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it's official, I HATE covid-19
We all know it, we all say it, but for Amanda it was particularly true that Covid sucks. Amanda's mother was ill, terminally ill with cancer, and she desperately wanted to see her daughter marry before she passed. Amanda had no clue how to organise a wedding on short notice, so she took to facebook. I saw her post and offered to give her a hand. A simple backyard ceremony was decided on, just a few guests to keep it personal and easy, as they have two young children. MARRY ME HELLEY also came on board, and her assistance was invaluable, she's an absolute powerhouse for getting things done beautifully, and I was thrilled to be able to work with her at last.
Disaster struck. A snap lockdown meant NO weddings, a terminally ill parent didn't count for compassionate reasons, and Amanda's mother died without seeing her dream. I can't even imagine anything so devastating. Amanda still planned to marry the love of her life, but she needed time to grieve and come to terms with her mother only being there in spirit.
Finally, just when it seemed things were starting to get better, Amanda was ready to go ahead, and we planned and organised and it was going to be beautiful! Sticking to the back yard idea so that she could have just her closes family and friends to celebrate with, everything seemed wonderful. Disaster, less than 48 hours before her ceremony, another snap lockdown meant NOT visitors to homes, another venue would have to be found.
Castello's Hotel to the rescue! They re-arranged some rooms and rescheduled things and gave the lovely couple the sports bar for 3 hours. It was FINALLY going to happen!! By the time I arrived at their lovely home, everything was in full swing, and the excitement was contagious!
Elegant and sweet
Decorating was kept to a minimum so that the time they had could be used for celebrating, but the important things were there, a memorial for Amanda's mother, the beautiful sand ceremony that Helley provides as part of her service, and of course, the guests!
I don't think that I have ever seen a more nervous groom, he was literally shivering with excitement, and who can blame him, it had indeed been a long and rocky road, but at last, the woman of his dreams was going to say I do.
First up was a memorial to Amandas Mother, and that meant not a dry eye in the house. Then it was on with the beautiful and heartfelt ceremony.
Of course, a wedding is a celebration, and soon the smiles and laughs broke out, particularly during the wedding party photos, because this group of friends LOVES to ham it up!!
All too soon, it was time for the newlyweds to head off to married life, but not before we went to a beautiful park for some alone time with the camera.