Shangri-la Hotel Altitude Restaurant Wedding: Gia & Matt – Part 2

After their happy ceremony, we did something a little different: we arrived early at Gia and Matt’s reception location at the top of the Shangri-la Hotel in The Rocks, Altitude Restaurant, to capture some portraits of our bride and groom in the beautiful space. Jeff and I often take visitors to the cocktail bar here for a drink, to show off our city’s beautiful harbour. The panoramic view from level 36 of this skyscraper is absolutely breathtaking!

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The venue’s super-high ceilings and giant mirrors really add to the atmosphere.

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The tables were decorated with fresh and bright lime green and magenta centerpieces. Beautiful!

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Gia and Matt chose this cute cupcake tower that looked deeelicious!

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What a gorgeous spot for a sophisticated urban soiree!

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From any angle, it’s hard to get enough of the view of Sydney Harbour.

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We still had time before the reception, so a trip over to the Opera House for sunset and twilight was in order!

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Every bride should have a go at twirling in their wedding gown, and Gia’s long beautiful train was just perfect for twirling! Love!

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Beautiful! Gia and Matt, you guys look so cute together!

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The cloudy skies turned a beautiful deep blue at twilight.

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The sun was gone, so it was time to get the party started! The city was all aglow and looked amazing from the top of the Shangri-la.

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The newlyweds entered the reception to much applause and went straight into their first dance in the unique fish-bowl style dance area in the restaurant. What a cool space!

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Gia and Matt hired the very friendly Rachel Laing for some live music. She was amazing!

Love this one… soo beautiful!

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How better to capture this very long and narrow restaurant other than a panorama? Click to view it larger!

Shangri-la Hotel Altitude Restaurant wedding reception

Rachel Liang was seriously a great performer. She sang an incredibly diverse selection of songs—everything from Bruno Mars to Nat King Cole to Adele and more. Her rendition of a Cee-Lo Green song really had us tapping our toes!

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Gia’s longtime friend and bridesmaid gave a heartfelt speech that left our beautiful bride a bit emotional! Awww.

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We love it when our brides and grooms take the mic!

Matt drew laughs from the crowd with his goofy sense of humor…

While Gia’s heartfelt thanks to friends and family left many in the room a bit teary-eyed! Awww.

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The desserts looked fabulous! Yum!

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Love the expressions here! Haha!

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Some of the dancers really got into the music! Wow!

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What a memorable night it must have been for the newlyweds…

View of Sydney harbour from Blu on 36 Bar Shangrila hotel

Congratulations, Gia and Matt! We had such a blast with you guys at your wedding and wish you all the best for a wonderful, happy life together! Friends and family of Gia and Matt, leave a comment for the newlyweds below and let us know which are your favourite photos from the day!

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