{Sydney Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography} Cheryl and Ian’s Herb Garden Wedding Ceremony

The more time we spent with Ian and Cheryl, the more we knew that this was going to be a fantastic wedding! Their instructions to us were ‘Let’s have Fun!’ – which was perfect because that’s exactly what we say to our couples!

They had planned an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends – everyone of which were in the bridal party. The ceremony was held in the Herb Garden in the Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens, it’s a great garden venue for small weddings and perfect for this small bridal party as everyone fit under the rotunda. The ceremony was officiated by Fiona King, AKA Alter Native Celebrant, a perfect fit for their ‘lets have fun’ instructions – she even combined some of her great ceremony traditions including a ring blessing, a hand fasting (with rainbow coloured ribbons), a family binding and a roll of the dice to determine who’d be the lucky one to bear witness on their certificate. Yes, it was a truly awesome ceremony and lots and lots of fun!!

After the ceremony, we weaved our way through the Sydney Botanical Gardens, accompanied by the rainbow gowned bridesmaids and groomsmen (not rainbow themed lol) – I have to say all those colours looked pretty awesome in the afternoon light! We took bubble wands for some extra added awesome-ness and everyone had fun – who doesn’t like bubbles right?? We then took Cheryl and Ian down towards the harbour, found some great foliage as backdrops along the way. We then made our way onto the Opera House Steps for a couple of sunset shots by the gorgeous Sydney Harbour. This wedding reminded me how great the gardens are for weddings – so many great backdrops – a photographers dream!! Once we were all photo-ed out, we took the white London cab back to the suite for the wedding party to begin.

Congratulations to Ian and Cheryl on putting such fun wedding together. It was a pleasure and an honour to share your day and we hope your life together is just as fun and colourful as your wedding day! (I have a feeling it will be!)


Celebrant – Fiona King – Alter Native Celebrant

Venue: Herb Garden, Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Flowers: Jo Reid, D-Vine Flowers

Rings: Cerone Jewellers

Cake: Faye Cahill

Suits: Spurlings

Gowns: Family friend