Stephanie & Andrew – Gunners Barracks Mosman

June 13, 2022

Despite opting for an intimate affair amongst the sandstone walls of Gunners Barracks, Stephanie & Andrew still pulled an enormous worldwide audience through a live stream. “To our surprise everyone tuned in and took lots of screenshot and shared how they felt about the night with us. It felt like they were there with us on the day. It was extra special!”

And special it was, with everyone witnessing Steph walk down in an incredible Pronovias dress she picked from Luv Bridal. “I first commented how ridiculous it looked before I tried it on and then as soon as I saw myself in it in front of the mirror, I fell in love with it and said yes to the dress on the day.” Then being able to listen in as Andrew got roasted, over and over, during the speeches, in some of the funniest moments of the day.


“We were supposed to go to NYC. Due to COVID, we had to cancel our US trip. Andrew ended up proposing at our apartment. When he proposed to me, he asked his sister to decorate the apartment with flowers and candles. When we opened the apartment door, he got down to his knee and asked me to married him, and I said ‘hold on, this isn’t our apartment’. We have chosen to go back to New York for our honeymoon, and he promised to re-propose to me.”


“We locked in our venue before Andrew proposed to me. I planned a secretive bush hiking day around the venue and then asked him to come inside to take a look at my dream venue. Little did he know I had already booked in an appointment with the venue coordinator for a quick tour. I had a look at The Grounds but Gunners’ intimate and historical look stood out to me the most in the end.”


“My favourite moment is the ceremony. It was so emotional for both of us. It was the moment when I actually soaked myself fully into the experience and loved every second of it. Once the reception started it felt like everything went by in a few seconds.”


“It was three days before the wedding when I realised I had completely forgot to order the wedding cake. Luckily the place we wanted to order the cake from has a quick turnaround time. We were also on a mission to find clear umbrellas in Sydney. They were sold out everywhere and we ended up picking up a bunch from Wollongong. In the end, we were blessed with dry weather 😌”


“We kept saying the marriage thing was for our parents as they wanted to see their kids getting married. We even thought of just signing the paper or stayed as de facto if we wanted to save money and not bothered planning everything. The process of getting married actually triggered a lot of thoughts about why we wanted to get married and if the person in front us is the right person.”


Ceremony & Reception: Gunners Barracks
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Wedding Salon: Luv Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Zoe Zhu Hair & Makeup
Florals: Sis Florist
​Groom Attire: Oscar Hunt
​Bridesmaid Dresses: Chancery the Label
Cake: Black Velvet Cake