The Garrison Church
You probably can’t tell from the photos, but Ashleigh and Jason’s wedding at the Garrison Church in the Rocks, Sydney, was one of the hottest days the city had experienced for a while. It seems Sydney-siders had been building up to this day all week. It was going to be hot. “You probably don’t want to be going outside” said the radio, “keep your children and the elderly safely indoors, preferably in air conditioning”.
Well they were partly right. It was hot. But in the city, with a bit of a breeze off the harbour it was fine. Ashleigh and Jason grinned and got on with the day, as did their bridal party and guests. There was sweat falling off brows in the Garrison Church – perhaps some tears, but when Ashleigh walked down the aisle the heat and the discomfort was forgotten. There was a wedding happening, and both Bride and Groom looked stunning and the ceremony was beautiful.
Across the road in the little park on Argyle Street after the ceremony, family and friends cooled off while family formals were photographed. A group of treasure hunters gained maximum points snapping a photo, and everyone was happy. We set off from the Garrison Church up to Observatory Hill with the bridal party, some champagne, and the knowledge that we weren’t going to melt into a blob of black, white and flowers.
The Location Photos
From Observatory Hill we jumped in the cars and were transported to Hickson Road Reserve for some photos with Sydney in the background. The many landmarks around the harbour are always welcome to photobomb our wedding portraits, which they did frequently. Next stop was Jones Bay Wharf. If we are photographing at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf we would inevitably be photographing in this area. So it was a real treat to be photographing around the wharf and underneath the building there.
Doltone House, Pyrmont
Our reception however was at Doltone House Pyrmont. So a short drive got us there in plenty of time to get some photos of the stunning room set up for the reception.The guests were enjoying canapés out the front while we photographed the room in all it’s glory. The party started in grand style, and from there the night took over and Ashleigh and Jason’s wedding was celebrated. We’d like to thank the toastmasters in the room for analysing the key words of the day. My personal favourite was Encouragement. What a strong word. Beautiful.