Sydney Harbour Bridge is known to the locals as the coat hanger and this is where the same-sex couples, Paul Phillips and Warren Orlandi, decided to say their wedding vows. The ceremony was attended by their respective families and their closest friends. It was held at 134 meters above the main harbour of the city and two days prior to the fourth decade of the festival Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The entire wedding industry was abuzz including wedding caterers in Sydney because they are creating history.
Phillips said that the venue symbolizes them as individuals who are unique in personality thus they only see it fitting that they should get married there.
The venue was made even more special by the fact that it was one of the reasons why Orlandi became fit since he used to weigh 370 kilograms four years prior. He is determined to climb the bridge therefore he encouraged himself to lose the weight and he was able to shed 250 kilograms in total.
He shared how he used to wish that he will be able to climb the bridge as he was only looking at it from under. He was able to do so for ten times and the eleventh time was actually the day they tied the knot there.
Warren Orlandi’s determination to be able to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge one day made him lose all the unhealthy weight and in the end he was able to do it a total of 11 times.
Phillips shared that they are each other’s support system and they enjoy life as it comes on a daily basis.
He described their wedding ceremony to be absolutely wonderful. According to the BridgeClimb Sydney, the venue has already witnessed over 4,000 proposals.
The first wedding at the summit was allowed by the association in 2008 and it took place on June 3.
Now, the couple marked the first time that a same-sex marriage was conducted on the bridge. It is a proud moment for wedding florist, wedding caterers in Sydney and every business that support marriage equality in the country.