It was close to midnight on the wedding night when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I put down the case of equipment I was carrying to see Nick standing beside me, looking back over the dancing group of his wedding reception. He said without turning “It’s been quite the day” I agreed with a nod, uncharacteristically out of words as we stood for a minute in companionable silence, watching as Elissa danced from group to group, trailing laughter and smiles in her wake. I glanced at Nick, noted that his eyes never left her even for a moment, and smiled “You haven’t stopped staring all day my friend” he laughed “Can you blame me?” and of course I couldn’t, Elissa was radiant, her ever present smile mirrored by everyone around her. “You have quite the family here Nick” his agreement was a smile, and as he put down his beer to head back to the party he said over his shoulder “You should know, you’re a part of it” and humbled, yet again beyond words I raised my beer in a silent toast to the couple as Nick moved into the circle of dancers, joining in with the laughter and smiling faces that made up an incredible group of people that had traveled from across the world to watch them become Husband and Wife in Gibson on the sunshine coast.
Congratulations you two. Thank you for letting us be a part of an unforgettable day.
Photography: Andrew Snucins / Stacey Krolow
Hair: Heige Bohm
Makeup: Carly Rose Gillard
Flowers: Gibsons Florist
Dress: Prima Bridal