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Cherished memories for Rupanyup couple

HAPPY DAYS: Michael Taylor and Brandon Raeburn, middle, celebrate their wedding day with family, from left, Tiana Eldridge, Moira Bennett, Ellen Bennett, Darren Raeburn and Cory Raeburn.

HAPPY DAYS: Michael Taylor and Brandon Raeburn, middle, celebrate their wedding day with family, from left, Tiana Eldridge, Moira Bennett, Ellen Bennett, Darren Raeburn and Cory Raeburn.

With big celebrations comes even bigger memories, and Brandon Raeburn and Michael Taylor’s wedding day was one such occasion.
The couple tied the knot at Rupanyup Nursing Home, allowing them to celebrate the occassion with Mr Raeburn’s grandmother and friends they had made during visits to the home.
And a fortnight after the ‘perfect’ day, Mr Raeburn said the whole nursing home was still talking about the occasion.
“Gillian Vanderwaal, our celebrant, said it was one of the most memorable weddings she has ever done,” he said.
“It was probably her first gay marriage – the atmosphere was just beautiful. We can’t thank the staff enough. Even those who weren’t there to work were helping out.
“Being a nursing home, with older gentleman, we thought a few might not agree with our marriage, but even those who weren’t going to come along ended up joining in, they had an unreal time.”
The adrenaline junkies spent their honeymoon on the Great Ocean Road, ‘glamping’ in tents and sky-diving for the fifth time together.
Mr Raeburn said they were now taking it easy after an eventful and beautiful day.
“My mum actually decided to write a song and she rapped in front of everyone, which was a bit of a surprise,” he said.
“We had a wishing well there with a note pad in front of it.
“We tried to get around to everyone on the day, but people we couldn’t get to were able to write a little message and put it in the well.
“Everything was just perfect.”
– Lotte Reiter

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