Ceremony and Reception for 92 guests held at The Mint, in the heart of Sydney. Constructed between 1811 and 1816 as the southern wing of the ‘Rum Hospital’, this site holds great historical significance. In 1854 it was expanded to accommodate the first branch of the Royal Mint outside of England. Current day use of the building includes the Mint Museum and innovative and stylish contemporary function spaces perfect for weddings and other special events. The area also features a grassed courtyard perfect for wedding ceremonies.
Julie and Brian opted for a twilight wedding ceremony which evoked a very romantic feel to this special moment. It was a lovely ceremony officiated by Bronwyn Hixon as the sun slowly set. Following the ceremony guests were served drinks and canapes whilst being entertained by The Con Artists String Quartet.
The reception space is quite unique in that the wall that faces the courtyard consists of louvered panels which were raised so that this area was opened up and the courtyard became a part of the reception area. It was a relaxed reception with the ambience of the venue creating a elegant and classy atmosphere. Julie and Brian are a very lovely caring couple who certainly wanted to ensure that everybody had a wonderful time. There certainly were some very entertaining moments throughout the speeches – firstly by Brian’s bestman who told the story of how Brian had met Julie in a delightful and humourous manner, next was Brian, who on a number of occasions had to pause in order to recover from laughing. Finally, Julie thanked everybody warmly for being a part of their very special day. Special mention was made of the role which the mothers had played in their lives which concluded with the presentation of floral bouquets as a small token of appreciation by Julie’s two young children.
Julie, Brian and their guests spent the rest of the evening socialising, dancing and enjoying music. It was a lovely wedding in a great location – a enjoyable and memorable time was had by all.
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Cake Cutting Song: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jnr