This story of one bride’s wedding dress has been shared by wedding celebrant Maree Connellan, Maree’s Marriages & Ceremonies.
When does a birthday party become a wedding? Well, for Graziella, turning the big 50 was all it took for her partner to suggest a wedding!
Graziella bought a dress for her birthday party and when Brad saw her in it suggested that they get married as well. It took 22 years of courtship, three homes, surviving a year in a caravan, two kids, a move to the country, two donkeys and a dog to get to this day!
Their wedding was set in the gorgeous grounds of the Bellingen Valley Lodge. As requested by the bride and groom I welcomed all the guests in Italian “Ben venutti a tutti”.
Joined by their young and handsome sons, they exchanged vows witnessed by their closest friends and family. Their ceremony reflected exactly what they loved about each other, a love that drives them both crazy whilst at the same time being a crazy love for one another. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when their sons presented them with their rings. Guests congratulated the couple with lots of hugs and kisses and the celebrations began!