2 hours from our ceremony and our family kept calling to figure out if we were going to brave the weather or change location. The problem was…we didn’t have a Plan B (always…always have a Plan B!). At this time of life I was working at a church in Richmond and it was completely convenient and available..but as I basically lived there, it was the last place I wanted to get married. However as I looked as my wife standing outside prickled with goosebumps I made the call to have it indoors.
I honestly can’t thank those enough who were involved in its transformation; they flipped a massive foyer into a lavishly intimate and stunning venue, those being Luke (bro in law), Ashley (was her and Matts celebrant later on) and Dave (he’s just Dave, he bakes the best treats and I love him). However before we even got there, something happened.
As we left the city cruising towards Richmond the rain ceased for a pivotal moment as we were driving past The Observatory. Thankfully Pato (who married Millie, who was a bridesmaid for Grace, who got me to marry them in TAS…I digress) pulled over so we could have the ceremony we (Grace) had always wanted.
Out jumped our bridal party to assume the position, our celebrant and my youth pastor Darren McMahon ready at the drop of a hat to have an exciting and surreal experience, even if it wasn’t legal because we didn’t sign anything. We popped back in the van and headed towards Richmond where the real deal took place!
To read ‘The Real Shin-dig!’ (because we actually signed) it’s coming next blog!
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