It was a lovely Saturday afternoon as I wound up the mountain road to Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant where Karen and Colin were preparing to celebrate their country wedding.
I drove up to the gorgeous 5 bedroom cabin where the bridal party were getting ready while admiring the horses grazing in the nearby field.
When it was time for the ceremony to begin, the clouds were sitting heavy in the sky and a few stray raindrops threatened to have us all huddling undercover but they blew away as the bride came riding down the hill in a lovely red tractor.
The ceremony was a lovely expression of the love between Karen and Colin in front of their family and closest friends.
The reception was held at the gorgeous little restaurant onsite, decorated with the most beautiful hand-made decorations by Karen and Mel.
But little did we know the best was yet to come. I noticed there was something going on down the end of the restaurant. Just then one of the bridesmaids came and told me I might want to come and see what was going on.
Karen took ‘trashing the dress’ to a whole new level. Chopping off the bottom of her gorgeous lace dress – and donating it to Angel Gowns – who make beautiful gowns for stillborn babies.
I think the best part of this was seeing the reaction on the guests faces
Congratulations to Karen and Colin on your beautiful wedding and I wish you every happiness to come!