“Marriage means the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. ”
Rhys and Peta planned this day for 2.5 years. They first met in 2009 and ever since there have been sparks. Like all couples, they have had ups and downs, but ultimately, this led to a permanent commitment to one another.
Rhys and Peta are two wonderful human beings. They have beautiful souls. Peta lights up any room she walks into with her smile and laugh. She is a very special person and I am blessed to have a friend like her.
Leading up to the event is stressful- although the countless skype chats Peta and I had, I realised that Peta was organised and had it all under control. Down to every last second!
The bride & groom, parents, siblings, partners, children (and me!), drove down to Stonebarn the day before the wedding. We got done what we could the night before. First thing in the morning the tables and chairs were arriving, florist, and at 7.45 the hairdresser. It was all go.
The morning of (20.01.18), I asked Peta if she was nervous. She said something along these lines “Yes, a little, but a good nervous. An excited nervous. Rhys and I spoke about this a few weeks ago and whether we would be nervous… but when you know…when you know you want to be with that person for the rest of your life, there is nothing to be nervous about”. (Please note this is not word for word, but a general idea of what she said).
This answer made me so happy for her. For them.
The morning flew past with hair and make up getting done, the ceremony site being set up, flowers being arranged, bride and groom avoiding each other (as it’s bad luck) etc. Rhys was absolutely amazing to Peta. He made her breakfast in the morning + tea for her and her bridesmaids, and got it delivered to her room. Any request she made, he was there to do it.
I like to watch the groom when he sees his bride for the first time. When Rhys saw Peta, it brought tears to his eyes. In that moment I witnessed how much love he has for her. How overcome he was with emotions. Peta was absolutely breathtaking. Her dress (her own design) was unique and flawless. It complimented her in more ways than one and accentuated her character and style.
It was a lovely ceremony with all their family having a role. I will admit to shedding a few tears.
The location was in a clearing and was surrounded by beautiful trees. It was calm, serene and peaceful.
The reception took place on the veranda of Stonebarn and on the grassy area by the dam. The grazing table was a hit with the guests (and the ducks!). Due to the heat of the day the cheese was melting quickly, but that didn’t stop anyone. Drinks were flowing and everyone was enjoying themselves.
Instead of having multiple tables, the couple opted for one long table so it would be like a family feast. The food (prepared by Chef Ben, Peta’s brother in law), was incredible. Tasty and wholesome.
The music and DJ were great, the bar/ wait staff were friendly and fantastic and we all danced until we no longer could.
Congratulations my friends.
May your life be filled with nothing but love and happiness.