Wedding bells still ring after 35 years
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.
Keith and Julie Chesson with newlyweds Suzanne and Mark Lenihan.