Our Committee


Mornington Peninsula Weddings Inc. is a not-for-profit association comprised of 12 volunteer committee members all from varying backgrounds of the wedding industry. Each year the committee is vote elected at our annual general meeting by all members.


Peter de Wever – Hello and welcome to MPW inc. My name is Peter de Wever and I am proud to say I have been a member of MPW from the beginning in 2008. I was lucky to be accepted as the President for this year 2019 and love the peninsula and weddings. MPW is here to help Couples find their perfect suppliers for their big day. My experience is vast and over 30 years in the entertainment industry where we help create special moments at events. Please check out the MPW site and make sure to stay local for your suppliers on the Peninsula.

Vice President

Kim Kearn, As half of the Slick Shoots Photography team, along with my husband Steve, I have been capturing weddings for the last 15 years, at first in the U.K. and since 2007 in Melbourne. Based inMt Martha, I am lucky enough to be doing the work I love whilst living in an awesome part of Australia. Having been a member of MPW for a number of years, I’m excited to finally have the opportunity to play a bigger part in growing our amazing community!


Steve Hearn, As half of the Slick Shoots Photography team, along with his wife Kim, Steve has been capturing weddings for the last 15 years, at first in the U.K. and since2007 in Melbourne. Based in Mt Martha, he is managing to do the work he loves whilst living in an awesome part of Australia.


Elle Cicchelli – 

Website Liaison

Brian Randall APP M.Photog – Brian is a multi award winning photographer in his own right. Brian’s relaxed and well mannered nature, together with his passion and professionalism is a perfect combination to bring rhyme and reason to our committee.

Kath Leather


Kath Leather

Brian Randall

Mary-Anne Brasacchio


Nicole Badenhop – I am the owner operator of Peninsula Cake art, with 12 years experience within the Industry. Whilst I am super passionate about making amazing cakes, working alone means I am also passionate about building a strong network of industry friends and connections. This local network of people has been so valuable to both me and my business and through my new role on the committee, I look forward to encouraging others to join us.

Rachel Ross


Abbie Frew – I have jumped on board as a committee member for the first time this year because I am passionate about creating a special celebration for all couples. As a celebrant I get to work with some amazing suppliers and I feel it is ever so important to build a network of vendors who are local and have a high level of professionalism and quality. Therefore, Jessica Edwards and I are looking forward to organising some exciting events for our fellow MPW colleagues. 

Jessica Edwards – I love a party so it’s lucky I get to go to so many celebrations and help excellent people get hitched!  This is my first year on the MP Committee and I’m looking forward to working with my good friend and fellow celebrant Abbie Frew to organise networking events for all the wonderful MPW members.


Peter de Wever

John Alston

Kim Hearn

Real Weddings

Verity Mapp


Mornington Peninsula Weddings