Whilst I was on holidays, I met Lucy and Steve for the first time in London where they live.  It was a hot balmy night and we sat by the river Thames enjoying some wine and Pimms.

After chatting in London, we discovered two bizarre co-incidences:  I lived in Melbourne close to where Lucy grew up whilst Steve and I were born in the same hospital and his family spent a short time living in Northern Ireland close to where I grew up.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Lucy & Steve are two beautiful people, deeply in love and they wanted their wedding to be very special as they had lots of friends and family travelling from the UK to celebrate with them.

They chose the stunning Aghadoe Estate to become husband and wife and there could be nowhere more perfect for this celebration.  Aghadoe Estate is a beautiful rustic venue set amongst 60 acres in Regional Victoria.  Their guests loved the country feel and surrounding farm and it offered the perfect laid back, casual atmosphere that Lucy & Steve wanted for their day.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Aghadoe Estate offers a beautiful 1860’s homestead which has been lovingly restored and is perfect for the bridal party to get ready.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

There were so many moments to make this ceremony very special. Steve’s dad  is a minister from the UK and it was an honour to co-celebrate the occasion with him.    The ceremony also included a traditional indian flower garland ceremony, Steve’s sister singing a beautiful piece of music and everyone joining in.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

 

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

The ceremony seating in a circular formation not only looked beautiful but it added the feeling of intimacy to the occasion.Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

After the formalities it was time for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves for a very special evening of fun and love.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Thanks to the wonderful co-ordination by Kate and the team from Events by Kate everything about this wedding was styled to perfection.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

It was wonderful to work along side such a wonderful team of suppliers including: Events by KateMelissa Maier Make Up ArtistMelbourne Club BandTurbo Productions – Turbo 360

Thank you to Melbourne Club Band for capturing these moments perfectly and thank you Lucy and Steve for bringing me along on the ride.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Celebrant                                Fiona Garrivan

Wedding Co-ordination           Events by Kate

Photography                           Melbourne Club Band

Videography                           Turbo Productions 

Music                                      Melbourne Club Band

Venue                                     Aghadoe Estate