A silver lining of a global pandemic is learning what really matters to you. The answer we hear the most often is: the relationships in our lives.
We’ll be the first to admit that weddings can sometimes be productions; the glamour can run the risk of overshadowing the love and bond that brought these two people together. However, something unexpected happened with the weddings that braved the COVID-19 storm. It was almost akin to removing the “Wall of Sound” from an album; they were stripped to their core and brought only what was needed. There were no more events with 200 guests. There were no people invited out of obligation. The people there were the ones who mattered the most.
Grant and Ashleigh’s day happened near the beginning of our season and it’s a weddings we’ll likely remember the rest of our lives. This couple defined the word beautiful. They were kind, funny, adventurous, and made us feel like we had been friends for years. The people in their lives were just as special. And that's not saying anything about their giant black furbaby Cinder, who absolutely stole the show.
Outside of the AirBnb that Grant and his groomsmen got ready in, after their motorcycle ride down the 99, the entire day was spent at Ashleigh’s parents house at the top of Lions Bay. It’s difficult for words to do this house justice. The view alone was breathtaking. The ceremony was small, intimate, and officiated by one of Grant and Ashleigh's best friends.
Heading down to Brunswick Beach, we were treated to hidden locations only known to the locals, and we made the most of it. We’re keeping our mouths sealed.
Come the evening there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after the speeches. You could tell everyone mattered so much to each other, as no one knew the next time they would all be in the same place together.
This is one of those once in a lifetime weddings, and we were so glad to have been a part of it.