November 25, 2011


Like Briana & Richard I have always loved the idea of a family wedding celebration...very Father of the Bride i know!! When we met to discuss the plans for their day it sounded so classic, timeless & sentimental and the outcome was exactly that. Real Weddings are featuring a 4 page story in their current Style edition and here is a lovely behind the scenes peek at some of our favourite moments captured by SugarLove Weddings. The bride wore a stunning strapless couture gown with matching bolero by Steven Khalil
The bridal preparations took place at the Sheraton on the Park
The cutest little attendants (love the belts & cameras!!)
The couple chose St Philips for a traditional church ceremony.
Groom, Richard with his groomsmen pre ceremony at St Philips.
Briana handmade the paper flowers that adorned the church pews
I love these church photos, the lighting & leadlight has a yellow cast which is interesting for photography & video coverage. The whole feeling of the church was very regal, perfectly suited to the style of Briana & Richard's day.
The couples photo shoot & all-white reception to follow took place at a private family residence in Darling Point. Briana's aunty arranged the magnificent fresh flowers.
The locations for our shoot were endless...manicured gardens, private harbourside sandy beach, historic house. It truly was a paradise lost in time and a divine place to shoot.
Simple was best outside with the natural stone urns and archways embellished for the occasion with most areas left a la natural.
Briana's Dad looked after most of the preparations and planning for the private reception. Described as a dynamo and the only person who could capture the vision of the couple, the result was breathtaking.
The marquee overlooked Sydney Harbour & was the perfect setting for the couples reception. Antique lamps, french chairs, white roses, iron chandeliers and view to die for.
The bride enjoys a brief moment with one of her bridesmaids pre photo shoot. The weather was picture perfect.
White roses & candles everywhere - simple & classic!
The dining room is dressed for small groups & guests start to arrive. The canapes are served & groomsmen enjoy a laugh on the harbour.
One of my favourite SugarLove shots of Briana from the day.
The couple & their bridal party outside one of the historic buildings.
The delightful Briana & Richard share some private moments together for our team.
As the sun went down and the lanterns were lit it was time to party under the stars.
Even the little ones enjoyed a dance under the moonlight.
Briana & Richard enjoy their first dance together as husband & wife. Our video team at White Designs also covered the day in Signature DSLR style.
We really enjoyed being a part of your day Brie & Richard and congrats on the birth of your baby girl on Valentines Day this year. Another sweet beginning to what we are sure will be an incredible life together x

November 16, 2011


Here in Australia we are surrounded by water...soon it will be the start of summer & we will all spend many hours splashing in the pool, surfing at the beach, jumping under the outdoor shower & chasing the kids around the backyard with the hose...many of us try and drink 8 glasses of water a day and it would not be uncommon to hear someone say "I'm dying of thirst"..... If you're like us you dont spend too much time thinking about water, we take it for granted as its everywhere we go. For almost a billion people on the planet its not!! We invite you to celebrate this Christmas with a stunning family portrait taken by Celebrity Portrait Photographer/Bradley Patrick and we will donate 50% of all SugarLove fees to Charity Water. Charity Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean & safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. Just $20 can give someone access to clean safe drinking water. Help us reach our goal of donating $5000 by 31st December 2011 to Charity Water. For all enquiries on shoot fees, availability & how you can get involved in our campaign simply email us at

November 9, 2011


One of our favourite weddings shot at the Sydney Opera House was posted on US Site, Grace Ormonde site today. You can view more here online...thanks to Jessica & the team for a lovely feature

November 2, 2011


This chic harbourside wedding with clients Michelle & Marcus ticked all the boxes on style & sentiment for us at Sugarlove. We just love the layout that has just appeared in the November issue of Bride to Be Magazine
Michelle wore an elegant loose fitting Collette Dinnigan gown & pretty feminine printed dresses for her bridesmaids from Witchery.
The couple chose Elizabeth House for their ceremony & cocktails/canapes took place across the road on the lawn at Arthur McElhone Reserve.
Pretty, elegant & cost effective baby's breath floral arrangements were used for the dining tables & bridal bouquets.
The couple chose the Museum of Contemporary Art for their reception. Some of the sweetest moments saw both the Swedish & Australian flags used for a balloon popping to celebrate the joining of two families.
We congratulate Michelle & Marcus on their wedding day and their baby who arrived shortly afterwards. It was really a joy to be a part of your day and we wish you all the very best for a wonderful life together x


Most of our regular blog readers will know me as Mrs SugarLove and you may also know that I married Mr SugarLove on the 10th November 2001. Well next week we are flying to QLD to renew our 10 year wedding vows with each other, our children and their grandparents and we can't wait!! Still totally undecided on the dress which means I am having flashbacks to 10 years ago when i changed my dress just 2 weeks before the big day and begged the most amazing designer Helen English if she could make me another in time.

You see the problem is this time there are too many options - to do the traditional white summer dress (or) something fun and tropical... to do short (or) maxi? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated with the 8 day countdown......yes thought i would make the 10year planning a little more interesting than the wedding day x