Bill and Joanne chose to have a Sydney wedding both being city dwellers. The reception was held down in the marina with beautiful views of the Sydney Harbour.
There is nothing quite like a Sydney wedding because of the consistently great weather.
There was a lot of anticipation from family and guests leading up to Joanne and Bill’s wedding. They had only been waiting 10 years for this day. But as Joanne said in her speech, while it was a long time coming for everyone else, for Joanne and Bill there was no doubt that this day would happen…eventually. Despite all the jokes (mostly along the lines of “You took your time…”) the day had a bittersweet note as well.
Joanne’s family had suffered a number of losses during the preceding years, most notably her younger brother James. This is why Joanne and Bill decided to do a “First Look” before the wedding ceremony at the cemetery where James was buried. This was a beautiful location to see each other for the first time in total seclusion and afterwards to visit James’ grave and place a bouquet that their florist had made especially for the occasion.
It was wonderful to start the day with such a poignant moment as the rest of the day was very hectic.
As a Sydney wedding venue, the Maritime Museum was a hit. The food was amazing, the view was stunning and being Sydney Harbour, of course there were fireworks to celebrate the wedding that everyone claimed to have organised but really were just a lucky coincidence.