Balmoral Beach & Bathers Pavillion Wedding: Frances & Gordon – Part 2

If you loved the photos from Part 1 of Frances and Gordon’s wedding, we think you’re going to love the images in Part 2! Frances and Gordon may have thought the weather gods were against them on the morning of their wedding, with the ceremony location moved off of Rocky Point Island and under the rotunda. But those pesky weather gods had a bit of a surprise in store for Frances and Gordon, starting with the gorgeous sunshine that streamed through the clouds just as they were saying their vows. We were all so happy the rain stayed away after the ceremony as well, so that we could capture some portraits of our bride and groom in the beautiful setting of Balmoral Beach!

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How lovely and content does our newly married couple look? The clouds turned the light into a soft glow that I just loved, and this was only the beginning!

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Just can’t get enough of that gorgeous gown, Frances! So beautiful!

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A few family members helped to set up this gorgeous garland after the ceremony right where it was originally supposed to go. The tassels were hand made by Frances’s family. Another fantastic DIY detail!

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The light became even more magical while we were on Rocky Point Island. The clouds transformed themselves into a huge peachy-coloured softbox, and Frances’s gown looked so luminous in the light. We also saw this amazing bird, which I have never seen in Sydney before.

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Just look at that light, in the perfect peachy, metallic and cream tones of their wedding theme. Love!

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During the photoshoot, our bridal party got quite excited when they spotted this waterspout out at sea beyond the headland. How cool is that?

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Our bride and groom were looking good!

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Looking back toward the beach is the gorgeous Bathers Pavilion where all would be celebrating shortly.

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The guests were already enjoying themselves out on the upstairs terrace whilst we had a stroll along the sand.

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How cute are these two? Out on the jetty, we were treated to the perfect sunset. Wait for it…

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BAM! The sky lit up like fire! Cue Jeff and Erin almost jumping up and down with excitement… :)

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Clouds in the perfect hues! Love love love!

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The late hour and rainy day meant our lovely couple had the place all to themselves. Well, to themselves along with their excited photographers. ;)  Perfect.

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(We did give them a moment actually to themselves after that last sunset shot). :)  But before heading inside, we set up for a fabulous twilight panorama! Click to view it larger:

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Frances and Gordon chose the perfect reception venue to fit both their personalities and style, and the theme of their day—the upstairs dining room at Bathers’ Pavilion. Its walls are unlike any other reception venue I’ve seen. They are completely covered in silver leaf! The shimmery sheets reflect the light and as you move around the room, they create beautiful metallic hues in silver, mica and rose gold.

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What a perfect space for an intimate celebration.

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In addition to the lovely flowers, Frances and Gordon made these cute jars of preserves for their guests to take home as favours. They even made the jam themselves, from scratch!

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Frances is particularly fond of succulents, and she incorporated these along with cream and pale pink roses, eucalyptus leaves and other native Australian flora. Maybe someone can tell me the name of the little green and white-dusted box-shaped pods, which were a perfect addition. The setup looked truly lovely and suited the venue perfectly.

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If all that you’ve seen so far isn’t enough DIY amazingness for you, then just check out their wedding cake, which was not made by a professional bakery, but by the bride’s mother herself. We were once again so impressed! (And now, hungry with a sweet craving…)

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The guests enjoyed a delicious dinner before the speeches began.

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The mother of the bride’s speech left many in tears. I love this part of weddings!

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Our groom also said some touching words to his new bride and in-laws.

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Frances was overwhelmed when thanking her current and new family for travelling from far and wide to be at the wedding. Everyone gave a big “Awww” when Gordon got up to support her. So sweet!

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The cake looked too good to eat (of course it didn’t, it looked perfect to eat)!

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Our happy couple danced to Jack Johnson’s Do You Remember, a very sweet tune.

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Of course, Frances and Gordon were still not done with the DIY details. They also set up this adorable polaroid photo booth for the guests!

It wasn’t long before the party really got rockin’ on the dance floor!

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The mother of the bride had some excellent dance moves with her partner—even the DJ got on the mic to tell everyone to watch them to learn a few steps. :)

Love the expressions on everyone’s faces here!

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Frances and Gordon, a huge congratulations to you both on your marriage. It was a delight to be your photographers and we were honored to be there alongside you on your special day. May these images bring back happy memories for you for many, many years to come!

Friends and family of Frances and Gordon, leave a message for the bride and groom below or let us know what you think of the photos. If you commented on either Part 1 or Part 2, we’ll notify you when the full gallery of images is ready for viewing online.

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Deane - Wow! Just beautiful.Well done THE WONG COUPLE you have truly captured the emotion of this day and put it in print for Fran and Gordon to reflect on for a lifetime. The weather was perfect in the end….the sunset photos are fantastic.

gay mccormick - Part 2 as fabulous as part one. I love the sunset pics, the venue (My best) the table settings, the cake, and the photos of people celebrating the day!

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