normally reserved for the bride and her wedding party. For me the importance of
walking my mum down the aisle arm in arm was hugely significant.
major family event since my dad passed away back in April 2015, so it was a day
full of mixed emotions both for myself and more so, for my mum. However, I know my dad was celebrating with us throughout the day. Tim, our celebrant, and toasts to my dad during the evening speeches, paid tribute to a great man.
seat, I joined my best men up front and the anticipation grew as we waited on my
wife to be making her grand entrance. Having a couple of my trusted buddies
beside me eased the nerves.
cousin Craig, looking dapper for his first time wearing a kilt. He had been in
training on the lead up to the wedding, practicing his walk down the aisle on
his own carrying both rings on a small cushion. As soon as he entered and saw
me at the other end of the aisle, all training went out the window and he ran
at full speed, delivering the rings in spectacular fashion.
Claire’s cousin and our only bridesmaid, Jenny, and she looked amazing! I could
tell from her face she was full of emotion. I was glad she was by Claire’s side
on the day, the two of them were as thick as thieves growing up.
the best pieces of advice I received was to take moments throughout the day and
make mental snapshots.
appeared with her dad at her side, this was one of my mental snapshot moments.
Not only did she look amazing in her dress, but it was also the happiest I’d
ever seen her.
both had smiles from ear to ear. All that planning, the emails, phone calls,
Skype sessions, venue visits, flights home for fittings, menu tastings,
meetings with our wedding planner, photographer, videographer, celebrant and band
had all culminated in this moment.
a short quip about humanist weddings and immediately put the room at ease. That
set the tone, and from then on the remainder of the day flowed
involved including our photographer and videographer, combined with our own
mental snapshots of the day, ensured we now look back on our wedding fondly
with many great memories.