Annie and Jake were married on March 25th, with a ceremony and reception at Two Ton Max.
Jake and Annie have been together for five years, and when they told me their story, I was impressed by their commitment. Jake is from Torquay originally, so they drove back and forth between Torquay and Melbourne multiple times a week in order to make their relationship work. Now, they both live in Melbourne with their dog, Evie, where Jake works in finance and Annie works as a speech pathologist.
These two are both from large families, who made up the majority of the wedding guests, and it was clear in every moment that their families were the focus of their day. From the beginning, Jake set the tone as he had prepared a box of supplies for Annie’s father, James, for the wedding day—filled with socks, beer, that kind of thing. The box also included a letter that Jake had written for his new father-in-law, and from the look on James’ face as he read it, the letter clearly meant everything to him.
There was also a beautiful moment between Annie and her grandfather as she helped him get out of the lounge chair. She reached over to get his walking stick for him, and he then cheekily told the story of how Annie used to steal his walking stick when she was a little girl, thinking it was absolutely hilarious.
I also had so much fun talking to Jake’s parents, Sandra and Jeff, who live on a yacht in the Mediterranean and have been doing so for a number of years as they explore that part of the world. They will soon be heading across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a couple years, and I loved hearing their stories. I adore traveling!
While family meant the world to these two, there was unfortunately one person who could not attend, and that was Annie’s beloved sister. She went into labour during the wedding!
Annie & Jake, thank you for the privilege you have given me of creating your first family heirloom. I had an absolute ball during your big day, and I simply loved your amazing family and friends.
Brooke Olivia Mcindoe
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