Thursday, February 28, 2013

Andrew & Elana

Most people would hate to be asked to work on NYE but it was impossible not to get excited for these two. Their faces literally lit up every time they spoke of their wedding. And not because they were getting bogged down in the details, but because of what the day represented. Every detail had meaning and they spoke of each other with such love and admiration and the kindness of their family and friends permeated the day. I truly felt like one of the guests and was thrilled to see the new year in with these guys. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Pretty please?

2012 was for me, well, a matter of survival. Although there were a spattering of highs (namely my brothers wedding) it was the devastating lows that shaped last year. Lows that shaped me. Rather than drown my sorrows in Ryan Gosling movies, sugar and new bed linen (my go-to cheer-me-up things and trust me when I say Ive already overdosed on all three these last few weeks.) Im just going to breathe and get on with it. Im going to be kinder to myself. Im going to remember the events of 2012 as merely a part of my story. Albeit a massive part; a part that taught me a lot about myself; a lot about my friends and my family. A year that well and truly put things in perspective and gave me a greater appreciation for the little things. One can only be richer for knowing all that. I am greeting this new day with open (pale and slightly wobbly) hope filled arms. 

Happy New Year. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vanessa & Allan

Vanessa & Allan struck me as two people that didn't do things by halves-  you only have to hear their engagement story to figure that out. The short story? Helicopter lessons, a helicopter, a newspaper photographer and 2 metre stone letters on St Kilda beach. 

High on a hill overlooking the sea, their wedding day was testament to their dedication to all things friends, family and love. Full of stories, tears, beautiful personal DIY details by the bride and even their beloved dog as the ring bearer. The dancefloor was full and even as the hired help I was a little sad to leave the day behind.