The wedding day of Chris and Hannah had finally arrived! And WOW!! Check out Hannah and her amazing dress! This fabulous image captured by Darin Collison Photography just prior to the ceremony is absolutely breathtaking!
Meanwhile at The Melbourne Museum waiting for his beautiful bride was Chris – who didn’t scrub up too badly either I might say! As you can see, you couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.
Chris and his support crew of best mates arrived to hugs and kisses from family and friends alike, everyone naturally wanted the chance to congratulate the groom and wish him all the very best!
There were plenty of smiles and friendly banter as family and friends mingled, waiting to catch the first glimpse of Hannah’s arrival.
The moment we’d all been waiting for had arrived, and part of Hannah’s bridal party was her gorgeous daughter Taylah, who lead the ladies out so beautifully, as she proudly walked toward her Dad. Taylah was not the only one beaming in this image, Chris looks pretty chuffed too!
As Hannah appeared she looked happy and relaxed, as she looked ahead to the man of her dreams, who would shortly become her husband.
Both Hannah and Chris relaxed into the ceremony, where we took their family and friends back in time to 2009 where they first met at the Sin City nightclub on the Gold Coast!!
Having gone their separate ways that night at Sin City, they met up again whilst Hannah was out celebrating her 21st – and have been together ever since. They say when you know, you just know, and for our happy couple they knew, and moved in with each other almost immediately.
Special moments they’ve shared over the years include raising Taylah together, welcoming their fur babies into the family, Bentley and Brooklyn, and of course, the proposal on October 16, 2015, which Chris informs me he nailed!
In the lead up to their big day, I had asked them both to tell me what they loved most about each other. Chris said, he loved how smart and caring Hannah is, what a wonderful mother she is, how drop dead gorgeous she is, how she’s his best friend, how she TRIES to share his passion of cars!
Hannah said she loved that Chris was always the life of the party and the class clown! He’s always there when she needs him and always tries to make her feel special and appreciated.
There were tears and laughter as the happy couple exchanged their marriage vows, which were a nice mix heartfelt and a little cheeky, their love and devotion to each other evident – as was the raw emotion of the moment.
Then Chris took it up a notch, called Taylah forward, took her by the hand and pledged his own vow to her: ‘I promise to be your Daddy and your best friend. To always be there when you need me and hold your hand through all of life’s lessons…’
Cue tears (including mine!) Such a beautiful moment – sincere, genuine and so full of love. Such a highlight.
The newly married Mr & Mrs Judd were presented to their family and friends – and in an instant, a new and exciting chapter was added to their story. There’s so much happiness in this frame – smiles, clapping, laughter, joy. This right here, is what you want your wedding day to look like.
It was then time to really get the party started, as this beautiful family headed down to St Andrews Conservatory to dance the night away and celebrate their wedding day with those nearest and dearest.
The wedding ring is easily the most recognisable symbol of marriage. It’s circular shape has no beginning and no end; it is a symbol of eternity, timelessness and a never ending love between husband and wife.
Chris & Hannah. Husband and wife.
Thank you both for inviting me to be a special part of your wedding day, and for kind words on
“Michelle was absolutely amazing. She made sure everything was taken care of and helped us through every step. Our day would not have been the same without her and we just cannot thank her enough!
Celebrant: Michelle Kiernan
Photographer: Darin Collison Photography
Venue: Melbourne Museum