Same-Sex Marriage Legalised For Six Months!

We’re celebrating six months since legalising same-sex marriage by sharing our first same-sex wedding! Get inspired by this sea-side celebration.

As cliches go, time sure fly’s when your having fun. Can you believe it’s been six glorious months since Australia said yes and legalised same-sex marriage? We couldn’t have been prouder to call ourselves Australian with that decision, even if we were very late to the game.

Australia has seen almost 2,500 same sex marriages registered over the past six months with New South Wales leading the way with a whopping 853! Go us! According to, numerous same-sex couples who previously married overseas have also benefited from the recent law change, having their unions now fully recognised under Australian law.

We were were lucky enough to experience our very first same-sex wedding at Beachside Dojo late last year, when Benny & Ryan chose us to celebrate their timeless love. And oh boy it was a beauty. The handsome Grooms and their 44 guests started their day at our sister venue Watsons Bay for the intimate and emotional ceremony. Once they said ‘I do’, the party then journeyed across the harbour to join us for a gorgeous sit-down reception.

Benny & Ryan kept their day simple yet stylish. From their matching white blazers and boat shoes to the gorgeous two-tiered wedding cake with dashes of blue and yellow. It really was the ultimate sea-side affair. Their sit-down soiree was styled with fresh greenery by Merrin Firth from Mable & Elsi. And the cake table and bar was given new life with over-sized ferns and draping vines.

Take a look at some of the incredible images from the day. All photos were captured by the incredibly talented Michael Gray.

A still sydney harbour with boats docked and the tip of the harbour bridge in the background.

A woman tying a crosage onto a groom with a white jacket.

A groom being accompanied down the aisle by his father and mother.

A groom walking down the aisle, with his mother and father by his side

Two grooms in white jackets saying their vowels under a beautiful green tree.

Two groms holding hands above their heads celebrating their marriage.

Two grooms in matching white jackets, posing on a boat in front of the sydney opera house

Two grooms posing for the camera with a neon daniel san sing in the background.

Angled photo of a table styled with white plates, white napkin and beautiful green foliage.

A two tiered blue and yellow wedding cake styled with lush greenery

A fresh seafood platter styled on a wedding table

Two grooms in matching white jackets adjusting their cuffs.

A long plate of fresh sashimi being held by a waiter.

Two grooms in matching white jackets sitting on a stool posing for the camera with beautiful manly beach in the background.

A long wedding trestle table styled with plates and greenery placed down the middle.

Two grooms dancing in front of a large letter lights that spell B & R

Gorgeous right? Told you it was a goodie! We were so honoured to be able to share in this special occasion. We pride ourselves on being a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community so get in touch with us today about planning your dream wedding!