The Wedding of Queenie and Charlie

There definitely was no need for a weather Plan B when I married Queenie and Charlie recently at The Miramare Gardens at Terrey Hills on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The sun was shining and the weather absolutely perfect for my beautiful couple and their guests as I married them under the chandelier of the Gazebo in the magnificent groundsChines Wedding Ceremony of the Miramare Gardens.

This was the second day of their wedding celebrations, with the day before being a traditional and fun filled Chinese ceremony followed the next day by the actual marriage ceremony.

Charlie, standing with his four groomsmen on the individual steps down from the Gazebo, looked an impressive sight. The groomsmen and Charlie all wore black suits and white shirts. The groomsmen wore bronze/pewter coloured ties and a rose boutonniere of the same colour, whilst Charlie chose a white tie with a diamanté stud setting it off perfectly, a white silk embossed vest and a white rose boutonniere.

The two flower girls looked a treat in long white dresses and a circle of white flowers in their hair, carrying a ball of white flowers hanging from a silk ribbon, They were followed by the four bridesmaids looking beautiful in bronze/pewter long strapless gowns with the fabric softly pleated diagonally across the bodice to the fitted waistline the fabric then falling softly and loose to the hemline.

Then the bride followed on the arm of her father, looking amazingly beautiful, an absolute dream come true with a full soft veil covering her face, as slowly they walked towards us to the strains of “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” being played by the violinist and guitarist (Mimosa Duo).

 Gown from Bridal VisionQueenie’s wedding gown from Bridal Vision was imported from Italy, and it was an amazing compliment to both vintage and contemporary style, both hugging and at the same time falling every so softly around her figure. The gown was satin silk under a beautiful feminine delicate lace. The heart shaped neckline was edged with  heavily encrusted various size diamanté’s which became less heavy as the diamanté’s continued up the narrow shoulder straps, before spraying  out into a heavy encrusted floral leaf shape  forming an eye-catching detail on the shoulders.

The heavily encrusted diamanté edge continued down the almost backless gown forming a very beautiful deep V detail at the base of the waistline which then with the soft fabric of the silk and the delicate lace fell into a beautiful and very flattering trail bringing once again a very lovely combination in style of both vintage and contemporary.

The couple chose to write their own individual vows, which they heard for the first time during the ceremony, making them all the more special and meaningful. And whilst the bride and groom managed to complete their vows without emotional tears, it wasn’t so for two of the bridesmaids and more than one or two of the female guests.

Queenie and Charlie signed the Marriage Register to the strains of “Ave Maria” being played by the violinist and guitarist. After the ceremony, as they walked back down the aisle, their guests released 55 gold and white balloons representing the day of their marriage 5th of the 5th.

It was a very beautiful ceremony and my wish for Queenie and Charlie is that their love will know no boundaries but remain forever strong.    ♥Dianne♥

Dianne Morpurgo Celebrant

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