After we finished the family photos in Part 1 of Marianna and Hernan’s wedding, it was time to hide our beautiful bride away before the guests’ arrival at their stunning venue, The Tea Room Gunners Barracks. We love this venue for its beauty indoors and out, its ahhMAYzing food, and its unbeatable views of Sydney harbour. It is such a perfect place for a wedding. I hope you are all ready for some ceremony and reception awesomeness!
Marianna and Hernan hired the string trio Jasmine Strings to play for the ceremony and cocktail hour. They did an outstanding job!
This was such a beautiful wedding ceremony. Their celebrant, Behroze Bilimoria, began with a funny story of how Marianna and Hernan met. I’ll let the rest of the photos speak for themselves. Marianna and Hernan wrote their own vows to each other which they had not shared with each other until this day. Everyone in attendance was so moved by their words, including me. At least I had a giant camera with which to hide my face and my red eyes welling up with tears. Your love and your words are beautiful, Marianna and Hernan!
The guests made their way to the front patio for canapes and drinks while Jeff and I captured the beautiful reception area, all set up for dinner! Of course, with all the pastry chefs and restauranteurs in the family, the cake was one of the priorities! This beauty was made by Bill Penrose, owner of Sweet Connoisseur. Marianna and Hernan said it was by far the most delicious cake they tasted when sampling different bakeries, and the price was right as well! The wedding favours were, of course, amazing swiss chocolate truffles by the family-owned Neuchatel Chocolates that were specially brought over from the USA for the wedding!
Out on the patio, the sun was turning the sky into an amazing pastel watercolour palette. Jasmine Strings continued to wow us with their beautiful renditions of popular songs. I was very impressed.
Is this view crazy beautiful or what? And we were sure blessed with a pretty epic sunset…
Click on this panorama to view it larger!
Inside, everyone settled in. Marianna told us last year that her two main priorities for the wedding were the photography (thanks Marianna!) and the food. They certainly chose well when they selected the Tea Room as their venue. The Tea Room is, of course, known for its delicious High Tea of finger sandwiches, sweets and scones, but the dinner they served was truly outstanding. Jeff and I felt super lucky to have been given a plate of this food! Bravo, chefs!
The Tea Room has such great ambiance both before and after dark!
We had to grab another fun shot of Marianna and Hernan’s beautiful wedding rings. Their dear friend Zoe Chicco (whom Marianna calls “designer extraordinaire”) designed the wedding bands for them. Gorgeous! Then, before we knew it, it was time to cut into that delicious cake.
There was no end to the gourmet-ness. More dessert and a delicious cheese platter were brought out!
I love this shot of father and daughter dancing. Then, it was time for everyone to boogie!
Hernan and his sister had some fantastic dance moves together. Haha, I love this girl!
I love that they brought out their fun giant heart-shaped glasses from their engagement session again too. Great idea!
Marianna and Hernan, we enjoyed being a part of your day tremendously. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it! Wishing you many, many happy years together.
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