More than 30% of the weddings held in Australia in the past few years have been in New South Wales, and Sydney is by far the jewel in the state’s crown. With the stunning Sydney Harbour featuring so many landmarks, it is no wonder couples flock to the area to bring their dream wedding to life.
Here are eight gorgeous Sydney Harbour weddings to inspire you…
Rustic garden elegance
Christine Freeburn and Paul Miles chose to tie the knot at Opera Point at Sydney Opera House. They used the grounds for an outdoor ceremony, which was a beautifully themed rustic garden affair that was framed by the majestic Harbour Bridge.
They then partied the night away in the venue’s luxury marquee.
Caesar Win and Simon Vutich’s exchanged vows in front of 170 guests at St Thomas Anglican Church in North Sydney.
With the formal ceremony complete, they flocked to Luna Park’s Crystal Ballroom to let their hair down and celebrate with style.
Black and white wedding elegance
Cameron Perrin proposed to Hine Te on the Sydney Harbour during the city’s outdoor light festival, Vivid. So it was little wonder that they decided to head back to the picturesque waterline for their wedding.
They were married at the Royal Botanic Gardens, before their 107 guests were treated to a reception at five-star hotel Pier One Sydney with incredible views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Lunar Park.
Modern art deco affair
Rebecca Candy and Justin Lawler pulled off a stunning wedding on a tight budget, maximising the stunning views of the Sydney Harbour from the nearby Gunners’ Barracks.
The art deco venue perfectly suited the theme for their casual affair, which was celebrated with 67 guests.
The ride called marriage
Annette Vitetta and Anthony Verges had the best of both worlds on their wedding day – a stylish and sophisticated wedding ceremony in Bradfield Park on the water’s edge, overlooking the Sydney Opera, followed by fun and frivolity at Luna Park for their wedding reception.
Their 152 guests had less than 300 meters to travel to reach Luna Park’s Crystal Ballroom, where they were given ride passes and unleashed their inner children.
Smoke on the water
Sandra Cho and David Kim were slightly devastated when their Sydney wedding was taken over by an intense smoke haze from burns offs around the city.
They had chosen Pier One to give their international guests the best possible views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, but the smoke provided a veil that obscured the usually spectacular views.
Despite the haze, Sandra says they had the most magical day, and loved the unique effect of the smoke in their wedding photos.
Party atmosphere in abundance
Jess Mancini and Mark Goodey were determined to create a relaxing, party atmosphere for their elegant Sydney wedding. And with their ceremony at Mosman Art Gallery followed by a reception at Dockside Darling Harbour, they pulled it off for their 135 guests.
With the venues close to the Sydney Harbour, the couple were able to get some magical wedding snaps on the waterfront.
Stunning reception option
Patricia Doyle and Alex Tsicalas were married at Sydney’s stunning Garrison Church and enjoyed the dazzling lights of the city by night with a reception at the Shangri-La Hotel.
The hotel’s Altitude Restaurant gave the impression of being on top of the world, with guests getting the feeling of “dancing on the city.”
The venues were within walking distance of each other, and allowed the couple to make the most of iconic photo opportunities at the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.