Four essential ingredients for a wedding

That’s right only four essential ingredients for a wedding. Now that you’re engaged and the congratulations are dying down, you have to start thinking about the ACTUAL wedding. I bet your head is swimming with lists of things that you need to do and organise. Your parents have already started demanding you invite your third cousins whom you have never met and your next door neighbour from when you were 5 years old. Wedding blogs are telling you about the latest colours for dresses, how to lose that last bit of weight to get into the dream dress and fabulous exotic honeymoon destinations.

AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGH! I’m here to help you.


These are the top four, the only four things you need to get married.

  1. You
  2. Your partner
  3. LOVE! lots and lots of love
  4. A marriage celebrant

Everything else is fabulous and fun, but not essential. I promise you in 20 years time when you look back on your wedding day the fact that the second groomsman wore white socks, or that you had to invite your best friend’s new boyfriend (that no one likes), really will not matter. Right now the most important thing is that you have found someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. They’re your partner in crime, your bestie, someone that makes you the best version of you.

I don’t want to talk myself out of a job photographing your wedding, but please don’t lose sight of the fact that your big day is first and foremost about marrying the person you adore.  It’s easy to get bamboozled by all of the wedding trappings. If you’ve nailed the top four ingredients above, the rest really is just the icing on the (wedding) cake.

I’m going to ask my wedding industry pals to give advice from each of their expertise on how to make it super easy to throw a wedding. Stay tuned.


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