By Sally Hughes, Melbourne Marriage Celebrant
Chloe and Ed were married on the Harbour Room rooftop at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron during one of the most relaxed and interactive ceremonies I’ve ever had the pleasure of presenting. The laughter, the unscripted banter, the spontaneous applause… the sheer willingness of everyone to get involved, made for such a great ceremony.
As the genetically blessed pair stood together that warm and sunny St Kilda afternoon, I spoke of the strong bond they have with their family, of the many close friendships they’ve forged (involving quite a few people as I did - and gee they played along well…) and of the relationship that resulted from a shared cab ride one rainy evening in South Melbourne.
The ceremony concluded with an almighty roar, cocktail hour commenced and Chloe and Ed ventured downstairs with their wedding crew to see their precious Staffies, Opie and Bo, and hang out with their very chilled and very talented photographer, Daniel Milligan.
“I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy.
I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love, be everything that you need…”
The Savage Garden classic was the song of choice for Chloe’s processional. Several guests and I may have sung along…
“Sally was absolutely incredible!!! From the first meeting until the big day Sally took so much stress out of the whole ceremony process for us by guiding us through everything. Her level of professionalism is outstanding and she was a friendly, enthusiastic and fun person to have as part of our important process. Our guests completely raved about her following the ceremony where everyone gave her a round of applause at the mention of her name later on during the reception. Sally was an absolute godsend and we could not be more thankful for having found her.”
Chloe + Ed
Celebrant: Sally Hughes
Photographer (excluding photo 2): Daniel Milligan
Venue: Harbour Room at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (Managed by Food & Desire)
Ceremony Musicians: James Howlett and Bron, AKA 'Le Bron James’
Reception DJ: Ian Henton
Wedding Dress: Jane Hill
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nookie
Hair: Rhiannon at Ayana Hair Design
Hairpiece: The Luxe Bride Co
Make up: Rachael Amy
Rings: Parker Diamonds
Cars: Always Classic Cars