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Kissing by the Kangaroos

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I’m starting to feel like an honorary member of the Taylor family!

Four years ago I married Robert and Judith on their beautiful property in the Southern Highlands. Now I’ve been back to marry Emma and Nick, Robert’s son, in the same spot.

Emma and Nick met while working close to each other at a mall. Emma was a hair stylist and Nick worked in a phone shop. Emma would check him out in the mirrors of the salon!

They’ve been at each other’s side ever since, through thich and thin. Emma’s changed career and worked hard to achieve success and Nick has also changed direction. After a motorbike accident and a lot of recovery time, he had the chance to think about what he wanted from life and he took action.

When it came to choosing the venue for the wedding, it could only be one place – the country property. It’s such an amazing place. As soon as you turn into the driveway you can feel yourself relaxing, and it’s the venue for big family gatherings every month. Getting married at (a family) home is always special.

Emma and Nick said their vows under a shady tree as guests sat on decorated hay bales. It was such a relaxed and fun ceremony, with lots of laughter and a few tears. The kangaroos came out and sat in the shade watching the ceremony from the other side of the valley.

It reminded me of 2014 when I married Robert and Judith. That was just as much fun – with beers in the fridge, a BBQ on the go, and a surprise flash mob afterwards!

It was great to see everyone again, and lots of their friends remembered me from last time. They are all so welcoming and generous and just the nicest people you could ever meet!

By Stephen Lee
Sydney Marriage Celebrant