Not much went accord to plan on Christie and Zane’s wedding day. It bucketed down all day over the Uki hills with no reprieve. A film crew overtook the area they’d planned to use for their ceremony (if it was sunny) and bridal portraits, and the dense cloud cover meant we lost the light far earlier than usual for an early April afternoon, but Christie and Zane weren’t bothered at all. They were surrounded by their closest friends and family from all over the world – quite literally! A bit of rain and a score of Fox Lights trucks weren’t even a blip on their radar, and their day was magical.
There were so many personal touches that made their day extra-special and drew each element together. Christie is an incredible milliner and created her own hairpiece, as well as the gorgeous hairpieces and hats worn by her bridesmaids, her mother, and Zane’s mother and Grandmother. She also added the custom embellishments on her shoes and the shoulder strap on her dress. This girl is talented! Each table at their reception was named for a place in the world that represented a chapter in their lives, and they surprised their guests with a live bush band and impromptu bush dancing lesson, just like Christie’s parents had at their own wedding. The day was full of joy and happy tears, and I’m so glad I got to be part of it.