A Classic Wedding for Christie and Shaun

After meeting eight years prior, newlywed couple Christie and Shaun celebrated their married life at Doltone House Sylvania Waters located in the Sydney South. Exuding modern and romance, their special day was the ideal wedding of their dreams!


It was a day full of surprises that left Christie speechless! On a Sunday afternoon, Shaun planned a day out for the two of them to enjoy ending the day with something special – a proposal. It was underneath the beautiful oak tree located at the Observatory Hill in The Rocks.


On her wedding day, Christie adorned a whimsical and romantic ball gown with a blush undertone. The lace consisted of white three-dimensional flowers and a pearl centre; this was complemented with a beautiful veil to match, custom made from George Elsissa. The couple married at St. Joseph’s church Croydon.


When it came to choosing their wedding reception, Christie and Shaun always knew they wanted to celebrate at Doltone House Sylvania Waters. The couple said the venue represented their personalities – classic yet modern. Both Christie and Shaun were elated with the execution and service that Doltone House staff provided from beginning to end.


Doltone House Sylvania Waters was decorated using a monochrome colour scheme. Using Bling Events to create the mood, the décor featured black and white tones with crystals to set the tone. They opted for black linens and a fairy light backdrop to create a chic look. This was accompanied by an arrangement of orchids, roses, hydrangeas and delphiniums to create a romantic feel.


The bride and groom chose Doltone House for their wedding reception as a result of the great experiences they had when attending previous Doltone House functions. The couple treated their guests to a 4-course meal, starting with a Middle Eastern mezze followed by a delicious alternate serve entree, main meal and ending the night with a decadent alternate dessert with a Sticky date pudding, caramel sauce and cream and vanilla bean pannacotta.


Planning your wedding should be the happiest time of your life. Christie and Shaun share their secrets to the perfect wedding planning process- from beginning to end. The newlyweds recommend couples live in the moment and appreciate their journey ahead, to take it one step at a time, remain organised and finally, relax! It’s your special day.

Wedding Photography: Ryan Schembri  | Church: St. Joseph’s Croydon | Reception Venue: Doltone House Sylvania Waters | Wedding Stylist: Bling Events | Florist: Flowers by Drosia | Props: Bling Events | Bridal Gown: George Elsissa | Bridal Shoes: Valentino | Hair: VD Hair | Make Up: Jenny Do

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