Back to Top
PolkaDotBride - Australia's number 1 Bridal Blog, Wedding Directory and Advice for Brides
Log In

A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

by | Inspired Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Weddings,

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SimplyPeachy
6
COMMENTS

11OCTSA246 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Andy and Sandra

Andy and I met in Sydney, unexpectedly at a time when I had already made plans to move overseas to Hong Kong so we were the last people we thought we would end up with. I left for Hong Kong as planned and against all odds, we decided that a long distance relationship was better than no relationship so we decided to give each other a chance. The first year and half of our relationship was spent jet setting between Hong Kong and Sydney to see one another but not long after, Andy moved to Hong Kong, we moved in together and the rest is history.

Andy and I knew from the onset that we wanted a fun and personalised affair for our big day. We both love the outdoors and being by the water so got married at the Royal Botanic Gardens and held our reception at the Opera Point Marquee.

11OCTSA350 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Our wedding was a labour of love in that I really did love almost every little moment of planning, organising and hand crafting it together – so much so that I left my career in the legal world and am now knee deep in weddings on a daily basis with Simply Peachy!

We tried to include as many personalised details as possible and included various DIY elements to not only save money but to make our wedding reflect us as a couple. Our wedding was inspired by our favourite things as individuals and as a couple and was filled to the brim with everything that we love – fun vibrant colours, scrabble fun, magnetic collectibles, delicious foods and cakes, KFC and much more.

11OCTSA016 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Andy and I love playing scrabble and we’re obsessed with the game ‘Words with Friends’ so we got scrabble cufflinks made from Cufflinks as gifts for our groomsmen.

11OCTSA029 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

As our besties were actually of the opposite sex, we had a Best Matron and a Man of Honour rather than the traditional Best Man and Maid of Honour.

11OCTSA073 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA076 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA069 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We wanted to make sure that a lot of the items we bought for our wedding wouldn’t go to waste, so we bought a customised ring bearer bowl and a something new and blue ‘Always and Forever’ bouquet tile from Palomas Nest, which are now displayed in our home, making memorable keepsakes of our special day.

11OCTSA105 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

simply peachy sydney wedding 3 550x410 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

One of my most favourite items from our wedding was most definitely my wedding gown from Mark Holt Bridal. There was just something so romantic about the layers of chantilly lace that I knew it was the one the moment I put it on. My mom even cried when I first tried it on! I added more ruffle detail to my custom made shoes with shoe clips from bpoetic.

11OCTSA098 550x826 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

simply peachy sydney wedding 2 550x407 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We went with a Spring colour palette of peaches, creams, corals and spring greens and our florist, Maria from Maria Lush Florist was amazing in creating the floral arrangements that we wanted. They were absolutely perfect and I could tell that they meant as much to her as they did to us.

11OCTSA140 550x826 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA146 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

I really wanted a rose petal aisle rather than the traditional flower arch and Maria did a wonderful job in creating the ‘S’ for S&NDY (aka San & Andy).

11OCTSA151 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

The weather in the week leading up to our wedding was actually quite terrible and we even had our wedding rehearsal in the rain so when we woke up to a perfectly gorgeous Spring day, we knew we had lucked out.

11OCTSA170 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

My veil was my mom’s and was my something borrowed and old. I hope to give it to my daughter some day!

11OCTSA158 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA159 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA177 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA184 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA188 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Robyn Pattison was our wonderful celebrant and the day wouldn’t have been the same without her wonderfully personalised ceremony which our guests raved on about. A lot of our friends have used Robyn as their celebrant since too!

11OCTSA206 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We were always hoping the weather Gods would be kind to us so we made program fans with our stationer Seesawsed Personalised Luxury to keep our guests cool and they definitely came in handy with shading everyone from the hot scorching sun!

11OCTSA172 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

No wedding of ours would be the same without a silly shot.

11OCTSA224 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA230 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

I loved my bridesmaid dresses from Vera Wang. I managed to get them just before Vera Wang discontinued her Maids Collection. Lucky!

11OCTSA307 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA289 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA311 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We wanted our reception to be simple, fun and cozy so we kept the decorations to a minimal using lanterns hung from the marquee, peach ribbons to decorate some of our tables, mismatched favour bags which I hand sewed myself and incorporated our favourite things theme throughout.

