I first got an email from Emily back in March 2014, with a request, that I be their Celebrant on 13 March 2015, 3.30 at Langdales. Of course I love Langdales so was delighted to get the opportunity of heading there for another wedding.
So things were sorted and it was in the diary. Then the other day I got this message. “I just wanted to let know that we will be needing to cancel our wedding booking with you on the 13/3/15 as we went to Rarotonga and eloped over the Christmas period.”
There were a couple of ways to respond to this email but I chose to say this:
Haha Emily - Good on you!
Hope you will be very happy.
Love a photo as I think that would make a lovely blog!!
Yes, always looking for the opportunity! There is always a silver lining to every situation and yes I see the glass half- full not half empty.
Emily so sweet, thanked me for being understanding. How can you not understand that getting married and arranging a wedding is very stressful. I hear it again and again that people are always giving advice and telling couples what to do.
I have a niece who I will have the absolute joy of being the Celebrant for soon. I have worked really hard on not giving any advice and ensuring it is the day they want. In fact I don’t see any evidence of stress from the bride and groom. Perhaps a little more from the Bride’s parents who are getting organised at home. Yes a wedding at home is a great way to get all those little projects finished for the big day. The crazy thing? Many of those little jobs are not even seen. Yes I know that it is more you know that they are done. I have had that conversation over the years with many parents who have big family weddings at home.
Anyway, back to the beautiful couple who went off to Rarotonga to get married.
I think this direct quote from the Bride tells the story and I am pleased they are all happy.
“Yes all our family and friends were understanding and a lot of people said they wished they had done the same thing. We have been together for 7 years and all of sudden planning our Christchurch wedding was about everyone except us. I found it very stressful and we both realised that we didn't actually want a big wedding or the expense that goes with it. We are now happily married and it cost us less then what our catering and alcohol would have hahaha. I think we realised while we were planning our Christchurch wedding that it doesn't matter what colour scheme you have or where you get married etc because at the end of the day you still have the same result.....You are married.”
Here, here Emily!
I hear you, the colour scheme doesn’t matter.
The goal is to get married and you have.
CONGRATULATIONS Emily and Jessie,
I trust that you will have a long and happy life together as husband and wife.