Michelle and James’ Formal Taronga Zoo Wedding

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Michelle and James

A wedding at the zoo with masses of beautiful floral arrangements? Let’s dive right into the stunning celebration of Michelle and James who despite having their ceremony rained out, turned their zoo venue into a stunning black tie wedding overlooking Sydney Harbour, and their friends – the giraffes!

The couple tell how they met. “James (the groom) and Michelle (the bride) met thanks to the wedding of their dear friends Richard & Toni. James was the Best Man & Michelle was one of the bridesmaids. At their own wedding Richard & Toni filled the same roles & they are also now the proud godparents of Richard & Toni’s daughter Eloise.”

Photographs today are by SugarLove Weddings who capture classic weddings in such a timeless way.

Form Over Function planned and styled the wedding- right down to the blooms! Michelle says “I could not have done it all without my decorations, theming & flowers guru!” Michelle’s bridesmaid’s wore vivid purple gowns from Montage by Mon Cheri while the bride herself chose a Maggie Sottero gown.

Michelle and James chose Taraonga Zoo for their wedding and moved their ceremony inside to the Harbourview Ballroom, Taronga Centre when the rain came down.

Michelle remarks, “Given your wedding day is already about us, we wanted the day to be about everyone else & their enjoyment of the occasion.”

Michelle loved “the animals at the reception”.

Faye Cahill created a magnificent three tier wedding cake.

The couple chose Papers of Distinction to create their wedding day stationery.

Congratulations Michelle and James! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to SugarLove Weddings for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: SugarLove Weddings / Event Design & Management, Furniture,Decor, Theming & Flowers: Form Over Function / Venue: Harbourview Ballroom, Taronga Centre / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero (amended/tailored by Qunyh Luu) / Bridesmaid Dresses: Montage by Mon Cheri / Cake Baker: Faye Cahill / Invitations & Stationery: Papers of Distinction / DJ: Sydney Wedding Djs


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