“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr Seuss
You know you are in the presence of individuals with huge hearts when they donate all the wedding money they received as gifts to a grassroots NGO in Cambodia, empowering individuals and communities to find sustainable solutions. The ideal scenario that Bobby and I talk about whenever we think of a life of more service is exactly the life these two souls embody. Starting from a seed of attraction that began at their jobs at Hoyts to the profound love that they both emanate now, Nina + Will have a bond and love that keeps giving. We knew this was going to be a special kind of celebration when we learned of how open their hearts were to ideas of physical acts of celebration. I will not deny that Bobby planted the seed of a Godfather style procession through the streets from Will’s family home to the church close by, but their hearts connected to the idea immediately. I couldn’t help but have the biggest of smiles on my being and within me, as we sat discussing how the day was to unfold, from the first look with Batman masks to the procession through the streets of Glebe with balloons and musical instruments, to the games planned for the evening in replacement of the traditional cutting of the cake. This wedding had it all; creativity, unity, passion, laughter, tears and love…so much love. They wanted this day to not be just about them, but to be about bringing people together. I’ve been sat here thinking about how to tell you how our cheeks hurt from laughing so hard, or how our hearts were filled with so much love, or even how our eyes were filled with tears upon hearing stories about how selfless these two people are, along with their families…but words are hard to formulate the emotions we felt on that day.
Be different with your ideas of how you envisage your day to be. Cast tradition out the window and create a day that is unique to you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Nina + Will, you fill each other’s world with limitless colour. We honour your selfless selves and admire your capacity to create happiness and love that was felt by every single person that attended.