Sometimes at the start of a blog post about someone else’s wedding I’ll talk about how awesome they are and all that jazz. This blog requires none of that. I will give a quick shoutout to my friends at The Landing at Dockside for just being there all venuey like, Nic and Jewls at Stem Designs for being my go-to kickass wedding flower people, and also to KCL photography for being all over these pics like a wet rag.
Over to Mel and Chris, The Megaws:
From the get go, Chris and I never really wanted a wedding in the “traditional” sense. Neither of us is religious and we both have a significant distain for weddings that drone on and drag out.
The very first thing we decided on when we were planning our big day was to make sure we had a celebrant who “got us”. Not someone who was going to get up and read a piece of legislation and then wax lyrical about marriage and all it entails, but someone who understood who we were as individuals but also who we are as a unit. While we both think we’re an extremely compatible match, we’re still our own people and this needed to be recognised.
Josh was a amazing. He understood exactly what we meant when we said “we don’t want to fall asleep”. Josh is a professional purveyor of fun, light hearted and touching wedding celebrations, but he still makes sure that the seriousness of the moment is woven into the lining of what he says. He had a clear understanding of what we wanted from this moment in time and did not fail to deliver.
Josh is also not a show pony. He has this brilliant ability to make you feel completely relaxed in what is one of the most nerve wracking, public moments of your life (which in this bride’s case only hit home 10 minutes before she hit the aisle!). He is capable of encapsulating an entire crowd and maintaining their attention but then re-directing that attention to the two people who the day is supposed to be about. His ability as a speaker is only surpassed by his ability as humourist.
In writing this, I want to make it exactly like our wedding ceremony, short, sweet, to the point and honest. There is not one part of our ceremony that we didn’t love. We had very specific requests about our ceremony in that we didn’t want it to be your stock standard, stiff as a board celebrant delivered monotone procedural.
If there was an Olympics for celebrants, they’d have to make a medal just for Josh, I kid you not, he’s THAT good. Josh brought everything to our day that we wanted and more.
Josh, from the bottom of our hearts, we can’t thank you enough. You got us, understood us, supported us and guided us with everything we needed to do. You helped us make it the best day of our lives and we couldn’t have done it without you! In all seriousness , the time, effort and actual love you put into your “job” (if you can call having that much fun a job…) and getting to know your couples really did shine through. We don’t just consider you our celebrant, we consider you our friend. Thank you so very much!
Wow. Sometimes after reading things you’re just left speechless hey? This is one of those moments for me. Thanks Chris and Mel, you guys rock!!!