The first time I met Bjorn and Venu, and their gorgeous little boy, I could tell the type of ceremony they wanted. Both of them were really family orientated, understated, and warm, and I really wanted to reflect that in their ceremony.

Venu was a little nervous because she would be hosting her wedding day in her backyard. The best thing about meeting Venu and Bjorn at home was that they were able to show me actually where we would be having the ceremony and other ideas for the day. We met again for their rehearsal and Venu was so nervous. It was so lovely to see some happy tears from Venu at the rehearsal; she was so cute. Bjorn was so hands on too and a real pillar of strength for the family. I have a theory that if you cry at the rehearsal, you will be fine on the day; this was true in Venu’s case.

The big day arrived and everyone was excited. Bjorn was excited and a little nervous, but he was a star. I went down to the car, when I heard Venu arrive; she looked amazing but very wide eyed. With some deep breathing and her Dad helping her along the way, she smashed it. They used Venu’s sister as photographer, a pizza oven for the reception food and hay bales for seats.

One of my favourite parts to the ceremony was when the flower girl fell over going up the aisle; she was totally fine and everyone laughed. The ceremony was a huge success and Venu’s father did a reading. My favourite part was when Bjorn said to Venu “being able to call Venu your wife is something you have wanted to be able to do for a very long time.”

After the wedding, Venu then went on to write this lovely review of my time spent with them:

“Annie made our special day even more special! We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Annie several times before our big day. After our first meeting with her we immediately knew she was perfect for us with her abundance of great energy and enthusiasm. She guided us through the whole process and even helped us with our vows and drafting our wedding ceremony. I would without hesitation recommend Annie to everyone – we couldn’t have done without you.”