We invited Alex (whom we had never met before we started planning) to officially join our wedding breakfast and the rest of our day as our guest and friend!
We don't know how to write a higher praise than that! What a wonderful, empathetic, beautiful human being.
When you have your heart set on creating a crazy, wonderful, intensely personal, monster of a festival weekender, picking a celebrant that can pull of a ceremony in keeping is a helluva daunting task. Will they get us? Can they deliver a personal ceremony that doesn't come close to generic? Can they mix humour and poignancy and, in our case, a touch of theatrics? Can they mould to fit the occasion we want to create?
With Alex, we got everything we wanted and so much more! She was perfect in every way.
From our first phone call to the face to face meetings and the Skype calls and WhatsApp thread, Alex was with us every step of the way. The time she put into really getting to know who we are as individuals and as a couple was so worth the fee. Not just that she took the time, more that she was committed, flexible and accommodating to getting everything just the way we wanted it. (We'll say it again, a friend we invited for the rest of the day as our guest)
Alex even went the extra mile when we needed help sourcing local suppliers. She was equally not afraid to calmly guide and steer us when warranted (Mr. G in particular needs reigning in from time to time).
Mr. G, in particular, is very thankful for the squishy hug and calming presence in the hour before the big day!
Alex created the perfect, bonkers, romantic, poignant, comedic, ceremony we dreamed off. To a tee. And when you're as detail-focused as we are, that really is saying something.
Photo: Nathan Chan at Live Imagery