Friday, 18 September 2015

Artistique Photography by Nicolette - Sarah and Richard's Wedding Day

Artistique Photography by Nicolette
Sarah and Richard's Wedding
Wallarah Bay Recreation Club
22 August 2015
Sarah and Richard were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Wallarah Bay Recreation Club, NSW Central Coast on a very warm late winter's day.  They had their formal photos and Reception at the same venue.  Here is a snapshot of their wedding day:



Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Artistique Photography by Nicolette - Kate and David's spectacular wedding farewell

Artistique Photography by Nicolette
Kate and David's Farewell from their Reception
Wollongong Beach
12 September 2015
I showed you some photos in my last blog of Kate and David's beautiful wedding ceremony held in a log bush chapel an hour inland from Wollongong at the lovely Fitzroy Falls Conference Centre.  After their Reception at the City Beach Function Centre in Wollongong, they invited guests to farewell them on the beach.  Guests formed an archway and Kate and David came out the other end and kept running into the ocean.  Here are some photos from their spectacular farewell or what is otherwise known as "trash the dress".

Artistique Photography by Nicolette - Kate and David are married

Artistique Photography by Nicolette
Katie and David's Wedding
12 September 2015
Katie and David chose a beautiful log cabin chapel in the bush - Fitzroy Falls Conference Centre - for their wedding ceremony.  After the ceremony we travelled an hour back to Wollongong where their Reception was held at City Beach Function Centre.  Their wedding started at 9am with the ceremony and concluded the Reception at 4.30pm.  This was a great idea as their farewell was dramatic as they ran through an archway of guests and straight into the ocean.  My next blog will show you those photos.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Artistique Photography by Nicolette - 20 Ideas for your Wedding Reception

Artistique Photography by Nicolette

20 Ideas for your Reception

I have seen many fantastic ideas at Wedding Receptions over the last few years and thought I would share some of these with you.

1.         Photo of you both on white mounting board.  All of my wedding photography packages offer a pre wedding photo session and I like to do this at least a couple of months before the wedding day.  A nice idea is to have guests sign all around a photo on the white mounting board at the Reception.  Later you can get this framed and put on your wall.

2.         Toast the woman who has had a greatest impact on your life and then hand your bouquet to her as a special tribute.


3.         Honour your parents and grandparents by having a framed photo of them on their wedding day.


4.         Framed photos of you both as children and put them on guest tables.

5.         Have the candy bar themed to your wedding colours.

6.         Special cake topper of something special to you both, could be a hobby or a favourite pet!  Something a little different from the traditional cake toppers available.

7.         Framed window with glass makes an excellent window of memories with all of your guests signing the glass in permanent felt pen. 


8.         Put a blank card and pen at each place setting and ask guests to jot down their favourite memory of you or the groom.  Later you can bind all the cards into an album.


9.         Surprise your guests with small handwritten note inside a small bottle (or on each name card) with a personal message, e.g. for John “thanks for flying over from the UK for our wedding”.


10.       Give each table a name of a special place, street, town that relates to your courtship, e.g. Anzac Ave, Newcastle, Sydney…


11.       Instead of traditional guest book, why not select a coffee table book, perhaps filled with photos of you both and have guests sign on the photos or in the margins around the photos.


12.       A trivia quiz is a great way to interact with your guests and this can be organised by the best man and each table works as a team.


13.       Print your wedding date and your name under your wedding shoes, or have Mr & Mrs printed.


14.       An old letterbox makes and excellent wedding card box.

15.       On the RSVP card ask guests to jot down their favourite song.  That way your dance floor will be packed!


16.       Instead of throwing bouquet why not give it to the guests who have been married the longest.

17.       Birthdays, Anniversaries are good to toast to.


18.       Wrap favours in ribbon themed to your wedding colours and printed with your names and wedding date.

19.       For themed weddings, e.g. French theme, have a bicycle as a prop with basket of baguettes in the Reception, you might even want to ride it!


20.       A sparkler farewell is beautiful when your guests form an archway, but remember to get the 36” sparklers.


I hope these ideas may help you with your Reception.

Artistique Photography by Nicolette