11OCTSA387 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA378 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

I loved our wedding cake by Cakes by Lorinda. Many of our guests commented it was the yummiest wedding cake they’d ever tasted and my friend even stole my piece of cake off my hand because he wanted more!

11OCTSA377 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We love collecting magnets from our travels so we customised button magnets via Button Machine with meaningful images as our boutonnieres. I sourced fabric from Hong Kong and hand sewed them into little favour bags to hold our magnets and tied cute little thank you tags to each of them which were stamped using customised stamps we had made from Hong Kong.

simply peachy sydney wedding 4 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We mixed our magnets with some scrabble magnets to display our engagement photos by Tealily Photography and wedding invitation at the reception entrance.

11OCTSA498 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Our table numbers were a blast. We used the favourite things icons from our wedding invitations as table numbers and had guests sitting at the KFC (my husband’s second love) table! Guests loved the idea.

simply peachy sydney wedding 1 550x368 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We wanted our guests to have fun so booked a photobooth from Flashback Photobooths which proved to be a huge hit. We love looking back at our photobooth guestbook album!

simply peachy sydney wedding 5 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA538 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA540 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA542 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

We shared our first dance to “Can’t take my eyes off you” by Lauren Hill which was the song playing in the background when Andy proposed. Our choreographed dance began with Andy doing a solo hip hop routine and he was amazing!

simply peachy sydney wedding 6 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be and we couldn’t have had more fun with our family and friends. It was the perfect start to a lifetime together.

11OCTSA605 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

11OCTSA607 550x365 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Another favourite of ours from the wedding was our video by Paper Cranes Production. They told our wedding day story so well, we (or I actually) watch it all the time!

Photography by Infinity Photography

Swirl divider2 A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding

Ms Gingham says: The cake, the flowers, the dresses… I love it all! Especially the gorgeous colour scheme!!! Thanks for sharing today Sandra!

Sandra says: “I am a self confessed overly organized recent bride with a hint of OCD, a passionate baker of all things sweet and yummy, a lover of all things colourful and a recent discoverer of my love for the creative planning process.”

Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Anthony Del Col of Staging Connections / Hair & Makeup: Ervan Woo / Cars: Australia in Style / Ceremony Musicians: Sydney Ensemble / Band: The Next Best Thing Band / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Woomi Pyo
COMMENTS
  • Eliska Lam
    Eliska Lam says:
    October 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    lovely wedding :) love the peaches everywhere!

    REPLY
  • Wedding Blog News | Polka Dot Bride
    Wedding Blog News | Polka Dot Bride says:
    October 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

    [...] Roundupby Polka Dot BridePhoto from A Fun Favourite Things Sydney Wedding by by Infinity PhotographyI think I’m actually trying to get into Spring (not that the [...]

    REPLY
  • Clare says:
    January 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    What a fab wedding – we are huge fans of Sydney. Imagine having a view of the Harbour Bridge in your wedding photos? Brilliant. Love all of the little details for this wedding too, including the really quirky table numbers :)

    REPLY
  • jonathan Cadungog
    jonathan Cadungog says:
    January 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    So nice. I love the wedding gown. The cake is so cute, maybe because of the color. The bouquet is so lovely. Congratulations for a wonderful celebration!

    REPLY
  • Dane-Los-angeles-wedding-photographer
    Dane-Los-angeles-wedding-photographer says:
    March 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Australia is so pretty!

    REPLY
  • Fiona
    Fiona says:
    August 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hi Andy & Sandra,

    Congratulations on your beautiful wedding, and we love that you and your guests enjoyed your Flashback Photobooth at the event!

    We absolutely adore the montage of images of you both in the photo booth, and I am wondering if we could get a high resolution copy of the images to keep on file and use in our advertising material. Of course we’d credit the photographer :)

    Thanks Andy & Sandra.

    Kind regards,
    Fiona (Marketing @ Flashback Photobooths).
    E: fiona@flashbackphotobooths.com.au

    REPLY

MAKE A COMMENT

We ask that the comments you leave on our site are respectful of each other and the personal stories that are told. We reserve the right to remove any comments that do not fall within our site policies.

*

Trackback from your own site.