"My most prominent first memory from our ceremony was walking into the Good Shepherd Chapel and being overwhelmed by the amount of smiling faces looking back at me. I was stunned that not only did I know so many people, but they had all turned up because we were getting married. It’s a pretty heady feeling."
"Our ceremony was light and funny, Father Paul put everyone at ease with his quick wit and relaxing personality. At the commencement of the ceremony he announced that he hadn't done a wedding in nearly a decade and had had a touch of whisky to steady his nerves. Everyone was in stitches and Father Paul also asked me for a quick kiss after Peter and I had shared our first kiss! He was a hit with everyone. I’ve had some of our non-Catholic friends tell me that if they ever get married they’ll drag him out of retirement!"
The moment Peter asked Jessica to marry him, she knew she wanted to get married at the Abbotsford Convent. "I have memories of attending a wedding there when I was younger and thinking it felt just like a fairy tale. Oddly no-one I know, my parents included, actually believes this fairy tale wedding took place. So whether it was in my imagination, or it really did happen, I still had my heart set on Abbotsford Convent."
Thankfully Peter was also wooed by the venue's charm and character and the couple felt that no other venue offered them the same atmosphere.
Jessica and Peter described their reception as, "One huge party. It was a celebration with all our favourite people. We ate fantastic food, drank delicious wine and danced the night away. Sitting beside my new husband with a latte in hand and watching our guests enjoy themselves was a highlight of the evening."