Stacey and Rohan are accountants. They met at work four years ago. Stacey arrived to audit a client and was advised that her senior was awaiting her. When Stacey turned to find Rohan walking toward her, he took her breath away. It was love at first sight. Three years later, Rohan proposed on the balcony of their villa in Lake Como, Italy.
Stacey and Rohan were married on a Spring evening amongst the sculptures in the Grollo Equiset Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria. Stacey's family entered the tranquil setting ahead of her to Pachelbel's Canon in D. Stacey, followed by her bridesmaids, entered to Wagner's Bridal Chorus. Both pieces were beautifully played by Harpist, Hayley Erin.
Theirs was a ceremony that had a perfect blend of smiles, laughter and tears. The sincerity with which Stacey and Rohan exchanged vows, the raw emotion that they displayed, was so very touching. Within moments of commencing their personal pledges, spoken from the heart and without my assistance, guests reached for their tissues. I've never witnessed so happy many tears shed.
So moved by the beauty of what they had witnessed, their guests gave an audible sigh, some wiping tears away, before everyone burst into spontaneous applause. It was something I shall never forget.
We signed the certificates to Schubert's Ave Maria before the beaming newlyweds made their way back down the aisle and toward an exciting, and no doubt joyful, future together.