The newly opened Superintendents Residence made for the most perfect location for Nikki & Ryan’s autumn Centennial Park Wedding. I had known about the lovely residence for years, but not of the plans to make it available for weddings!
I dont know where to start where it comes to Nikki & Ryan. They are just two peas in a pod and had planned a wedding that combines all of the things that they love. Funnily enough, a lot of the things they enjoy are things that I love too. From food to music to food to travel to food and food, we have it all covered (did I say food?). Nikki gave so much thought to the styling and layout for the wedding and it shows throughout the photos. From the dress to the jewelry, flowers, menus, decorations even the wishing well terrarium that Ryan made, it all looked impeccable. Ryan who is a chef, and loves shooting film had a great connection with my style of photography and how I like to approach wedding days. I love to have a good time, be involved but blend in like a guest. Our meetings, engagement shoot and discussions before the wedding just felt like time spent with old friends, so by the time the day rolled around it felt like I was just documenting two of my friends celebrating a momentous day in their lives.
The weather really turned it on for mid March and I scouted some new locations within Centennial Park for the bridal photos. The light was perfect and bang on for what I wanted to capture. Just like the engagement session, these two are just so natural together. So we chatted the afternoon away and captured some beautiful photos before heading back to the party. Nikki & Ryan had been greatly looking forward to the food by Aria Catering … and I must say it amazeballs. The food was definitely one of the many highlights for both them and the guests, only trumped by the speeches and great stories told by all. I very much appreciate the friendship we have made and look forward to many catch ups and devouring of burgers alike in the future. Thank you for having us along to document your wedding day and making us feel so welcome.
Centennial Park Wedding
Location: Centennial Park
Ceremony: Superintendents Residence in Centennial Park
Reception: Superintendents Residence in Centennial Park
Food: Aria Catering
Celebrant: Laura Craddock
Florist: Helen from Lime Tree Bower
Cake: Cakes by Liz Symons
Makeup Artist: Dazzling Makeup by Kilyne
Hair: Miss Julie Makeup
Brides Dress: Pronovias Gown from Fashions by Farina
Bridesmaids Dresses: Hello Molly
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen Suits: Rembrandt
Music: DJ Xcentrik & Froyo
Photography Assistant: Naveid Ali