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Claudia & Jimmy {Married } Neilsen Park wedding


I’ve wanted to share Claudia & Jimmy’s wedding for a long time, it’s featured in the latest issue of Real Weddings magazine and I’m so freaking happy to finally have it up in all it’s glory on the bloggy.

Claudia & Jimmy’s love of travel has always been a part of their relationship, even the beginnings of their relationship involved travel. They met in a Post Office in Perth, Claudia was traveling and Jimmy was working there. Claudia had to move back to London and after knowing each other for a week and in a truly whirlwind moment 6 months later Jimmy moved in with Claudia in London! So they knew that they wanted travel to be a theme of their wedding and they wanted it to just be a fun celebration. Having everything from a Calypso band to a piñatas!

Their day was such a wonderful celebration of their love with all their families and friends and I’m so excited to have been a part of it and it was featured in the latest issue of Real Weddings Magazine. Hope you all enjoy!

Venue: Ceremony & reception at Neilsen Park
Florist: Butterfly Philospohy
Paper Goods: Dana Diament at Hello Peachy
Wedding favours: Luggage Tages from Ciao Bella
Wedding dress: Collette Dinnigan
Bridesmaid dress: Monsoon
Hair: Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing
Makeup: Makeup by Megan
Jimmy’s suit: MJ Bale
Music: DJ from Sincopa and Calypso Band
Celebrant: Nina De Borde

 

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Neilsen Park Wedding Boys getting ready
Neilsen Park Wedding Boys getting ready
Neilsen Park Wedding Boys getting ready
Neilsen Park Wedding Boys getting ready
Neilsen Park Wedding Boys getting ready
Jimmy cutting his hair before his wedding
Jimmy cutting his hair before his wedding
Jimmy cutting his hair before his wedding
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Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Claudia & Jimmy Neilsen Park Wedding
Claudia & Jimmy Neilsen Park Wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Guys getting ready in Bondi Beach for wedding
Claudia getting ready for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Claudia getting ready for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Claudia getting ready for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Claudia getting ready for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Claudia getting ready for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Claudia getting her makeup done by Makeup By Megan
Bridesmaids and bridesmate having fun getting ready
Bridesmaids and bridesmate having fun getting ready
Claudia getting into her Collette Dinnigan wedding dress
Claudia getting into her Collette Dinnigan wedding dress
Claudia getting into her Collette Dinnigan wedding dress
Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing doing Claudia's hair for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing doing Claudia's hair for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing doing Claudia's hair for her wedding at Neilsen Park
Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing doing Claudia's hair for her wedding at Neilsen Park
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Neilsen Park Wedding Photography
Neilsen Park Wedding Photography
Neilsen Park Wedding Photography
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
Claudia & Jimmy's Wedding Ceremony at Neilsen Park
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Sydney Wedding Photgrapher
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Wedding bridal party photos in Sydney, Australia
Wedding bridal party photos in Sydney, Australia
Wedding bridal party photos in Sydney, Australia
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Sydney Wedding Photographer
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Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding Afternoon Tea
Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding Afternoon Tea
Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding Afternoon Tea
Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding Afternoon Tea
Wedding Mariachi Band at Neilsen Park
Wedding Mariachi Band at Neilsen Park
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Wedding Pinata
Wedding Reception at Neilsen Park, Sydney
Wedding Reception at Neilsen Park, Sydney
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Wedding Reception details at Neilsen Park, Sydney
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Fathers of the Bride & Groom Speech in Sydney
Fathers of the Bride & Groom Speech in Sydney
Best Men's speech at Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding
Best Men's speech at Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding
Best Men's speech at Claudia & Jimmy's Neilsen Park Wedding
Claudia & Jimmy's first dance
Claudia & Jimmy's first dance
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
Wedding dancing in Neilsen Park
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Kat + Seb {Married}


Why hello 2014, you seem to have come along a heck of a lot faster than I was prepared for. But I do have something rather beautiful to start off the year with – Kat & Seb’s intimate Clarke Island wedding.

A lot of times I can tell that I’m going to click with someone right off the bat, and I could tell I’d click with Kat & Seb from the very first email. Kat’s email just exuded such warmth and care, that really extended to their wedding day planning. And then I met them in person and I think I kinda fell in love with them a little bit. Kat rocked up wearing rollers in her hair with a scarf over them, 1950s movie star style, and they were clearly smitten with each other.

We went over all the plans for their day and really, it seemed like the perfect reflection of the two of them. Kat has a sort of old-school beauty that was perfectly complimented by her gorgeous powder blue gown by Sarah Alice Andrews, even the hotel, the QT in Sydney was the perfect choice for a bit of old-school charm (as an aside, the QT hotel is absolutely amazing down to their elevators, which play different songs depending on how many people are in them! That’s the sort of quirky detail I absolutely adore).

And I just realised that this blog post is getting probably a little long, but suffice it to say that everything about Kat & Seb’s day was planned so that it reflected the couple that they are and to make sure that their intimate gathering of family & friends knew that the day was more than just about Kat & Seb, but about all of them coming together.

