~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~
Ever dreamed of being married at your favourite surf break? Congratulations to Rob and Beck who chose just that.
Rob wanted to be able to see his two favourite girls on his wedding day; Beck in the foreground, and his favourite Caloundra surfbreak in the background. Beck is easy going and loves the outdoors. When looking for a celebrant they sought “relaxed and laid back”, to suit their style, and their desire for a casual and simple wedding, just a fun day for them and their guests to enjoy.
Many a wedding day on the Sunshine Coast is celebrated by the beach. We are a beach culture after all. And on this special day of your life it is natural to wish to join the natural scheme of life with a wedding on the beach. In this case, in view of Rob’s favourite surf spot at Dicky Beach; a place which also reflected their favourite colours; green for Rob, and blue for Beck.
The park was a casual place which suited their love for outdoors, a place perfect for their union. I would not have been surprised if we had all been requested to kick off our shoes in honour of the informal nature of this wedding. And what a day. It had rained solidly all night, but cleared up totally in time for the wedding ceremony, with blue skies and warm air.
What surprised us all was when the groom and his best man turned up to the blaring sound track of Eagle Rock, carrying a surfboard! Hmm … had we got the date wrong?
Rob proceeded to create a signing table from the board and board stands. A perfect wedding altar! Suitably sacred, yet a place to rest the wedding certificates, and high enough for all to witness the signing and need no chairs.
So a surf themed wedding is possible. I’m even happy to wed you on your boards if that is your perfect wedding! But I think Rob and Beck found the perfect balance; finishing on a high five, and photos with the board…then off home for a BBQ with the wedding party.
Photos by their friends.