One sunny Tuesday afternoon in autumn earlier this year, Dixie and Keaton said let’s do this together forever at Canberra’s Albert Hall. And what a night it was! We were all emotional during Dixie’s dad’s speech, then during the best man’s speech, and even more so when Keaton spoke! They all shared such heartfelt and genuine words about each other, and we feel privileged to have been part of their lives for that one day.
With his expertise in food and cooking, Keaton designed and prepped the food for their wedding. His passion for food was inspiring, and we look up to people like Keaton who work hard and strive to do their very best. There were lots of personal touches throughout the day like Dixie’s dad designing the stationery, and the cheese handmade by the bride and groom themselves!
Albert Hall is such a beautiful and grand old building, and a pretty unique wedding ceremony and reception venue. We’ve always loved the place, so we were thrilled when Dixie and Keaton asked us to photograph their wedding. Albert Hall was opened in 1928 as Canberra’s concert hall, theatre, exhibition space and a venue for lectures, balls and socials. The building in the heart of the national capital was Canberra’s unofficial town hall for its first 40 years. Next year Albert Hall will celebrate it’s 90th anniversary!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Albert Hall
Celebrant: Aaron McDonnell – Ceremonies by Aaron
Dress: Annabel’s Bridal
Suit: Braddon Tailors
Hair and Makeup: Chrissy – Lindy Charm School for Girls
Florist: Adi Watters
Stylist: DIY, self styled
Caterer: Keaton Designed & Prepped Menu, Desserts by Tom Luxton (The One Food Van), Chef on the day – Alex O’Brien (Friend & Old Colleague of Keaton’s)
Cake: Aaron Beattie & Libby Dreyer (Keaton’s Colleague + His Partner)
Music: Robbie Plays Stride (Jazz Duo)
Stationery: Graphic Design – Steve Rolfe (Father of the Bride)
Printing: Counterfeit Copy
Special Mention for the Cheesemaker – Patrick Reubinson (Stroudover Cottage, Bemboka – Family friend who ran a ‘class’ with Dixie and Keaton to make the wedding cheese)