What a special weekend I had!
Saturday morning we were up bright and early and we all piled into my dads patrol and headed off on the 4 hour road to trip to Hervey Bay - my favourite place in the world! We were heading off for my cousin Jay' wedding - He was marrying his long time girlfriend and mother of his 2 children. The ceremony was held at the Botanical gardens followed by the reception at the Boat Club! It was a beautiful celebration!
Here are a few photos for you to enjoy!
During the wedding the bride and groom had a sand ceremony where they both poured different coloured sand into a vase to symbolise their two lives becoming one. While they were signing the register they asked that each of their guests also put a spoon of sand and make a wish for them. I thought this was such a beautiful touch!
Another special detail during the wedding was the guests blessing...however it wasn't your ordinary blessing...more of an oath, we had to repeat after the celebrant and the passage basically made us promise that we were going to celebrate the whole day and make sure we make a new friend and we must dance to at least one song and smile the entire night and if we didn't the bar tab would be waiting at the end of the night for us! I thought this was hilarious and really added that special, unique and fun touch to the ceremony!
We were all given a special surprise this weekend! The grooms sister, my cousin, flew all the way from America to be here for his special day! No one knew and she just turned up at the wedding! We were all in total shock to see her and it just made the wedding so perfect!
~ Cousins - we haven't seen Stacey (middle) for 15 years ~
The groom and I are the same age and we were quite close growing up! Congratulations to 'My Jay' I am so proud of you!
~ Then and Now - Jay and Sarah ~
We got to celebrate fathers day with all of our family and with one special man who is the rock of our family! Our grandpa! It was so special to be with all of my cousins and aunty and uncles and to celebrate it with him! This is the first time we had all been together in 15 years!
~ It was a weekend that I'll remember forever ~
x S.K.K x