Allison and Greg’s wedding was a classy affair with a subtle vintage theme. We first visited the Greg and the boys in their enormous apartment in Mantra on Hay. The boys were watching the footy in their very cool Eagles tops and recovering from their celebrations and adventures the night before. I loved the pack of card cuff links by the way! Over at the girls things were a little more hectic, Allison and her bridesmaids Roslyn, Kristy, Amy and Rebecca’s hair and makeup were close to ready by the time we arrived.
The ceremony was held at St George Cathedral in the Perth CBD. It’s one of the prettiest churches in Perth, although it is also one of the strictest in terms of where we can take photos from with the entire front of the congregation and the front part of the aisle out of bounds. Luckily I managed to talk my way into the upstairs organ gallery which is a great vantage point, as usually that is not allowed according to the official rules. It probably helped by the fact that the organist was sitting downstairs :)
After the ceremony Allison and Greg were given the largest cheer by strangers I have ever seen… the bus stop directly in front of the church was pretty packed so they had a big audience when they emerged from the church. After the guests congratulated them, a group photo and the family photos, the bridal party piled into the maroon 1930s limo for more photos along the river and at UWA.
The final stop was Kings Park, as their wedding venue was downstairs at Frasers where the guests were already having pre-dinner drinks. The sun was glowing through the foliage and the park looked amazing. With around 50 guests visiting from Queensland the reception was one enormous party!
Later in the evening Allison and Greg snuck back out with us for some photos with the city skyline in the background. We also walked up a little further to the sea of hanging light globes, an insulation that called “Scattered Light, 2010” by Jim Campbell. They were originally commissioned for the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York to investigate notions of memory, time and perception. The sculpture is made of 1600 suspended light globes. From a distance the twinkling of the lights actually form pixels in a moving image, showing moving figures. The artwork invites the viewer to “pause and reflect upon the power of light, the art of seeing and our moment in time and place”. That’s pretty much fits in nicely with our aims and the importance of wedding photography, although I could have never said it so eloquently myself :)
Thank guys for having us be part of your big day!! :)