showing the crowd a great time. We adored the day as a total expression of who we are – with a little help from our friends.
It was a blustery and blue late winter day on which Ally and Adam were married. The church in Hunters Hill provided a solid foundation for the beautiful ceremony. The bridal party chose to move to a more coastal location for the rest of the event, which took us to the always picturesque Watson’s Bay. The reception took place at the magnificently historic Dunbar House, Watsons Bay, whose contemporary-regency rooms gave the event a period drama film-set style ambiance, difficult for anyone to disapprove.
There are some fabulous location spots for wedding photography at Watson’s Bay and we took full advantage of many. The Macquarie Light House is one of those, which has towered over the coastline as a warning for seafarers since 1818. As we contemplated Sydney’s oldest lighthouse, the wind threatened to ruin our plans, but as with many photography sessions a simple walk around to the lesser-used side of the building supplied calm, photographic opportunity and perfect ambiance. The results of which I hope you enjoy in the beautiful images below. LB
What the Bride said about us:
“Adam and I have been looking through the photos that you took for our wedding. They are so beautiful! We are very impressed and couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for being our photographer. Not only were we impressed with your talent, we thought that you were a calm and professional presence throughout the day.”
See more testimonials and images on our main site www.lbphotography.com.au
One of the good things about photographing weddings, is that each is uniquely different as every couple add their own personality to each event. Tina and Andrew’s wedding provided opportunities for capturing some great natural moments with a really exciting colour palette.
With the sparkling backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Australian bush, the couple were married in the Sergeants’ Mess amphitheater. We took full advantage of the natural beauty, history and seclusion of the Chowder Bay area for some candid location shots, as you can see from the images. The reception continued inside the venue with a modern and unique Australian flavour. The effervescent colour and contemporary design of the bridesmaids dresses really added to the over all look of wedding and were a wonderful contrast to the classic muted tones of the rest of the handsome bridal party.
I think these photographs show how the perfect balance of contemporary style and classic elegance can work so well when done with finesse. LB
There is some incredible countryside in Ireland, which provides the most beautiful backdrop for a wedding. I was fortunate enough to be the photographer for Pace and Alan’s special day in the West Wicklow Hills, near Dublin.
The ceremony and reception were held at the Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. The bride wore a handcrafted Caroline Castigliano gown which echoed the classical theme of the surrounding 200 acres of scenery and the 18th century manor house with breathtaking views across the Blessington Lakes.
In the evening the event changed to a more upbeat theme, with the band bringing the bride & groom on stage for a rendition of Suspicious Minds, much to the delight of all the guests. Certainly a day to remember for all involved!
Diffused lighting, brooding skies and the incredible greenery of the Irish countryside dictated the classic and natural styling for my photography. Utilising all opportunities for creative photography, I took candid shots of the wedding party and guests throughout the event to, what I hope you agree, is stunning effect… LB