JODIE & RACHELLE'S WEDDING - ADAM'S PEAK - HUNTER VALLEY
"Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life"
To be present at Jodie and Rachelle's wedding ceremony, where these very words held so much significance to them and their community was like nothing else I've ever experienced.
Looking around the room at their guests, most of them with a tear running down their face and hanging off each word, I had never witnessed so many people so emotionally invested and present in a ceremony.
Every single person in that room was beaming with happiness and pride for their dear friends, who had originally planned their wedding day without knowing that their marriage would ever be legally recognised.
When I asked Rachelle and Jodie to describe to me their day in 3 words, they told me "love, booze and pride" which couldn't have been more accurate.
Following the ceremony all of the guests, including Nanna, slammed down fireball shots.
It poured with rain all day, but this didn't dampen the spirits of their celebration, with the guests initiating an impromptu limbo contest.
This day was all about celebrating with their family and friends and having one big party. I think the images from their day tell their story much better than I can put into words. This is one I definitely will not forget.
Venue: Adam's Peak Country Estate
Hair: Belinda Ward
Makeup: Luxe Makeup Artistry
Rachelle's suit: Red and Ruby
Jodie's gown: Grace Loves Lace
Celebrant: Hitched In The Hunter
Music: Kim Sheehy
Styling: Love and Protect
"Rachelle & Jodie" and "Pride" necklaces: Haus Of Dizzy