Although I was not the celebrant, I would like to share the wedding story of some good friends who were recently married by my husband Ben on Hope Island in Queensland.
This outgoing couple met on RSVP and instantly “clicked”. Each had been married once and maybe 3 times before, acknowledging in their ceremony that “perhaps we are supposed to meet the wrong people, so that when we finally meet the right one, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.”
Even the guests who had attended their previous weddings could tell they were serious about their union despite the groom taking photos of his own during the ceremony and promising to love each other through the good times and bad times including when “he comes home stinking of bait but with no fish.”
Theirs was a hilarious wedding where a gay friend protested undying love rather than “forever hold his peace” and the newly-weds departed by golf buggy, but it was cleverly balanced with a respectful hand-holding ceremony and beautiful vows which represented even more beautiful intentions. As the wedding singer belted out that old Vanessa Williams tune, you could tell these two love-birds really had saved the best for last.
Photos by The Wedlock Smith (Copyright 2011)