Vu and Vivian chose an Oatlands House wedding ceremony in the garden. They were blessed with a very fine day and didn't have to think about wet weather plans at all.
Hair and make-up had begun early on for Vivian and the bridesmaids. They were getting ready at Vivian's family home.
There's something quite special about getting ready in a place you have known your whole life and perhaps the most immediate perspective is just how comfortable the family is in their own surroundings.
Life on a wedding day, of course, is thrown into a bit of a spin, and there are many extra people thrown into the mix so it can be very handy to have the relaxing effect that the family home brings.
Vu and his groomsmen called into the house briefly on the way to finish setting up the ceremony. But there was no first look, no sneak peek at each other. They were dutifully kept apart.
Vivian left home in her ride, a beautiful Rolls Royce, and was driven across to Oatlands House.
Vivian and her bridesmaids gathered in an upstairs room and quietly and happily offered prayers for the day as the guests arrived and seated below.
Vivian’s father walked with her down the aisle and as they met Vu he shook his hand and held it for a while and spoke to them both quietly for a minute. I loved that he let this moment happen.
Their celebrant was great because of his connection to them. He was from the church they attend, where they had met, and it clearly meant a lot to all of them together.
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed the hospitality at Oatlands while a couple of short speeches were made and family photographs taken.
A quick trip to Sydney University quadrangle was next for some formal photographs before the big reception at famous-for-its-food Rhodes Phoenix Restaurant.
There was so much going on the whole time with lots of music, much of it performed by Dani Bui, and the occasional guest appearance from a family member, some Asian games were played to great audience hilarity, Vu and Vivian joined in with every table for multiple toasts, and the dance floor rounded out much of the celebration.
It was a very fun wedding day and we wish Vu and Vivian double happiness!

Oatlands House Wedding Photos
Portrait of Groom
Groom laughing with his groomsmen
Wedding day bouquets
Brides bouquet and jewellery
Wedding dresses hanging ready to be worn
Bride coming down the stairs
Bride and bridesmaids getting hair and makeup
Bridesmaids getting ready
Bride laughing with her bridesmaids
The family that laughs together
Bride with her bridesmaids
Bride with her wedding dress
Bride getting into dress
Beautiful bride portrait
Bride with her Mum
Drying mother's tears
Family home details
Leaving home for her wedding
Bride leaving her home
Bride leaving the house for her wedding
Wedding ceremony at Oatlands house
Wedding decorations at Oatlands House
Oatlands House wedding ceremony location
Beautiful bridesmaids
Flower girl and bridesmaid
Bride with her bridesmaids
Prayer with bridesmaids before wedding ceremony at Oatlands House
Peeking out the window before wedding ceremony
Beautiful bride ready to get married at Oatlands House
Bride at Oatlands House
Waiting for the bride at Oatlands House
Walking down the aisle at Oatlands House
Wedding ceremony at Oatlands House
Oatlands House wedding ceremony
Exchanging the rings at Oatlands House
Wedding ceremony at Oatlands House
Signing the wedding register at Oatlands House
Married at Oatlands House
Celebrating with her bridesmaids
Bride and Groom at Oatlands House
Oatlands House wedding photos
Bride and Groom at Oatlands House
Groom and Groomsmen at Oatlands House
Bride and Groom outside Oatlands House with wedding cars
Bride in wedding car at Oatlands House
Sydney University wedding photos
Wedding photos at Sydney Uni
Bride and Groom wedding photos at Sydney University
Bridal party at Sydney University
Bridal party photos at Sydney University
Wedding photos at Sydney Uni
Bride and Groom at Sydney University
Sydney University wedding photos
Table decorations at Rhodes for wedding reception
Engagement Ring
Decorations for wedding reception at Rhodes
Fun and excitement at wedding reception
Groom laughing with mate
The first dance at Rhodes
Dipping the bride during dance
Bride and Groom first dance at Rhodes wedding reception
Kiss to end first dance
Groom kissing hands of his bride
Groom being lifted onto shoulders
Speech by the mother of the bride
Bride and Groom listening to speeches at Rhodes
Speeches at Wedding reception at Rhodes
Mother of the bride speech
Boys having fun
Singing and dancing by wedding guests
Guests singing at Rhodes wedding reception
Wedding guests having fun
Wedding guest karoke
Bride throwing the bouquet
She caught the bouquet
groom celebrating with guests
Dancing fun at wedding reception
Dancing with guests in a new red dress

Vivian's beautiful dress is a Maggie Sottero gown which she purchased at Abbey Bridal. Her hair and makeup was done by Angelina My Le. They travelled in style in a wonderful Rolls Royce provided by Australia in Style. Entertainment at the reception was by Dani Bui. Inkster Productions was the videographer.

As an aside, it’s great to have the opportunity to work with cinematographer Matthew Inkster, from Inkster Productions. We're very much in tune with how the other works these days, having worked together on multiple weddings and corporate work. I thoroughly enjoy how passionate Matthew is for his clients and totally admire how fully he throws himself into his work, capturing the day with what can only be described as love. He treats every wedding with respect, care and great friendliness.

If you've found the one, the love of your life, and you are now planning your wedding (and especially an Oatlands House wedding) and want beautiful photography to remember this special day then it's time to talk to Sarah or myself. We take compelling, elegant and timeless stills. We capture the most valuable images in the world. Yours.

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