Sus + Luke

“Celebrant Jam was the perfect fit for our ceremony. She is the perfect amount of professional, yet also provides a unique calming and fun energy to the whole experience. Could not recommend higher! xx”


They say it takes a village to raise a child and in this case the village gathered around to lend a hand for Sus and Luke’s homegrown Bonnie Doon Wedstival. Luke’s lush and open family property in Bonnie Doon has always been our couple’s special little slice of paradise so naturally they wanted to bring everyone there to revel amongst the trees and see them enter into married life together.

For this unique occasion our couple embarked on an ambitious plan, enlisting the help of their dear friends and family in building a free standing structure on a secluded piece of their property overlooking picturesque Lake Bonnie Doon. And like most builds and things in life, they encountered some hiccups and delays. The wedding was postponed for a few months, but that did not dampen the occasion. 4 months on we came together to celebrate the life and love between Sus and Luke under their own personal hand built ‘love shack’.

Sus and Luke also brought other members of their ‘village’ together in manifesting their wedding day. They were fortunate to have wonderfully talented friends and family on hand to man the bar, cook up a delicious Spanish feast and also capturing the day on both film and video.

I had the pleasure of getting to know both Sus and her twin sister Bella through our time together undertaking a Master of Teaching a few years back. So we were truly honoured when my husband Malachi and I were asked to be a part of Sus and Luke’s wedding day. My husband Malachi, an arborist by trade, have just started down the path into creating floral arrangements and installations so it was the perfect opportunity for us to join forces and rock out on a wedding celebration together.

The looming rain clouds on Sus and Luke’s March wedding day meant that our guests were safely huddled within the cosy ‘love shack’ for the beautiful ceremony and delicious reception fest. The thumping tunes and warmth of the dancefloor and open fires lasted well into the next morning!

Marriage Celebrant: Celebrant Jam
Photographer: J.Quertier
Floral Installation: Arbor Florist
Make Up: Hair and beauty Sactuary