A stylish Sydney wedding at the Botanic House in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Elmira & James met whilst they were shoved together by chance in the same audit team, and when you spend 18 hours a day in the same room together crunching numbers and trying to solve 1st world problems things start to get interesting after a while, even though the work was probably boring as hell!
So things progressed from "let's go grab a coffee" to spending every minute of the working day together and things blossomed quickly and effortlessly from friends to a little more than that!
Now on to their wedding day, and that was one heck of a day. I recall starting at 8am in the morning for their tea ceremony (Elmira is Indonesian Chinese and James is half malaysian/english). The best part was when Elmira's father burst into tears as he realised his youngest daughter was getting married today, and that started a chain reaction among the family!
The girls and boys then separated to get ready in different places, before meeting down the aisle at their family church in Randwick.
We then headed out to the Royal Botanic Gardens for our photos and knowing that Elmira loves succelents and catcus, we went to the Succulent Garden which secretly is my favourite hidden spot that no one really knows about. We had some fun amongst the spikiness and our reception was just next door at the Botanic House.
Luke Nguyen is the owner and head chef there so the food did not dissapoint, they had a grazing station featuring dumplings and Asian delights as well as some custom made cocktails called the "Elmira" and "The James" featuring their favourite spirits which was a really nice touch.
The reception was a pretty amazing evening, where it was a fun filled night full of amazing speeches. You could tell how close all their
Check out the slideshow I created for them below or you can simply scroll down and view the photos in a lovely scrollable format
A huge shoutout to the crew that made this Sydney wedding possible
Venue /Botanic House
Videography / SE Creatives
Florals and Styling / Sydney Event and Design
Wedding Dress / Pronovias
Make-up Artist / Lily An Artistry
"Thanks so much for sending the highlights slideshow through,
We have watched it soo many times (and re-watched it) and have shared it to our friends and family. The photos look amazing and makes us so much more excited for the full gallery!! You even got that photo of dad crying during the tea ceremony which took us all by surprise as he never gets emotional.
I just wanted to personally say thank you to you, Jason, Steve and Ed for making us so comfortable around you, my friends and family all commented on how good you were and they haven't even seen the photos!!