Last Saturday, my little sister Jessica wed her darling Trent in a beautiful and heart touching ceremony. Every moment of which I am hoping to lock away in a special place in my memory only meant for pretty happy things; moments that are the sunshine of our lives.
Disclaimer: this post contains a lot of visual media. I would apologise, but it is a wedding folks!
The day started out with all the girls gathering at our family home to get primped, preened and prepared for the special day ahead.
|At the breakfast table|
|Sam plays supermodel, hair and make up all at once!|
|There we all are! Just need some dresses now.|
(from left to right, back row and then front) Mama Chickpea, Dada, Casey Tara,
Jasmine, Maddy, Sam, Jess, Grace and Me!
|Casey and Jess love|
|Mama Chickpea and my gorgeous cousin Grace|
|Dada, Jess and Mama. The proud and the pretty.|
|Isn't she lovely.|
|Girls on film.|
|Snack time! Even the bride needs calories!|
After the special shots we were off to the chapel, to watch her get married!
|Daddy's little girl, on her way to be Trent's wife.|
|Promising forever, and whatever comes after.|
|For these smiles alone, I would do this every weekend.|
Mum made a reading from 1 Corinthians and I was given the honour of reading the 'Blessing of the Apaches' during the ceremony. Both speak of love, a love everlasting and that is what I wish for my sister and brother-in-law; a love beyond what is definable, beyond reason, beyond doubt, beyond time.
|The happy couple|
|Young vegetable salad with beetroot jelly and hazelnut dressing|
|Double tomato risotto with English spinach, parmesan crisps and chive foam|
|My menu, bouquet and gift (a lolly jar to fill up at the lolly bar and take home!)|
|The lolly bar! This was obviously popular!|
The Bridesmaid's Tears by Amy Chatwin
She knew he would come along someday the man who could change it all
Come along and take her away and she was ready for the fall
And then there he was with his quiet smile and the ocean in his eyes
They took a leap and gave their hearts, young love and one life
Take his hand tonight, let him lead you across the floor
Now you'll dance into forever and you'll never want for more
When there's just the two of you, you have the world and stars beyond
Now two hearts share one beat there's no question where you belong
Every look is a photograph, every touch a story to replay
Hours turn to eternity when you just live for the day
Love as if there is a tomorrow, but live right here and now
Exhaust all the joy of the present by the time your future comes around
You are each other's somewhere over the rainbow
Tonight is your once upon a time
Step into the happily ever after
Have faith in your love and together you will fly