This wedding was a first for us, a elopement wedding. Shontel & Mark came down to Sydney to get married on New Years Eve 2008. Just the 2 of them.
It was smallest wedding I ever photographed, yet at the same time one of the more elegant and one I will always remember.
So Shontel and Mark were getting ready together at the Intercontinental Hotel. Afterwards we headed down to the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. It was almost surreal, Shontel in her gorgeous Alex Perry dress sitting in the austere waiting room of the registry. It was paradoxial but somehow that's what the day was about.
Once the official part was over Shontel and Mark popped the Veuve Cliquot on the footpath outside the registry office. Finally after that we went for some photos. Both Shontel and Mark are into different 'stuff', anything but your traditional wedding photos. Our first stop was just around the corner from the Registry office in grungy Chippendale. Followed by more photos around the city for a more urban feel.
Finally we ended up at Woolloomooloo Wharf where Shontel and Mark spend lunch before heading out to Aria Restaurant for dinner to watch the New Years Eve fireworks.
Shontels dress and shoes: Alex Perry