You know it's been a great wedding when my cheeks get sore from smiling so much, not just on the day but also afterwards as I go through and edit the photos!
The whole crowd at this wedding were lots of fun but none more so than Ali, that cheeky laugh and infectious excitment carried through to everyone and as you can see she inherited this from her Dad....
We started the day with the boys getting ready at Shane's parents place, watching them all getting into their suits was very funny, then followed by the Girls getting ready at The Sebel in Manly. The ceremony was held at Freshwater View Reserve, a fabulous little garden on the headland between Freshwater and Queenscliff completely walled and private. There was a storm the night before which stressed Shane particularly, however Ali's Mum, who passed away last year, was looking over them and the afternoon was clear and light.
As they are both Event Managers, by trade, you can imagine every detail was organised. However my favourite touches where those that they had put together for Ali's Mum. Her presents was certainly felt, and even for us who didn't know her you could tell her bubbly spirit had come through. They had left a "Reserved - Mother of the Bride" seat with flowers at the ceremony with the message:
We know you're with us here today,
Your spirit's shining through
Thank you for your gift of love,
On this day we say "I Do"
Then at the reception there was a little area with flowers and a candle with the message "In Our Hearts":
This bouquet and candle is in honour of
Ali's mother, Margaret, who is
Laughing and dancing with us in spirit.
A Mum holds her daughter's hand
for a little while, but has her heart forever....
The bridal party had lots of fun both at the reserve and at Chinaman's Beach before making their entrance into the reception for fun speeches, and lots of dancing.
Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day Ali & Shane, here are our memories of your fabulous day x
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