Congratulations love muffins!
Let's start the excitement metre. I'm beyond excited about your incredible day.
I absolutely believe wedding ceremonies (in fact, all ceremonies) should be personal and meaningful - and full of fun - with no boring bits!
Your wedding ceremony should fit you like a glove and have your guests leaning in, wanting more.
No one wants a boring wedding ceremony, right? We've all been there: guests looking at their watches, fiddling with their phones gazing longingly at the bar. Awful stuff. Not for me.
There’s something fairly significant that happens in between the dressing up, the walking down the aisle and the big party. The vows you make are life long promises and it’s a pretty big deal.
And, it doesn't need to be boring. I'm here to find your inner awesomeness and bring your amazing journey to life in your wedding ceremony.
Sound like you?
A few years ago - on a romantic whim - my husband, Mark and I decided to escape the rat race and take a new direction in life. It leads us to Vietnam. Some of our friends thought we were crazy -others wished they were coming!
Back then I was a ruthless corporate lawyer - some would even say - devoid of soul. I'd completely lost my sense of humour. It wasn't fun and neither was I. Fortunately all was not lost - I found my sense of humour - the love of laughing - and happiness - in Vietnam. Phew!
Mark and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. I start each day walking on the beach with our favourite pooch hound, Button. I eat noodles for breakfast - every day - in local noodle shops. If you had told me 10 years ago I would eat soup for breakfast - I would have laughed at you.
When I'm not travelling Vietnam marrying couples from all over the world, I'm most happy with Mark by my side - preferably enjoying a glass of bubbles and a cheese platter loaded with quality cheese. This is a shame because both my favourite indulgences are not easy to find in Vietnam. On the upside - it's great for the waistline!
Our journey to Vietnam has been immensely rewarding - not always beer and skittles -- the pros definitely out way the cons. When wedding guests realise I live here - I'm peppered with a million questions. "How did you come to live in Vietnam?" is the question I am asked at every single wedding. Like all the best stories - it's a long one - and I won't bore you with it here. The country, the beauty, the people all tell the story. The Vietnamese are incredibly friendly - laugh loudly and freely - the smiles are genuine. Living for today is the mantra. It's been a revelation for me. The approach to life is infectious and it's hard not to fall in love with the country and the people.
You'll have to see for yourself.