Elise & Francisco | The Blue Room Bondi

“Sonja was an absolute star. She was friendly, efficient and an amazing photographer. Thank you so much. The images are all amazing!”

Elise & Francisco

 

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I love the ocean and just being near the water is one of my favourite things to do. Taking in that amazing atmosphere, watching the waves roll in and crash, I think it’s pure magic.

So when Elise and Francisco got in touch with me and told me that they planned to get married at Bondi Beach overlooking the ocean I couldn’t wait to document their day.

These two were just amazing to spend the day with, really relaxed and so welcoming, the kind of people you’d want to be friends with. They gave me the absolute creative freedom to document their day which I’m always grateful for. 

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Bondi Beach and so a couple of days earlier I’d gone to check out the location and found the most charming little corner with beautiful coastal rocks, blue fishing boats and the Bondi shoreline in the background. There was something a bit European about this spot, it reminded me of those tiny little coastal towns in Italy.

Elise and Francisco held their reception at the very cool Bondi Blue Room. Think relaxed coastal with views of the ocean. 

Elise wore a stunning beaded Karen Willis Holmes dress (for those of you wondering it’s the Cindy dress), which was so beautiful to photograph, and her bouquet was expertly crafted by Maggie May Flowers.

I must also make a special mention of the wonderful Jacqui Majer, Elise and Francisco’s celebrant. Jacqui has this beautiful energy that just lights up a ceremony but still allows it to be about the couple she is marrying. I can’t wait to work with this wonderful lady again.

To Elise and Francisco, I’ve loved getting to know you two and I can’t thank you enough for sharing this day with me. From the moment we caught up for coffee and talked forever I knew I’d love every second of your wedding day. Wishing you all the happiness in the future and lots of travel adventures! x

 

bright and colourful wedding bouquet by Maggie May flowersKaren Willis holmes Cindy bridal dress Bride and bridesmaids at Bondi Beach wedding Maggie May florist wedding bouquet at Bondi Beach

 

THE DETAILS

Dress | Karen Willis Holmes

Venue | The Blue Room Bondi

Celebrant | Jacqueline Majer

Flowers | Maggie May Flowers

Hair & Makeup | Airlie & Co

Bridesmaids’ Dresses | Phase Eight

Entertainment | Pocketful of Soul

 

 

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