REAL WEDDING // McKay Reserve Palm Beach Wedding Ceremony, The Boathouse Palm Beach Reception


Chiara + Josh: Palm Beach Wedding Day Bliss // Samantha Heather is without a doubt one of my favourite Sydney wedding photographers to work with. For an industry that seems quite big, after a while you find yourself working alongside a handful of the same wedding vendors as your vibe tends to attract similar couples. And so when Chiara + Josh booked me as their wedding celebrant I was over the moon to find out that I’d again be working with Sam.


If I had to describe Josh + Chiara in one word it would be connected. Connected to each other, connected to living a meaningful life and connected to those around them that mean the most (especially their much-loved fur-baby, Gustav the Moodle, who as expected stole the show on the day).


We all woke to wet skies on their wedding day but by afternoon the dark clouds held off just long enough for us to squeeze in their wedding ceremony at beautiful McKay Reserve in Palm Beach with the reception following at The Boathouse. Josh + Chiara’s family and friends were amazing and so engaged in being part of their wedding ceremony, loud floral print jackets and all. Full of love, pride and laughter, we celebrated how far they had come in their relationship and everything they had to look forward to in the future.


Chiara + Josh, you were such a pleasure to have met. Thank you for your honesty, your openness and for putting your trusting me take your story and create a memorable and meaningful ceremony moment. I dare say for the part of your wedding day that you were most nervous about, you both actually loved it.


Their all-star team of vendors onboard were:


Photographer: Samantha Heather Photography
Reception: The Boathouse Palm Beach
Dress: Karen Willis Holmes
Florist: Wild Lotus Florist
Stylist: Little Lane Events
Band: Lily Road Band
Celebrant: Marry Me Nicky


To see more of Samantha Heather’s beautiful pictures from their big day check out her blog here.