Sharon and Andrew

With so much social and visual media about these days, a couple’s primary focus can often be on what a wedding looks like rather than what it feels like. So when a couple tells me that being married to each other is all they care about, I get a little thrill of excitement.

Adrienne Bizzarri Photography

And so it was with Andrew and Sharon. They didn’t give a hoot about the formalities, serviette colours or cake flavours – they just couldn’t wait a single second longer to call each other husband and wife.

I caught a glimpse of Sharon when she arrived at the venue to get dressed. Even in her casual summer clothes, she looked beautiful and radiated joy.  Understandably so – she was about to marry the love of her life!

Adrienne Bizzarri Photography

An hour later, Andrew and I stood in the courtyard at the Brighton Savoy with an intimate gathering of family and friends. Sharon entered on the arms of her two very proud children with a smile bigger than I knew possible. The only person with a smile even bigger was Andrew.

Adrienne Bizzarri Photography

After making vows to always maintain their love and friendship, Andrew and Sharon were pronounced husband and wife to cheers, applause and a whole lot of hugs. Throughout the entire ceremony, those smiles never left their faces – and once they were married, I’m willing to bet they stayed on for the rest of the day.

Adrienne Bizzarri Photography

Congratulations, Sharon and Andrew! Working with you was my absolute pleasure. Wishing you much continued happiness. xx Koren

Sharon and Andrew, 25 February 2012
Venue: The Brighton Savoy
Photos: The ever so lovely Adrienne of Adrienne Bizzarri Photography. Adrienne is also on Facebook.
Celebrant: Koren Harvey

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Corrie and Kevin

Corrie and Kevin. Kevin and Corrie. Even the names sound like they’re meant to be together!

Meaghan Cook Collective

Bubbly and gregarious, Corrie is a person you warm to instantly. You can’t help but be drawn in by her ever-present smile and chatty nature. Kevin, in contrast to his bride, is the strong, silent type. Cool, calm and collected, nothing fazes him. They’re a perfect match.

I first met Corrie in a city café for a chat over coffee.  When Corrie told me she intended to walk down the aisle to Marry Me by Train, the very same song I’d just posted about on Facebook as being a perfect processional song, we had a moment of happy clapping. Our bond was cemented further as we discussed our very similar names, and the fact that my name is based on my parents’ love of the name Corrie. Cue more happy clapping!

Family and friends had travelled from all over Australia to be at their wedding and there was a real buzz of excitement in the room before Corrie arrived.  Kevin had assured me that he wouldn’t get emotional during the ceremony, yet by the time Corrie had reached the top of the aisle on the arm of her Dad, I was passing tissues to both of them. Sighting the love of your life for the first time on your wedding day just does that to you.

Meaghan Cook Collective

Corrie and Kevin’s ceremony was simple and beautiful. Kevin’s sister read from Corinthians and two of Corrie’s best friends read the beautiful Holding Hands, which ends with the line ‘And lastly, these are the hands that, even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching out for yours.’  It was an emotional moment.

After I pronounced them husband and wife to rapturous cheers, it took a good 10 minutes to clear the marquee. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends  – everyone was so keen to give the newlyweds a great big hug and their very best wishes.

Meaghan Cook Collective

That’s love. In every possible form.

Congratulations, Corrie and Kevin! Thank you so much for letting me be part of such a special time in your lives. xx Koren

Corrie and Kevin, 7 January 2012
Venue: Roselyn Court, Essendon
Photos: Meaghan Cook Collective
Celebrant: Koren Harvey