Nicole & Peter eloped in an intimate and emotional-charged ceremony at the beautiful Berowra Waters Inn.

Today’s wedding venue is a secluded modern restaurant perched on a riverbank in the serene native bushland of the Hawkesbury River in Sydney. With water access only it makes for a little adventure to get to the Berowra Waters Inn to add to the excitement. The couple stayed at one of the many available waterfront cottages lining the river.

Berowra Waters Inn is only accessible by boat or plane. To get to Berowra Waters Inn I boarded the courtesy boat with Nicole & Peter’s parents along with their celebrant Alison Pickel (ps. if you are after a fun Sydney celebrant check out Alison The Celebrant’s website HERE) and husband who are also close friends of the couple, to wait the arrival of our couple getting married.

Nicole & Peter arrived at the Berowra Waters Inn by boat shortly after us – with hugs and kisses for everyone!

It wouldn’t be a wedding without a bouquet of native flowers and check out the lining of Pete’s jacket – pelicans!

Let’s get this ceremony started so the couple can say I-do! It would have to be one of the most emotional ceremonies I’ve been fortunate enough to witness! There were happy tears, laughter and so much heartfelt emotion. It truly was a privilege to be apart of capturing Nicole & Pete’s special day.

Champagne on cue as the couple became husband and wife!

Before there is anymore celebrating, Alison made sure they signed the paperwork, well in this case the iPad, to make it official!

Time to get the celebrations underway …

Oh and if you are thinking of eloping in Sydney, I would 100% recommend Berowra Waters Inn!

From what I experienced on the day, the manager and staff went above and beyond to treat not just Nicole & Pete special, but all of us. From the boat driver to the manager and wait staff, everyone was super friendly and truly made this day special.

My photography coverage was only for 1.5 hours for this elopement so I wasn’t there long enough to require a vendor meal, but I was still served a lunchtime meal organised by the restaurant itself. There are so many wedding venues that don’t even offer a meal to us vendors, its something the couple must pay for, and if the venue does provide a meal its often not a decent meal (Ive heard some photographers getting served up leftovers and a sandwich), and by that point as a wedding photographer you have been running around non-stop for 7 hours without any food or a toilet break. Ive been fortune throughout my 10 year wedding photography career to have been treated well by venues and I can count twice where I haven’t been fed a meal when the couple had paid for it. So when us photographers are looked after and fed well, it doesn’t go unnoticed. I highly recommend Berowra Waters Inn!!!

But back to this gorgeous day with Nicole & Peter … and btw the oysters were out of this world delicious!

With celebrations truly underway and a degustation menu to consume, it was time for my departure … remember I said Berowra Waters Inn was only accessible by water … or seaplane! No, sadly it wasn’t how I was departing … the seaplane was flying in some guests to dine at the restaurant as I was leaving so I had to grab a few photos of the seaplane as well as the waves goodbye from Nicole & Peter and their lovely guests.

Two souls truly joined together this day! Nicole & Peter just throw such gusto into life and it was an absolute pleasure to meet them both and their family and friends, and be apart of capturing these memories.


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If you are getting married and looking for a wedding and elopement photographer, I would love to be a part of capturing your love story.

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