Simple celebration at gardens a touching family union

INTIMATE CEREMONY: Gavin Sawtell and Jennifer Lanzon were married on November 2. Photo: Naturally Dunn Photography
INTIMATE CEREMONY: Gavin Sawtell and Jennifer Lanzon were married on November 2. Photo: Naturally Dunn Photography Contributed

A WEDDING day for Gavin Sawtell and Jennifer Lanzon did not solely focus on the pair's love.

November 2 was a day intended to symbolise the union and love shared within their family.

Toondoon Botanic Gardens hosted 60 of the couple's closest family and friends in an afternoon garden ceremony.

The family of six, including children Kaiden, Maddi, Riley and Cody, each had an important role in the day, with Maddi escorting her father down the aisle, Kaiden walking his mother, and Riley and Cody each playing the part of ringbearers.

Bride Jennifer said incorporating her family into the celebration was her highlight.

"The kids were so excited about the day," she said.

"They were even included on the wedding invitations. It was such a romantic, special day. We were all so proud."

Gavin and Jennifer had been dating for 13 years when they affirmed the right time had arrived to seal the deal.

"The proposal was a pretty special moment," she said.

"It was during the fireworks at the Gladstone Harbour Festival a few years ago."

Guests travelled from the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast for the touching family union.

With plans for a honeymoon in the coming months, the relaxed and simple celebration was exactly what the pair had envisioned when tying the knot.

Celebrant Judy Whicker and photography by Naturally Dunn Photography were the final touches in turning a long-awaited dream into reality.



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