The night before Annita and Ashley’s July wedding, Adelaide was blessed with the crazy winds that resulted in upturned trees and power outages all over the city. It was a cold day, but nobody really seemed to notice too much! It was a just a wonderful day – really relaxed and a lot of fun!
Annita and Ashley are both teachers – Ashley, a primary school teacher and Annita, a high school English and History teacher. One of the things I loved about their day was that a Shakespeare sonnet (or part of it) was read during their ceremony (and, in fact, one of my favourite Shakespeare sonnets):
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! It is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose Worth’s unknown, though his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
After the ceremony, we headed to Waterfall Gully – which, incidentally, is absolutely beautiful – and then on to the reception at Stonyfell Winery, which is a perfect venue for a winter reception.
Thanks Annita and Ash for a great day, and congratulations again!
A little aside: I’m not generally a “oh-my-gosh-designer-shoes!” sort of girl – but I have to confess I was just a little bit besotted by Annita’s Manolo Blahniks which, in the wedding world, are little gems. She decided to wear them for part of the reception only, but that didn’t stop me taking a few photos beforehand!
Below are the shoes that Annita wore during the day: