Angela and Ehsan’s Classic Dunbar House Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Classic, black tie elegance weddings never fail to make me fall in love with them and classic Sydney weddings have a certain beauty to them, a style unmatched.

Angela recalls how she and Ehsan met. “We met in the Island of Naxos in the Greek Islands. I (bride) was holidaying in Greece with a friend and he was holidaying there with friends from his home country Austria. After talking for only 3 hours that night, we exchanged emails and I met him one year later when I stopped by Vienna, Austria during a 3 month European vacation. Although we knew there was something special during our first meeting in Naxos (despite our vastly different backgrounds), it wasn’t until I reached Austria one year later that our romance blossomed.”

Photos today are by SugarLove Weddings – I love the classic nature of SugarLove’s shots and their attention to detail.

Bride Angela wore a gown from Watters. Later on, at the reception, she changed into an Alex Perry lace gown. She paired her gown with shoes from Gary Castles Sydney and jewels from Harlequin Market, Paddington

Angela’s bridesmaids wore navy gowns from Bridesmaids Only with red velvet shoes from Alannah Hill. The girls carried green bouquets by Anemone Flowers. Angela remarks “My bridesmaids were simply fantastic – I couldn’t ask for better friends (and they looked so cute too in their ruffle navy dresses and wine coloured velvet shoes)!”

Angela and Ethan were married at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Watsons Bay.

Guests were delighted during the ceremony by a string trio Accent Strings. The groom wore a suit from Harrolds.

Angela loved “The fact that people had traveled so far to be with us. Ehsan’s family travelled from Austria.”

The touches at the reception were very personal to Angela and Ehsan. Angela explains “The bonbonniere were little calico bags which were stamped with ‘thank you for sharing our day’ and ‘love is sweet’. They held Austrian chocolates to reflect Ehsan’s homeland.” A three tier square cake was made by a friend, Amanda. Angela recalls “The cake was amazing! It even had silver foil!”

Angela and Eshan held their reception at Dunbar House. Angela recalls “Dunbar House exceeded our expectations. Jodie Williams (event organiser) was more than happy to assist me in any way leading up to the day. Rob Young (venue manager) was also fantastic and super attentive and made the whole evening go like clockwork.”

The stationery was designed by Cheerup Cherup. Angela recalls “Each table was named after a city we have lived in or visited around the world (e.g. Naxos, Amsterdam (where we lived for 1.5 years), Sydney, Paris, New York etc.”

The speeches were one of Angela’s favourite parts of the day. “The Best Man (Ehsan’s brother) surprised us with his fantastic speech which had everybody laughing. He had organised an overhead projector to play which showed a video of Ehsan’s friends in Austria (who were not able to attend the wedding) giving their well wishes to us! It was a complete surprise to us!”

The Usual Suspects entertained guests during the reception, including playing the first dance for the newlyweds. Angela recalls ” We danced to ‘You’ve Got the Love’ by Florence and the Machine.”

The male guests received a little treat for after dinner. “On the table which had the Guest Book and box for cards, we also had boxes of Cigars for each male visitor with a sign next to them saying “For the Gentlemen”. The guys enjoyed them on the balcony at the reception after dinner.”

Congratulations Angela and Ehsan! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to SugarLove Weddings for sharing today’s photographs.

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  • Ms Gingham says:
    November 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Hydrangeas … love love love!!!

  • Sarah says:
    November 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    The bride looks like Reece Witherspoon :p

  • Simplethings Press says:
    November 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Sugarlove’s photography is always beautiful!

  • Amy - Chic Vintage Brides says:
    November 16, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Lovely – so often the simplest colour schemes are the most impactful! x

  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie says:
    November 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Such and classic and elegant wedding!


  • Rachel says:
    January 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Hi Angela, wondering where you got the calico bags from? They are so cute! Thanks, Rachel



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