The Boathouse Palm Beach.  Or if your a home and away fan better known as Summer Bay.  This was the venue for the wedding of Mel & Yana. With Mels family being English who are known as Home and Away fans would have felt right at home in these surroundings.

Mel and Yana wanted a celebration with a difference. Legally marrying the day before in the British consulate (lucky Mel had British citizenship.  I’m sure Australia will get there one day) they embarked on creating a chilled and laid back atmosphere for their guests.

Getting ready together surrounded by their closest friends and family at nearby apartments Yana & Mel decided to have their location shots first.  That way they could spend more time with their guests as soon as the ceremony finished.

After the shoot Mel,  Yana and their fathers went for a surprise scenic flight around Sydney harbour.  Making for the most spectacular entrances for their guests to witness.  Fortunately The Boathouse has their own jetty.

Mels mum conducted the service undercover of The Boathouse.  Lucky as it was wet and windy.  So much so the videographers drone crash landed into the water.  Luckily the footage was saved. But I didn’t envy the second videographer who had to wade through the sea to find the drone.

After the ceremony guests were spoilt for choice in terms of food and drinks. Canapés was the order for the evening where guests could freely roam and chat with whom they choose.

Luckily the wind and rain didn’t last long which gave us plenty of photo opportunities. During twighlight Yana, Mel and myself headed out to the hanging lights for a few more location shots.

Palm beach is a great spot for location shots as you have the beach and the river only 100 meters apart for each other.  Separated by the carpark and and a golf course.  Well worth a look if you are after a great beachy wedding venue.

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OMG!!!!!! The reactions say it all

My heads a little foggy.

Yana, Mel, Dad & Dad off on their scenic flight.

Arrived safely

Here comes the brides

Poor video guy.  I don’t envy him having to wade through the sea to find his drone that crash landed.

Proud Mumma

Ceremony done and dusted. Now it’s party time. Yay!!!

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All the gang

Really doesn’t need any words. Six glasses of white later.  Lets just say it was getting late in the evening

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