"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Thomas Merton. A wedding is the greatest of celebrations. It's the last words of a book, "...After all that had brought them to this time and place... (it goes something like this doesn't it!?) ...they stood smiling at each other and as the celebrant gave permission, they kissed, and were married." Today we're celebrating the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Wedding of Nick and Jess

It's the start of an incredible life adventure, an acknowledgement of two souls meaningfully intertwined, perhaps more basically, it's celebrating two people who can't bear to be apart.

It's celebrated for the simplicity of what's been found. Because it's the most real, most fanciful, most desirable, most illogical thing we ever do see - two people in love.

It's an intimate, joyous, raucous and happy day. And how glad we are to be able to document these moments.

Nick doesn't live at home with his parents but it set such a sweet note of change that Nick went back home to get ready for the wedding day.

It also made a change that one of Nick’s groomsmen grabbed one of two MJ Bale suits from home - but not the right one. In this case it was an unmatched pants and jacket. It was similar enough to create the confusion, different enough to be noticed. So realising his mistake just before I arrived he very, very quickly rushed home and grabbed the actual wedding day suit, while Nick and his remaining groomsmen and grooms-lady (Nick’s sister) laughed continuously and repeatedly from that point. Mistakes do set a good mood.

Nick’s parents have a Dachshund who joined in the festivities of the day by wearing his collar and tie throughout the preparations too - and may have been on standby for the bridal party...

Helping the groom get ready for his wedding
Grooms dog dressed up for wedding
happy Mother of the groom
Sister helping do up his cuffs
checking on the wedding rings
groom putting on his tie
Mum helping her son get ready for his wedding
Helping straighten his tie
Groom with his parents
The groomsmen at Sydney wedding
The groom, his sister and mate
Helping his father put on his buttonhole
Groom and groomsmen
The groom before his wedding

Jess and her bridesmaids, which included her two sisters, were getting ready at a friends apartment. It just so happens to have that consequential Sydney Harbour view that everyone wishes they could wake up to. Those views include the Opera House, ferry terminals, Harbour Bridge and, of course, the occasional firework night or two.

The hair and make-up had been done by friends, beautifully, and all the ladies were enjoying the benefits of being together, enjoying the view, and sharing champagne. All very relaxed, casual and sublime - with a hint of excitement too. It seemed a shame to leave the apartment but there was a ceremony to get to in an equally amazing part of Kirribilli.

Family friends had lent their cars, tied the ribbons and loaded the bridesmaids and Jess and her father onboard and delivered them round the corner to her Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding.

The view from where the girls got ready
The brides bouquet
The girls celebrating on the morning of the wedding
Admiring her wedding dress
Girls celebrating with champers
Admiring the bride in her dress
Beautiful bridesmaids
Gorgeous bridesmaids
The bride putting in her earrings
Beautiful bride
Gorgeous bride with blue eyes
Gorgeous bride ready for her wedding
Bride with her parents
Beautiful brides shoes
Bride admiring her bouquet
Gorgeous bride jess
Leaving for her wedding ceremony

There’s a lovely short walk down through the garden and down the aisle to stand next to each other, to make vows, exchange rings and make that first (and second) kiss in front of their family and friends.

Petals were thrown, hugs given, families embraced and a new story began.

Bride about to walk down the aisle
Waiting for his bride
Walking his daughter to her wedding ceremony
Watching his bride walk down the aisle
Walking his daughter down the aisle
handshake from Dad
wedding day hugs
Bride
Wedding ceremony at Kirribilli Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Kirribilli wedding ceremony
Bridal party during wedding ceremony
The parents during the wedding ceremony
Exchanging the wedding rings
Kiss the bride
Mother and daughter
Bride and Groom signing the register
Wedding ceremony at Kirribilli
Petals to throw at wedding
Just married in Kirribilli at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Wedding celebration in Kirribilli
bride and groom with wedding party
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding party
Female bridal party
Wedding party Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

After family photographs and a few minutes with their bridal party Nick and Jess stole some quiet moments together, with the city and harbour as backdrop.

The reception got underway a little later. (If you’re near youtube watch "I believe in a thing called love" by The Darkness) Jess arranged for a friend to sing a couple of songs for Nick. He was sensational, very much reminiscent of Justin Hawkins incredible voice, and that brought out the cheers and applause.

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding team catered a fantastic buffet, lots of fresh seafood, plenty of choices for diets of all kinds, and an appealing choice of desserts.

Nick and Jess chose a three piece band, Red Soda Band, to provide the entertainment, one of their friends to MC, plenty of great speeches to reveal more about each other, a little dancing before closing out the evening with a very quick sparkler exit.

Bride and Groom wedding
Kiss between bride and groom
Bride and Groom Kirribilli wedding
Kirribilli wedding photography
Bride and Groom on wedding day on Sydney Harbour
Bride and groom on wedding day
Groom on Sydney wedding day
Wedding photography Sydney Harbour
Wedding photography Kirribilli
Bride and Groom Sydney wedding
Wedding photography Kirribilli
Sydney Harbour wedding photography
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Wedding photography
Wedding photography on Sydney Harbour
Sunset wedding photography Sydney Harbour
Bride at Kirribilli
Bride and groom Kirribilli
view from Kirribilli Yacht squadron
wedding cake
Wedding decorations Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Table decorations Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding reception
Seating allocations
Bridesmaids entering wedding reception at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
bride and groom entering Kirribilli wedding reception
Father of the bride speech
Wedding speeches Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Singing at wedding
Bridal party speeches at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding
speech by groom
cutting the cake at a Kirribilli wedding
the band at a Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding
Father daughter dance Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
First dancing at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding
guests dancing during wedding reception
Guests having fun
bride throwing the bouquet
bridesmaid caught the bouquet
Night wedding photography at Kirribilli
Night wedding photography Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron sparkler exit
Sparkler exit from Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron wedding


Wedding Flowers by Blumette
Ceremony and Reception Location was the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron at Kirribilli.

If you've found the one, the love of your life, and you are now planning your wedding (and especially a Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 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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