By Sally Hughes, Melbourne Marriage Celebrant
There’s something really lovely about a morning wedding. While most people are slowly rising to brew their coffee or read their Sunday paper, a group of family and friends assemble in the quiet stillness of morning to celebrate a couple’s happy relationship.
I arrived at Footscray Park for Cesz and Jing’s nuptials to discover a handful of locals walking their dogs and only two cars in the car park. Doubting for a split second that I’d arrived in the wrong area, I then saw a long trestle table and surrounding it, a team of friends busily working to transform the pathway into a morning tea reception space. Drawing from the palette of Autumnal colours around them, they decorated the white table cloth with a soft beige burlap runner and blooms in shades of bright yellow, orange and red. Bunting was strewn from either side of the pathway, its welcome message greeting guests as they arrived to celebrate Cesz and Jing's happy relationship.
Cesz walked the long and winding paths of the Footscray Gardens alone. Her unhurried entrance from atop the steps was magical. Having a long and uninterrupted view of this beautiful woman walking toward her future husband was a joy to behold.
With guests casually gathered before them and with their gorgeous Page Boy and Flower Girl by their sides, Cesz and Jing were a picture of happiness.
I loved the simplicity of Cesz and Jing's ceremony; the quiet, sun-drenched setting, the cheerful gathering of loved ones, beautifully hand crafted decorations and most notably, the sincerity with which Cesz and Jing declared their lifelong commitment to one another.
Congratulations Cesz and Jing, one of the kindest and most joyous couples I've had the pleasure of knowing. May your marriage be filled with many more beautiful moments. xx
Celebrant: Sally Hughes
Venue: Footscray Park
Photography: Maria Christine