Saturday 24th August 2013
"We want to be married, we don't want a wedding." - Emma
When Emma spoke the above words to me it summed up things so eloquently. For Emma and Adrian getting married was about getting back to basics, a union between two people in love. Their day was to be celebrated without decorative detail in a lovely ceremony in the Treasury Buildings with only their immediate family. It was relaxed, intimate, and beautiful. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a wedding with detail as long as all that detail is reflective of the couple and helps tell part of their story, that way it all has meaning. For Emma & Adrian the detail was all in the connection between the two of them and the ties with family. And I should add it was all done in secret! Many friends and extended family received news of the union once the celebratory hugs began after the Ceremony. I’m pretty sure Facebook pages would have been inundated with messages.
I was able to enjoy casual time with the happy couple having a stroll around the gardens before taking our own exclusive wander down the middle of Spring St. Adrian joked how he had organised the Police to block off the street, just like he said he had ‘booked out the whole restaurant’ when he took Emma on a date to an empty Chinese Restaurant. If we pretended to ignore the thousands of protestors/advocates for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the background, his story might just have worked
Thanks Emma, Adrian and family for letting me share in the suprise and capture it to be shared with others. Enjoy celebrating your marriage with friends and family alike.