Cara-Lynn & Osmond actually got married a few months ago now and I’m not sure why it has taken me this long to post as it was one of the most touching weddings I’ve photographed.
Cara-Lynn & Osmond had a joyous wedding ceremony at Stuartholme College Chapel and then followed it with an initimate Tea Ceremony at Hillstone St Lucia where they also held their reception. You can see from the small selection of images I’ve put here that these two are very close to their friends and family. It was one of those weddings where there were many happy moments and many instances that made me laugh, smile and sometimes even brought a little tear. There was one story though, that really stood out for me at this wedding. During the speeches, Cara’s Dad spoke of her love for her Gong Gong (her Grandfather) and how she has expressed that love in the bombonieres at the wedding. Cara has given me permission to share this story from her……
“As a child, I looked up to my beloved Gong Gong (grandfather). He was the person I loved the most because he was always so kind, gentle and patient to everyone around him. According to an ancient Japanese legend, a person would be granted a wish after folding 1,000 origami cranes. When my Gong Gong became ill, I decided to fold 1,000 origami cranes in order to get a wish. Once I achieved that goal, I was going to wish for his recovery. Unfortunately, I had only folded over 600 cranes when he passed away. Despite this, I did not stop folding origami cranes. It gives me a sense of peace and focus when I am folding the cranes. Perhaps it is a subconscious reminder of my Gong Gong.”
Cara-Lynn, I am sure your Gong Gong was looking down and was very proud of you on your wedding day. Thank you both for sharing your special day with me and again reminding me why these times and these memories are so precious.
Wedding guests are welcome to click on the link to view Cara-Lynn & Osmond’s wedding slideshow.
(The slideshow is password protected. Please contact Cara-Lynn & Osmond for access).