Yesterday I went to one of the most beautiful and heartfelt weddings I’ve ever been to. One of my younger cousins, Matt, married the love of his life, Jade. They are a young married couple by today’s standards and the love that they have for each other is something to be seen. It was beautiful.
Everything was in place for a beautiful wedding. The setting in the Hunter Valley was beautiful.An outdoor wedding with the service said by their pastor, Pastor Dan. You’d never know it was his first wedding. And from the first words of the service I knew it was going to be full of reverence and reflecting their strong faith.
And what a lovely surprise that I knew the photographer, the very gorgeous Fe Lumsdaine! I can’t wait to see all the stunning pictures of the day!
And although I totally missed the vows because tillie had managed to run through a big puddle of mud and was howling, I did get to enjoy most of the service. Retro daddy on the other hand sat right back here with most of the little ones.
Emerson has a bit of a comb over going on right now! It’s pretty cute, though!
After the service it was champagne, photos and catching up with family before heading back to where we were staying for a quick freshen up – well I’m sure some people freshened up! I changed nappies, got little people into pj’s, fed them and got them ready to be good for their daddy for a night of pizza and Despicable Me on tv. Meanwhile, retro daddy did a quick run down to the Brokenwood cellar door and made sure we were leaving the Hunter Valley with a bit of wine. You can’t visit wine country without bringing some home with you.
So I got back to the reception in time and as soon as I walked in I knew that Jade had been on pinterest! The reception venue was full of handmade touches, flowers in jars, buntings, a wooden handmade sign with their married name on it – all so beautiful in the old sandstone restaurant. Perfection.
We enjoyed a gorgeous meal, wonderful speeches, lots of laughs and lots of lemonade for me and nana who I was sitting opposite. Emerson was my hot date who slept almost the entire reception on me. Good boy
And Matt’s speech blew us all away. I’ve always known Matt was wiser beyond his years but the passion in his speech and the love for Jade was just something I’ve never seen before at a wedding. We were all in tears and we wish them nothing but love and joy and lots of babies (well apparently Jade wants lots of babies) in their new life together.
I loved getting together with family and celebrating and there is something just so special in that. The sense of belonging and being a part of an extended family. And Matt is the youngest of 4 but first to get married so there may or may not have been a little speculating on the next wedding in the family……..
p.s tomorrow I’ll be back with some of my instagram photos of the day!