Oh what a spectacular event it was. No pics yet to post on my site but plenty were taken and will eventually find their way online.
The day was an incredibly well organized family day out, combined with a thoughtfully prepared and delightfully presented wedding ceremony. The most wonderful highlight was the total inclusion of all present. It all began with acknowledgment and respect paid to the ancient, traditional owners of the place where we gathered for this special meeting of all those invited to share in the marriage ceremony of my daughter Megan Bayliss and her partner Paul Martin joining together in a deeply moving commitment to each other.
Symbolic practices being high on the agenda, it was a time of cementing spiritual unity between earthly bodies and eternally united souls. All present, from grannies to little ones, were made to feel indispensable and very special. The weather glorious, boundless activities for all ages in exceptional surroundings made the day one that everyone present will not forget in their lifetime. That includes of course the arrival of all the guests during the morning, a wonderful lunch together followed by an opportunity for everybody to catch up with each other. Then came the real highlight of the day, an event to remember and best left for Megan and Paul to tell you about when they return. However, I will say the heartfelt symbolic interaction of each step of the ceremony left many in tears of joy, wonder, and deeply shared love.
Experiencing bond between the most beautiful bride, very handsome groom, their family and all their guests, led to an evening of frivolity, great happiness and delight. Retiring to our cabins before midnight enabled us all to enjoy refreshing rest with sounds of the waterfall cascading through the night. Sharing breakfast together, before we all went in our own direction this morning, was a delightful way to wish Megan and Paul farewell as they head off for their special time together on Norfolk Island.
Last but not least, I would like to share with you a description of Megan's and Paul's 'traditional'
wedding - waltz??? On went the music with a most lively foot tapping beat. Onto the floor came Megan doing a fantastic rendition of a very lively 'twist'. As Megan went round and round, up and down, Paul moved in slow motion around her encompassing her tantalizingly frenzied 'lady bug' dance with his controlled, calculated, rhythmic sway until they met in an embrace symbolizing their love, commitment and dedication, of entwining hearts in love.
Sue Bayliss. Cairns, Australia.