Paul and Rhiannon invited me to photograph their wedding in one of the most tumultuous years that the wedding industry has ever faced. In fact, all of us can say that this year was one of the hardest years for everyone. But instead of feeling disappointed, frustrated or lost, Paul and Rhiannon showed strength, determination and love. They were grateful for the people who supported them to pull off a stunning Southern Highlands wedding in the midst of a pandemic.
Like all the women in her family before her, Rhiannon had been handed down the most beautiful gift; a gift that had been passed from generation to generation. Her embroidered veil had been worn by her mother when she married her father, and before that her grandmother at her wedding and her great grandmother when she was married. This tradition has also passed down to her cousins who have also worn the veil which has become a family heirloom and a tradition that will continue to be passed down together with the tales of every bride it has adorned.
And what do you do when dancing is limited and guests need to be seated? You put on a pantomime! Wedding speeches done differently – a creative interlude about marriage.