“Happy Wedding!” – Mason
When Lyndsey and Gordon started dating, his youngest sister Kelsey was only 4 years old. Lyndsey had plans to marry Prince William at the time. When she was about 8, Kelsey took matters into her own hands and made a list of pros and cons as to why Lyndsey should marry her brother instead.
The Gordon Pro List included:
– he’s really tall so he can reach things for you
– he’s really good at skipping rocks
– he has a cute dog
– he has two awesome, pretty sisters
How can you resist a tall man with good rock skipping ability? Lyndsey was convinced.
I know weddings can be a lot of work, money, and to some it seems a like a lot of fluff for just a single day. But they really are so much more than that. As I was reminded here at this wedding, life is meant to be celebrated and people should be loved, and told that they are loved, be it partners, parents, co-parents or siblings. I love nothing more than to see a day in which there will be no regrets, and all involved are celebrated and celebrate together. Why wait until tragedy to reflect on what we all mean to each other when we can instead reflect on that now, in times of joy.
In the morning after Jody was in her wedding dress, I went outside where Greg and Tristan had just arrived to say hello. I said to Greg that Jody was looking beautiful. Without any hesitation, hands in the air and a huge smile on his face he replies, “Jody is so beautiful on the inside and out, she’s my gift!!!”. Come their receiving line, each and every guest that went through (almost all with tears and giant hugs) got a glowing compliment from Greg and Jody about how wonderful they were and how beautiful they looked. If everyone treated their partners, friends, family and life the way Greg and Jody do we’d be one very lucky planet. And we are so lucky just to have these two on it in the first place.
After his daughter’s wedding, Robin’s father said to us that when giving Robin away, he understood for the first time how his parents felt when he left India at 18 years old.
This was a wedding of high school sweethearts, and families that have known and loved one another for years already. There is a comfort between a pair who have shared all of their formative years together and still have grown in tandem. Bronwynn and Steven are each others best friend. After many years they celebrated their strong bond, supported by all of those who loved them while they grew into the pair they are today.