A Family Affair
Photos by Annelyse Davison
Dwyane & Neneh
1 October 2016 – Nowra Showground
It was a day full of love and happiness for beautiful bride Neneh and her high school sweetheart Dwyane and their large extended families. Set in the heritage stand of the Nowra Showground, along the banks of the Shoalhaven River where Dwyane had proposed to Neneh, the ceremony was a wonderful sight to behold. As Neneh arrived, escorted by her parents and accompanied by gorgeous flower girls and page boys and her six bridesmaids, Dwyane was overcome by emotion.
Highlights of the ceremony were a Welcome to Country, in both the Ngunnawal language and English, by Dwyane's cousin Vanessa and the playing of the didgeridoo by his Uncle Paul. A special touch was Dwyane and Neneh releasing a balloon into the air in memory of Dwyane’s late brother Ronald. Dwyane and Neneh's exchange of vows had everyone (including the celebrant!) in tears. A very special couple with a very deep love.
My husband and I met Louise at the wedding expo in Ulladulla, instantly we felt her beautiful vibe and we knew she was the one to marry us. After her meeting with us at our house it was even more evident, Louise is kind and thoughtful in every way. Throughout our whole wedding process no question was too difficult to answer or no email was sent too late at night. She was always there to provide support and feedback to our ceremony planning.
Louise ensured that all aspects of what we felt important to our ceremony (including my husband's culture and his family members who have passed away) were included, in a gracious and thoughtful way. The majority of our guests approached me throughout the rest of our wedding celebrations to mention Louise and how perfect she made the ceremony, by not only the way she told our story but how much emotion she put into it all. I also had many guests say that they have never seen a celebrant shed a tear at a wedding and that our love must have been special to her, we hope it is, as Louise will always be special to us.
I have no hesitation in recommending Louise to any couples looking for a celebrant who is prompt, reliable, easy going and prepared for any situation. We cannot thank you enough for everything Louise, you made our day perfect. We hope to catch up for coffee soon!
Dwyane & Neneh