Ben and Aislin’s Autumn Wedding at Royal Botanic Gardens

Ben & Aislin were married at Picnic Point at the Royal Botanic Gardens in May 2014.

Their fitting theme they described to me was ‘autumn colours’. I was excited to see it all come together, as like myself, they love the colour orange!

Wanting a relaxed and informal ceremony, I knew I would be able to help them. We had a great time catching up with each other in the lead up to the wedding day, and I knew it was going to be a wonderful occasion for everyone involved!

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The day came and we were lucky that it was a perfect autumn day with no rain in site! Peter and Denise from The Wedding Zone arrived to style and transform the site into an even more beautiful ceremony spot.

Guests arrived, followed by Ben and his best man Tom. The atmosphere was relaxed and it wasn’t long before we could see the girls arriving.

As they entered to a lovely version of Canon in D, there were a lot of ‘wows’ in the crowd. Along with Aislin, who was a stunning bride, she had her four sisters as the bridesmaids and as they were in different autumn leaf shades, the effect was gorgeous!

Sharing their love story of ten years proved to be quite fun. Guests were treated to hearing the story of the proposal and what they look forward to once married…..

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Ben and Aislin wrote their own vows which included lots of emotion as well as a bit of cheekiness!

Here are part of Ben’s :-

To kiss you goodnight and warm your hands when they’re cold

To feed the cats if you get home late…mainly because they won’t stop hassling me until I do.

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Here are part of Aislin’s:-

I promise to care for you and protect you as you care for and protect me in return.

I promise to always laugh at your jokes, even after hearing them for the tenth time.

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Their service included a sand ceremony and three readings by family members.

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Before we knew it, it was time for Ben to kiss his new bride and sign the register to one of their favourite songs “Distant Sun” by Crowded House.

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Since meeting Ben and Aislin a couple of years ago, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them better and it’s been great seeing them after their wedding and honeymoon as a happily married couple.

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I wish them all the very best and thank them for choosing me as their celebrant!

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Photos by the lovely Andrea from White Canvas Photography