NATIONAL ART GALLERY – CANBERRA WEDDING

There are so many reasons to LOVE CANBERRA.

My 15-minute car trip into the city, parking at major events is never too painful, it’s close to fantastic river swimming holes, green open spaces and most of all, its people and their open-minds.

Here’s a cool fact: The ACT was the first jurisdiction in Australia to legally recognise same-sex couples in 1994. It did however take many more years for same-sex marriages to be legalised in Australia. 

But here we are, finally celebrating everyone’s right to marry!

Adam and Andrew’s wedding was among one of the first same-sex marriages to be conducted by the Uniting Church. The Uniting Church was the first of the three major Australian Christian denominations to endorse same-sex marriage. It was a bit of a nail-biting wait leading up to their wedding as they waited to hear from the Church when the date would be when they could officially start conducting ceremonies. But it came through in time! Their family and friends got to hear a change from the traditional language of “husband and wife” to that of the union of “two people”

The union of “two people”

The day started with some dancing and champagne in the lounge room to warm up.  Followed by a piano serenade then off to some epic wedding portrait locations.

The boys knew exactly where they wanted to capture some gorgeous wedding day photos before they walked down the aisle at the National Art Gallery. 

Wedding Officiant: Rev Gordon Ramsay

Flowers: Blossoms of Chisholm

Suits: Morganson’s Finery Braddon

Stationary: Creative Flair

Music: Baker Boys

Jeweller: Eytan Aharoni

Venue: National Gallery of Australia

Best I let the photos tell the story of this amazing day filled with tears and love!! Happy tears of course!

 

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Canberra marriage equality wedding photographer. Same sex wedding at the National Art Gallery of Australia.A walk around New Acton finding nooks and crannies for photos. We ended up at the Parlour Wine room for wine and a break before heading off to the ceremony.

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