I am a Mum of two small boys, I am a wife, I have a 'proper' job that is quite dynamic and demanding at times with shift changes and flexibility. I am involved in my son's school, I am actively involved in charities and I work hard to maintain friendships, I support my husband in his career which involves a lot of frocking up and attending official functions as well as interstate travel to Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.
When you take all of that in to account and add 39 weddings in to the equation it makes for a very busy and hectic year. But is has been simply amazing and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I have met 78 incredible Brides and Grooms, and they have all been so divergent. I have had the enjoyment of hearing so many wonderful stories and meeting their countless family members and friends. I remember every detail about these 39 couples and ever moment of their special day. I look back over the last year and my heart bursts with pride and my head swirls with memories of all the amazing moments I have had the pleasure in being a part of.
However, in saying all that I think it is only appropriate that I take trip back to exactly 365 days ago. Actually it was more like 396 days ago that it really kicked off when I received a Facebook message from Izzy.
I met with Izzy and Rich a day later and instantly fell in love with them! They were divine!
A month later on a balmy Tuesday evening on the 22 September 2015, a magical wedding took place at a private bush location in Bindoon right on sunset. It was a gloriously intimate wedding with 6 guests, two of which were the Bride and Grooms babies. It was relaxed, it was casual, it was idyllic, it was blissful. It was absolutely perfect. It was proof that the smallest and most uncomplicated of weddings can quite often be the most memorable and the most amazing.
I will be forever indebted to Rich and Izzy for taking a chance on me. But I am also incredibly grateful to them for giving me the most perfect wedding to start my celebrant journey off with.
I will carry this day in my heart for a long time.
Another year to create perfect memories together. Another year to discover new things to enjoy about each other. Another year to strengthen a marriage that defines forever. Congratulations on your 1st wedding anniversary.
Here are some photographs of the special day, courtesy of the Mr & Mrs.