PHOTO BY POP PHOTOGRAPHY For more amazing photos of the wedding taken by Pop Photography, click here.
Last Saturday Simon, Flynn and I were at the Melbourne Temple for Collette and Hayden's wedding. We knew it was going to be a scorcher and already at 12 pm it was 35 degrees.
Our two little supervisors making everything was done according to Jess' instructions.
The wedding ceremony itself was absolutely beautiful. I could not picture anything else more perfect, except my own wedding nearly 12 years ago, of course. ;) The wedding was supposed to be at 12.30pm but we didn't get started until about 1 pm because we were waiting for Hayden's brother, Tristan, his wife Carmen and Hayden's sister Courtney. Their plane was ready for take-off at 6am and everyone was seated on the plane and then they announced that the captain was sick and the flight was cancelled. They scrambled to get on another flight and made it, only a little late. Poor guys must have been so stressed.
Here we are after the ceremony waiting for the couple to come outside.
Maddy and her niece Olive
Hayden's sister-in-law Carmen with his parents Jenny and Rob
Jessica's wedding. It meant so much for them to have Pres Prebble there especially as he has been there for them since Nev died nearly ten years ago and went to uni with Collette. It was beautiful having him be there and I can appreciate the effort coming over and back to Melbourne in one day.
Introducing Mr and Mrs Bell..
Then we started all the family shots.
Tristan, Carmen, Rob, Jenny, Courtney (holding baby Olive), Alice and Maddy
Uncle and Aunty
cousins, Nicholas and Campbell King
the proud parents
Mum and her girls
After the wedding, Collette and Hayden went and had photos taken with the amazingly talented Julia Turner from Pop Photography. I would have loved to steal all her shots - they are so beautiful but you can go here to view a sample.
The reception was held at the Quaff on Toorak Rd, the same place Jess had her reception and because it was so good, we got to go back again. :)
Jess' table decorations
welcoming the bride and groom
Flynn attacking Hayden's soft drink
Collette's bouquet, made by Jess
I loved everything about the day, the fact that when the wedding sealer was 'reading out the vows' Collette said yes, before she was supposed to (we all giggled). I loved that the wedding sealer announced that their wedding was not just til death but would go on forever, binding them together on earth and in heaven. I loved that President Prebble was there in Nev's place but that I could still feel Nev in the room in the same spot as I felt him at Jessica's wedding. I loved that after the reception, Simon, Flynn and I escorted Collette and Hayden to their hotel because we had GPS in our car and their hire car didn't and when we found the hotel, I randomly yelled out the window, "have a good night".
But most of all I loved that throughout the day, I got to see this - these two only had eyes for each other.
Congratulations to a beautiful couple. I couldn't be more prouder of my little sister.
PS happy honeymooning in Fiji and Merry Christmas. xx