My First Australian Wedding

April 14, 2014
My First Australian Wedding

Now that I’ve been in Australia for a few months, I’ve had the opportunity to see two of my favorite people get married. Over the past four years, we’ve seen each other on four continents, and I was so excited to share in their special day. Although there were no koalas or kangaroos present, there were several additions to their wedding that made it uniquely Aussie:

1) Wishing well: They had a wishing well so that guests could choose to leave a monetary gift to be put towards items on the bride and groom’s “wish list.”

2) Master of Ceremonies: Instead of a hired DJ doing all of the talking, they had a friend handle all of the MC duties, which included introducing the wedding party and the newlyweds, and even getting the speeches started during the night.

3) Hens/Bucks party: This is what they call their bachelorette and bachelor parties, and they usually have them on the same night.

4) Beach house: On the days leading up to the wedding, the bride, groom, and their friends shared a beach house with their friends.  It was awesome.

5) Group photo: At the end of the ceremony, all of the guests gathered together for a large group photo.

6) Vibe: The wedding was so beautiful, thoughtful and elegant, and still managed to have this amazing chilled out vibe. It was clear that the bride and groom wanted everyone to have a great time.

Though similar to an American wedding, my friends’ Australian wedding had special touches that made it so unique and amazing.  Much love to the newlyweds!



About Jessica Burkhead

Jessica Burkhead quit her job to travel the world.

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