Sarah and Ryan’s wedding on the wharf proved that understated does not mean unromantic. Never before have I seen more tears (of joy), heard more laughter and experienced more heckling (good natured of course) than from this intimate group of family and friends. There was no fanfare – Sarah did not make a grand entrance – and therefore, everyone was very relaxed and at ease.
The love between these two is utterly undeniable, and they sure know how to have fun. They unabashedly allowed me to tell their story – dance-floor pash and all! However, they also understood that genuine heartfelt moments were just as important as belly-laughs. They thanked their parents and asked their guests for their support and blessing – which was very loudly given!
While the Bride didn’t make a grand entrance, Sarah and Ryan had a surprise in store for their finale! Realising that their simple restaurant reception would mean that they could not share their first dance, Sarah and Ryan decided to make it part of their ceremony instead. So straight after I presented them as husband and wife, Mr and Mrs James swayed and twirled across the wharf to Etta James’ At Last, with the Sydney Harbour twinkling in the afternoon sun behind them. Pure magic!
Photo: Studio 2 You