The weather was pretty awful on Ryan and Jaclyn’s Wedding day, it had been overcast and rainy all day.  I arrived a the Stamford Plaza thinking that the wet weather option would be in place; however, there was a break in the weather, so the venue coordinator, Jaclyn and myself decided to go ahead with the outside (plan A) option.  Boy, am I glad that we did!  Once again, it showed me how important having a wet weather option, close by, is – you just never know when it might need to be used.

Another fabulous memory from the day is working alongside Piper Joe – great musician and top bloke.  Jaclyn has a Scottish heritage, and wanted to include that somehow into her ceremony.  Bagpipe music was a spine tingling way of honouring that culture.  Piper Joe piped all of the bridesmaids in, as well as Jaclyn and her father.  I also loved being surrounded by thick Scottish accents!

Their ceremony was a personal journey into their relationship and where they would like to head as a married couple.  They had two readings in their ceremony, one I would love to share with you now:


Today is a day you will always remember – the greatest in anyone’s life.

You’ll start off the day just two people in love and end it as husband and wife.

It’s a brand new beginning, the start of a journey, with moments to cherish and treasure,

And although there’ll be times when you both disagree, these will surely be outweighed by pleasure.

You’ll have heard many words of advice in the past, when the secrets of marriage were spoken,

But now you know that the answers lie hidden inside, where the bond of true love lies unbroken.

So live happy forever as lovers and friends, it’s the dawn of a new life for you, as you stand there together with love in your eyes from the moment you whisper, “I do.”

And with luck, all your hopes, and your dreams can be real, may success find its way to your hearts,

Tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys, but today is the day it all starts.

There was tears, laughter, nervous chuckles and an overall sense of love and excitement during their ceremony.  When I presented them to their guests, they all cheered and Piper Joe started playing the pipes again, walking down the aisle in front of them, serenading them into married life.

Beautiful Weddings provided the styling for the day, and the staff at the Stamford Plaza were helpful and informative.  A great team effort!