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Melbourne Wedding of Becca & Wade

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Melbourne Wedding of Becca & Wade

Melbourne Wedding of Becca & Wade

I had so much fun working with Becca and Wade in the lead up to and on their wedding day!
As I was the celebrant for Becca’s sister, it was really lovely to be a part of the family celebrations once more.
Becca and Wade chose to have their Melbourne Wedding at Beau Monde International.

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During the asking, I started asking Wade if he would take Becca to be his lawfully wedded wife and before I could finish my sentence, he was quick to reply “I Do”!!!

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Not surprisingly, this made all the guests (including myself) laugh out loud and the relaxed atmosphere was just perfect for this celebration.  The ‘I do’s” continued for a little while before they exchanged their vows…
After the ring ceremony, Becca and Wade performed the unity sand ceremony in matching theme colours of passion (purple) and midnight (black), provided by Jacki from Candles for Ceremonies & Celebrations.

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After the ceremony, it was great to be invited in a few photos taken by Mark Teague Photography! Mark and I have worked together a few times over the years and it is always fun and fuss free working alongside him.

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So… another lovely couple tied the knot over the weekend and I feel truly privileged to have seen the family again and be involved in such a special moment in their lives.

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I wish Wade and Becca all the very best and thank them for choosing me as their celebrant for the Melbourne Wedding.

Karine Hart | Marriage Celebrant

 

Ben and Aislin’s Autumn Wedding at Royal Botanic Gardens

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Ben and Aislin’s Autumn Wedding at Royal Botanic Gardens

Ben & Aislin were married at Picnic Point at the Royal Botanic Gardens in May 2014.

Their fitting theme they described to me was ‘autumn colours’. I was excited to see it all come together, as like myself, they love the colour orange!

Wanting a relaxed and informal ceremony, I knew I would be able to help them. We had a great time catching up with each other in the lead up to the wedding day, and I knew it was going to be a wonderful occasion for everyone involved!

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The day came and we were lucky that it was a perfect autumn day with no rain in site! Peter and Denise from The Wedding Zone arrived to style and transform the site into an even more beautiful ceremony spot.

Guests arrived, followed by Ben and his best man Tom. The atmosphere was relaxed and it wasn’t long before we could see the girls arriving.

As they entered to a lovely version of Canon in D, there were a lot of ‘wows’ in the crowd. Along with Aislin, who was a stunning bride, she had her four sisters as the bridesmaids and as they were in different autumn leaf shades, the effect was gorgeous!

Sharing their love story of ten years proved to be quite fun. Guests were treated to hearing the story of the proposal and what they look forward to once married…..

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Ben and Aislin wrote their own vows which included lots of emotion as well as a bit of cheekiness!

Here are part of Ben’s :-

To kiss you goodnight and warm your hands when they’re cold

To feed the cats if you get home late…mainly because they won’t stop hassling me until I do.

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Here are part of Aislin’s:-

I promise to care for you and protect you as you care for and protect me in return.

I promise to always laugh at your jokes, even after hearing them for the tenth time.

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Their service included a sand ceremony and three readings by family members.

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Before we knew it, it was time for Ben to kiss his new bride and sign the register to one of their favourite songs “Distant Sun” by Crowded House.

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Since meeting Ben and Aislin a couple of years ago, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them better and it’s been great seeing them after their wedding and honeymoon as a happily married couple.

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I wish them all the very best and thank them for choosing me as their celebrant!

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Photos by the lovely Andrea from White Canvas Photography