If there is one thing I will never forget, it's the calmness of Gerty on her wedding day. That could be a song title: "The calmness of Gerty". There was just nothing on this earth that could have wavered her wedding day calmness. Not a single thing. If there were any butterflies flying out of formation, it was nothing anyone picked up on. This day was all about saying "I do" and finally being married to the man of her dreams - her calm and sweet smile was contagious.
Gerty and Ian were married on their family farm in Colenso. The weather was seemingly dismal with one major shower but only to clear for the most perfect outdoor wedding setting. It was my first experience of a pastor requesting that I don't take photographs during the ceremony up until the rings on fingers part - but I snuck around the outskirts and hid behind trees to get the photographs I could without being a distraction. If anyone noticed it was totally worth it.
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There's something so incredibly special about being involved in someone's wedding and being made to feel like you're part of the family. The Uppinks and the Jansen Van Vuurens were impeccable hosts and were undeniably unafraid of expressing their emotions freely; from the deepest sobs of a father giving his daughter away to her amazing husband, to the sheer joy friends and family shared in Teri and Greg's union. Nobody kept a single tear or giggle hidden! Their wedding is one I will always remember, not only for the rain, but for the love I was able to witness between them too.
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