The afternoon before Nick and Ela’s Merimbula wedding, I met them both. It was raining lightly while I watched them practice their ceremony in the darkening afternoon. I walked to the ceremony area and sat down where the guests would be seated the following day.
“Everyone can walk down the aisle together, we are all as important as each other”, Ela said.
I always try and listen in and remember those kinds of lines, as they will stick with me forever. It’s just a few words, but the right ones seem to go a long way.
It’s these moments, that fall into place for me.
It happened as I watched them run into the waves the morning of their wedding, or how they spent all their time with the guests setting up. It was when I found out their celebrant was part of the guests during their ceremony, while their brothers spoke their own mind about two people they know better than anyone else. And I felt it one last time, during dinner, when I saw Nick and Ella didn’t have any designated seats. They travelled around the dinner tables and sat wherever there was a spare seat and ate with whomever happened to be sitting with them.
And what I saw, is how much they and their guests enjoyed it.
They were always there, for everyone.
Nick and Ela’s wedding, in Merimbula.
This wedding was also featured by White Magazine.
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