The Wedding

Every time, I am lucky enough to do a wedding at the Farm in the Yarra Valley I know that I am in for a treat.

Laura and Mark’s wedding was no exception.  With stunning views over beautiful gardens and vineyards, this was the perfect location for an intimate and family focused wedding.

This lovely couple just wanted to have an amazing day surrounded by all the people who love them.  Therefore they chose a mid week day to get married.  (who says you have to get married on a Saturday at 5pm). It doesn’t matter what day you get married, it is about who you are sharing it with and the people you love.

With their family, many of whom travelled from New Zealand, and their friends who they consider family, this was one very special occasion.

Have a look at these beautiful photos captured by the lovely Tizia May.  In one of them, you will see a tender moment between Mark and his grandfather doing the Hongi.  In this particular photo you see love, pride, joy, heritage and happiness.  This is what weddings are all about.  They allow moments like this to happen.  And how lucky am I to be there to have a front row seat.

Wedding guests at The Farm


Bride and her father at The Farm Wedding

Groom waiting on his bride at The Farm


Wedding Party at The Farm

The Farm Wedding

Happy couple at the Farm wedding

Wedding ceremony at the Farm


celebrant at wedding at the farm

Wedding kiss at the Farm


Post wedding smiles at The farm

signing table at The Farm Wedding


confetti shower at The Farm Wedding

hongi at the Farm Wedding

Cultural wedding at the Farm

Couple strolling after Wedding at the farm

the Farm Yarra Valley Wedding


Oh my gosh, what a gem Fiona truly is! From the moment we first met with Fiona we both knew she was the right Celebrant for us. She is a beautiful person, she loves what she does and she prides herself on creating the ceremony to perfectly suit the couple.

Fiona’s business tools are extremely professional, yet easy to navigate and use and most importantly they get the information out of you that helps Fiona know who you are and what your ceremony should represent.

Fiona shared with us many great suggestions and ideas of personalising and relaxing the ceremony, she wanted to know more about us and our family and her delivery on the day was perfect, beautiful and heartwarming. So many of our guests commented on just how great she is.

Fiona we thank you for taking our idea of the perfect relaxed, fun ceremony and making it a perfect reality and of course – thank you for being you!

Much Love Laura & Mark xoxo


Thank you Laura & Mark for inviting me so warmly into your lives.  And for inviting me to be a part of you special wedding at the Farm.

Celebrant:                Fiona Garrivan Celebrant 

Wedding Venue:       The Farm

Florist                      Debbie O’Neil

Musicians              Simply Borrowed


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