Out and Proud – Same Sex Weddings Sydney

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The end of 2017 brought a monumental and long awaited step forward in Australia, the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Here at Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup Artistry, we couldn’t be happier – we love love! Our team spends a lot of time at weddings and we know how important these joyous days are. Love doesn’t discriminate and neither do we.

Same sex brides Sydney 

Georgia and Kate pictured above with hair and makeup by our team. Photo by the talented Kelly Tunney https://www.kellytunney.com.au/

The team and I have always been big supporters of marriage equality, long before the Australian government got on board. It is an issue which we feel deeply passionate about and we couldn’t be more excited that every Australian now has the right to get married. Earlier in 2017, I participated in the Walk for Equality and joined with hundreds of other Sydney siders in support of this important cause.


Me with my sister at the Walk For Equality Sydney March

Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup Artistry has always been, and will continue to be, a safe space for anyone. People from every walk of life, every age, every gender, every ethnicity, every sexuality are welcomed and pampered by the team. Everyone deserves to look their best! Malcolm Turnbull said this recently, ‘This is Australia: fair, diverse, loving and filled with respect’. We can’t help but agree and it these same values which drive Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup Artistry.

 Magda Szubanski

Me with Magda Szubanski, One of Australia’s most prominent Same Sex Marriage Campaigners

In the decade of my career, I have been lucky enough to be part of many, many weddings. Our hair and makeup team at Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup Artistry loves helping people make their special day just that little bit more special! A small number of these weddings have been same-sex marriages and now we look forward to many, many more. One of these weddings has been featured in Cosmo this month in celebration of same-sex marriage legalisation. The two beautiful brides Kate and Georgia shone on their wedding day and had a stunning wedding in The Southern Highlands. But, these two love-birds actually tied the knot for a second time this year – now that it is recognisable by law. We were so happy to be a part of their first big wedding celebration and again for their legal ceremony, commemorating this momentous occasion not just for the couple but for the rest of Australia too. 



Georgia and Kate pictured above with hair and makeup by our team. Photo by the talented Kelly Tunney https://www.kellytunney.com.au/

Many same-sex couples are taking this chance to finally get married – whether for the first time or the second to be legally recognised!

Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry is passionate about same-sex marriage support. We couldn’t be more excited to finally see equality for all our beautiful brides and grooms, no matter who they are.

For more about our bridal hair and makeup service please visit https://gemmanichols.com.au/wedding-hair-and-makeup-sydney/

This blog is dedicated to brides Georgia and Kate who were once clients but are now friends. Girls your warmth and passion for life and each other is inspiring and I am so lucky to have met you both. xxx