Amelia and Glen

I get to meet the best people in this job! People like Amelia and Glen, for example. As soon as they stepped through my door I wanted to marry them.

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They’re a thoroughly cosmopolitan couple who appreciate all the good things in life – good coffee, good wine, good food – and love nothing more than exploring new countries, cultures and cuisines together. Both of them have a great fondness for St Kilda, so it was no surprise when they told me they planned to marry by St Kilda beach.

It was a balmy evening with only a hint of wind when friends and family gathered for the ceremony in the green surrounds of Catani Gardens.

In an innovative twist, Amelia chose not to walk into any particular song, but rather have a playlist of their favourite tunes on. She decided to take her chances with whatever was playing as she arrived and as luck would have it, Amelia entered to Jeff Buckley’s rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic, Hallelujah.

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It was a beautiful moment, made all the more special by the obvious emotion Glen felt. As Amelia walked towards us, looking for all the world like a modern Grace Kelly, he was so overcome by his feelings that he couldn’t look at her until she was next to him. Awww.

Amelia and Glen wanted their wedding to be intimate and personal, so we worked in a lot of details about their life together and the things that are important to them. They each added a secret line to the end of their vows that the other heard for the first time on their wedding day.

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Whilst these secret lines were lighthearted in nature and cracked us all up (they involved trekking the world in search of the perfect coffee and not falling asleep in front of the tv), they were also a reflection of the people Amelia and Glen are and the approach they took to their wedding ceremony. They wanted it to be fun, but above all else, they wanted it to be an accurate representation of their commitment to one another and the values and interests they share.

After their ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests sipped champagne as they watched the sun go down over Port Phillip Bay before retiring to a Fitzroy St venue to celebrate into the evening.

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Congratulations, Amelia and Glen! Thank you for inviting me to be part of your marriage – it was my absolute privilege. xx Koren

Amelia and Glen, 8 April 2011
Venue: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Photos: Robb Duncan Photographer
Celebrant: Koren Harvey

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