The majority of the time when we’re sharing real weddings it’s with still photography, which is fabulous but there is something even more exciting about sharing real wedding films such as Bree & Jake’s vintage inspired wedding at Gunners Barracks in Sydney. This film was captured by Anthea & Lyndon and it does a fabulous job of capturing not only the day and all of their special moments but also sharing the couples fun loving personality.
Anthea & Lyndon share of their day with bride & groom Bree & Jake, “This 1920s Great Gatsby style wedding had our knees knocking with excitement to share. Bree & Jake tied the knot at one of Sydney’s most elegant and historic wedding venues, secluded away with iconic city views.
Highlights of the film include the emotional moment when Bree’s dad Terry sees her in the dress for the first time, the surprise visitor Bree planned for Jake during the ceremony, stunning views of the Sydney city skyline from the reception venue, and their fun-loving friends and family who celebrated with them on the day.”
When considering the inspiration for their wedding styling Bree & Jake we wanted something different to every other wedding they had been to. “The entire wedding including the groom’s suits ended up being designed around my dress,” recalls Bree. “Jake actually chose the venue and found Jai (photographer) via Instagram. He won’t let me forget that he chose two of the most important elements!!”
When it came to choosing her gown, Bree actually had her heart set on a different dress by the same designer Rue De Seine. “I had been dreaming of that dress since I first found it and started planning all the other details around this dress. When I tried it on, I turned around to my bridesmaids and mum and saw myself in the mirror and my heart sank. It just wasn’t the right type of dress for me. This moment totally threw me!! After trying on a couple more dresses the assistant handed me a Rue De Seine dress to try that was not something I would have picked for myself. I turned around and was instantly sold! Mum and I had a moment haha and I knew that was the one!!“
Bree did all of the styling herself wanting it to be laid back with lots of candles setting the mood for the evening. “My brother (who was my man of honor) spent the week of the wedding running around and organising the final elements. He was amazing! He even spent hours making frames to hang polaroids for the seating plan. He even got through the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids, watching Bridesmaids on repeat,”
With Jake & Bree’s wedding day taking place right in the middle of the week of storms that Sydney faced a few last minute changes had to be made. “We had planned to hold the ceremony at McMahons Point – where we had got engaged and shared so many memories. With the torrential rain and wind Sydney experienced that week, we had to change the entire ceremony at the last minute to the reception venue at Gunners Barracks. Jake and I were always known for doing things a little different and I always wanted our ceremony to be a refection of us. I will never forget the moment I was curled up on the couch at 3am the Monday before the wedding, while staring out the window as the rain poured down, thinking “what if we were to hold our ceremony facing the large stone wall behind Gunners Barracks instead of facing the venue?” It was a complete epiphany!! The venue gave me the approval the morning of the wedding.”
“After such a hectic week, Jake and I were so incredibly blessed to have the most beautiful weather for our special day. We were surrounded by our closest friends and family and could not have asked for more. We were married by Jake’s gorgeous sister Georgia who became a registered celebrant for the day, my brother was my Man of Honor, and our fat little bulldog Wilbur was our ring bearer!! The weather definitely tested us, but in the end the only thing that mattered was getting married to the love of my life in front of all of our friends and family.”
Photography by Free the Bird