It has been a strange year to say the least, a year no one could have foreseen.  Luckily there is a beautiful Perth Marriage Office to have your wedding ceremony when you’ve had to drastically cull your guest list due to unforeseen circumstances.  I actually think it’s a great spot to have any small, intimate wedding – the décor is stylish and simple and it’s bright and beautifully lit by the big windows.  Anyhow, back to this very intimate and heartfelt wedding ceremony. Our beautiful bride had to settle for celebrating her special day without her family as the COVID lockdown meant that they were not able to travel to WA as was originally planned. I really did feel for her but as she is used to living without them already, she took it in her stride and the groom’s family was happy to step in.


They opted to have the family and bridal photos before the ceremony in the little piece of greenery surrounded by concrete of the Queen’s Garden in East Perth.  The photos before the ceremony did a great job of calming the nerves and after a short stroll through the garden, we headed to the Perth Marriage Office to tie the knot!  The couple read their own vows and there was not a dry eye in the house.  Everyone there were treated to an emotional summary of how they finally came to stand in front of the registrar that morning (personal vows are always my favourite!) and everyone could see and feel the love between these two people from very different countries and backgrounds.


When the documents were signed, the contract was sealed with a kiss and everyone had a chance to congratulate the couple before the were whisked away in the friends wedding car to enjoy a relaxing lunch to truly celebrate the events of the morning.  This wedding at the Perth Marriage Office really was brief but it was intimate, very personal and extremely special.  On my drive home I felt thankful that I was the one they chose to document the moments for them and I wish them a long and happy marriage.


Enjoy the sneak peak of their special day as I saw it, 


Annelize Barron