Joanne and Robert’s Classical Wedding Captured By Blumenthal Photography

August 1, 2016

in Real Weddings, Wedding Photographer

A beautiful bride and groom

At NS we just love this beautiful, sophisticated wedding. The gorgeous bride and groom, Joanne and Robert decided on a classical wedding celebration, at an award winning venue,

with lots of elegance, glamour and finesse, all beautifully captured by the very talented Blumenthal Photography.

Wedding overview:

Brides Name: Joanne
Grooms Name: Robert
Venue: Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf
Style: Classical
Colours: Navy Blue and White

Reception tables
Where was the wedding reception held?

Reception: Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf 

How did the two of you meet?

Robert and I actually met at work. We both worked in the same office building and I would always see him when we were leaving. It took a little while for him to finally work up the courage to talk to me and it was just so frustrating waiting for him! I thought the constant looks I gave him were enough but it took him a month before we actually spoke to each other. We kept talking each night as we left work and eventually started dating.

How did the proposal happen?

Robert actually proposed to me when we were in Greece. We’d taken a holiday around Europe and when we were in Greece visiting family, he absolutely surprised me at our family dinner. I was the only one who didn’t know but apparently Robert and his relatives were planning it for months! I remember there was just a stunning sunset, we had both of our families around the table, drinks were flowing and the food was delicious. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect proposal.

Wedding shoesWedding dressThe dress in detail

Brides veil

Bridal bouquet


Wedding flowers

Could you sum up your wedding in a couple of sentences and how would you describe the look and feel of the day, the wedding vibe:

Our day honestly felt like a fairy tale (and not just because of my gorgeous Princess gown.) The weather, the church, the forest outside and having all of our loved ones there just made the day so special! We wanted something elegant, classic and timeless and I think we achieved just that.

leave for the ceremony


Wedding car


leaving the ceremony

Just married

What was important to you about your wedding- what were your priorities from the very beginning?

The most important thing for us was to just enjoy each other’s company and relax! Weddings can be so stressful and a lot of the time you’re running around greeting guests instead of relaxing and creating memories with your partner. We wanted to make sure that we enjoyed the day together and took in absolutely every little detail of the day!

Reception room

White reception table flowers

Beautiful roses

Top table

Crystal chandeliers

Long table floral display

Reception food

What made your venue “the one”?

The church had been somewhat of a family tradition for Robert. His parents and siblings were all married there so it was just a given that we have our ceremony there too! However, I knew our reception was the one as soon as I stepped inside! The venue had that gorgeous elegant and luxurious feel which was perfect for us. We could add our own twist with the décor and there was plenty of space to house all of our guests.

Cars to reception

The bride

The dress

Maids in navy

Bride with her bridesmaids

In Love

What made the day really special and personal to you?

Honestly, just having all of my family under one roof made the day so special. We have such a huge family and it’s always difficult getting everyone together. My sisters all live in different places and I have a lot of family from overseas so spending this time together is something I’ll never forget.

Wedding cake on a silver standTall vasesSilver candelabraMan and wifeFirst danceCutting the cakeCrystals

What advice would you give to brides and grooms planning their day?

Give yourself plenty of time to plan and prepare – at the very least, over 12 months. There’s no point rushing when you don’t have to and although it’s an incredibly exciting time, a last minute schedule can just stress you out and ruin the fun of planning. We gave ourselves plenty of time to get the right venue at the right time and I hardly stressed about all of the other finer details.

Photo credits: Blumenthal Photography

Vendors List:

  • Photography: Blumenthal Photography will capture your wedding in the most beautiful way.
  • Wedding Dress: J’Aton is the perfect place to find beautiful, contemporary couture.
  • Bridesmaids dresses: White Runway will turning your wedding aisle into a stylish catwalk.
  • Wedding Stationery: Adorn wedding Invitations premium wedding invitation and stationery supplier
  • Shoes: Jimmy Choo
  • Flowers: Vesna Grasso for adorable wedding flowers.
  • Groomsmen suits: Armani
  • Accessories: Just Me Jewellery for quirky handmade jewellery.
  • Cake: Faye Cahill for delicious & unique wedding cakes.
  • Cars: Bentley for the perfect wedding cars.
  • Make Up & Hair: Faces Makeup and Hair multi-award winning makeup artists & hair stylists for Brides.
  • Ceremony/Reception Music: DJ Plus Entertainment

We would like thank Joanne and Robert for sharing this very magical day with us and we wish them a happy future together.

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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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