So I caught up with the midwife and sent her in the right direction to make it happen. They had already a location sorted on Port Hills Road – the Mother’s beautiful home. They already had the paper work sorted but that needed to be changed from the Registry office to a wedding with Julie Lassen Celebrant on Port Hills Road. A draft ceremony to work on was provided.
Rock on one week and it was Monday 21 December and it was the wedding day. An early morning check – ceremony sorted; rings sorted; flowers sorted; the marriage documents – NOT SORTED! The office had put my dear bride wrong. It was apparent that the papers we needed to sign were not in the hands of the bride. A few frantic emails and phone calls and a midwife who makes things happen – we got the papers – all sorted!!
By 3.30 I was at the Mum’s home and I met the groom Michael – yes a little nervous. I saw the bride – a beautiful bride but feeling the heat. The guests gathered and I sorted the first location in the garden only to learn that the bride didn’t like that plan. A lack of shade made me think on my feet and we sorted plan B. I also suggested to any of the guests that had umbrellas to get them as there was no shade for the guests.
Lots of iced water was needed.
I was asked to deliver a short and sweet ceremony and I always deliver what I am asked.
So I performed that short and sweet ceremony – and Katherine the Midwife married Michael the Painter in the presence of their son, Jack who is now 18.
Yes this wedding was a long time in the making – 22 years, yes indeed - A very special wedding!
Wishing the beautiful bride and good looking groom all the best for their life together.
PS: The George I mentioned – he is my great Osteopath (was his sister’s celebrant recently); Amanda (also an Osteopath and Cake Decorator who did the cake) and Kim (the amazing receptionist who holds everyone together for Barrington Osteopaths and Midwifes). Lots of Midwives present and I believe one was absent as she was delivering a baby (the only excuse really).
Congratulations to you Katherine and Michael – wishing you a wonderful life together now married.