I LOVE the collaborative nature of weddings.
I love working with you in preparing and conducting your ceremony and I love working with like minded wedding professionals as we all work together creating your celebration.
I believe every wedding is a collaboration.
A collaboration between you as a couple. Between your families and friends.
A collaboration with your vendors as you plan your day.
A collaboration between us vendors ON your big day......the secret nod between musician, photographer, and celebrant when all is ready.
It has been said by one of my couples that it takes a village to pull off a wedding
and I couldn't agree more....!
Sometimes that collaboration goes a step further and can, on rare occasions,
result in the coordinated wonderment that you see above!
When Casey and Riley were planning their wedding, there were key elements that this design focused pair were very sure of..... and that included Dave.
Having witnessed Dave's eloquent and heartfelt reading at a family wedding, Casey and Riley knew that they wanted Dave to have a key role in their ceremony.
While I welcomed everyone into the space and conducted the legalities to ensure that they were indeed married, when it came time in the ceremony to tell the love story of Casey and Riley, it was Dave who took the microphone.
Dave told this love story in a way that only a trusted and much loved friend could.
As a celebrant, it's always a privilege to hear your love story and convey this to your family and friends. It was also a privilege to hear someone who knew Casey and Riley so very well tell their story.
There are many elements that go into creating YOUR perfect ceremony.
Casey and Riley also wrote incredible vows to read to each other.
There was laughter and many tears..... especially from Riley as they poured their love for each other into beautiful vows.
It's also one of my favourite parts of the ceremony, as I stand beside you, with a steadying hand on the microphone, vow card, or in Riley's case, shoulder, as you say the legal vows and your own vows to each other.
When it came time to announce Casey and Riley as Mr and Mrs, Dave and I were both on the microphone to very loudly and proudly present MR AND MRS BUSH to their adoring family and friends.
This was an incredibly emotional and beautiful wedding and one that I am so very proud to have been part of.
"Thank you SO much, the ceremony was everything I had hoped it would be and more.."
Now....on to that coordination....!
Casey and Riley, who are both designer orientated with impeccable taste, had a strong design ethos for their Wedding which included a colour palette for guests.
Turns out, Dave and I were meticulous in studying this palette because the dusty pink ensembles you see us wearing, were completely unplanned!
I finished sewing my dress the morning of the wedding, and Dave collected his custom made suit on the way to the airport.....!
Yes, Dave and I had chatted about the ceremony and his telling of their story, but we did not think to coordinate outfits. I suspect even if we had of, we could not have coordinated them better.
Collaboration. It's the perfect alchemy of picking the right people to be part of your day!
The details :
Photography : Georgia Verrells
Celebrant : ME! Custom Celebrations By Dee
Flowers : Poppy Culture
Dress : Mariana Hardwick
Hair : Alarah Studio
Make Up : Arielle Wray Beauty
Catering : Provider
Venue and CHEESE CONES : Red Hill Cheese
Styling : The beautiful bride herself!