Surprise – Happy New Year!

Monthly Magic Moment for: January, 2012
written by Danicia Dutry
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All I could think as I sat up on the scarp in the hills of Perth, watching the sun go down on 2011, pretending I was part of the band and surrounded by gorgeous folk, was that I think I actually have the best job in the world!! In a fun, festive and emotional ceremony, Danni and Chris surprised their family and friends completely as engagement party speeches suddenly took a dramatic turn featuring running flower girls with balloons and ribbons! The entrance of the bride on the arm of her little brother, now looking dramatically different in her gorgeous white frock (as opposed to the black cocktail frock she was wearing minutes earlier) to Ingrid Michaelson’s The Way I am sent the crowd into cheers (and just a few tears!). I must say I also felt much more comfortable in my role as Marriage Celebrant than band groupie. Danni and Chris may your lives continue to be filled with laughter, surprises and love!

You can see all the magic of this ceremony as captured by Nicolle Versteeg at