Saturday 25th October 2014
When you attend a Wedding you are seeing the efforts of years compressed into one day. The time, thoughts, actions, daydreams, planning and aspirations of two people and the relationship they have built together. The little things and the big things all entwined together to tell the story of a couple and celebrate the start of their Marriage.
Paula and Greg's Wedding spoke to who they are as people. Their loves, interests, connections and values. Paula had gone to so much effort making various decorations and mementos for guests to contribute to at the Reception. But most impressive was her Wedding Dress. Paula has an incredible talent as a dressmaker despite it not being her main vocation. She incorporated parts of her mothers Wedding dress and behind a locked door, designed, labored and created the stunning gown. How many hours sewing? Too many to count. She also made all her accessories, minus the shoes. Impressive doesn't quite cover it!
Travelling up the windy roads in her Fathers Monaro that he has owned for nearly 40 years, Paula arrived at the ornate Sacred Heart Church in Gembrook. Greg's smile and eyes could not have beamed brighter when he saw Paula. Family were all closely involved in the Ceremony from readings to music. Even Greg and Paula's beloved dogs Jimmy and Meeka were able to come along.
Guests traveled from interstate and overseas to be part of the celebrations at Forest Edge Restaurant in Gembrook. A spectacular view provided the perfect backdrop for every aspect of the evening. After a lot of fun off with the Bridal Party exploring the local train tracks it was time to let cold beers, tasty wines, and conversations flow. But with those views it was impossible to resist a quiet wander away on dusk and some late night sparkler antics for good measure! Thank you to everyone for making me so welcome and I wish you every happiness Paula and Greg.x