By Sally Hughes, Melbourne Marriage Celebrant
I have long admired Nat’s work as a stylist. On countless occasions I’ve seen her transform ceremony venues into jaw-droppingly beautiful spaces. When I met her many years ago, I was equally as impressed by her warmth and humility. When Nat and Pete asked me if I would conduct their elopement ceremony, I felt so very honoured.
Nat and Pete were married on a warm Autumn afternoon on a rooftop terrace in Sandringham. Nat entered the rooftop with her mother to Evermore's I'll Never Let You Go wearing a sheer lace gown she designed and made herself. She even assembled her own bouquet of white O'Hara roses. She's seriously clever!
With the brightest of blue skies above them, Nat and Pete stood before their parents, grandparents and siblings to celebrate a relationship that began on the slopes of Mount Baw Baw some fifteen years prior.
Nat and Pete’s ceremony unfolded in such a relaxed way. Their small gathering of guests (including their good friends John from Warrenphotography and Marcus from C2 Films) involved themselves throughout - laughing, crying and commenting without reservation. Their love for Nat and Pete, their unrestrained displays of emotion and the strong sense of celebration is something I shall always remember.
"My thoughts go out to you my immortal beloved, I can live only wholly with you or not at all. Be calm my life, my all. Only by calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together. Oh continue to love me, never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
(Ludwig van Beethoven)
Congratulations Nat and Pete and thank you for inviting me to share in the beauty and excitement of your intimate celebration. I sincerely loved every moment spent with Team Jordan!
Celebrant: Sally Hughes
Videography: C2 Films
Venue styling: The Bride - Natalie Jordan
Nat's gown: The Bride - Natalie Jordan
Nat's hair: Dani North Wedding Hair
Pete's suit: Peter Jackson