Wow!!! Derek and Ayla's Wedding was surely a day of fabulousness!! The love was oozing from each and every direction. Derek's family joined them all the way from Ireland, Ayla's family had been preparing the property well prior to their wedding day alongside, and everything was looking beyond fantastic. Immediately it was so very clear to me that Derek and Ayla had as much support and love from them all as ever possible.
It is such an amazing feeling to be there with a couple, to see their family and friends at their very closest and to also share their joy. For me personally, I could not get enough of Derek and Ayla's amazing extended family and I felt honoured to share their wedding with them also.
So many moments stand out from their day, the excitement on Mum's face to see her daughter getting ready, Dad's grin while walking Ayla down the Isle was 100% unbreakable and the roars of laughter too as he showed Derek his love on giving his daughter away to him. Their celebrant Robyn was truly fantastic, she is a friend and made this so special for them both, and their flowers were so beautifully put together by Kim, grown in Derek and Ayla's own garden. Derek's Mum and Dad also grinned the whole day long and took turns to be able to snuggle with the gorgeous Cillian, they are certainly in love with him very much.
A lovely morning, the most beautiful ceremony, and a fun filled afternoon of lawn games and chatter started the reception off well. The bar was fully stocked, dinner was fabulous by the crew at Ake Ake, and speeches made us all laugh very much and even tear up at times.
Congratulations to you both Derek and Ayla, you deserve all the happiness life has to offer in the future together xx