Our last wedding for 2009 was a beautifully simple wedding, with just a bit of a Christmas theme – elegant but not over the top. Just beautiful
The wedding was very much a family affair – with international guests from South Africa and Holland – Marit is from Holland and just arrived in Australia very recently. So many of her family members were there, and with so many accents! Marit wanted the wedding to have a hand-crafted feel – her mum contributed by making the bridesmaids dresses, and they went to the flower markets to pick out their own flowers the day before the wedding. On the day, the flowers were put into simple, classic bouquets by Marit’s family – velvety red roses for the bride, and creamy white for her bridesmaids.
This is the tiara Marit wore, and given her background, I thought it would be nice to include a little pair of wooden shoes
Marit and Damien chose to marry at the incredible Cardinal Cerretti Chapel in Manly – this is the chapel that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were married in, and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to photograph a wedding there! You can see why from the photos – what a gorgeous chapel!
With both mum and dad in the bridal party, and sitting on opposite sides of the church, the cute little page boy had trouble staying still!
He caused a wee bit of trouble during the bridal party photos too – but I think at 3 he can be forgiven