I remember the first time I was a part of a bridal party as a little girl. It was my Aunt’s wedding, being held in the family garden, and my sister and I were flower girls. Our youngest sister was a newborn, but I remember going out into the garden early the morning of the wedding with my Mum and picking petals to make confetti. The air was cool, there was a light dew on my bare feet, and the sun was already warm on the top of my head.
As a Mum of a now 3 year old and 7 month old, I wonder how my own Mum managed to help us pick petals with a newborn and two more little girls under the age of five; she’s amazing. As a daughter, I remember the sheer magic and excitement of being such an important part of the wedding day, and having such an important job … because how could any wedding be complete without confetti? As a Mum, it’s a lesson that speaks to my heart about how the seemingly small things can carry so much weight and wonder in the world of a child.
It’s a beautiful memory, one that I treasure. I hope one day my Georgie and Harry can know the magic of our own version of early morning petal gathering and memory making with me.
I love weddings. I love their beauty and magic.
I love my job.
This beautiful moment was captured by Vanilla Photography for Niks and Phil’s magical bohemian bush wedding at the Nambiti Reserve, hosted by The Springbok Lodge. Planning, floral design and decor styling by Adore Weddings. It was a memory making kind of day