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Centennial Park Wedding Photography: Rich & Emma

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This photograph under a wise old tree in Centennial Park, Sydney, marks the culmination of a long wedding journey for our happy couple. Rich and Emma both hail from England but have made their home here in Sydney. Once they found each other on this side of the world they quickly knew that they were meant for each other and it wasn’t long before they decided to tie the knot.

With most of their family still living in the UK, they decided that is where they would get married, and embarked on a huge year long trip to get there. Passing through large parts of Africa, they spent their time exploring the continent and volunteering at various charities along the way.


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Emma teaching phonetics in Uganda


During one of their volunteering stints in Tanzania, they were taken by the situation of many thousands of children who are unable to continue in their government education past Primary School age, due largely to the fact that exams are taken in English, whereas the kids are taught in Swahili! With little money to be able to send the kids to a private school instead, the couple have stepped up and committed to raising the money to fund two girls, Happy and Brenda, to go to a new school they found during their time there.



Rich with the two girls and their grandparents, whom the couple have committed to fundraising for to pay their way through school


After arriving back home in the UK, Rich completed his 3rd Buck’s Party(!) before they were married in front of family and friends. After which they set off on yet more travel to North America, Canada and Mexico before arriving back in their new home land of Australia.

As good friends of the pair we offered to photograph the couple’s second wedding, in front of Australian family and friends. We got a beautiful day in Centennial Park in Sydney, where they were able to repeat a lot of the big day’s details, but this time outside in the Australian sun.


Bride and bridesmaids in Centennial Park


Happy Groom


sunburst and tree wedding photo



To read more about the Rich & Emma’s adventures in Africa have a look at their blog here.

If you are interested in helping them to raise money for Happy and Brenda, please have a look at their fundraising page.