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Monday, April 24, 2017

Gaye & Nick

On a gorgeous day in February, Gaye and Nick were married at the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, an amazing wedding venue in Ballarat, not often used as a wedding venue, but it should! It's a stunning old building, a significant piece of Ballarat's history, which was built in 1859. But, I digress. I was so thrilled to have been asked to officiate Nick and Gaye's wedding as I have known Nick since 1997, and he is a dear friend. It was so nice to meet all his close family and friends and to be the one to marry him to the beautiful Gaye, who looked stunning. The photographer was Jeremy, from Jeremy Bannister Photography, and the images are beautiful. What I loved about this day was the relaxed atmosphere, and mingling with the crowd who were so delighted to be celebrating with the bride and groom. Congrats Gaye and Nick, your day was one of my faves xx
















Friday, April 14, 2017

Sharee and James

Wow. Wow. Wow. My darling friend Sharee married this gorgeous guy James, and now I have a darling new friend, just like that! Yes, James and Sharee married in March and it was a beautiful day, a magical day, at the fabulous Mitchell Harris Wines. They had their three sweet daughters in the wedding party, such a simple idea that was just perfect, and very emotional for all of us there. Their photos taken by the very talented Alex Pallett, and as you can see, Alex has a wonderful eye for detail. Congratulations Sharee and James, being there with you both meant the world to me xx






















Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jessica & Brett

Jessica and Brett were married recently at Donegan's Farm, in Gordon. The best things about this wedding? Getting to know these two, getting to develop a relationship with them, and getting to know that they are wonderful, kind people, who deserve to have an amazing life together. And I know that they will. Their ceremony was held on a beautiful afternoon, and it was so nice to see and chat with other people that I knew there: it was a great social event as well as a lovely wedding day. Their photographer was the gorgeously talented Rebecca from Rebecca McLean Photography, and her flowers were styled by Bacchus Marsh Florist (and they were stunning!). Congratulations Jessica and Brett, and thank you for having me as your celebrant xx










Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tameaka & Kyle

Tameaka and Kyle: just the most gorgeous things! Theirs was a wedding that I will always remember, not just because they are a fabulous couple, nor for the fact that that we have common friends that we discovered, but also for their inclusiveness in ensuring that their families were very involved in their day (you should have seen the response from the audience when Tameaka walked down the aisle, many a teary eye). Their focus was a family day, surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Their venue was Oscars Hotel, in the newly renovated garden area which was great, and their photographers were the wonderful Michelle and Darren, from D&M Moments Photography. What else can I say? Perhaps I should just let the photos tell the story. A fun and fabulous day, which I heartily enjoyed, congratulations Tameaka and Kyle on your marriage, you guys are beautiful xx






























Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tarryn & Mat


Well, what can I say about this wedding? Love? Joy? Family? Fun? Laughter? Tears? All of the above. What an emotional day: so much happiness wrapped up in a family celebration. From their son, to their parents, and everyone else in between, Tarryn and Mat made sure that everyone had a great day. Their wedding was held at The Tangled Maze, an ever popular and wonderful wedding venue, which again did not disappoint. And really, I should just leave the photos to speak for themselves, which were taken by Kayla Jane Photography. These photos are just beautiful! Congratulations Tarryn and Mat, you are lovely people xx



























































“What Is Love?” – Author Unknown


Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favourite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all – one known only by those who love.