Wedding Date: December 4th, 2015 Ceremony: Under the Fig Trees, Old Petrie
After-Ceremony Celebration: Garden Deck,
Old Petrie Town
Tell us about your ceremony
Finding our wedding ceremony and reception
wasn't an easy task. I already knew from the
start that we wanted to be wed under or
among the trees, the Fig Tree Grove at Old
Petrie Town at Dayboro was the perfect choice
and the venue was made available for us just two
weeks before the wedding day. Our ceremony was a
heart-warming moment of our wedding day. We had
a lot of tears, love and laughter. The ceremony
officiated by our celebrant, Jennifer Cram, made
us feel very comfortable that is why we
were able to open ourselves up and express our
feelings to all our guests. That is why love,
laughter and tears were felt all around.
Describe your experience with Jennifer Cram
as your celebrant
Our first priority was booking our
celebrant. Meeting Jennifer was a
stress-free experience, and booking her as our
celebrant was way beyond our expectations.
Hassle-free, stress-free and smooth sailing
experience. Our celebrant has the knowledge and
passion in doing what she does. That is why our
wedding day was a dream come true.
A word from Jennifer ... I had
previously been the celebrant for Dinnah's
sister Maria and brother-in-law Gerry, so
it was an especial pleasure to catch up with
them and one of her friends and her husband who
I had also married. I loved the family warmth
expressed during the ceremony, and that I could
include a custom related to their Filipino
heritage - with an Aussie twist of course! And
being able to share that they were born in the
same hospital but didn't meet until 2002 was
great fun. The highlight of the ceremony was
definitely the beautiful vows they wrote
themselves, with a little help from me.
Tell us about your reception/post wedding
party or other celebration
The reception was held on the Garden Deck.
What was your most important wedding buy?
Our wedding rings.
It was a Do-It-Yourself Wedding - in line
with the simple and intimate wedding with a
rustic and vintage flair that Dinnah had
The wedding ceremony decorations were a
collaborative effort between Dinnah's
sister, one of the bridesmaids, Dinnah, and
The reception decorations, the
invitations, the bridesmaids' mason jar
lamps, the Dinnah's bouquet and Ruel's
Boutonniere were all made by Dinnah.
The chalkboard wedding cake was made by
the same bridesmaid who helped with the
What we loved… The wedding ceremony
officiated by Jennifer Cram plus the venue under
the Fig Tree at Old Petrie Town were a dream
come true for myself and my groom, we couldn't
ask for more..
If you could turn back the clock, what would
you change?… Give more time to
wedding planning (at least six months
Pearls of wedding wisdom from the bride…
Laugh a lot and love a lot! Laugh with
each other is the simplest therapy. Love each
other everyday, that is the only thing you can
give to each other when you both grow old.
Pearls of wedding wisdom from the groom…
Put God before everything else and make God the
center of your life. And be each other's best
friend by not changing who we are but by
accepting all the good and the bad.
Tell us a little about your photographer…
Our photographer was a friend