They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but I must confess to being a little worried when I looked out my window all morning to see intermittent heavy showers and wind. The forecast was for it to clear around midday so everyone’s fingers were crossed as the day went on. As we set up at the beautiful lake of Willy Bay Resort the dark clouds were still gathered. If the rain held off it would make for great photos!
Well the rain did hold off, and although the strong breeze continued, nothing could take away from the anticipation of everyone there – the wedding day had finally arrived! As the stunning bride wound her way down the pathway to the lake, arm in arm with her father,with the handsome groom watching on, everyone forgot the weather and were swept away with the romance of the moment.
The atmosphere of love and romance created by this beautiful couple flowed through the whole proceedings. The ceremony was complete with special family moments, some tears and a little laughter. The reading chosen for the day was the lighthearted children’s book ‘A Lovely Love Story’ by Edward Monkton, about two lovely dinosaurs understanding and appreciating each others differences, falling in love, and of course living happily ever after!
The couple surprised each other with personal vows, written from the heart which brought a few more tears of joy all round. After vows were exchanged, the couple even sealed them with a pinkie promise – ‘straight from the heart, never to be broken’.
With the threatening rain a distant memory, the ceremony concluded with a blessing to the couple – ‘ …and may the warm memories you are making today remain in your hearts and carry you into your future.’
And with the throwing of confetti and a joyous walk back up the aisle the celebrations began in earnest!
Acknowledgements to Kelly Harwood Photography for the beautiful photos, to Willy Bay Resort for the stunning setting, and to Brooke & Jason Totten for allowing me the honour of being your wedding celebrant.
Much love, peace, joy and laughter to this beautiful couple.
Wendy Grace x