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Stephen Lee Yvonne Sampson Chris OKeefe

It's always special to marry people you know, so when Yvonne and Chris asked me to be their Celebrant, it was an immediate yes!

Yvonne and Chris choose Bendooley Estate in the NSW Southern Highlands for their wedding. They scored the only sunny day in a fortnight and it was a beautiful setting with a simple yet elegant wedding arch surrounded by white roses and orchids.

Bendooley Estate Wedding Arch

They exchanged vows surrounded by close family and friends, and it was lovely for me to see a few familiar faces there too. Chris and I worked together in the Channel 10 newsroom when I first came to Australia 10 years ago, so being able to marry them was wonderful. There was a very relaxed and intimate vibe to the ceremony, and Yvonne didn't even let her broken toe (injured the night before!) stop her walking elegantly down the aisle.

Bendooley Estate Marriage Certificate

We had some great music from Emma and Dan, who soundtracked the ceremony with some stylish and romantic songs.

Bendooley Estate Wedding Emma and T

Many congratulations Chris and Yvonne!


Yvonne and Chris were married at Bendooley Estate in the NSW Southern Highlands. 

By Stephen Lee
Sydney Marriage Celebrant