Rachel and Jason didn’t want a fuss, a theme or anything to big for their Melbourne wedding. So they organised an intimate ceremony at
Treasury Gardens followed by a casual reception at a cafe.
“We just wanted our wedding to be fun and low key”, said the bride. “We also decided not to have a bridal party and we didn’t walk down an aisle. I also wasn’t given away by my father. Our ceremony was super chilled out, we were just hanging out with a small group of close friends and family and then we got married!”
“The whole day was amazing, we couldn’t choose a favourite part. Our faces hurt from smiling and laughing so much all day. Our biggest expense as the reception – specifically the bar tab!”
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