Sunday, 23 September 2012

Wedding Day

We have just got home from a very busy, very beautiful and very emotional couple of days in Adelaide. We had the privilege of being a part of the wedding of two of our friends. Felix had been asked to be a Page Boy for them. We felt very honoured and proud and have been looking forward to their wedding day for a long time.

Yesterday was the big day! Felix looked absolutely adorable in his little suit and tie, and I felt so emotional when I looked at him walking around all dressed up. All those memories of my pregnancy, and the uncertainty about whether or not he would survive came flooding back as I looked at our perfect little man; healthy, happy and completely gorgeous! To say I felt thankful, would be an understatement. I felt an overwhelming love and pride for Felix in that moment and I will be eternally grateful that Felix fought as hard as he did to stay with us.

Felix's role in the wedding was to walk down the aisle, with his little ring pillow (with Nathan holding his hand). Even though he did it perfectly the night before at the rehearsal, I was so nervous that he would completely freak out when the church was full of people on the day. I realised very quickly that there was no reason to be nervous. When the music started, Felix started walking perfectly down the aisle. He stopped every now and again to look up at the person standing nearest to him, on the end of the aisle. The smiles on everyone's faces said it all. There were 'Ooooh's' and 'Aaaah's' coming from all over the place as they watched this tiny little person lead the bridal party down the aisle. I had tears burning in my eyes. He did such a wonderful job!

The whole wedding was beautiful. The bride was stunning and the Groom looked fantastic. You could feel the love between the two of them and it was really special. We all went down to the local beach for the professional photos and I took a ton of them with my camera as well. I have never seen the sky look so amazing. There was rain in the distance but it was really warm and still, so it was perfect for photos. I had a look through the back of my camera afterwards and was absolutely thrilled with the moments I had managed to capture.

After the photos, we took Felix back to my parent's house for the night. He had been such a little soldier all day, but was exhausted by the time we got there. He happily went to Granny for cuddles after his pajamas were on, and didn't worry at all when we left for the wedding reception. The reception venue was beautiful. It was decorated with special touches put together, with so much care, by the gorgeous bride. The speeches were some of the most heartfelt I have ever heard and I would be surprised if there was a dry eye in the house. I'm so thankful we were part of their special day.

Unfortunately for Nathan and I, the end of the night was a bit of a downer. Twenty minutes after getting out of our taxi we realised we had left our camera, with all of our wedding photos, in the taxi. We immediately called the taxi company, who contacted the driver, but the camera is gone. We both felt really upset when we realised what we had lost. The camera didn't matter, but the wedding photos were irreplaceable. There were precious moments we captured, of the bride and groom with Felix (which weren't taken by the professional photographer), and it was pretty heartbreaking to realise they were gone.

As we lay down to sleep last night, we realised that there was nothing we could do; being upset was not going to help us find the camera. It was gone but it was OK. We knew there were professional pictures taken, which will be amazing, I'm sure. We'll just have to be patient and wait to see them.

This morning we went and bought a new camera. We dressed Felix up in his suit again and went down to the exact spot we had been the day before, for the wedding photos. It was freezing cold and windy; the complete opposite of yesterday, but I did the best I could to take some new ones of Felix. Sadly, the photos are missing the bride and groom, and the bridal party, but I think you'll agree that they are certainly better than nothing. I think we have one pretty handsome little page boy!


  1. Julieanne williams23 September 2012 at 05:53

    Soo beautiful! You made me cry yet again! Beautifully written, Felix would have stolen the show!

    1. I had to keep myself from bursting into tears when I saw him walking down the aisle. It was one of those moments I'll remember forever! x x x

  2. I'm so sorry the camera was lost,but these pictures are so beautiful.The wind in his hair,the toes in the sand and the sun shining on him is beyond touching..And yay for Felix for lighting the aisle with his preciousness for the bridal party.Well done sir,well done!

    1. Aw, thanks Robin. I was glad that we managed to get some pics even if it was the next day. He enjoyed an extra play in the sand too :) He definitely stole a few hearts on the day x x x