Hana and Nobuo enjoyed a legal wedding ceremony in Tokyo a couple of years ago but were saddened that family in Australia couldn’t attend due to the border restrictions which were in place at the time.

They vowed to do their wedding all over again when they were able to travel back to Australia.

Without needing to take care of any legal requirements, the pressure was off, and there was no need for any forms to be completed or documents to be sighted. We created the ceremony by corresponding back and forth via email and I also created a renewal of vows certificate for the day.

Nobuo and Hana chose the beautiful Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre on the edge of the D’Aguilar National Park for their ceremony. There are several ceremony areas to choose from, and Hana and Nobuo chose the deck which overlooks the native bushland. They asked the team from Beautiful Weddings to set up an arbour and bamboo chairs for their guests.

Hana looked so dainty in a white strapless dress with a jewelled choker, and she carried a bouquet of white roses. Nobuo kept his trademark messy hairdo but looked ultra smart in a navy suit with a waistcoat and tie.

Although the couple maintained their serious faces for the ceremony, they couldn’t contain their delighted grins as they walked out of the ceremony to, “I wanna grow old with you” by Westlife which featured in the movie, “Up”.

It was beautiful to see the grandparents who thought they had missed out on the wedding day be able to enjoy the renewal of vows in such a gorgeous location.

Venue: Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Photographer: Romana Saeheng

Celebrant: Cheryl Landsberry

Styling: Beautiful Weddings