Our happy couple Aislinn and Luke had just been married! We loved the smiles on their faces as we headed outside for some portraits. It was too wet and windy to venture far, but the Q Station hospital ceremony grounds provided some attractive and handy cover. The Q Station was once Sydney harbour’s quarantine station, but these days the historical buildings have been transformed into a lovely hotel and variety of event spaces in a quiet, peaceful setting.
What a good looking couple!
I love these! What a beautiful (and handsome) bridal party!
The beer and champagne were definitely flowing! Cheers to the bride and groom!
The views from Q Station are lovely, looking back up Sydney Harbour.
Aislinn and Luke held their reception in the Governor Bourke Room, which was once an old school hall. It was beautifully decorated with fairy lights, candles and sheer fabric.
Aislinn created miniature paintings and collages as table numbers, representing places that she and Luke had travelled to together.
They also had an incredibly cute Polaroid photo corner set up for the guests!
Aislinn and Luke chose to have a croquembouche for their wedding cake! Incredibly, it gave the entire hall a sweet smell of sugar. I have never experienced a sugar smell quite that potent. I was salivating the entire reception!
Then in came the bridal party, followed by our new happy couple!
How beautiful did the Governor Bourke Room look?
The Q Station staff was hard at work preparing the food in the hidden back room, while the first speeches and toasts were underway.
The reception hall glowed in the twilight light, amidst some dramatic storm clouds. Its location on the hilltop felt so secluded. Beautiful! Click this panorama to view it larger.
The best man’s speech had everyone in stitches!
Now it was time to cut into that insanely-good-smelling-croquembouche!
I loved this—Aislinn snuck in another cut of the big cake on her own! Hah!
I think it must have been yummy…
Next, the band arrived! Aislinn and Luke hired James Willing and he and his drummer were amazing! Jeff and I were so impressed!
The guests were loving the photobooth props. Hilarious… love that pipe!
The music changed tempo and it was time for the first dance.
Love this one…
And then the party really went into full swing!
The band had everyone on the dance floor, and even inspired this brief bit of karaoke from one of the guests!
The crowd was cheering on the band. They really kept the energy up and sounded amazing! Wedding couples out there, you should go hire them. :)
Congratulations, Aislinn and Luke! We loved being a part of your first day together as husband and wife. Thank you for letting us capture these wonderful memories for you! Friends and family of Aislinn and Luke, leave a message for the happy couple below, or just let us know what you think of the photos! Click here to see Part 1 and Part 2 of the full gallery of images.