Randwick & Circular Quay Wedding: Minnah & Phil – Part 1

Today’s wedding is a real treat for the eyes! We’ve already introduced you to our beautiful and super-cute clients Minnah and Phil, first in their elegant springtime engagement shoot down in La Perouse, and then in their second summery, hip and urban engagement session on Cockatoo Island. Jeff and I had been looking forward to their wedding day for nine whole months since they hired us last year. As we’ve gotten to know Minnah and Phil over this time, it’s become clear just how perfect they are for each other. When they laugh with each other, tease each other, support each other after rough days at work, joke about their incompatible-yet-compatible habits in the kitchen, and giggle about their shared lack of a green thumb, it’s clear just how much Minnah and Phil are truly best friends. Their wedding was just as wonderful as we expected, and a real treat to photograph. The locations were simply fabulous, as you will see! I started out with Minnah, her Maid of Honour, her mother and new mother-in-law as they got ready at the Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay. They told me to come up to the 32nd floor, where I was SO excited to see that they had the Presidential Suite! Just check out the killer view from one of the bedrooms:

Wedding photos at the Marriott Circular Quay in Sydney

Minnah is a girl after my own heart! She had not one, not two or even three, but four dresses lined up for the day: a spectacular ballgown for the ceremony and bridal party portraits, a beautiful traditional Korean dress for part of the reception, a more form-fitting and gorgeous dress for dancing, and her mother-in-law’s own cheongsam for the Chinese tea ceremony, which I thought was so special!

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This is the cheongsam that Phil’s mother wore for her own wedding. How many mothers dream about their daughters one day wearing their wedding gown? I’d say most. And how many daughters actually end up wearing it? Not many. It must have been so special for Phil’s mother to see her soon-to-be daugther-in-law wear it. The silk still looked absolutely beautiful, and it was tailored beautifully in a classic cut.

Photos of chinese tea ceremony dress, bride getting ready at Marriott Hotel

Check out these red beauties! They make me happy.

Wedding shoes at the Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay wedding photos

How crazy cool is this giant suite?

Bride getting ready at the Marriott Circular Quay Sydney

Minnah was looking absolutely radiant as she put on her dress.

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Wedding preparations at the Marriott Hotel Circular Quay

Photos of bride getting ready for Randwick and Circular Quay wedding

Livia of Style 7 Makeup Artistry did a fabulous job on Minnah’s hair and makeup throughout the day. She transformed Minnah’s look three times over the course of the day!

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Minnah’s mother looked on lovingly as the final touches were completed.

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Isn’t she stunning?!

Portrait of bride just before her wedding in Randwick, Sydney

Wedding day preparations at the Marriott Hotel, Sydney

Meanwhile, Jeff was hanging out with the boys as they got ready, which included some lounging around:

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Phil had their wedding rings safely secured in an adorable little treasure chest:

Detail of wedding rings in Randwick, Sydney

Phil was looking pretty relaxed, calm and cool.

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When Minnah and Phil told us months ago which church they had chosen, we were SO excited! This is St Jude’s Anglican Church in Randwick. I love all the old sandstone buildings in Sydney, and this church is definitely something special.

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The boys were all ready early (good job, boys!) so Jeff took some time to grab some fun shots of all the guys. What a great group of groomsmen Phil has!

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Portrait of groom and groomsmen at St Jude

Minnah’s brother, whom she lovingly called her “Man of Honour”, and her Maid of Honour started off the procession.

Wedding pictures at St JudeBride and father about to walk down the aisle at St Jude

Minnah looked stunning coming down the aisle in her beautiful gown.

Wedding at St Jude

Phil was so happy to see his bride!

Groom at his wedding at St JudePicture of bride and father walking down the aisle in Randwick, SydneyFather giving bride away at a Randwick, Sydney weddingPhotos of autumn wedding at St JudeChoir during wedding ceremony at St Jude

This church is so beautiful, isn’t it? They even had a choir, which made all of the hymns sound especially beautiful.

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I love this one of Phil putting on Minnah’s ring.

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And they were married!

Beautiful wedding ceremony at St JudePicture of bride and groom at Randwick, Sydney wedding

These two are some of my favourites.

Randwick wedding photography at St Jude

Bride and groom wedding portrait in Randwick, Sydney

LOVE this one of the bridal party!

Bridal party portrait and wedding photos, St Jude

Wedding photos at St Jude

Congratulations Minnah and Phil! Stay tuned, because there are lots more pictures of this beautiful couple coming to the blog soon. We have some beautiful bridal party portraits in Centennial Park, Minnah and Phil’s emotional Chinese tea ceremony, and their fabulous, dancing-filled reception! It’s all coming up in Part 2!

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Stacy Squires Photography - you do beautiful work … great photos

emily - as always, fabulous images!

Julia Beckmann - Gorgeous! Your work always makes me smile!

Cathy and David - You’ve captured some great moments here! :)

Alex - Gorgeous photos, guys! What a sweet wedding. :)

Dylan - I dig those dress shots! great work.

rich - oh my – i am really enjoying looking through this wedding! can’t wait for the rest!

Megan Hayes - [b]eautiful images! I love the tall city building in the background of the dress shots!

John - Love all the details! Nice work!

Raven - What a stunning bride!!

Nancy Wang on Facebook - Very nice photos and can’t wait to see more!! (Ps its maid of honour too :p)

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