By Brendan Rees
City of Casey Mayor Emeritus Sam Aziz has officially married his partner Ageya after walking down the aisle on Sunday 2 December.
The ceremony took place at St John’s Anglican Church in Toorak with the happy couple surrounded by friends and family.
Reverend Dr David Powys of St John’s Cranbourne officiated the wedding with hymns and choruses sung by Nina Finn.
The couple met just over a year ago at a time where both “had come through traumatic times,” Cr Aziz said.
“We fell in love almost instantly, and we are delighted that we have been able to be united together in marriage.
“Together with my two amazing boys, I am now so fortunate to marry into a family with my queen and her three beautiful princesses. So now I have five children- all precious gifts from God,” he said.
Cr Aziz thanked Dr Powys and the welcoming Christian and pastoral heart of the Anglican Church of Australia.
“We would also like to thank the hundreds of family and friends who either attended our wedding, or contacted us personally with their best wishes.”