Barry Park Fingal Bay Wedding | Karen & Alessandro
Barry Park at Fingal Bay is one of my favourite places in Port Stephens, and quite easily, in the world! It is a breathtaking blend of sea, sand and rocks. When Alessandro and Karen told me that their wedding ceremony will be at Barry Park overlooking Fingal Beach, I knew that the day will be something special.
Alessandro was originally from Italy, and Fingal Bay was the first place that he visited in Australia. “Karen’s family has holidayed there for decades and it was the first place I visited to meet her family when I came to Australia, so it had a particular significance for both of us. It’s a place of many happy memories, it’s calm and quiet and absolutely beautiful.”
Their ceremony had a lot of lovely feelings about it and a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple. “We wanted it to be relaxed, fun and romantic because that is what we want our marriage to be.”
Having a Saltwater Restaurant wedding was a natural choice for Alessandro and Karen. “We wanted an intimate place that could showcase the beauty of the area. I think we made the right choice as the team at Saltwater was professional, the food was amazing and outlook stunning.”
No one knew it at the time, but Alessandro and Karen, just managed to get married before the wedding restrictions happened due to Covid-19. When we asked him what he remembers most of his wedding day, he said “In amidst all of the chaos it’s your family and friends and the love that you share that matters. That, and as our gorgeous MC pointed out, if rain on your wedding day is meant to be a good omen, then a pandemic means you’ll be happily married forever and ever and ever after.” What a positive attitude!
I am also always happy to receive kind words from my couples “Florent was lovely to deal with – he made us feel comfortable and was very professional, even under such peculiar circumstances. We loved working with him and can’t wait to see the results!”
Thank you, Alessandro and Karen. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. I hope that you’ll love this small wedding gallery.