Date: 2nd December 2017
I want to talk about a "Wise Bride" - what I mean by this is a woman who understands there are just certain elements out of ones control and there is no point worrying about those elements. Gemma was exactly that, "wise", on what was one of our wettest weddings for 2017.
With the forecast looming gloom and doom right before the ceremony we pushed through and crossed fingers, toes and anything that goes, in the hopes that the rain would hold off long enough for Gemma & Mark to have their ceremony in our Arbour.
Guests arrived and grabbed a brolly, quickly took their seats to save their butts from getting sloshy (if it rained) and Mark and his groomsman awaited with sprinkles coming and going teasing us into a state of "should we stay or should we go"... "i dunno!"
The decision came down to the bride, as she glanced at the sky casually saying "yes, lets move everyone" and pops back inside with the girls to grab a glass of bubbles to calm the nerves and save the hair whilst we moved all the guests to a safe, dry ceremony space.
Low and behold the music starts, the bridesmaids' travel down the stairs handing over their brollys at the start of the isle and the beautiful Bride enters The Pavillion just in time. THE HEAVENS OPEN and the rain commenced in a what could be described as a musical shower to open the first lines of the ceremony "WELCOME EVERYONE, to Gemma & Marks Wedding" ...pssshhh...sssss...splish...splash...THAT WAS LUCKY!
Fitting for a tropical wedding where the day is hot and the afternoon is wet and steamy the wedding was drenched in an array of beautiful tropical inspired flowers by Justine Rose. Orchids, Lily Leaves, Palms and a mix of white florals and greenery draped through the Marquee in the most divine fashion.
Tim took the bridal party into our shed for what could be described as a new age "Old Sydney Town" style shoot and wow what photos...too many great ones to share (but heres one below)...the champagne was poured under the pouring rain, lots of laughs and muddy shoes (and paws from the puppies) guests stomped their way through to canapé's in the dance marquee, the rain cleared and there we have it a stunning, rain glistening day and a happy couple celebrating their love :)
Congratulations Mark & Gemma, it was a pleasure to share in your tropical day and we wish you all the best with your marriage ;)
Ceremony: The Pavillion | Reception: Sit down Dinner in Majestic Marquee | Location & Styling: Fernbank Farm | Photography: Tim Williams | Catering: Cateraid | Flowers: Justine Rose | Music: DJ Magoos | Celebrant: Jacquelyn Hatch | Hair & Makeup: Eternal Elegance | Cake: DIY by Bride's Sister