Monica and Alex first met at University while both studying medicine. As their chance friendship and bond strengthened, we’re reminded that we are all one decision or action away from a different life. However, guided to the path were meant to take and the people were destined to meet. As said by their civil celebrant, Rebecca George “…no matter who we are, or where we come from, or what we believe -we know one thing - love is worth doing right.”
Wendy and David started their big day with a special Chinese tea ceremony witnessed by their family, friends and the cutest little furry pomeranian. It is said a marriage may go through the following four ‘flavours’ - sweet, sour, bitter and spicy. David (along with his groomsmen) were tested on his ability to ‘cope’ with what marriage may bring. But with the already amazing 8 years together - they’re stronger than ever.
It is said that when penguins find their ‘one’, they stay together for the rest of their lives. “Because just like us they have soul mates. Their loyalty is fierce and their love unconditional. They will fight ferociously to protect each other and make for themselves and their partners, the best life possible”. These are the words Duncan vowed to Adelle.
When the night ends with a karaoke version of ‘Horses’ - you know you’ve had a pretty awesome celebration. The day kicked off with champers, laughter, the most adorable and giddy flower girl, a chilled groom Jake and the stunningly gorgeous bride Marissa. With the wind almost blowing away the guests (and at one point Marissa's veil) - no one was more blown away than Jake, seeing his beautiful bride for the first time.
As they say, “love isn’t perfect”, as echoed in Ciara's (bridesmaid) speech. So much so that, Jodel and Greg's very first impressions of each other were explained as, “some random guy” and “I didn’t really notice her”. But as destiny would have it, after a ‘few’ first dates and unknowingly becoming an item, but confirming it with Greg asking, “I don’t know, are you my girlfriend?” and Jodel replying, “well, yeh… I guess.” - they’re now Mr and Mrs (JLA)!
Their love for coffee and fitness brought these two amazing lovebirds together 5 years ago. Brandon was Sarah’s motivator, goal setter, guide and coffee runner aka her personal trainer - he said it was “love at first rep”.
While on their trip to Japan, John got down on one knee and popped the question to Marie under the amazingly spectacular cherry blossom trees. While they couldn’t bring Japan to them, they did bring a little bit of that loving memory and sealed their marriage vows underneath a cluster of pink blossoms.
Fouad promised Zhong two things when they started dating. Firstly, to tear down her walls and secondly, to write her a rap song. While the first promise was fulfilled during their ceremony when they said their vows and connected their hearts for eternity – we can’t wait for when the rap song drops (like it’s hot).
We start at the beginning, “Matt had the proposal all planned out, wanting it to be by the rockpools so as to create a romantic memory… but with the emotion of the moment, while on bended knee, with ring in hand, all he could manage to ask was, “Hey Carly, do you want to get married?” Carly of course said “Yes” and the rest so they say is history…” says celebrant Lynette Parton.
As said by Uel (the Best Man), “In life you have friends, you have good friends, you even have best friends - and then you’ve got family.” Michelle and Kerry’s wedding saw the bringing together of wonderful, warm-hearted, beautiful people who treat one another like family and have God’s love at their centre.