marce + shane
marce + shane
28 September 2013
There are people you meet in life that are the salt of the earth. Their genuine care and concern for others shines through everything they do. This was Marce and Shane from the first moment we met. It was obvious how much their families meant to them and how they were happy to bend to include as many of their loved ones in their special day. I loved writing this ceremony with lots of personal touches, songs from the 90s, poems that bring out the humour in each of us and vows that were honest and heart warming. I was so glad that Marce and Shane were happy to keep me on as their celebrant despite being 32 weeks pregnant at the time - a whole lot of fun, love and laughter.
Shane and Marce have kindly shared thoughts on their wedding day:-
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We met at a rodeo, introduced by a mutual friend playing cupid!
Definitely a surprise for Marce...just any old Friday night, we were going to my cousin’s for dinner and Shane pulled out the ring!
THE WEDDING DETAILS
Theme: accidentally vintage, minimal fuss
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Private residence, under a gum tree
Photographer: Leonie Winks Photography Mt Isa
Gown: Shell crepe and lace, made by Marce's Aunt
Suits: Personal suit
Makeup: Jodie at Engineering Hair Oakey
Hair: Jodie at Engineering Hair Oakey
Flowers: Brooch bouquet made by bride’s friend Vicki Harms
Cake: made by same Aunt as dress, with blown glass horse toppers
Decorations: old glass bottles, candles
Music: John Koehler
Processional - Roxette, Almost Unreal
Signing - Def Leppard, Love & Affection
Taylor Dayne – I’ll Be Your Shelter
Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
Recessional - Alan Jackson, Tall Tall Trees
Willie Nelson – Wonderful World
FUNNIEST WEDDING DAY MOMENT
Shane saying my middle name first
FAVOURITE WEDDING DAY MOMENT
The whole damn day!
WHAT YOU COULDN’T HAVE GONE WITHOUT
A couple of fantastic friends, family and Heather
WHAT DID YOU VALUE MOST ABOUT HEATHER AS YOUR CELEBRANT?
From our initial phonecall, Heather was committed helping make our wedding ceremony our own. She helped us find readings (and one very elusive song!), guided our vow writing and plan the whole deal right down to where we would stand, keeping in mind the whole time our wish to keep the day as fun and personalised as we could. Any emails or phone calls when we had any queries, concerns or re-drafts were never a problem. Heather’s flexible support made for a worry-free, unique ceremony which she performed with warmth, humour and precision. To have a celebrant who was communicative and creative certainly made our wedding day a joyful, uncomplicated occasion. Thankyou!
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLE’S TO BE
Make it how you want it. Don’t build a day trying to please everyone else. It doesn’t have to be stressful!
BEST LAID PLANS – HOW DID YOU MANAGE THE LITTLE HICCUPS (IF ANY)?
We were very lucky, although we had a huge guest list our wedding was “small” and laid back. We avoided the hiccups rather than had any to deal with! Being organised may be our best defence
PHOTO CREDITS: Leonie Winks Photography
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