The Stanley Park wedding of Pippy & Jarad was a beautiful winter wedding in one of the grandest waterfront venues in the Newcastle & Port Stephens area.
Stanley Park is a huge historic, eight-bedroom homestead set on 28 areas of land right on the waterfront. It is located in the suburb of Fullerton Cove, which is just twenty minutes from Newcastle or twenty-five minutes from Port Stephens. It is a huge, historic two-storey homestead built-in 1897. And it is an absolutely stunning place to have a wedding!
The girls got ready onsite at Stanley Park, while the boys got ready at some nearby accommodation near Port Stephens.
The wedding ceremony took place at a church in Newcastle called Sacred Hearth Cathedral. My favourite moment from the church was when the bride’s parents walked her down the aisle and she sees her soon-to-be husband for the first time.
After the church ceremony, we drove back to Stanley Park and did a few photos outside the homestead and around the very old and huge Moreton Bay fig. Which is an iconic spot for photos at Stanley Park and also a popular location for wedding ceremonies.
The bride & groom spend the rest of the afternoon chatting and eating with their guests. There was lots of food, a beer truck and various wedding games. And then, right on sunset, we took a few photos of just the two of them.
Once the sun fully set, the fog rolled in and the temperature dropped considerably. And everyone gathered in the amazing marquee by Beavis Your Event Team. There were some touching wedding speeches and some crazy dancing. Pretty much all the ingredients needed for an awesome party.
So I hope you enjoy this amazing Stanley Park wedding! It was a wonderful day to photograph and I can’t wait to shoot more weddings there in the future :)