September 27th 2014
by kellie blinco + sam mcgrath
The morning of the wedding Andrew woke feeling Calm, “which was unexpected, and I was excited. Then I started thinking about my ‘List of things to do’ – which started with breakfast with my family (first time we’d all been together for 16 years).” ~ Andrew
“During the morning, I stopped past the church to do a few things (part of my list) and had the place to myself. Everything was set up and so it looked perfect I took a few moments to sit quietly and reflect/contemplate which I very much enjoyed & appreciated. It put the entire day (& the future) in perspective & was very meaningful for me. Then I raced out the door and continued with my list……” ~ Andrew
Meanwhile not far away, Charley was preparing for the moment she would walk down the aisle.
When the time came, she walked with her Dad, to marry the man of her dreams. “As I walked down the aisle I was just trying to take everything in.” ~ Charley
Charley experienced more breathtaking moments “Catching my first glimpse of Andrew through the side door at the church and then getting to him at the end of the aisle… He looked so handsome!”
Andrew could only look at Charley as she came toward him and think about how lovely and relaxed she looked. “Also, she had painted me a picture that her dress – which I’d not seen until that point – was ‘meringue like’ & so I was extremely impressed in how not meringue like it was, and so how beautiful the dress in fact was and how (more) delicious Charley looked in it. I was a bit impressed!! I also noticed her Dad was crying…” ~ Andrew
The whole day was perfect for Charley, she could really nail down a favourite part of the day “but being pronounced husband and wife was pretty cool.”
On their exit from the church, I don’t think there was a dry eye to be seen, with a surprise live rendition of “All you need is Love” being another special part of the day for the couple.
“I will always remember wondering what the loud ripping/tearing noise was at one point to look down after the ceremony and see that my dress had a massive tear in it. I think I will always remember standing there while my very new husband knelt in the gravel to sew my wedding dress back together.” ~ Charley
The reception held at Scotties “was relaxing and fun (& added to the euphoric day) – and despite our plans to leave earlyish, we were having so much fun we ended up amongst the last to leave!!!!”~ Andrew
Now the wedding is over, the couple are enjoying their europe trek and Charley has told me in email that they are enjoying every second! But when the honeymoon is over, they wish for a happy and healthy future where all their dreams are realised.
When Charley was asked how it feels to call Andrew her “Husband” she replied “I love calling Andrew my husband and I really love hearing him call me his wife. I was so excited when he first called me his wife in his speech at the reception that I squealed!”
Congratulations from Sam and I – we really enjoyed being there to watch it all happen <3
Dress by ~ Maggie Sottero // Junior Bridesmaids dresses ~ Kershur Mills // Brides Shoes ~ Shoes of Prey // Suit by ~ Hugo Boss // Flowers by ~ Jans Flower Shoppe // Hair ~ Hair Culture by Raylene // Bridesmaids makeup ~ Anna at Hair Culture by Raylene // Rings ~ Ringleaders, Brisbane // Cake ~ Judy Neville // St Saviours Church ~ Father Daniel // Reception ~ Scotties Bar & Restaurant // Photography copyright 2014 kellie blinco + Sam McGrath KELLIE BLINCO PHOTOGRAPHY