Vanessa & Juca

I’m not sure why intimate weddings have a sense of magic about them, perhaps it’s because the focus is so heavily on the most important part of the day- the ceremony, the vows, that one moment. This wedding is simply beautiful.

Juca tells their story. “We met at work 5 years ago. Started dating, then started living together.  Last year, we traveled to Portugal where I (the groom) proposed. The wedding happened pretty quickly after that. Was just the time to bring family from overseas and interstate. ”

Photography today is by Polachinka Photography who captured Vanessa and Juca’s day beautifully – from the over the shoulder ceremony moments, to the magical setting in the sea.

Vanessa and Juca married at the registry office in Sydney city with only their immediate family present. Vanessa wore a simple white gown from Zara.

After the ceremony Vanessa and Juca had photos taken in the Chippendale lane ways.

Vanessa and Juca hired a house on Whale Beach for guests to stay at and celebrate, so naturally they decided to make the most of the seaside location for their photographs. Of their photographers, Vanessa says ” Xiaohan and Vitek were both really talented and well prepared. We met face to face where we discussed the sort of styles we liked and we clicked. We followed up that conversation with a moodboard with references of photos we liked. Then they went exploring and came back with a set of locations and a plan of which pictures to take. ”


Back at the house the family celebrated with drinks and pizza.

Congratulations Vanessa and Juca! Thank you for sharing your wedding with us! Thank you also to Polachinka Photography for sharing today’s images!