As someone who gets a bit too excited about bells and whistles, it’s nice to feature a wedding that gives a little perspective to the whole point of marriage. When it comes to weddings, the small stuff can quickly become the big stuff, and before you know it, you’re more focused on the mason jars and stripey straws than on your betrothed!
Justine and Tyson didn’t want a big wedding, in fact if it wasn’t for their guilty conscience they would have been more than happy to elope. But rather than depriving their close family of the occasion, they had an honest, low-key celebration of their commitment, with their divine little boy, Lear, in tow (Lear’s Thomas the Tank Engine was their ‘something blue’).
Despite feeling pressure to conform to a more conventional wedding, Justine and Tyson were steadfast in their convictions that their big day didn’t need to have all the big stuff. They had no desire to go into debt over their wedding, and no interest in pretending to be anyone other than their true, honest selves – people they would recognise when they look at their photos in years to come. These photos are of the first part of Justine, Tyson and Lear’s day – getting ready and boarding their hired bus to go to the registry. After the ceremony, their small group wandered around Melbourne to find somewhere for their reception.