Wed­ding bells still ring af­ter 35 years

Wanneroo Weekender - - Beldon -

A BELDON cou­ple have cel­e­brated their 500th wed­ding just a month ahead of their 35th an­niver­sary.

Civil cel­e­brant Julie Ches­son and her hus­band Keith, who is a sound tech­ni­cian, over­saw their 500th wed­ding cer­e­mony on Jan­uary 20 at The Vines Re­sort in the Swan Val­ley.

The mile­stone pre­cedes their own 35th an­niver­sary, which they will cel­e­brate on Fe­bru­ary 20.

Af­ter be­ing made re­dun­dant eight years ago, Mrs Ches­son de­cided to be­come a cel­e­brant and set up her busi­ness, A Love Story by Julie Ches­son.

“My hus­band does ev­ery wed­ding with me; it’s re­ally spe­cial be­ing able to do it to­gether,” she said. “We love what we do.

“It’s such a beau­ti­ful thing to be able to spend the hap­pi­est time with cou­ples. We loved ev­ery­thing about our wed­ding day and that’s what we want for our cou­ples. “Ev­ery wed­ding is dif­fer­ent.” Mrs Ches­son said she also did nam­ing and com­mit­ment cer­e­monies, re­newal of vows, and funer­als, so she of­ten got to know cou­ples well as they went through those stages of life.

The cou­ple, who have three chil­dren and six grand­chil­dren, have set up a chapel in their for­mer games room where they can host cer­e­monies with up to 12 guests.

Pic­ture: Stel­lar Vi­sions Pho­tog­ra­phy

Keith and Julie Ches­son with new­ly­weds Suzanne and Mark Leni­han.

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