This time last year we were experiencing an Indian Summer. Our planet is out of whack.
My mind was on Bridget and Jimmy, my beautiful couple from Brisbane,QLD.
Their wedding was being, held @ 2pm at ‘The Fig Tree’ Ewingsdale, 2 mins, just out side of Byron Bay.
A stunningly beautiful venue, exhibiting coastal views, from north to south, lush, green and earthy back drop for a wedding under a huge old, wise ,Fig tree.
I arrived at the venue at around 1.40 and made my way down to the cottage to where bridget was getting ready.
She had spoken to me about her dress and I could’nt wait to see her.
I was met by Georgia her maid of honor. Her welcome was warm and inviting, and we made our way to Briget’s room, where I could hear a lot of chatter.
Adam Singer, (not Adam Sandler from the ‘wedding singer’) their photographer from Sydney, was taking pics, and Bridget was glowing,as all brides, just do, on their special day.
Bridget’s dress was a champagne vintage lace, by designer Hilde Hein ,long with a small sweeping train.
A plunging V -neckline and sleevless fitted bodice embellished with sparking beads.Her sillouette was form fitting which looked elegant and complimented her slim and curvaceous figure.
She looked stunning, and the dress was so much her.
Bridget’s hair was coiled up with a shear and tranluscent veil pinned at the back.
Her bridesmaids were in 1950′s style gold embellished dress to the knee, so fitting for the story of our bride.
We discussed the weather as Bridget and Jimmy were concerned about the near freezing temperature and the comfortability of their guest. I asked them what they wanted for their day and they wanted their wedding out doors. I reminded them it about them, and that the ceremony was only to be about 15-20 in duration.
We agreed their loved ones and guests could manage, until the reception in the warmth of the restaurant on site.
We were ready to go………
Jimmy looked seriously handsome in his ‘Italia Studio’, grey marl suit. I put him at ease, as all of our grooms do get nervous, even though they rarely admit it.
As always I remind my bride and groom, your ceremony is not an exam. It is about really being in the moment, about celebrating the love they share with authenticity, and remembering they are with the people they love.
Bridget walked down with her veil over her eyes, escorted by her father ‘Paddy’.
Jim and Bridget connected with each other and I then called forth, very handsome little men in their suit and ties.
Connor, Patric and Charlie, proudly carried three candles up.
A beautiful moment. These candles were lit by Bridget and Jimmy in rememberence of Bridget’s mother Rosemary, her grandmother Willa and Jimmy’s grandparents Jack and Patricia and Uncle Stephen.
A beautiful way of acknowledging loved ones whom have passed and could not be present in the physical sense
but present in the spiritual body.
This candle ceremony also embodies, the union of family and has many healing values, amongst family and friends.
Their ceremony was, divine, Keith Jimmy’s grandfather did a reading, about love from the’ Corrinthians and Paddy, Bridgets dad shared some wise and beautiful words dedicated to them.
Bigs kisses! and joy all round the bubbles flowed and every one had forgotten about the cold.
One very happy couple, who no doubt were filled with an authentic love for each other and loved by those around them.
Jimmy and Bridget are leaving Tuesday for an 8 week tour de France, I am so jealous, we are going to catch up when they get back for dinner in Brisvegas.
I will post a couple of my own pics, but as soon as get the master shots I will post up.
I am taking a months holiday myself, so no wedding for a few weeks, a little break before the busy spring/summer season.
Keep posted though, as I will much to tell about up and coming wedding and little hints and tips along the way.
Happy hearts and love,love,love