I joined the McKenzie and Goodman families on Saturday for the wedding of Lara and Robert.
I came to be the Celebrant because my sister, put my name forward to Lara’s Mother (Carol). My sister and Carol are friends through their husbands Denis and John. The connections don’t stop there I had met George, Lara’s older brother previously and he was the MC for the day. I also got to meet Alma, George’s lovely wife – they got married in the States approx 6 months ago. I love family connections for weddings.
There was definitely a WOW moment when Charles from Classic Cars arrived with the Father of the Bride, John, cramped with his long legs in the front of the car. In the back we had the Bride, Lara and sister, Sally (the only Bridesmaid).
he WOW moment was actually when our beautiful bride got out of the car and she looked like she had just stepped out of a movie star’s wedding. What I hear you asking is a movie star’s wedding? It was her presence; her styled hair and the dress - the whole package.
This was one of those nice weddings with simplicity and elegance. The order of service was a wonderful example of elegance. Loving the little verses:
“When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew” William Shakespeare and on the back “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep”. Sonnet XVII Pablo Neruda.
I know the ceremony hit the spot by the comments afterwards. I review every performance and hold myself to a high standard. I particularly loved what I was asked to read: “All of us here today have our own love stories. Some are short, others long. Some are yet unwritten, while others are just getting to the good part.”
This wedding is very much – Lara and Robert being so well suited that you can tell they are comfortable just being. Now they are husband and wife and married by me.
Venue: Trents Vineyard
Celebrant: Julie Lassen
Photography: CM Photography
Cars: Exclusive Classics
Piper: Stuart Wood with many years of experience – delivered!