Forty years of protest and cultural evolution have resulted in many changes for the better to Australia. The first Mardi Gras on the streets of Sydney in 1978 started out peacefully but ended in utter pointless violence by the authorities. Many of those same '78ers are now the bedrock of our community and honoured for their courage. The annual festival, parade and party are a celebration of community, courage, visibility and an embracing spirit.
In a surprise for their friends and family, Matt & Wayne brought everyone together for an engagement party. The twist happened later at the event held at The Hudson where they had arranged for a full wedding ceremony. To celebrate the occasion we captured some lovely photos of themselves and families. The QT Hotel on Market St Sydney and the Tarpeian Precinct above the Sydney Opera House created an amazing backdrop to portray a love that can now be solemnised due to marriage equality being realised in Australia.