Laura Garter and her husband Michael Palandri broke with tradition and their wedding cake was stacked. (Delivered by Tim Leslie)
The loving millennium of cheeses has shifted the tradition of choosing a tiered cheese tower over a traditional wedding cake that helped showcase local cheese.
Various cheese wheels stacked together, with fruit and floral decorations, have become more popular than alternative wedding desserts.
Laurissa Knowles, a celebrant at the popular Western Australian wedding destination in the Margaret River, said she had noticed a trend around 18 months ago.
Mr Gartry's wedding cake was brie, gorgonzola dolce, smoke old cheddar, manchego and camembert. (Delivered by Tim Leslie)
"It really is a great trend that starts and just something else.
"[Replacing] the old traditional white icing and fruit cake that some of us really did not like, ”she said.
In 2017, Laura Gartija married her husband Michael Palandri to Queensland North Stradbroke Island and chose a five-layer cheese wedding cake.
"My husband and I really love cheese and that was something we ate a lot when we got to know.
"We had many picnics together and thought it would be a special way to celebrate our wedding," she said.
Mrs Gartry was inspired to see the trend online.
"We decided on the types of cheese and on him [the chef] it was obtained, and as far as I know, all the cheeses… one was Italian and the rest were locally produced, ”she said.
“More cheese please” benefits local producers
Cheese distributors say that the growth of wedding cheese cakes helps local producers. (Delivered: apple and tree photography)
Ian Roberton, a cheese distributor and international cheese judge in Melbourne, shows that cheese cake is popular.
He said people are willing to pay for quality cheese from local producers.
"The nature of the industry is now that there are more local cheese producers doing it in craft style – more cheese wheels than cheese blocks.
"Quite simply, more people who eat more cheese are always good for the local industry," he said.
This trend is also popular in other rich production sites such as Bryon Bay, New South Wales.
Jane Magnus, a wedding planner in Byron Bay, said cheese cakes that helped showcase local produce.
"We also have many local cheeses here.
"I'm on it and many of us here are all about supporting local and we have amazing cheese," she said.
Wedding cake dessert weddings have become popular in product rich areas. (Delivered by: Ben Jasinski)
Traditions were meant to divide them
Cheese cakes are not the only wedding tradition.
Knowles said that on the big day she had seen the bride also violate the wedding tradition.
"This year, most grooms wear dark or gray rather than black suits.
Grooms are also breaking the tradition of switching suit to rolled chinos. (Delivered by: Ben Jasinski)
"And I see a lot of chino-like pants pulled out and attached, and this kind of less formal look that comes through the wedding," she said.
Jane Magnus, creative director and owner of Byron Bay's luxury wedding, said that the wedding should reflect the couple's personality, not the tradition.
"I always talked to my clients about the authenticity of their wedding, so definitely not a celebration of who they are, but who they are," she said.
Mrs Gartry was not about breaking traditions, but about finding a style-appropriate style.
She hoped that the others would do the same.
"We don't have to be a fruit cake if we don't want it, we don't have to stick to these rules that were imposed on us by previous generations, and if there's something you really like, go to it," she said.