“Your happiness begins
with your wonderful wedding day.”
That was read out by a dear friend, Tracey, at Malcolm and Corinna's wedding, on Saturday 7th June this year.
Yes they are newlyweds!!
For Corinna and Malcolm it is about having a wedding they wanted, with lots of things that made it special.
They chose to have their photos before the wedding ceremony.
They had four super cute little girls that entered first.
Then the bride with her Dad and Mum, made their way down the aisle. Two of the girls had flowers to sprinkle and the other two had a sign, which you can see in the photo says "Uncle Malcolm, here comes your girl".
Without bridesmaids and groomsman - all the attention was firmly focused on the bride and groom.
An early evening ceremony was indoors with twinkling lights.
Malcolm agreed to pretend to support her arts and crafts, even if it does involve, knit bombing a tree in their backyard. You might need to look at the photos attached to this blog, to understand what knit bombing is.
I didn't understand, but now I do.
Corinna agreed to pretend not to make it too obvious that she didn't like watching the discovery channel, or how many nights, she had to cook tea in a row.
They wanted traditional vows and both agreed
to have to hold,
from this day forward,
for better or worse,
for richer and poorer,
in sickness and health,
to love and cherish,
as long as we both shall live.
One of many special things, was Corinna's dad, Barry, who sang while we were doing the signing. I believe he also sung at Bevan's wedding (that is Corinna's brother).
After congratulating the couple, I raced through to look at the reception venue. Some of the guests had already found their way to beautifully set tables. There were lovely handcrafted items that Corinna had been busy preparing and of course, the cake. Yes the cake! You might notice the chainsaw (somewhat unusual for a wedding cake) - that is symbolic of Malcolm, wanting to cut down the knit bombed tree!
The handcraft items I mentioned were in fact, pieces of fabric for guests to write messages on and sign. The very talented bride is going to make these into a wedding quilt. Hopefully, in due course I can share a photo.
A lovely wedding and I hope Malcolm and Corinna's plans for the future work out just the way they desire.
PS: Nearly forgot the entrance song was "Corinna, Corinna" - not sure of the correct title - a perfect choice!