Love Party Day. No God. No Government. No Marriage. Just Love.


On March 6th 2016  Sparkle and Bear (Catherine Deveny and Anthony Artmann) had a Love Party,  a wedding with no god and no government. We were in love when we were 18 (1987) and fell back in love 23 years later in 2010.

Bride? Groom? Wedding? Yes.

Wife? Husband? Marriage? No.

I was a 90 kilo, 47 year old bride in a $260 dress on a bike. No Spanx, no fake tan, no dieting, no botox, no fillers, no gifts, no seating plan, no name changing, no marriage.

There was a veil, flower girls, a ceremony, a certificate, rose petals, bubbles, confetti, a Love Parade with rainbow balloons, a sit down dinner for 100, cake, exchanging of rings, speeches, vows and fairy lights.

But no god and no government. Because god and government have no place in people’s hearts, relationships or bedrooms. Marriage was invented. Love wasn’t.

And love conquers all.

Photos Tess Follett Photography

Love Party video by Ferguson Films watch here

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Huge thanks

Snaps- Tess Follett Photography 

Catering – La Luna Bistro

Flowers – Babylon Flowers Brunswick

Bikes – Lekker Bikes 

Invites, Love Party Certificate, Order Of Service booklet – Jen Clark Design

Celebrants – Michael Lallo and Kelly Parry

Video – Ferg Films 

Dress – Pinup Girl Clothing

Shoes – Chie Mihara

Hair – Delilah Hair Studio

Make-up – Iridis Cosmetics

Rings – Cass Partington 

Cake – Talia Lynch

Veil – Karen Dunwoodie

Suits – Black Tie Classic

DJs – DJ Brain and DJ Damage 

Garden wedding setting – The Wedding Zone 

Balloons – Belle Balloons

Ceremony – Methven Park – Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.

Huge thanks, Lynda Horton, Sarah Beaumont, Ingrid Horton, Cargone Couriers, Lekker Bikes,  Moreland Council,  El Mirage  & The Atheist Kibbutz

Thank-you for supporting us by purchasing Love Party Posters. We are continuing to sell them to raise money for Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and Domestic Violence Victoria.

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