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March 28, 2013 / Indian Wedding, Muslim Wedding, Wedding

Sydney Australia Destination Indian Wedding | Natasha & Karim’s Cruise Reception on Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay

For those following along, here are the recap links to all of the previous blog posts for this mammoth Sydney Australia destination Indian wedding: Natasha & Karim's Mehndi in Parramatta Natasha &...
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For those following along, here are the recap links to all of the previous blog posts for this mammoth Sydney Australia destination Indian wedding:
Natasha & Karim’s Mehndi in Parramatta
Natasha & Karim’s Pre-Wedding Photos at Parramatta City Park
Natasha & Karim’s Pithi Ceremony at Parra Villa Function Lounge
Natasha & Karim’s Nikkah & Reception at Syndey Jamatkhana & Parra Villa Function Lounge
…and now to add on Day #5, the sunset cruise reception in Sydney Harbour and after hours photo shoot around Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia!

Not content to just have a “normal” reception like the previous night at a banquet hall in the city, Natasha and Karim had to turn up the uniqueness factor to 11 and hire a boat for a cruise reception at sunset around Sydney Harbour! What?!?! Probably one of the coolest reception venues that I’ve had to privilege of photographing so far. The day started out normally enough, with the standard getting ready at home in Parramatta for Natasha and Karim.

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Meanwhile the ladies were cooking Natasha and Karim’s American-style wedding cake: Rice Krispies treats!

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

After everyone finished getting ready, we had to get everyone to Sydney Harbour to make the boat’s scheduled departure time at the port. I rode with the immediate wedding party, Best Man and Maid of Honor, which of course meant we were going to continue taking photos even in the car and having fun! On the way to get Karim changed into his suit:

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Quick stop at Macca’s for some pre-wedding pick me up! Flat White coffee for me and nuggets for the bride and groom =)

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Ok enough fun, time for a wedding! But first some quick adjustments in the Sydney Opera House parking garage!

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

And the reception kicked off as we pulled out of port!

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Of course, being on a cruise ship at sunset meant we were definitely going to take some photos on the top deck! After a break in the day’s wedding program we did just that, and ran up stairs to catch the last light of sunset and that beautiful golden hour. We had pulled a bit away from Sydney itself now, but the city skyline was still visible in the distance =)

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

The main wedding party: Best Man Raheel with the Maid of Honor Azmina! …and the Bride and Groom of course =)

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Ok back inside for the rest of the reception!!! =)

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Back at port at Sydney Harbour with the Opera House in the background!

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

And now for the fun! After everyone had gone home, we stayed out to take photos of course! Not exactly sure of the time, midnight? Later? I know we didn’t end up back at the hotel closer to 1 or 2 am, it was a blur we were having so much fun =). To start things off for the photo shoot we stayed near the Sydney Opera House and made our way around Circular Quay.

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Color or Black and White?

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Behind the scenes =) I was using a tripod to take these photos obviously hehe

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

The “kids” or at least the younger generation who stuck around to hang out with us all night taking photos =)

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

We then moved to the other side of Sydney Harbour closer to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, well right underneath it technically! Beautiful spot with a great view of the Opera House.

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

We finally headed to the hotel, the Sheraton on the Park at Hyde Park, right in the heart of Downtown Sydney! And yeah, thanks to Raheel, they got an okay room I guess…

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Animated GIF Natasha & Karim at Elevator in Sheraton on the Park, Sydney Australia

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

2:00 AM photo shoot in the hotel room!!

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography
Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

Natasha & Karim's Reception Cruise | Sydney Harbour & Circular Quay | Sydney Destination Indian Wedding Photography

So much fun! And thank you thank you THANK YOU to Nabeel for driving me back to Parramatta at sunrise, yes we stayed up long enough to see the sun rise =). Needed to get a little bit of sleep before the Satada lunch the next day and charge batteries, etc. One more day of this amazing Sydney Australia Destination Indian Wedding to go!!! =)))

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