Friday 17th April 2015
Edwina and Richard are one of the loveliest couples you will meet. They put so much consideration into everyone around them and immediately make you feel welcomed and cared for. When Edwina first rang me inquiring about Wedding photography we spoke freely at length. Edwina and Richard had faced one of life's hardest trials, losing a child at birth. Rather than delay the Wedding they decided to bring it forward and give themselves something to focus on celebrating. And what a heartfelt celebration it was.
Their union is quite the story across Continents. Boy from UK meets girl in Australia, connections are sparked. Girl moves to Canada. Girl moves back from Canada to Aust where Boy now is, but not too close to boy (wouldn't want to appear too keen ;) Time soon shows that the two are meant to be, feelings are made known, homes are moved and the rest as they say is history.
Richard and Edwina wanted to spend as much time with their guests as possible so had opted to do photos before the Ceremony. Unfortunately, watching the weather radar it was clear the big front was going to hit right on photo time. And it did. So after taking a little break inside, splattering champagne, and placing wedding rings on for photos (much to the sheer delight of the Flower Girl to witness!) off we went into the wet outdoors.
The ceremony subsequently had to move indoors and was beautifully conducted by Andrew Redman at Marybrooke Manor. Reflections were tender, loving and at times had the room full of laughs. After canapes and drinks in the bar it was onto the Reception.
Passport invites were guests first introduction to the theme which was continued throughout the Reception. Tables were named after places of meaning for the couple and guest had their own set of passport stickers. At various stages in the evening guests would relocate around the room to various tables, meeting new people, exchanging new conversations and creating new moments. I thought it was brilliant!
The very clever and masterly executed travel theme helped reflect on past and future. Edwina and Richard have already come on quite the journey together and I am sure life will reward them with many beautiful adventures to come.
Edwina's dress was designed by Justin Alexander with alterations. Shoes from Myer. Hair and Makeup by Embellish Makeovers. Flowers by Red Earth Flowers in Kilsyth. Wedding rings made by Marc Gregory Jewllers in Hampton, Bracelet was borrowed. Richards suit from Calibre, Shoes from Aquila.