Don’t sweat the small stuff
“It is really not worth the energy when you could be laughing,kissing or dancing instead”
The whole day from start to finish was everything we could have hoped for, but the ceremony itself was a complete highlight. As soon as I got to the end of the aisle and held Evan’s hands suddenly everything just felt right and all my nerves were gone! As the ceremony started, we both started looking at each other saying “What do we do now? Do we just stand here and look at each other?” It was so funny and we couldn’t stop laughing, which is how we then spent the rest of the day!
Don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s something Evan says all the time, and it was especially true with wedding planning. Everyone has that relative you’re worried about inviting; something will get forgotten; the speeches will run over time and the centrepieces won’t be exactly as you pictured. But on the day, it just doesn’t matter and you won’t even notice. And if you do notice, laugh it off, it’s really not worth the energy when you could be laughing, kissing or dancing instead!
Maleny Manor are amazing. I was extremely grateful to Marlene for the photos she captured. Not only did she get a photo of nearly every guest as they arrived, but she also captured some beautiful moments with my Dad and I just before we walked down the aisle. Our photographer was already outside, getting ready for the ceremony at that point, and I was grateful to have a record of this moment that would have otherwise been missed.
Beyond that though everyone at the Manor just goes above and beyond what you would expect. Before the ceremony, Amy showed us how to hold our bouquets, stuffed a perfectly folded tissue in my hand when I suddenly panicked about my leaky eyes, and guided us out with perfect timing. When we were out taking photos in the vineyard, one of the waiters very patiently waited with a tray full of drinks for the bridal party until we were ready. During the reception, we never had an empty glass, with the staff being both completely invisible and yet present whenever you needed them. Nothing is ever too difficult for the Manor and their professionalism and passion for what they do is evident and highly respected. I could not fault them.
Once again, we cannot thank you enough for our amazing day!
Erin and Evan
A Very happy bride and groom!!!