Sonya & Brendan’s Wedding

Wedding: 18/02/20

Posted by Rebecca | 18 February, 2012

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How We Met:

We were high school sweethearts that started dating in Year 9 when we were both 14 years old. Walking home one day from school, I told my friend (who ended up being my matron of honour) about my latest crush at school and without fail I had my first (and last!) boyfriend by the end of lunch time the next day!

Wedding Dress:

My dress was called 'Brooke' by Barbara Calabro. It was a white chiffon dress with an empire waistline, criss-cross bodice and a sweetheart neckline. The dress had a chapel length train and had been altered to have a one shoulder strap that weaved into and around the bodice. The strap was made out of embroidered lace with crystal beading that my mum and dad helped me pick out.

Wedding Theme:

Having our wedding on a boat, we went with a beach/ocean theme using white, aqua/turquoise and silver colours. We also incorporated some Hawaiian elements (in the music and flowers) to create a romantic laid-back mood. To keep with the theme, Brendan also made a treasure chest for our gift table (instead of a wishing well) which we decorated with shells and starfish and had it resting on sea coloured chiffon lit up by fairy lights to look as though it was lying at the bottom of the ocean.


My bridesmaids and I all had beautiful white and yellow frangipani posy style bouquets by Sydney Wedding Flowers. We also had plenty of frangipani flowers for all of our guests to throw in the air after the ceremony as we walked back down the aisle together as husband and wife.

Ceremony Reception Decor

Both the ceremony and the reception were held onboard a luxury catamaran called the Magistic Two. The ceremony was on the open top deck allowing for a beautiful backdrop of Farm Cove overlooking the Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Red carpet created an aisle leading to a signing table decorated with rose petals and chairs with white covers and 'tiffany blue' sashes. The reception was on the bottom deck, surrounded by windows to view the Harbour. Tables and chairs were draped with white linen and chairs had 'tiffany blue' silk sashes. The table centrepieces were glass fishbowls decorated with crushed rocks, shells and starfish, which were lit up by fairy lights and tea lights. We also had floral patterned laser lights to light up the roof above the dance floor.


All the guests (including our photographers, videographers and the band members) each got milk chocolate bars that I decorated with turquoise wrapping, silver ribbon, and white flower decorations. The chocolate bars were also personalised and doubled as the table place cards.


The cake was a two tiered mud cake designed by So Art Cakes. The top tier was marble mud flavour and the bottom tier was chocolate mud flavour. The cake was decorated with white icing, sea coloured ribbon, and shell, frangipani and starfish decorations made out of icing.