Jayne + Andrew

5 April 2014

I'll never forget the phone call from Jayne, excitedly sharing her news that Andrew had proposed.  Having watched Jayne grow into a beautiful woman over the years and knowing how treasured she is by her parents my heart was full.  Jayne and Andrew are a couple whose subtle presence is an inspiration to those around them.  They truly love one another and is was such a privilege to witness their ceremony and be a part of their wedding day.


Jayne and Andrew share the details of their wedding -

THE PROPOSAL

It was the Labour Day long weekend in October 2013.  Andrew had organised a weekend away at Coolum (Sunshine Coast). We were having drinks on our balcony, listening to some live music after a beautiful Thai dinner, when he got down on one knee and asked if I would be his wife.  Of course, I said yes.


THE WEDDING DETAILS

Ceremony/Reception Venue:  The Davidson Arboretum & The Geham State School Activities Building

Photographer:  Salt Studios - Jarrayd

Gown:  Spurling

Suits:  Spurling

Makeup:  Sweet Cheeks Makeup

Hair:  Baraka Hair Studio

Flowers:  Silk from Premier Cane

Cake:  Sugar and Lace

Car Hire:  Private

Decorations:  Event Illusions

Music:  Topp Gear Band


WEDDING SONGS

Procession - Bridal Waltz

Signing - Eran James, Touched by Love

Recession - Uncle Cracker, Smile

Bridal Waltz - Ronan Keating, When you say nothing at all

Father/Daughter - The Temptations, My Girl

Farewell - Jason Mraz, I'm Yours


FAVOURITE WEDDING DAY MOMENT

We enjoyed the ceremony, seeing each other for the first time, the emotion, making promises to each other and marking the start of our lives together.


WHAT DID YOU VALUE MOST ABOUT HEATHER AS YOUR CELEBRANT?

Heather was so organised and supportive right from our first meeting.  Her assistance with the ceremony was invaluable and the template she provided made it so easy.  She was very patient and responded to our numerous emails, changes and additions very quickly.  Andrew appreciated her calming influence and assistance with the buttonholes while waiting for my arrival, and her insistence that Jayne was actually going to show up.  Heather's delivery of the ceremony was beautiful, not too lengthy and with little personal touches that made it ours.  We had many of our guests praise Heather and our ceremony.


ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLE’S TO BE

Be organised and write lists. 

Allocate last minute jobs to people you trust then don't worry about them.

Enjoy the day, things will fall into place and if they don't - it doesn't matter.


Photos by Jarrayd - Salt Studios, Toowoomba


 

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!


THE PROPOSAL

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


WEDDING SONGS

Processional - Roxette, Almost Unreal

Signing - Def Leppard, Love & Affection

Taylor Dayne – Ill 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.  Dont build a day trying to please everyone else.  It doesnt 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.



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