Christina & Michael

THIS 1920S GATSBY-THEMED WED­DING ON THE STUN­NING SYD­NEY HAR­BOUR WAS BURST­ING WITH JOY AND LOVE

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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

Floristry (fran­c­is­floristry.com).

‘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.’

GUESTS 110.

‘Ev­ery­thing had a touch of old­world glam­our.’ ‘The blooms were so spe­cial.’

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