Christina & Michael
THIS 1920S GATSBY-THEMED WEDDING ON THE STUNNING SYDNEY HARBOUR WAS BURSTING WITH JOY AND LOVE
DATE 28.01.17 VENUE GUNNERS BARRACKS, SYDNEY, NSW PHOTOGRAPHY LARA MILENKO
Sydney Harbour sparkled from day to night for Christina and Michael’s big day. At the ceremony, the happy couple’s twin nephews delivered the rings, but were a little reluctant to give them up for the ‘I dos’ – cute! Watching the sun set over the harbour was a special moment for the newlyweds, who soaked up the view while enjoying canapés with guests. The art-deco Gatsby theme gave everything a touch of glamour at the reception, and the cake, chosen with the help of Christina’s nanna (the ultimate judge), was an incredible nutella and caramel drizzled treat. Amazing!
DATE January 28, 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHER Lara Milenko from Milenko Weddings (milenkoweddings. com). ‘Lara has a very chilled vibe, as well as a particular style of saturated light in her photography that we loved.’
DRESS & HEADPIECE Karen Willis Holmes (karenwillisholmes.com).
‘I love the diamond pattern, the V-neckline and the train length.
It was very 1920s Hollywood glamour.’
JEWELLERY Samantha Wills (samanthawills.com). ‘The velvet ocean grand crystal earrings and matching bracelet were just divine.’
HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Kristen Wells (kristenhairstylist.blogspot.com.au), and makeup Sonia Allen (sonia allenmakeup.com).
GROOM’S SUIT Paul Smith (paulsmith. com), and cufflinks from Hugo Boss (hugoboss.com).
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Shona Joy (shonajoy.com.au). ‘I let my mum choose them!’
STATIONERY Etsy (etsy.com), and my talented sister, Nicole Larkin (instagram.com/nlarkin_design).
‘We kept the stationary in theme – classic art deco design style with gold.’
FLOWERS Annie from Francis
‘We wanted blooms that reminded us of Australia – natives, dahlias and David Austin roses, as my grandparents call me rosebud after my late great grandmother.’
CEREMONY, RECEPTION & CATERING Gunners Barracks, Sydney, NSW (gunnersbarracks.com.au). ‘We loved the stunning harbour, the building being steeped in Australian history and the exceptional menu. The raw sandstone wall was the perfect photo spot.’
CELEBRANT Gary Mooney, The Bronte Celebrant (brontecelebrant.com.au).
CAKE Susanne from Art of Baking (artofbaking.com.au). ‘My nanna helped me choose. You can always count on Nan to judge a good cake.’
FAVOURS Felicity Mulcahy from
The Humble Apiarist (instagram.com/ thehumbleapiarist). ‘Felicity is a dear friend and personally harvested the raw, organic honey from her bees.’
‘Everything had a touch of oldworld glamour.’ ‘The blooms were so special.’