James Maloney and Jessica Anderson’s wedding day was a bit of a stunner. A beautiful spring day as a backdrop to two families joining together in celebration.
James and his groomsmen prepared at home and did their very best under different circumstances. The week before James Maloney had been part of the NRL Grand Final and had helped the Sydney Roosters, with his fantastic kicking ability, to win the premiership. As you’d expect there’d been a fair bit of celebrating during the week. So the Saturday probably came round a touch too quickly but James still put his best foot forward (!!).
After spending time with the groomsmen we headed round to Watsons Bay Hotel and witnessed the girls preparations and all the beautiful touches that Jessica had thought of, her very gorgeous Anna Campbell dress, Jimmy Choo shoes (and even though I’m a male I’m really beginning to see what attracts people to their Choo’s!), beautiful and eclectic bridesmaids dresses (worn by a beautiful group of Jessica’s sister and friends), lovely flowers by Kavelle and so much more.
The ceremony was held at Watsons Bay Our Lady Star of the Sea and was led beautifully. Their celebrant gave a short talk and spoke about marriage being a team game. To help illustrate his lesson he had a football thrown on stage. That got a lot of laughs because it was a soccer ball. And he drew out some great points about helping each other in a marriage.
After the service, we headed back down the hill to the Watsons Bay harbourside and took in the sun and scenery. After all, it was a truly beautiful day. And then motored up the hill to the lighthouse for a few formal shots before heading into Darling Harbour and the Dockside venue.
Jimmy Choo’s on the windowsill. They are such beautiful shoes.
The light at the Watsons Bay Hotel was ridiculously beautiful. Even though it was the middle of the day we ended up with gorgeously lit, colourful images.
“That’s Dad!”. She paused for a time in the middle of the aisle, and then boldly went up the front.
The speeches were about to start. Jessica’s Dad had wound his way to the microphone and then the fireworks started. James held Jessica as the entire harbour seemed to celebrate with them.
After James and Jessica shared the first dance and everyone had made it onto the dance floor Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses was played. It’s a team song for the Roosters and it was rather amazing being in the middle of so many people (and players) singing this song with such joy. It was a real highlight.
Not everything can be told in a blog. This was a fantastic happy family wedding. It was full of stories, from the past, and many that were made on the day. It’s a wedding not to be forgotten for many personal reasons. But then, all great marriages start out with stories – and we’re glad we get to help keep the memories. Thank you James Maloney and Jessica Anderson. We wish you the very best in your marriage. And we wish James much success in his career (but let the Knight’s win soon).
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