Celebration at Avalon Castle | Commitment Ceremony

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Kristy & Mandi’s Commitment Ceremony

Kristy and Mandi first met with me in 2012 to discuss their upcoming commitment ceremony. I could see straight away that these girls were going to have a magnificent celebration and I enjoyed meeting with them to discuss their ceremony preferences.

It turned out to be 40 degrees on the day but everyone was very excited to be a witness in the beautiful grounds of Avalon Castle in Cockatoo. With 8 bridesmaids and 3 pageboys to support them both, it was going to be an emotional day for everyone.

The girls chose an instrumental rendition of A Thousand Years to walk down the aisle to. Kristy wanted to walk down first with her father Craig so she could then take it all in and watch Mandi arrive.

When the time came for Mandi to arrive, she got a glimpse of Kristy and she too was overwhelmed. With her father James by her side, she said to Kristy “you look beautiful” and the ceremony then commenced.

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I shared their story to the guests which included some laughter, before they recited their heartfelt vows to each other and exchanged rings.

Their service also included a rose ceremony. Their mothers, Cheryl and Robyn presented them each with a rose, which has the symbolic meaning of “I love you”.

Rose Ceremony

Rose Ceremony

Rose Ceremony

The time soon came for the end of the ceremony. We signed a keepsake certificate and the celebration continued with photos and a cocktail reception.

Avalon Castle group photo

It was a pleasure working with Stu from Stu Art Video Productions and being a part of such a special and touching ceremony.

Thank you to Aaron from Avalon Castle for his hospitality.

Commitment Ceremony

I wish both Kristy and Mandi all the very best!