Jane and David

When a couple tells you they’d like their wedding ceremony to include music by Nick Cave, The CureThe Pixies and from the musical Rent, it’s safe to say it’s going to be one heck of a celebration.

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Which is exactly what Jane and Dave’s wedding was.

After a first date that went for 9 hours, both David and Jane were sure they’d found someone special. When their second date went for even longer, they knew they’d found THAT someone special. On 5 November 2011, just over 22 months after that first fateful meeting, they became husband and wife in front of an excited and emotional gathering of friends and family.

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With the ceremony location marked by a sea of bobbing balloons, Jane and David’s nieces led Jane into North Fitzroy’s Edinburgh Gardens. Jane’s entry into the Circle of Trees on the arms of her Mum and Dad to the haunting strains of Into My Arms by Nick Cave was so beautiful that it was met with absolute silence. This is no mean feat when you consider that we were literally surrounded by dozens of picnickers on the first warm Melbourne day in months.  Everyone, however – even complete strangers – was stunned by the beauty of the moment.

Both Jane and David are  a bit cheeky so their ceremony included a few irreverent touches. One of these was the use of Edward Monkton’s picture book, A Very Lovely Love Story, as a reading. They had blown up the pictures from the book and as the story was read, new pictures were revealed.

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Further evidence of Jane and David’s cheekiness was the sneaky comments they made to each other whilst exchanging rings. I can no longer remember the exact conversation but it was enough to crack the three of us up – repeatedly!

At the end of the ceremony, David and Jane invited their family and friends to celebrate with them by releasing a great big cheer and dozens of balloons, which contrasted beautifully against the green spring grass and azure blue sky.

When we first got together to plan their ceremony, Jane and David told me that they wanted their wedding to be fun and ‘a celebration of love. A celebration of a love as amazing as ours but also the enormous love and gratitude we feel for our families and friends.’ I hope that’s what we gave them.

Congratulations, my dear friends. Love you both lots. xx Koren Jane and David, 5 November 2011Venue: Edinburgh Gardens, North FitzroyPhotos: Taken by the always magnificent Andrew of East 13 Photography. It was such a joy to work with you again!
Celebrant: Koren Harvey