wedding with culture

“Holly & George – Sydney, Australia

“Our wedding was an amazing journey. George and I are from two separate backgrounds. Lebanese and Scottish. Our dream was to bring two cultures together and our day to be a celebration of our lives”


“When planning our wedding the ABIA website was a good place to start as it provided us with a list of all the wedding suppliers in Australia who had been recognised and recommended by other newlyweds. It really helped us save time…which we did not have much of. It was also funny when we had chosen some suppliers like Studio Zanetti, Bizzaro and L’Bridal through friend’s recommendations only to find after booking that they were No 1 ABIA winners! It really made us feel confident that we had chosen people that were loved by others to join us on our special day” said Holly.

the ceremony:

It was an amazing day with no major problems, only hotter than expected! Ten Harley’s escorted the bride and her bridal party to the ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral where Holly’s dad had surprised her with two bagpipes to walk her from the car to the church. “Our flower girls and pageboys did a wonderful job getting to the end of the very long aisle, said Holly. “They were very cute as they had practiced this for weeks!”

the reception:

After the ceremony the newly married couple, headed to Hyde Park and Watson’s Bay Lighthouse with their bridal party of twelve for photos. “Michael our photographer was so fun to work with” said Holly. “We had a surprise entrance into Doltone House with two Bagpipes and three Lebanese drums together playing us in. Film clips throughout the night showed our journey from babies, to our life as a couple and finishing with our pre-wedding celebrations, a Lebanese custom (another excuse for a big party before the wedding)”. Doltone House provided an excellent atmosphere for the touching speeches, “the best man made us stand up and learn some Arabic and Scottish lines to assist us in our future together” said Holly. There was an emotional father and daughter dance to ‘you raise me up’ Westlife and after, “not a dry eye in the place… “said Holly. “My side of the family who didn’t quite make one full table had an absolute ball. We had lots of fun with our guests, kids and crew who really made our night. Everyone joined us with the excitement of the Lebanese music, drums and dancing.

It was great to see two very different families come together and just party!!!” “Bizzaro, L’Bridal, DnM Video, Studio Zanetti and Doltone House were all amazing to work with from the pre arrangements to the wedding day” said Holly.”They all really showed their love for the bridal industry, professional work, and they all went to extra lengths to ensure our day was so special”.

Reception – Doltone House Pyrmont
Photographer – Studio Zanetti
Videographer – DnM Video Productions
Bridal Gown – Bizzaro Bridal
Hairdresser – L’Bridal Hair
Bridal Shoes – Panache Bridal Shoes
Rings – Delphi Diamonds
Groom’s Fashion – Ferrari Suit Hire
Bridesmaid Gowns – By Sue-Lin
Entertainment – JD Entertainment & Drumming Mad Bagpipes
Flowers – Flower Bug
Transport – Mustang Sally
Cake – Thea Cubis Something Special Cakes
Make-up – Claudette Gebron
Jewellery – Something Bleu
Honeymoon – The Honeymoon Boutique