As long as we both shall live…
I am lucky to meet many wonderful couples who are clearly besotted with each other. It is always interesting to see all the different dynamics of successful relationships. Yesterday I was lucky enough to marry a couple who to me epitomise the ‘solemn and binding nature’ of marriage which celebrants refer to in our monitum (that’s one of the legal bits we include in all weddings to make them legal) .
Cassie and AJ celebrated their marriage surrounded by family and loved ones. They are a beautiful couple and it was clear to everyone there that this ceremony was truly about taking that first step in a lifetime of marriage. Their gorgeous son was adorable in his suit to match daddy’s and along with his two cousins, led the bridal party up the aisle.
I’m sure this family have a wonderful, happy and long future together.
I just received a copy of Janine and Pat’s full article which appears in the most recent Complete Wedding mag. Here it is! (Click here to view it in detail)
Lilian Fraser Garden, Pennant Hills
If you’re thinking of an intimate garden wedding check out Lilian Fraser Garden at Pennant Hills. In a little oasis tucked away in the middle of suburbia, Shayna and Jordan shared their vows with each other yesterday. The storm clouds stayed away and the garden was filled with beautiful blooms (and a few friendly mosquitos). There were tears all round as their mums gave a beautiful reading.
You’ll have to wait a little while to see some photos from Robert Stow Photography but I’m sure they’ll be sensational. Jordan was gorgeous all suited up along with his groomsmen. Of course Shayna carried off her retro style, looking stunning in the most beautiful princess dress with her bridesmaids all in hot pink! Not to mention their adorable little flowergirl who took her role of scattering the rose petals very seriously even going back to make sure they were well spread out!
Janine and Patrick star in Complete Wedding
Recently released wedding mag, Complete Wedding No 32 included a Real Civil Ceremony of one of my gorgeous couples – Janine and Patrick. They married last November at Noonaweena Resort. You can see the online version of the story here.
There were some more fantastic photos in the mag courtesy of the amazing Lisa Lent of Lisa Lent Photography. This is slightly different to the pic they included but I love this one so much I had to include it here!
Observatory Hill, The Rocks
A stunning location to celebrate Susana and Andrew’s wedding yesterday. Observatory Hill looks out over Sydney Harbour and its Bridge.
Susana and Andrew had a very moving (no pun intended) story about how they met which involved trains, many, many trains. So it was somewhat poignant to be able to see the trains travelling over the Bridge as the ceremony proceeded. Luckily for us we couldn’t hear them.
It was a very personal and touching ceremony. Tears were flowing before the bride even reached her beloved! Although the skies gave us some thunderous applause for the kiss, the rain held off until after the ceremony.
Congratulations to Andrew and Susana.
Congratulations to Quincy and Sarah who married yesterday. The rain held off thankfully and Sarah got a wonderful surprise when Quincy played one of her favourite songs as she walked up the aisle. Beautiful, personally written vows to bring a tear to everyone’s eyes made for a very special ceremony.
Although it was a little overcast, Balmoral Beach was stunning as always and the Rotunda provided some cover.
I really loved their chair bouquets – so whimsical.
This article, in today’s St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, features a pic of the gorgeous Julie and Rob along with Julie’s daughter Maddie. The story looks at ways to include children from previous relationships in your wedding. Apologies for the quality of the scan!
As one of my quotes in the article reads, “Clear and open communication really is the best way to avoid issues building up and coming to a head on the big day. Including the children on the day is a good way to minimise problems, but this will depend on their age, skills and interests.”
They got the photo tagging a little wrong but I certainly wouldn’t be complaining if people mistook me for Julie!