Romantic, Small Elopement on Clark Island, Sydney Harbour — Ana & Nick

Spontaneous. Magical. An elopement on Clark Island, Sydney Harbour.

Anakula and Nick took a boat out to their small wedding on Clark Island, in the middle of Sydney's harbour with outstanding views of Circular Quay. They celebrated their day in style. They invited their nearest and dearest onto a boat that took off from Circular Quay, out onto a small island where they had their very intimate, emotional ceremony. Ana wore a minimal satin two-piece jumpsuit by Michael Lo Sordo, with a long cape at the back to still give it that bridal feel. Paired with some comfy shiny heels, Ray Ban sunnies, and long veil, she just exuded cool bride - literally looked like she came out of an editorial spread. She looked just absolutely effortless with her simple jewelry and long-stemmed bouquet.

After the intimate, emotional ceremony by Oliver Thomson on the island, we watched the sun set over the Sydney Harbour as we boated out to Ripples Restaurant in Chowder Bay.

It's a modern, classic dining establishment located in Mosman, Sydney. It is situated on the waterfront and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The restaurant is known for its high-quality food and wine, with a focus on modern Australian cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients.

The restaurant has an open seating area and allows guests to enjoy the views while they dine. Perfect for a summer night. Ripples Restaurant is a popular choice for weddings - with excellent service and attention to detail, making it a top choice for those looking for a memorable elopement experience.

Her and Nick were so naturally affectionate and loving on the day - there was almost zero direction by me with just how playful, curious, interesting, and overall happy they were. They were head over heels with each other. Clark Island is in the middle of the harbor and I discovered that you can hire out the island for events and ceremonies. We had the entire island to ourselves, which gave us a sense of privacy (besides an onlooking yacht or two!). It gave an incredible backdrop of the Sydney skyline and we watched as the sun descended behind it.

Having a small micro-wedding or elopement is a great idea right now in today's climate. What I realised after this day was: You can still have a luxurious day for a fraction of the cost.

They hired a fancy room at the Hyatt, dressed up and looked a million dollars, took a small boat out to an island (which I looked up - is an extremely great deal to hire out for a wedding), got married, had champagne, and then took the boat out to a nice restaurant with their dearest family and friends. No expensive styling, no customised bombonierres, no catering for hundreds and hundreds of guests, no entertainment. It really shows you can literally pick and choose what you value the most on your wedding day and then plan around it.

You can still have a luxurious day for a fraction of the cost.

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