Emily and Nic married on the last day of November in the picturesque garden of Bishop’s Court, Forest St, Bendigo. They are a lovely young couple and writing their ceremony was easy; romantic, modern but semi traditional, relaxed and light- hearted. They are very much on the same page and look forward to building a happy life together. One of the main traits they both possess is love for their family. Nic and Emily wanted a way that their three grandfathers could participate in their ceremony. I suggested that two could be witnesses and sign the marriage certificate . The third grandad was pleased to be asked to do a short reading just after the signing.
After rain the previous night it was wonderful to wake to a fine, if cool, day for their ceremony. Everything progressed smoothly; the guests arrived promptly and had time to mingle and chat to the groom. I met some of the grandparents and we chatted about Emily’s home town of Boort. ( My husband was born in a country town not far from there.)
The bridesmaids arrived just minutes after the ceremony was scheduled to start and their burgundy dresses were gorgeous. Then Emily arrived on her father’s arm, looking absolutely divine! I believe Nic thought so too.( I’m pretty sure I saw him wipe a tear from his eye! )
It wasn’t long before their story was told, vows read and they were declared husband and wife…to deafening cheers!
Then it was time for the signing! The two witnesses were not told prior to the wedding and were overjoyed when Nic and Emily walked over to their front row seats and asked them to join them for the signing. It was such a lovely, emotional moment. When the third grandad completed his reading all of them gathered behind the signing table. This gave the photographer (from AJ Taylor Images) the opportunity to capture all three with the bride and groom before they returned to their seats. It will be a wonderful memory for them all!
I received high praise during the signing when Nic told me laughingly (referring to the ceremony) “It was nowhere near as bad as I thought!”
That’s my job! Keeping things as stress free as possible!