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 Junkee.com, 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.
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!