Mount Keira Wedding Story


As an Army medic, Luke had seen enough heart ache to fill a lifetime. After being injured on an overseas deployment, Luke returned to Australia to see the rest of his life fall apart. During a painful recovery Luke met Jess through an online dating service. After just a few dates it was clear that she had reignited his soul. Luke started to become the man that his friends and family had remembered.

A little over 3 years after meeting they married in the beautiful rainforest at Mount Keira, near Wollongong. Jessica arrived with her mother in a 1940’s dark silver Buick and her bridesmaids followed in white Buicks. Harry from Cool Classic Cars ensured the bridal party was well cared for and always went the extra mile to accommodate the bridal couple.

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Mount Keira wedding story

Jessica’s mum walked her down the aisle to a string quartet in a serine rainforest setting. The service was beautiful with a military padre giving a very personal sermon that articulated the challenges they had faced. After a few family photos there was time for the bridal party to explore more of the rainforest for some unique photos. A wedding is never complete without a little drama. For the bride it was discovering a leech on her after exiting the rainforest and for the groom it came just as he was getting into the bridal car to leave for the reception. The groom managed to split his pants and was lucky that one of his groomsmen had some sewing skills and managed to patch the hole up before they entered the beautiful reception venue down by the beach.

The reception went off without a hitch due to the bride’s prior planning and the amazing work of Jeremiah Grant (a DJ/MC extraordinaire). The speeches during the wedding were moving to the point of many tears being shed.

After plenty of time on the dance floor it was time to say goodbye. Luke and Jess left the reception venue with a sparkler exit and then onto Hawaii for their honeymoon.

Mount Keira Wedding

Mount Keira wedding story

As published in:

  • Beauty & Lifestyle Bride … (Mar 27, 2015)
  • The Luxe Pearl (Mar 30, 2015)
  • TheVeil.Co (Feb 16, 2015)
  • Wedding Essentials Blog (Apr 10, 2015)
  • Wedding Favors Unlimited … (Mar 18, 2015)
  • A Golden Locket (Wedding… (Jan 16, 2015)
  • Brideside Real Weddings (Dec 26, 2014)

Nominated for Wedding of the Year – Easy Weddings 2015