~ with Sunshine Coast marriage celebrant – Kari.
Congratulations Lea and Rob married at House of Laurel’s in Maleny. A wedding with a difference, held in between a passionate storm of the night before, and one brewing on the day, this was a ceremony full of fun, laughter and very meaningful words and ritual.
Rob proposed to Lea in a gondola in Venice. He was worried the ring might slip into the drink, but he got it onto her finger from bended knee on the water. Such is the style of this couple. Lea is a writer, Rob an informal comedian, so theirs always promised to be a captivating and interesting ceremony. Lea and Rob involved many of their friends in their ceremony, which also joined five brothers into a family. For marriage is also a family affair.
The intriguing aspect to this unusual wedding ceremony was the clever weaving of the 4 elements into their ceremony. A tree with message tags from the guests, was gifted from their friends, to be planted in the earth of their garden one day. A candle was ignited for the passion of fire, and was hilariously referenced later in the evening when a guest’s dress lit up as she leaned over the candle. (She is fine).
Janette completed the ceremony with her choice of reading, and amused us all when she launched into, “The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat….” And we all blessed their union with the gift of air, as guests blew bubbles and followed the pied piper to the end of the garden.
And I haven’t even mentioned the Red Mustang yet…… another post one day.
Photos by Brian Rogers