Second time rounders Letitia and Andrew wanted their ceremony to be relaxed, family focused, and semi traditional with a fun twist.
They set up the ceremony area at Cascade Gardens with an arbour and chairs and were pleased to see that the local Redland City Council had freshened up the paths and gardens around the gazebo so that everything looked wedding ready.
Andrew and Letitia’s sons escorted their grandmothers to their seats, and then walked down the aisle scattering flower petals from their bum bags to the Flaming Lips song, “Do you realise”. Andrew followed the lads down the aisle to the ceremony space.
Then all eyes turned as Letitia and Andrew’s daughters walked down the aisle to “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac. They were followed by bride, Letitia, who wore a cherry red, sequinned, slinky, Jessica Rabbit style dress. Va va voom!
After I had told the story of the couple’s meeting, first date, and their subsequent falling in love, Letitia and Andrew made their vows to each other, which were so personal, genuine and moving.
As they were introduced as husband and wife, guests randomly stood and started singing along to the recessional song, “So happy together” by the Turtles. I’ve always wanted to be part of a flash mob choir, and although I wasn’t invited to sing along, I joined in by grinning deliriously! It was such a euphoric moment. Can I insist that every wedding have a flash mob singalong?
Ceremony Venue: Cascade Gardens Victoria Point
Celebrant: Cheryl Landsberry
Photographer: Joanne Mason Brisbane Photography
Livestreaming: Ian at Stream Machine
Choir: Freedom Train Community Choir (check them out – fabulous vibe!)
Reception Venue: Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club