It was a gloriously sunny day for Cristina and Thanasi’s Sunnybrae Estate wedding at the beginning of October!
This lovely couple shared the day with family and friends and their personalities shone like a shining diamond all day! From a George Costanza photoshoot, immaculate grass and dancing all night with plenty of drink – their day was a joy to be a part of!
I started the day at Thanasi’s place of preparation after having set up their photobooth at the Sfera’s Function center ready to go for their reception. His entourage were all there too along with Thanasi’s parents and some friends.
The atmosphere was laid back and fun filled where the boys shared some nice liquid courage and even goaged Thanasi into a bit of a risqué Seinfeild-inspired photoshoot which was a bit of fun! We even got to enjoy a bit of Thanasi’s father’s musical skills where he gave s an impromptu solo!
Cristina was prepared similar to Thanasi alongside her bridal party, family and friends, also with a similar laid back attitude to the whole experience.
A part of the birdal party preparation was cracking open a champaigne bottle on Thanasi’s immaculately curated lawn which I hope diddnt harm it much! Certainly looked as though that lawn was a labour of love!
Sunnybrae Estate Wedding Ceremony
Being a photographer at a Sunnybrae Estate wedding is an experience I had not had for a very long time – it’s one of those wedding venues where it’s super popular for a number of different reasons – only to simply not book a wedding there for years and years – in my case it was around 7 years since I last shot a Sunnybrae Estate wedding, and the place had changed quite a bit since then! Funny thing is that I’ve now shot 2 here in the past few months!
The day was super sunny which made for Cristina and Thanasi’s choice of ceremony locations slightly unfortunate as they were forced to look back into the sun all ceremony, but at least their guests were in the shade thanks to the beautiful covering of trees available on the northern side of the ‘Marquee‘ reception venue on the Sunnybrae estate grounds.
Their wedding ceremony was a short and simple one with Cristina and Thanasi sharing vows and their celebrant giving us all some amusing stories of their relationship up until this point.
After having all Cristina and Thanasi’s guests move out to the open grassy area for a drone group photo, and then moving back out of the beating sun for smaller group shots – we then had a bit of a walk around the Sunnybrae grounds for some glamour photos making use of the sun shing through the lovely green foliage on display about the place.
We then head towards the city for a bit of a bite to eat at the fun APOPTECA bar – formally known as ‘the Apothecary’. The surrounds in here made for an interesting backdrop to some of their photos, while also using the famed black doorway of the nearby ‘Draling Building’.
Sferas Function Center Wedding Reception
Cristina and Thanasi’s Wedding reception took place in the Sfera’s Marquee function room, which boasts a huge area for large weddings and is always immaculately decked out with flowing silks, white sheets and general wedding prettyness!
Short of a bit of a hiccup with my photobooth early in the night – which I thank Cristina and Thanasi immensely for their understanding and patience, their night was a blast to be a part of! Ending far too soon with everyone on the dance floor ready to continue on until the early hours of the morning if the venue let them! I very much enjoyed the break out of Shalalala AUFC towards the end!
Thanks go out to Cristina and Thanasi for having me as their wedding photographer at their Sunnybrae Estate wedding and I hope they enjoy their photos! 😀