Happy New year. I wish all my clients, friends and family much happiness this coming year. I started the year off with a beautiful wedding which was at Wyrrabalong Reserve at Bateau Bay. For those who don't know where this is, it is above Bateau Bay Beach & is part of the National Parks Trust. Bateau Bay is on the Central Coast north of Gosford. In close proximity there is also Terrigal Beach, Toowoon Bay & the Entrance Beach.All lovely locations for weddings.
My bride is from America and now will be making her home in Aus with her new husband. It was a lovely ceremony with a few tears especially when they read their vows to each other.
I started the ceremony off with a reading "The Journey" as it seemed very significant to the Bride & Groom and their journey together since they first met.
Two friends decided to journey together towards a common destination. Before they began their journey they share their expectations as follows: There will be days, my friend, when one will want to walk along the mountain path, whilst the other may prefer the valley, but we will come together at the end of the day and share our experiences.
There will be days when one will want to sing and dance, whilst the other will prefer to travel in quietness, so we will choose different paths, but we will meet at the close of the day and be content with our experiences.
There will be days when one may want to rest, whilst the other may want to move further along the path, but at the right time we will come together and be happy that each has fulfilled their own needs.
There will be days when we shall travel together as one.
If we can respect the other's need whilst still fulfilling our own, then our journey will be an experience to rejoice in.
Also which was very significant was the time & date they got married. It was at 11 minutes past 11 in the morning of the 1st of the 1st 2011...all the ones
11.11am 01.01.011 No excuse to forget their wedding anniversary.
My wedding on the 11th January has lots of ones in it as well. More on that later and more on the lovely couple who have racked up some numbers between them, a total of 180 years. Stayed tuned until next time
Glenda Davison JP
Civil Marriage Celebrant