December 21, 2010


We are all now officially on holiday at SugarLove & White and wish everyone a very special Xmas & New Year break. If you would like to view more of our work over the holidays feel free to peek inside any of these current issues Real Weddings, Bride to Be, Wedding Style Guide, Studio Brides, The Knot all available at leading newsagencies throughout Australia. It has been an incredible year for our team and we thank you for all the ongoing editorial support.
It is always a buzz to see one of our weddings appear in the magazines or online at one of the top blogs. We are looking forward to putting together our annual "best of 2010" images online in early Jan and also sharing some new Real Weddings on the blog. With many exciting projects in progress for 2011 we will continue to update you on all things SugarLove including our behind the scenes news & industry tips. Feel free to drop us an email or comment on anything you would like to see added in the future.... Wishing you a warm and safe holiday...Leigh x

December 14, 2010


The summer issue of Wedding Style Guide is out now and we are thrilled to share some of our new work with you on clients Fay & Benjamin who were married on April 25th in Sydney this year.
The wonderful Fiona Dundas from Couture Wedding Planning worked closely with Fay to ensure her dream wedding event was created at Curzon Hall. We will feature more of Fay & Benjamin's wedding online before Xmas to show you their styling and theming ideas in detail.

December 12, 2010


Before we get back to showcasing some new gorgeous wedding pics (and there have been some favs published in the last week to add to the blog)....we must share some behind the scenes moments from our shoot on Monday with Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal. Here is an exclusive sneak peek of our retro crew polaroids post shooting in if you picked up a copy of the Sun Herald today you would have seen one of our beautiful portraits with Anne & Jake taken by Photographer, Bradley Patrick (if you missed it here it is...) To celebrate the release of the film 20th Century Fox held their premiere screening event on Monday and what better way to celebrate a great shoot than together with our SugarLove crew in tow. Here are some special moments on the red carpet. Thanks for all your hard work team!! Above from left (myself, Bradley & Lauren) & (Bradley & myself) and below from left - Phil, Lauren, myself, Prue & Dean. A great film & fun party!

December 5, 2010


Yes I missed our 7 day post promise again I know but for a good reason. Our world has not only been engrossed with the busiest of weddings seasons this Nov/Dec but we have a very exciting photographic assignment coming up tomorrow for 20th Century Fox' new movie - Love & Other Drugs. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Anne Hathaway the film is a must see this summer. Looking forward to producing some incredible portraits tomorrow with our very own celebrity portrait extraordinare Mr Bradley Patrick. Stay tuned for more...

November 26, 2010


Wow where did November disappear to? Traditionally November is the busiest month of the year for us at SugarLove & White and this year was no different. We have covered some incredible weddings & we look forward to sharing them on the blog. These are two of the sweetest pics from our wedding with Stella & Paul in Elizabeth Bay.
Enjoy this last November weekend before summer officially arrives x

November 17, 2010


We are super excited to share a new wedding with you that appears in the current issue of Bride to Be Magazine for our clients Anna & Quang who live in London, UK. Their wedding took place in Sydney on January 2nd 2010.
Anna's brother, a graphic artist, created the invitations. The rounded edges were chosen to tie in with the elegant vintage theme on the day.
The brides prep took place at the Fraser Suites in the heart of Sydney CBD.
Anna's gown had an elegant mermaid silhouette & floral embroidery by Pronovias.
Our crew found some interesting urban backdrops for the dress.
Anna's shoes were by Badgley Mischka ....ahhh...dreamy shoes!
Gorgeous Chloe was super sweet as the official flowergirl and nephew Nicholas made a handsome pageboy.
The groomsmen open their gifts from Quang pre ceremony.
Elizabeth Bay House made for the most spectacular ceremony location.
An eager groom and excited flower girl & page boy await the brides arrival.
Anna's bridesmaids wore romantic full length champagne coloured chiffon dresses with sequin embellishments by Myer.
A spectacular entrance down the interior staircase at Elizabeth Bay House.
Our senior photographer, Glen captures some stunning moments throughout the day for SugarLove. Anna told "Bride to Be" magazine that video was one of the hardest decisions to have or not. "When i found White Designs and their impressive portfolio of superstar wedding coverages, I knew they'd do the best job", says Anna.
A staircase fit for the glamourous long veil that Anna chose on her day.
I do, I do, I do love you. The sweetness of Anna & Quang just post ceremony.
The brides bouquet was made up of pink, champagne & white David Austin roses by Blissful Flowers.
Rain could not dampen the spirits on the day. The bridal party make their way to the reception at Quay Restaurant on Sydney Harbour.
Good times during the bridal party shoot in the Rocks.
The most perfect background and delicate light appeared after the sun shower.
Anna sourced letter stamps from Kikki K as a modern take on the traditional guestbook for signings at the wedding. Brown recycled paper was available to use which they plan to make into a lovely book in the future. The welcome table featured a cute "Just Merry & Married" sign, vases of David Austin roses, vintage cards and a cute photo of the couple from their first Valentines Day.
The reception tables were decorated with vases of rose, white wooden table numbers, candles & bomboniere of mini cupcakes made by the groom's cousin.
The beautifully illustrated menus were titled - Eat, Drink & Be Merry
An old fashioned microphone, yummy dessert & the wedding program. Titled the "Q&A Times", Anna & Quang provided their guests with all the details of the day along with some sweet stories including the proposal moment that took place in Cimbrone, Italy.
The First Dance was stamped for future guest book designs.
The wedding cake was made by Cake Occasions with sugared flowers, ivory ribbon and a vintage brooch to match Anna's gown and bouquet.
A perfect January evening looking across the harbour at the Sydney Opera House. Living in London now to show their guests the best Sydney had to offer was an important part of their wedding choices.
Thank you so much for choosing both SugarLove & White to cover your day Anna & Quang. We loved working on your wedding & your creative ideas were a perfect fit for our visions of making your day such a memorable occasion. All the best, Leigh x

November 16, 2010


Most of our blog friends will know that we recently travelled overseas to cover 3 gorgeous weddings in Lake Como, Marrakech & Tuscany. We are so thrilled to share our White Designs Signature Video edit with you. Stunning Australian Magazine "Real Weddings" will be featuring the photography in their June 2011 edition. We can't wait to show you what an extraordinary event we were privileged to cover. Make sure you share your thoughts on the video here at our SugarLove Blog x

November 12, 2010


Always love it when we discover a new location for a wedding in Sydney. As anyone that has visited our showroom (or) read our blog will know - i have a not so secret obsession with everything Hampton Style. You can imagine how excited we were to cover our first wedding at what can only be described as the closest to a Martha's Vineyard style venue in Sydney...introducing....the Breakfast Point Community Hall. The word "community hall" really does not capture the essence of the buildings' design or interior appeal. Our gorgeous clients Cynthia & Jonathan below were smitten with the location (and each other!!) and so are we...looking forward to our next visit to Breakfast Point.
Congrats Cynthia & Jonathan! Working with you has been divine x

November 6, 2010


Dont forget the little ones at your wedding. A nice comfy pillow or colour themed cushion is a welcome resting spot. We love this moment from Annie & Paul's wedding at Bradleys Head, Mosman just after their "i-do".

October 29, 2010


As promised here is a little sneak peek "behind the scenes" clip featuring some of our fun adventures covering Suzy & Ian's wedding in Morocco last month. A gorgeous Signature reel will appear on our White Designs website soon too...make sure you utterly gorgeous location Tigmi in Marrakech and an even more gorgeous couple x Morocco Behind the Scenes for you.. on Vimeo: ""

October 22, 2010


With all the excitement of our destination wedding month in September we ran out of time to post full stories on all the gorgeous weddings that have appeared over the past few months. Here is our wedding with Stefanie & Marc in the Southern Highlands as featured in Wedding Style Guide. The first time we met Stef was full of special surprises. Her wedding dress came from Baccini & Hill who formerly occupied our very own building in Woollahra before we moved in throughout May 2009. A sign that hiring SugarLove was meant to be and a love for our natural, elegant style was perfect to compliment her summer garden cocktail party. The simplicity of natural green florals was designed by Rococo Flowers. Stef & Marc arrived for their ceremony on a gorgeous black vespa.
The wedding took place at a private residence in Bowral. The natural settings were perfect for our photo shoot. We loved the wildflowers, wooden swing and nature walks.
Simple personal decorations throughout the garden included glass balls, white roses & ribbon hanging from the rustic wooden.
Tables were dressed simply in crisp white linens, black lanterns and brown paper/twine wrapped around baby blue flowers and set out around the white pebbled entry drive.
The historic property, chic black vespa and guest sharing a drink.
Stef wore a second dress throughout the wedding which is featured in our photo shoot below by Lisa Ho. The grooms suit was by Giorgio Armani.
Some of our favourite pics from Stef & Marc's photo shoot. All images captured by the big guy (aka SugarLove Principal Photographer) Bradley.
A perfect summer January evening under the glow of rustic lanterns.
Our warmest congratulations to Stef & Marc. Thank you for choosing SugarLove to cover your day. We wish you a lifetime of chic and fun filled moments together, Leigh x