Spring in Tassie is never boring! The last two weddings I have performed this October really epitomise the challenges that a spring wedding can deliver. Last Saturday I married the lovely Felicity and Calum at Stonefield in Brighton (such a lovely venue). It was a crazy 27 degrees and blowing a gale. The wind through the trees was so loud we wondered if anyone would hear the ceremony – and then there was the worry a tree might actually blow over… We set up for the ceremony both inside and out and in the end decided to go for the garden wedding that the couple both dearly wanted. We cranked the mics up to 11 and it was wonderful – I’m sure there are some awesome photos of Felicity’s veil flying behind her as she and Calum said their vows.
In contrast, yesterday there was snow low on the mountain, it was 10 degrees and it was wet. Really, really wet. Ruby and Aaron had planned their ceremony to be under the most beautiful old walnut tree in Ruby’s parents backyard. There was a back up plan of squeezing everyone inside but realistically that was never going to happen. Everyone (including me) had their hearts set on being under the tree – no matter what the weather. The rain changed from a drizzle to torrential and back again throughout the ceremony. It actually started hailing just before the vows. The guests huddled together with umbrellas, and Aaron held one above he and Ruby but basically we all got drenched. It was amazing. These are the sorts of weddings that guests will talk about and the couple will remember all their lives. Spring weddings in Tassie are unpredictable and back up plans often go out the window but as long as you and your guests have a crazy sense of adventure – a spring wedding might just be one of the best experiences of your life!