There are lots of moments during a wedding when I get to know my couples better.
Speeches are top of the list and needless to say, it's one of my favourite times.
When I first met Lyana & Andrew, they told me they wanted a relaxed wedding where they could just enjoy being with their family and friends. Everything went like clockwork… honestly, if you could order wedding days like this, you would.
Perfect place. Perfect weather. Perfect ceremony. Perfect couple.
Lyana & Andrew are so in love but more than that, they’re great friends which made our photos on Lorne beach a breeze.
Then it was time to par-tay!
Speeches can be a bit harder to get people’s attention for (and during) when it’s a cocktail reception but Lyana & Andrew had some of the best I’ve heard. And their guests were in stitches. There were funny stories like when Andrew first bought Lyana flowers and didn’t realize they were fake!
Mostly though, it was about family. And how much it means to them. My favourite part was Andrew telling his Dad he would have liked him to be his best man. “If I could have had you standing next to me today, I would have but that might be weird, right? You’re my best mate.”
I love that.
Lyana & Andrew, I can’t wait to see you again and hear all the stories from the rest of the night.
Lyana & Andrews Wedding Suppliers:
Venue: Mantra Erskine Beach Resort, Lorne
Wedding Dress: Lisa Ho
Bridesmaid Dresses: Thurley
Flowers: Otway Blooms
Make Up: Di Baker
Suits: Hugo Boss
Celebrant: David O'Brien
Rings: Showcase Jewellers