She sells sea shells by the sea shore....
Okay, time to get serious.
I am fully aware this post is well, well, well overdue, however I have been waiting for a moment whereby my creative talent and witty writing flow could finally come together to eventually nut this post out.
I have also been waiting very, very patiently to get a hold of a few 'professional' photographer pics to accompany my behind the scenes shots.
Being in the bridal party sure was awesome fun, but my pics clearly do not compare to the quality of the professional photographers.
Hey, we all know we just want to see the bride and groom in their element; To showcase how beautiful my sister looked on her wedding day. OMG!!!
So without further a-do...Here is the Wedding of Cecilia and James.
Part One: From the inner sanctum of the bridal party.
Getting ready to get married should be a fun and relaxing process and on this particular day we, as in the bridal party ticked all of the boxes.
Make Up, Check.
The most beautiful flower crowns ever, Check.
Happy bride, Check, Check, Check!!!
Finally, after a very cold and miserable rainy day the previous day we were treated to some sunshine and a glimpse of what would become the most perfect, sunbeam filled afternoon.
The weather gods sure did turn it on and finally at midday all of our weather apps were put away into the darkest compartments of our bags, totally ignored; and we were basking in the sunshine.
Time to tie up tulle bows, assemble more colourful tissue paper pom poms, sip on bubbles, prepare the after ceremony drinks and then all the rest that entails; the details of wedding preparations.
Those Flowers. Oh Ruby, Ruby! You did good.
It was fun. It was relaxed, it was easy and it all came together. Perfectly.
I loved that people were coming in and out all afternoon. Our Aunty Michelle and our cousin Fiona were there assigned to make-up, making us all beautiful. Ruby and Kiera arrived to deliver the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. Our good friend Ellie who was the talent behind our awesome hair was part of the day and with Great Aunts making fleeting visits to say hello, uncles dropping in and our brothers finally arriving, it sure was a busy house but it was good busy.
Some brides I know would be aghast that anyone would see them before the big reveal, but not Cec. I think that is part of what made the whole entire day so special. Being able to share it with so many people.
The wedding for us, particularly on the bride's side was pretty special. How can you not get sentimental in a place where much of your childhood summer holidays were spent at the beach at Aireys Inlet.
And lets not forget the whales. How did they know the wedding was happening?
I had never seen any whales out in the ocean here until this particular day. Even the photographer whipped into National Geographic mode when we saw the water spouts at the light house.
We celebrated this momentum occasion by the Pankiallac Creek at Aireys Inlet. The sun warmed our back and it really was a superb afternoon.
Whilst the bridal party was whisked away for all the photos at various locations in the best place on earth, all the guest sipped on a congratulatory drink or two at the house before embarking on the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club.
The caterers and staff here were fabulous and you could not fault the venue. Oh for that view!
The volunteers of the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club who helped put this event together did the most wonderful job and the food was outstanding and plentiful.
We danced the house down thanks to The Velvet Arches band and Merril saw us into the evening with all the greatest dancing tracks we know.
For our family, a wedding is a great opportunity to get together and to catch up and lately we have been fortunate to catch up a lot over the last couple of years.
For James' family who are not so large in numbers and who are spread out across the country as well as the continents, it was so awesome to see and hear how happy his parents were that this was the first time is forever that they had ALL of their family and friends together all at once. All in the same room.
Now that is SPECIAL!!!
See weddings really are the best.
I wish Cecilia and James all the happiness in the world. We all had the best night ever and I feel so blessed to have been part of the day.
I hope everything you touch turns to gold.
Thanks for visiting today.
P.S...The Professional pics and more of the finer details of the wedding will be up on the blog tomorrow, I couldn't fit them all in. For now i'll just let you all wallow in my Canon 700D snaps. He he!!
P.P.S...and yes you did hear correctly that the bride did stab herself in the leg with the cake knife. Funny story to end the evening but you'll have to commission the bride to tell you that one. I can't stop laughing!!