Alex and Josh have been together 6 years and they initially met through mutual friends.  They recently celebrated their love in a perfect beachside wedding at the Iconic West Beach Bathers Pavillion on a very warm Summer’s afternoon.  Mardy Bridges Photography has managed to captured the vibe and the effortless style of this day on St Kilda Beach, beautifully.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Alex spent the morning relaxing and getting ready with her family and her bridesmaids by her side.  There was a buzz of excitement as the clock ticked towards showtime.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Josh and the boys arrived at the venue and they enjoyed relaxing and mingling with the guests as the anticipation of Alex’s arrival was starting to build.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Alex & Josh had their heart set on a beach wedding in St Kilda – the suburb they live and love. But due to the hot weather, the decision was made for the comfort of everyone to instead have their ceremony in the beautiful marquee.  By no means did this effect the enjoyment of all involved.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Finally the moment everyone had been waiting for had arrived.

Breaking with tradition, the groomsmen boogied with the bridesmaids down the aisle to the sound of Once in my life by Stevie Wonder, setting the tone for a relaxed and light hearted ceremony.   As Alex and her dad Jeff made their entrance,  guests erupted into spontaneous applause.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

At the beginning of the ceremony I suggested to some of the little people involved in the wedding, if they would like to draw a special picture for Alex & Josh. This could be a picture of the bride and groom on their wedding day or any special picture, which we would give to them at the end of the ceremony. This is a great way to keep children busy and make them feel important.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

I loved telling the story of Josh’s fun filled proposal, where he surprised Alex after suggesting that they celebrate Halloween at a haunted mental asylum.   Sounds like the perfect romantic date!!  As they were ushered through the labyrinth by bloodied nurses and lobotimised patients, Josh performed a procedure of his own, resulting in a total and terminal engagement!!!!   It was a moment they will never forget and makes a great story for their grandchildren!

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebran

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Their vows were the perfect mixture of sincerity and fun.  Alex promises included to always “ listen attentively to your historical facts, bring you coffee in bed, sometimes take the scenic route and always be prepared for the zombie apocalypse”.

While Josh Declared “I promise to support your hiking adventures, bring you flowers and chocolate croissants, sometimes take the quick way and always help eat the leftover cake”

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Making the most of the stunning beach surrounds,  they then spent time with Mardy their photographer before they rejoined guests for an evening of celebration and fun with entertainment provided by Horns of Leroy.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

This was a truly beautiful wedding bursting with style, colour and love.

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant

 

Alex & Josh thank you for inviting me to be part of this very special occasion and thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review on Easyweddings.

“Fiona, what can I say? Thank you SO much for a beautiful ceremony. You helped us through every step of the way and made it simple and heartfelt. Many people commented how great you were, and how touching the ceremony was. Brides seriously look no further Fiona is terrific and a sea of calm in what can be a hectic time. I cannot recommend her more”

 

Celebrant           Fiona Garrivan Marriage Celebrant 

Photographer     Mardy Bridges Photography

Venue                 West Beach Bathers Pavillion

Band                  Horns of Leroy 

 

 

 

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