Dozens of residents at our Cardinal Freeman retirement village in Sydney came together over the Australia Day weekend to celebrate the village’s first same sex wedding.
Residents Daphne Hewson and Judi Muller were married in a colourful ceremony on the village green in front of family, friends and neighbours.
Daphne and Judi, who met 22 years ago on the Bondi Beach and Bronte cliff walk, invited the whole village to join their celebration.
“We wanted to share the celebrations with our new neighbours, many of whom are already becoming good friends,” explained Daphne.
“So many people have said that they enjoyed the community spirit on the day and that the village green came alive. We have been given so many good wishes and so much support.”
Village Manager, Mark Maybury said, "the feeling across the village on that day, just reaffirmed to me the wonderful community spirit that lives here at Cardinal Freeman".
Daphne and Judi moved into a unit overlooking the village green at the newly developed village in April last year. “We wanted to get settled in a village while we are still young enough to enjoy it,” said Daphne, aged 70.
“This is a great, welcoming place to make our home,” the couple added.
Watch the video below to see the beautiful moments capture at Daphne and Judi's wedding.
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