Dominic & Joyce traversed the world from Hong Kong to marry in a quaint church in Mt Victoria surrounded by close family and friends. Weddings bring out such joy, love and devotion from family and friends involved, and I love hearing the stories of not only each couple I meet but their family and friends too. Joyce’s parents left China for the first time to be with their daughter on her wedding day. What a moment it must have been for her father to see her for the 1st time.
I love seeing how each couple makes their special day their own, it’s not only in the flowers and dresses, but in the songs they choose that mean something to them, and the powerful choice of words they speak when surrounded with their loving community. Their promises.
Living in Hong Kong and organising a wedding in the Blue Mountains in Australia would be logistically challenging to say the least. Relaxed and trusting, Dominic and Joyce released much of the organising to Dominic’s mother Kristin, who did an amazing job of creating a sophisticated reception that was a sensitive blend of Australian and Chinese cultures.
While guests enjoyed the late afternoon sunshine listening to music, sipping champagne and nibbling canape’s, Joyce and Dominic took a moment to wander through the garden together and reflect on their amazing afternoon, and the commitment they had just made to each other.
As the sun sunk below the horizon and gave way to a clear evening, it became time for more divine food, music and celebration. There are few moments in life when people get to stand in front of their family and friends, and really open their hearts to share the true depth and strength of their friendships, family and love. Weddings are one of them & this was no exception.