As their wedding day approached in May 2020, Carlos and Tiffany were dismayed to learn that Australian borders were closed, and international visitors were unable to attend their wedding. Soon wedding numbers were capped at 5 people, and Queensland closed the state borders.
Nevertheless, Tiffany and Carlos were married in a legal, intimate, and emotional ceremony on their chosen wedding day, with just one witness each present, and myself officiating. The day was almost perfect, however, they were just devastated that their nearest and dearest could not atttend in person.
I followed their story, as the couple flourished and welcomed a baby daughter the following year.
The couple’s original wedding vendors honoured their bookings, and Tiffany and Carlos set about planning a celebration day with guests from all around the world – four years after their initial wedding day. Function coordinator Kate ensured the ceremony space was set out beautifully, with orchids adorning the white chairs.
Yesterday, the skies cleared for a most beautiful Autumn day at Sandstone Point. Tiffany arrived at the ceremony with her parents who had travelled from France to be with her. She was absolutely stunning in a white, figure hugging gown, with a gorgeous satin train and a long white veil. Her bouquet was of white orchids. She was also accompanied by her best friend, Julie, dressed in navy, who had been her witness on the original wedding day. The couple’s daughter was flower girl, carrying a basket of petals.
Carlos was handsome in a cream coloured suit with a white open shirt. He was attended by his sister, Mariana, also in cream, who was his witness on their wedding day back in 2020.
Guests were delighted to see this gorgeous couple renew their vows to each other, Tiffany stating how much she loved watching Carlos in his new role as a father, and Carlos impressing us all with his sweet and witty rhyming vows.
Guests brought forward ribbons to wish the couple well for their future: health, wisdom, peace, trust, and fertility.
The couple walked back down the aisle to Mas Que Nada – which I may or may not have played 5 times on repeat on my drive home.
Photographer, Brooke, from Our Wild Hearts Photography, captured some lovely photos of the couple, which she shared within 24 hours of the event! These will be even more treasured as with the restriction on guests on their original wedding day, they were not able to have professional photos taken.
Congratulations to this most special couple – I loved marrying them once, and even more so – twice!