When you are loved, even the simplest things are beautiful – this was my message I received when I took a pair of #BoshoffTroue sunglasses
I don’t know what to say about this wedding, Mari, the moment you hugged me hello, the warmth of your embrace was the first thing I noticed, the next was your smile. I am not sure how you kept your cool in that room of chaos, 7 bridesmaids, two mothers, two flowers girls and then me. I would have had three meltdowns and two bottles of champagne. Your smile lite up the room when I asked you about how you and Rian met and how you got to the date of the 24th September 2018, who knew a Monday could be this amazing! Those moments when we found some silence with your mum and sister was really special.
Rian, the first thing I noticed about you, you shouted “where is Sharyn” before the ceremony started, I was busy getting my gear together, then I noticed your smile and how warm your hug was. I immediately sensed some similarity. Your face when Mari walked down those stairs, even as I type this gives me goosebumps, the moment you have planned and waited for has arrived!
I always think I have seen it all at weddings, but again, I haven’t. I laughed so much with the “musical chairs” and the “sunglasses and lips” game. The passing of your wedding rings through the table on a string, WOW! The unique was of “throwing the bouquet” and your very awesome first dance!
The couple shoot, the race against the sun, my favourite and least favourite part of the day. Capturing those moments up on the rocks (that Mari climbed, barefoot) was so special and it’s not often I stand back and just take three seconds to see where I am and who I am with. I will remember this. When the sun set over the mountains and the full moon rose over the ocean. 24th September 2018 – magic!
Mari and Rian, thank you for your kindness, you trust in me to capture your day, your hugs, your smiles, your honest and genuine personalities and being just you. There was no pretence. Just love.
“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” – Richard Needham