The crash of waves. The familiar cry of a gull. The salty tang of ocean spray. These are the things that represent the Australian beach and these are the memories that Matthew & Rosemarie wanted to incorporate as part of their wedding celebration.
The day of Matt and Rosie’s wedding was truly spectacular – a brilliant blue sky and a bright warm sun – elements that were all preserved in the cinematic wedding video prepared by Biting Designs. The morning began early for Rosie and her bridesmaids, who sipped champagne from crystal flutes whilst being pampered for the big event; Matt and his groomsmen chose a somewhat less orthodox approach – although what better way to relax before a wedding than to do back-flips on a trampoline!?
After a solemn service in a stately church, the happy couple took a walk along the edges of Sydney Harbour, with the iconic Harbour Bridge as their backdrop. Aerial photography was used to capture the full magnificence of the location, with the brilliant turquoise of the Harbour offset by the lush green lawn of the church grounds.
The beach wedding theme was represented in so many details of Matt and Rosie’s wedding: the soft blue fabric of the bridesmaids dresses, the crisp white of the grooms shirt and tie and, finally, in the magnificent four-tiered wedding cake that was designed to suggest a superb summer sandcastle.
With the sun setting on a glorious day, the wedding party moved on to Summer Salt Restaurant; with a beach theme in mind no better location could have been selected. With expansive views out over the white sands of Cronulla, Summer Salt Restaurant provided a stunning setting and five-star service. Their trained wedding co-ordinator worked with Matt and Rosie to bring together a wedding reception that was sophisticated, memorable and, most importantly, unique to Matt and Rosie.
So often it is the little touches that create a truly memorable wedding reception and in the craftsmanship of these little touches Summer Salt Restaurant outdid themselves. Tealight candles glowed from within delicate glass dishes, perched atop linen tablecloths accented with turquoise table runners. The bridal table was immediately evident thanks to an arrangement of letters saluting the new “Mr & Mrs Parko”. As a final touch, the reception tables were anointed with posies of delicate white flowers.
After touching speeches, expert service and a turn around the expansive dance floor, the guests formed a guard of honour, creating an archway of joined hands for the new couple to depart through. They began their new lives with the advice of one bridesmaid echoing through their minds: “Live each day like your last and each night like your first”.