Yesterday I was a Wedding photographer at my friends beautiful youngest daughters wedding. I will admit being slightly nervous at being responsible for the photos. I am so not a professional, in any sense of the word!! I spent the day with the most amazing bunch of fun loving gorgeous young people, experiencing the before antics of both sides of the wedding party. As a mother of sons I will not get the frou frou experience of make up, hair, and all the pre wedding girl stuff. So I feel truly blessed to have been a part of such a lovely event. I was rather pleased at my photographs too.
The gorgeous young newly weds.
Photo booth fun!
An absolute must at any wedding.
Anyway, Weddings stir up all sorts of emotions. It made me reflect on my own very lovely laid back affair 20 something years ago at home in our very own garden of the first home we owned. Then I got looking back even further and found this collection of beautiful old family Wedding Photos.
Not sure who in the family this is but just look at those
glorious bouquets of flowers
and gorgeous hats.
This is my great grandmother Gladys Mae's Wedding.
(my Grandpa Bills mum)
Lilian (Lil) and William (Bill)
My sisters and I playing pretend wedding
in Grandmas wedding dress.
(that is how cool grandma was)
I love this one.
My Nana (Ada) is the little girl standing 3rd in on the left.
This is her oldest sisters Wedding
a huge family affair.
Horace and Ada's Wedding
(my dads parents, my nana and pop)
Horace's youngest brothers wedding.
My Parents on their big day.
Weddings have certainly changed over the years but the one thing that stays the same is the reason people get married I guess. To have a bloody good big party!! Joking. The thing I like now tho' is that you do not have to get married, it is not frowned upon to not go ahead and plunge into it. You can, well in New Zealand, marry your same sex partner. What ever or who ever, you get to have one fabulous day surrounded with friends and family, so that in itself should be a great thing. All I know is it doesn't matter how big or small the wedding is, or how much you do or don't spend, it is what you do that counts the most. At the end of the day a marriage should be how you want it to be, it is after all your day. And for those that choose not to marry, that to is fine, the world would be such a boring old place if we were all the same and did the exact same things!
Oh and I get to do this wedding photographer gig
all over again in another 10 weeks
as the other daughter is getting married.