Dharini & David's Sri Lankan Island Wedding {Sydney, Australia}

July 13, 2013 - by Preeti

I love it when families host an intimate wedding. Small, elegant, beautiful, these weddings give your guests, and the bride, maximum time together.

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When Mark Condon of Gold Hat Photography, down under in Australia, contacted me about sharing Dharini and David's wedding, I squeaked with joy.

Their wedding was refreshing! You could see all the little details in every photo captured. And their location, Cockatoo Island, bustles with endless photo opportunities.

Mark shared his story with us as the photographer.

The wedding was held on 15 March 2013 at a riverside restaurant named Banjo Paterson Cottage. Banjo was a famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life including perhaps the most famous, Waltzing Matilda.

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The Banjo Paterson Cottage is set in acres of parkland overlooking the water. Below the cottage is a private jetty, which is where the private water taxi came to whisk the bridal party off to Cockatoo Island.

Cockatoo Island is a former convict prison and shipyard situated in the Sydney Harbour. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here that we took some creative and interesting bridal photos - a great part of the wedding day.

For all of you interested, the sari and jewelry were chosen by Dharini's mother and came from Sri Lanka.

Dharini's sister, Meera, gave a very heart felt speech that caused her to cry halfway through. Dharini came to her sister's side, gave her a loving hug that gave her the strength to finish the speech. It was very touching.

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The bride was relaxed throughout the whole wedding. She and David did not fret about the details, and took a very laid back attitude to the whole day. This made family, guests and the wedding photographer all very relaxed too. They were such an easy-going and happy couple, I couldn't ask for more in terms of photos!

Thank you to Gold Hat Photography for the photos.

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