Inspiration

If a pandemic couldn't put Lidya and Albert off marrying, then a little bit of rain certainly wasn't going to! They adjusted their once minimalist outdoor ceremony with ocean views for an intimate ceremony in a garage complete with wooden altar. Live streaming everything so family and friends could tune in all over the world to their Sydney wedding. 

What Made Our Day Unique

We love the fact that it is a virtual Wedding in the rain. Even though our parents couldn’t make it because of the pandemic, it is very moving to witness our friends and families getting drenched to help with the wedding setup and logistics. It is a surreal feeling to exchange our vows in that atmosphere, knowing hundreds of people are watching our humble wedding LIVE, and at the same time, acknowledging that the few people in the location sacrificed their comfort to make sure we are having the best day in our lives. We will never trade this with anything else.

Lidya & Albert

Sydney Wedding

Lidya and Albert originally planned an outdoor ceremony with views on Vaucluse bay for their Sydney wedding, but due to the rain they had to think of a plan B. Plan B consisted of an intimate cermeony in a garage which luckily fit their wooden altar, and looked incredibly emotional. Guests dialled in from all over the world to see them exchange vows virtually.

Inspiration & Styling

We initially wanted a minimalist vibe, we planned to stand in front of the Arch and have the Vaucluse bay as the backdrop. But because of the rain, we have to move indoor (which actually is a garage, a heritage garage I might add). We were so lucky the Arch fits inside and they actually looked great together with the wall. It turns the vibe into a warm, rustic kind of look and feels. Our parents from the other parts of the globe didn't know this, they thought it's the part of the plan and it was the vibe we are going for. "Beautiful rustic decor' they said. We both laughed, told them what it is and they were quite surprised. We loved people's reaction when we tell this particular story out of our many wedding stories.

Lidya & Albert

Advice

So grateful for all the suppliers and stylists who helped us on the day. From installations to photography to makeup, we honestly couldn't do it without the people! So a big cheers to the people who were willing to dance in the rain with us.

Lidya & Albert

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Venue: Greycliffe Gardens | VideographerArvin Prem Kumar | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Grooms OutfitJoe Button | Food & DrinkChase Graze | CakeiHEARTcake | Florist: Madeline Anne | Hair & MakeupThanh Vo | Entertainment: Ifanada Koentjoro | Decor & Hire: Floral Fix | CelebrantFrengky Kosasih

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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