Venue: ceremony on Clarke Island in Sydney and reception at Tastevin Bistro & Wine Bar
Florist: Floreat – Jane Lampe
Wedding dress + hairpiece: Sarah Alice Andrews
Kat’s Shoes: Betts
Bridesmaid dress: Forever New
Hair: Vicky McFarlane
Makeup: Michael Halder
Seb’s suit: MJ Bale
Paper goods: Ruby’s Tuesday
Ceremony catering: Luxury Tastings
Music: Merpire, Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt
Celebrant: Chris North
Ferry transport: Rosman Ferry’s

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claudia + jimmy {loved up}


Two people, one puppy and one crazy excited photographer = a heck of a lot of fun.

Claudia & Jimmy are two of the craziest cats I know and their love story is one heck of a tale (especially the abridged version, which you’ll now hear!). They met at a Post Office in Perth, Jimmy worked there and Claudia was traveling and needed to post some goodies, they started chatting and bam! spent the next 6 days hanging out together until Claudia had to go back to her fair London. Now, you’d think that would be the end of it, but no! After being separated for 6 months, Jimmy moved halfway around the world and moved in with Claudia. The rest is history!

Really, just spending time with them, you know they’re meant to be, they have the sweetest ease about them, and are just so enamored with each other.

I’m so excited to be able to share their Loved Up session on the new bloggy and I can’t wait to share their wedding soon too! It was rather splendiforous!

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A new day is dawning


So…

Where do I begin? I’m going to preface the enormity of this post with it might be a little all over the place, but I wanted to get out exactly the why and how and who has helped make this crazy change of a website.

They say that change is as a good as a holiday, actually, you know what? Who are these THEY that people always talk about? It seems so slightly weird to talk about them without knowing who they are.. but I digress… I’ve heard it said that change is a good as a holiday and you know what? Change is a lot more stressful than a holiday, but it is wonderful in it’s own special way. This change has been a little over a year in the making.

For those of you that know me well know that I started off in the industry as a designer, and when I started I Love Wednesdays I really wanted to be as hands on with it as I could, so I designed everything, the logo, the website, the blog, brochures, CDs, little stickers, EVERYTHING. It was (and is) my baby.

Probably about 18 months ago now, I started to see that my photography voice and my style as a designer were going in two separate directions, I shot so many wonderful couples, and got to be a part of their lives and that inspired the way that I work. With those changes, I decided to start sketching and working on new ideas, but I kept going with what I already had, maybe in a different colour, or slight variations, but I knew in my gut that I needed something radical.

It was so difficult to separate myself from something I was so close to, I lived and breathed I Love Wednesdays for years and it’s difficult to take a step back and look at it from an outsider’s perspective. It was then that I started to put feelers out trying to find a designer that I thought could be a good mesh with my voice and I also started one very epic pinterest board, which you can see HERE. I emailed, interviewed and stalked designers and none seemed like a good fit. I’m a firm believer in gut instinct & feeling and it wasn’t until I came across the work of the wonderful Cody Small from Caava Design, that it all quite literally suddenly made sense. If you’re in the need of a graphic designer, I have to tell you that I am probably one of those demanding clients from hell, I am very, VERY particular about what I like and also really protective of the little bubble that I’ve built here, and Cody was with me every step of the way. From our very first meeting, he got who I was and what I wanted. My current logo is, no a word of a lie, one of the initial concepts that Cody showed me, exactly. I remember doing a happy dance and yelling at Nick to come over and have a look. That it was “the one.” We changed the colours around, because, well I had no idea what colours I wanted and, like most design clients, the colour that I initially thought I wanted was not actually what I wanted. Nick took the handle on building the website and making sure things were pixel for pixel what Cody had designed (I am very particular about that, and I feel so fortunate that Nick puts up with my particular brand of crazy).

It’s been a journey and a half and this whole design process has been so transformative, not just for the business, but also for me. Letting go of something so important to me was, as anywho who knows me well can attest, difficult.

So, please feel free to have a look around, enjoy the fruits of our labour and let us know what you think!

And because no blog post would be complete without images, a little taste of the main site and some images that to make your day a little brighter.

xx Len

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Vy + Matt {Married}


I feel like there’s so much I could write about Vy & Matt’s wedding day, but I honestly don’t know where to start. They are just truly two of the nicest, warmest people I’ve had the fortune of meeting and their wedding day reflected just that. It really struck me how close they all were and that so very much comes through in the planning of their wedding day. Everything was about them and their families, with Vy’s sister Theresa even utilising her design wizardry to create some pretty special graphics for the day (including an amazing canvas of their love story). I dare you to look at these photos and not just smile, because their day was just filled with such warmth, love, a lot of crazy dancing and a heck of a lot of laughter.

Vy & Matt thank you so much for searching through 25 pages of google to find me and letting me be a part of your day, and big thank you to my sister-from-another-mister Brit for being a second pair of eyes.

Vy’s dress: Carla Zampatti
Vy’s shoes: Tony Bianco
Bridesmaids dresses: Zimmerman
Matt’s suite: Jack London
Groom’s shoes: Vintage
Rings: Bunda
Accessories: Mimco and Etsy
Hair: Jules Hair
Makeup: Liquid Illusion
Ceremony & Reception venue: Cafe Morso, Pyrmont
Flowers: The Fresh Group // Catering: Cafe Morso
Cake: Sugablossom
Celebrant : Robyn Pattison

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