Arrive with panache to your wedding

Arrive with panache to your wedding

wedding arbour and bridal party

Arrive with panache to your wedding

…just like Jo and Len did to their wedding ceremony along the riverfront at  Noosaville.

Congratulations to newly weds, Jo and Len, your wedding was such fun.

Here is how their wedding began….

Before the wedding began, guests were a little surprised when the Groom unbuttoned his shirt. Dressed in just singlet and rolled up pants, he wandered away from the wedding canopy (by Splash Events) set up by the banks of the Noosa River.  His purple shirt hung on the canopy and he disappeared!

Grroms shirt hanging on the wedding arbour

How the groom arrived to the wedding

To our surprise he returned a little while later from the water, paddling a canoe with energetic young Best Man, Ben. Cheers greeted them as they beached the canoe and redressed in their handsome finery. Was purple going to be a colour theme today?

Groom arrives paddling a canoe to his wedding

How the bride arrived to the wedding

But where was the bride?

Guests were invited to step this way and wander over to the roadside.  Bemused looks, puzzled questions ensued.

It all became clear when the bride arrived on the arm of her dashing son, Max, and with her bridesmaids.  Several girls stepped onto the zebra crossing and held up all traffic for the bridal party to cross over.

Abbey Road

Reminiscences of Abbey Road, more cheers ….. and tears, and laughter.  And the ceremony had not begun yet!

bride arriving ala Abbey Road to her wedding

Back to the wedding

Returning to the bridal canopy, the guests were in for another surprise, as indeed was the bride. Len took up a microphone and sung to his bride as she walked down the aisle.  We forgave her tears.  We all cried.  It was too beautiful.

That was simply the beginning to a delightful wedding ceremony by the river, …..

and finishing as the sun was sinking over the still water, on the top deck of the Boathouse floating restaurant.

Ah …. it doesn’t get better than this!

Photos by Andrea Thompson.

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Married in purple

Married in purple

happily married with gerbera buttonhoke and brides purple dress

Married in purple

This was a cosy and intimate wedding and full of love…. AND the colour purple

Bianca and Christiaan married on the veranda of The Country House B & B homestead looking out from Hunchy, over the glorious flowered garden.  We could see all the way to the coast over the trees.  What a spectacular place is Hunchy tucked away from the world along an old track over the cattle grid and beyond.  The Hunchy secret is discovered by Peter Pans and Mary’s seeking a retreat under the hills of Montville on the Range.  Bianca and Christiaan found a country paradise for their Australian wedding.

They chose not to go with white for their wedding, but got married in purple instead.

newly wed bride in purple rests on his knee

Purple wedding theme

Bianca’s favourite colour was definitely the theme of the day, complemented by bold pink and orange gerberas. And there were flowers everywhere; in lapels of each guest, in her hair, and woven lovingly through the slats of the veranda rails.  She proved how absolutely stunning a bride can look without wearing a white wedding dress.

Christiaan cut a most handsome image as he waited for his bride.  The bold colours suited their young and bold outlook on life, migrating to Australia to make a family life.

Kari celebrant with a newly eloped couple dressed in purple

Prayer in Afrikaans

Originally from South Africa, Bianca and Christiaan wished to include in their ceremony something reflective of marriage back home.  They requested a prayer be read in Afrikaans.

So this celebrant takes herself off to learn how to pronounce Afrikaans!

We were also privileged to watch a video message sent from South Afrika on the computer screen.

newly weds in purple down a country lane

Purple jacaranda blossoms for the wedding

As they walked away from their hinterland wedding ceremony, we noticed the road was strewn with jacaranda blossoms.

It was a perfect purple day!

Photos by Andrea Sproxton

Don’t get married in white! Try other colours instead.  Like this bride who married in a green dress

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