I’ve been dying to share this beautiful wedding with my readers for the last 2 weeks! My lovely bride Anastasia did such an amazing job styling and organising her wedding to her big teddy bear of a husband Izze, it was so much fun to photograph.
Anastasia and Izze’s wedding was a culturally infused event that honoured her Greek heritage and Izze’s Turkish heritage . Anastasia’s vision for a feminine and romantic wedding was centred around the beautiful wedding dress that she designed herself. The dress featured soft latte ruffles and an intricately hand sewn pale pink organza and lace bodice encrusted with crystals and beads. It was simply breathtaking!!!
Anastasia got ready at the Grand Hyatt Sydney with her room having the most amazing views of the Sydney Opera House, she then took a water taxi to her ceremony and reception location on the other side of Sydney Harbour. The ceremony took place on the edge of the cliff at Sergeants Mess at Chowder Bay with the spectacular Sydney skyline in the distance. A saxophone player serenaded the congregation as Anastasia walked down the isle and once again as the couple departed the ceremony, it was so beautiful.
Izze’s and Anastasia’s Greek and Turkish backgrounds were honoured during the reception with traditional Drummers and Bouzouki Players entertaining the guests as the Bridal Party entered the Reception. The Bride and Groom then went straight into traditional Greek and Arabic dancing which delighted the guests who were made up of a mixture of Greek, Arabic and Australian backgrounds. The entire evening was filled with a festive vibe and was an absolute pleasure to photograph.
Thank you Ana and Izze for asking me to capture your beautiful day, I’m so honoured to have been able to capture your love story.