2014 has started great with a wedding in the Sunshine State!

I had to keep a really big secret from my family! My brother, Guy, wanted to marry his long-term girlfriend, Bonnie, and in a very private , intimate wedding. Although they do not consider themselves conventional by any means, they are due any moment with their first child and they loved the idea of formalising their relationship prior to the baby’s arrival.

I actually did everything with them via email and facebook! They had to try and not spill the secret over Christmas too!

I drove up on the first weekend in January to the Gold Coast, Queensland and I got to enjoy my brother and Mothers company the night before. We had fun looking at photo albums, eating take out and sharing lots of laughs. We then had to to get up to Mount Tambourine by 6am! We drove up the hill and met Bonnie and her parents , Steve and Robyne.

The view was spectacular-what a beautiful part of Australia! Being a florist, Bonnie had quaintly and beautifully decorated the headland with individual flowers in hessian making up a huge heart shape with a music stand at the tip of the heart where I conducted the ceremony. Steve is an accomplished pianist and he had recorded music to play in the background and the whole mood was set. Guy and Bonnie exchanged their own vows with my mother and Bonnie’s Mother witnessing all the documents. After a quick champas! we went for breakfast at a great cafe. What a special day and what a way to start off this year!

So whether you would like the big wedding with all bells and whistles or something smaller and intimate remember it is important to do your wedding your way!

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