As Dominique and John walked out of the Elizabeth Bay House as a married couple, the sun was making some magic light for our photos! Just across the road from Elizabeth Bay House is Arthur McElhone Reserve, a small and immaculate garden complete with a stone bridge and a coy pond. It was the perfect spot for some portraits with our happy couple!
Just look how delicious that light was. Beautiful!
Dominique and John looked so happy together and were so excited about the commitment they had just made to each other.
I just love this one with the stone steps sinking into the grass. What a lovely spot.
We hopped in the car over to the wharf at Rose Bay and the sunset was getting even more warm and lovely.
Once in Rose Bay, Jeff and I got our first glimpses of the amazing set up inside Catalina Restaurant. We mentioned in the last post how incredible the florals were—feast your eyes on this amazingness! Grandiflora put together an absolutely stunning, huge display of ombre red, magenta, pale cream and green floral arrangements. Personally, I think it can be tricky to successfully pull off a red, green and white colour scheme, but Grandiflora sure did it with style! So dramatic, lush, and modern… and just perfect against the backdrop of the lovely Catalina Restaurant. Also, I think the red, green and white is a nice nod to our happy couple’s Italian heritage!
Sooo many roses… soo beautiful! And now that I know what they are, I think the flowers of the “magnolia grandiflora” tree might be my newest favourite bloom…
In addition to the grand, towering arrangements, Grandiflora decorated the room and entryway with many candles in modern glass lanterns. The sunlight streaming through the windows lit up the venue in a dreamy way. Magic!
Their cake was a perfect match with the florals. It looked way too good to eat!
The staff at Catalina were hard at work waiting for the guests! This beauty is what greeted everyone as they came through the door:
After the guests had settled down, in came our happy couple! Looking good, you two!
Catalina Restaurant has such a great location overlooking Rose Bay. Dominque and John lucked out with some beautiful weather! Click on this panoramic to view it larger.
Even after sunset, the temperature was perfect for enjoying the beautiful terrace at Catalina Rose Bay. No heaters necessary!
I just love our bride and groom’s reaction here!
Dominque’s sister had some touching stories to tell.
After the funny and heartfelt speeches, it was time for the party to really get started!
This was so cute… Dominique’s friends brought her outside for a must-have photo with her expectant pals, who were all looking absolutely radient! Of course, they had to stand in order from non-expectant to newly born, and every stage in between!
I loved it when the family brought Dominique’s grandmother out on to the dance floor. You could just tell how special she was to her family!
Love it! How adorable is Dominque’s grandmother?!
What a beautiful moment.
Dominique and John, we just loved being a part of your special day! Thank you for letting us share in your happiness, and we wish you many years of joy together! Friends and family of Dominique and John, leave a comment below and let us know what you think of the photos, or leave a message for the bride and groom, and we’ll notify you when the full gallery of images is ready for viewing online.