November 27, 2009


After months of dreaming of our Grand Opening Showroom Party we finally broke open the champagne and celebrated in style with 60 guests on Tuesday 24th November in Woollahra.
Rouba & her wonderful team from The Style Salon decorated our exterior with seagrass matting, wooden hurricane lanterns and white rose bushes.
The amber crystal door handle on our front door is one of the original features we kept prior to our shop design. Olive trees regularly sit outside the door to greet guests & soften the entrance.
Photographer/Director Bradley Patrick enjoys a pre-party champagne with our studio manager Prue and Photographer, Lauren on Moncur Street. Taittinger were our main sponsor for the evening - a favorite of the SugarLove family.
Our window photography features the country wedding of clients Ros & Blake who stopped by for a viewing. Their wedding was featured in Bride to Be Magazine. We wish you the very best for the arrival of your first baby x
SugarLove/White clients Libby & Luke Trickett and Brianna Koch with husband CJ Jayasinghe join us in Woollahra to celebrate and toast together.
Candlelight softens the front window display and our main showroom chandelier provides a delicate ambient light for guests inside. The team from Wedding List Co enjoy their visit.
Charles McKean & Susan Avery (Susan Avery Flowers) with Phoebe Gazal & Pine Baran (Papier D'amour)
Bradley catches up with some dear friends & SugarLove clients - Megan Drummond with husband Michael.
Candlelight continued throughout the 2nd floor waiting area and directors office which also holds a large sample of Bradley Patrick's framed celebrity portraits with such clients as Uma Thurman, Michael Caine and Jodie Foster.
Interior Designer Nellie Tilley who worked on both our Palm Beach and Woollahra showrooms enjoys a champagne with partner Simon and guests Terry Schwamberg-Kaljo (Contemporary Hotels) & friend Guillaume Sadourny.
Photographer Lindy Goodwin with husband Barry (Art Director/Mens Style) and Costume Designer, Leonie Grace with colleague, Jennifer Grace.
Our talented & very patient web designers, Haline & Kevin from Symple
A favorite shelf in our directors office that inspires the romantic and timeless approach that drives the SugarLove & White wedding team
Another favorite SugarLove/White bride Shen-Tel Lee who flew in from Malaysia just a few days before the party catches up with her SugarLove Photographer, Saffrine. Our favorite celebrity wedding planner/stylist, Anthony Del Col enjoys the celebrations (with me of course)
The delicious menu was designed and served on elegant platters throughout the night
A perfect spring evening offered the option of celebrating both inside & out
Some of our special SugarLove/White clients join Bradley & I on the night. On the left Actress, Christie Hayes with Husband/Actor, Greg Hatton and on the right Actress Ada Nicodemou with Husband/Restaurateur, Chrys Xipolitas
SugarLove clients Ilana & Benjamin enjoy the celebrations. Their wedding will feature on our blog in 2010 after being published in Real Weddings
Leigh enjoys a champagne with dress designer, Lisa Gowing.
Under the moonlight and inside the party has a lovely energy and is perfectly designed for celebrations. We are looking forward to many more in 2010.
SugarLove girls - Photographer/Lauren, Designer/Jessie and Account Mgr/Amber (left). Another adorable SugarLove couple David & Melanie Simpson enjoy the evening (right).
The rockstars return from Japan. Perhaps the most well known SugarLove clients over the past few years - Glen & Amee Allsop as featured in many of our advertisements. Multi talented Glen (also SugarLove Photographer) and architect/wife Amee literally just flew in hours before the party from shooting Issey Miyake's home in Japan.
Annabelle & Emilie flew in from South Australia representing one of our favorite bridal magazines Wedding Style Guide
Bradley & I share a moment to reflect on the journey so far whilst studio manager, Prue enjoys a toast with Christie Hayes in the showroom. And finally great crew is our greatest asset at SugarLove & White. Above from left (Camera Operator/Dean, Film Producer/Anna, Camera Operator/Yuji and photographers Lauren & Phil
From left - Camera Operator/Dean, Photographer/Saffrine, Studio Manager/Prue, Founder/Photographer & Director, Bradley and Photographer/Phil celebrate together.
Thank you to everyone who came to our opening party to help celebrate the space and journey within SugarLove Weddings & White Designs to date. Your ongoing support means so much to us and we look forward to continued success and happiness together. Leigh & Bradley xx


  1. Leigh,
    Thank you so much for having us. What a fabulous way to celebrate the opening of such a gorgeous store!
    Much love Emilie & Annabelle
    Wedding Style Guide

  2. We had such a great time, Leigh, thank you!

    What a beautiful space and the shots on look fab, so very Sydney and yet something New York-ish about them (kind of expect The Sartorialist to sidle up to Carrie Bradshaw as she sips champagne)!



    Bride to Be

  3. Felicity HarleyNovember 30, 2009

    Ohh... looked like a gorgeous night! And you looked beautiful, Leigh - love the dress. I'm sorry Tom and I missed it.
    Felicity, er, Harley!

  4. Hi Leigh,

    Thank you for inviting Leonie and I to the studio opening the other night. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the opportunity to see your beautiful studio, Well done!

    Best wishes
    Leonie and Jennifer
    Leonie Grace - Bridal

  5. Dearest Leigh and Bradley,

    Congratulations on a fabulous Party! It was just lovely to see you both properly again, and your Woollahra work environment is just gorgeous.

    Love your blog party-pics too!

    Happy Christmas and here’s to a very successful New Year for you….

    Warmest regards, Megan Drummond & Michael Gaskell.xx

  6. Leigh & Bradley,

    Thank you for an amazing party! Everything was done so beautifully and everyone had a great time!
    Love the pics :)

    Lots of Love

    Lauren xxx

  7. EPIC night! Who needs dinner when you've got champagne, right? Leigh & BP, thanks for hosting such a fun party.

    When's the next one?!



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