As a producer and creative director over many decades I am familiar with working alongside other creatives, writers, musicians and artists. Your talent radar goes OFF when you are around other gifted creatives. This happened on Sunday morning.
The day before I was honoured to officiate the marriage of Brenton De Zylva and Cassie Mitchell. The next day the bride was uploading photos onto Face Book ,as you do. In one of the posts she published an account of the wedding which was written by her baby sister Georgia who was the junior bridesmaid. Georgia is 10 years old.
I have asked for permission to publish this today.
I wanted to share it with you because it is such an exceptional account of a wedding through the eyes of wonder and of pure love.
Photo Cred by Barry Kearney.
Mr & Mrs de Zylva – by Georgia
“You may now kiss the bride,” announced the celebrant!
Woo, woo, woo, woo, woo, this fairy-tale recount doesn’t begin here it progressively unfolds with what really happens behind the scenes of my older sister Cassie’s wedding!
Instead of just having a wedding day why not have a wedding week!
And that’s basically what occurred for my sister during this crazy time of ‘wedding ness’. It’s stressful, exciting and a lot of fun! It’s especially awesome if you are part of the bridal party because it tells you that you mean something quite special to either the bride or groom.
I was especially fortunate to be a bridesmaid for my sister. I was accompanied by 2 other girls, my other sister Sarah and Cassie’s best friend, that she’s know for 15 years, Steph.
It was an absolute honour to be a Junior bridesmaid!
During the week many little things were being taken care of, prepared for or practiced for the special occasion!
The 24th of Feb 2017. It was a little bit frightening knowing that my sister was actually get married the next day. On this day we did a few quite special things to make this wedding become what every girl dreams of a wedding being! This included a spray tans, manicures and much more!
The night of the wedding I was lucky enough to get too stay with my sister/bride. We stayed in a very secluded little cottage in Yerring! Before I drifted to sleep I watched a movie Now and Then with my sister! And seeing as though it was getting late we paused the movie for a bit and eventually fell asleep!
“Wakey, Wakey” murmed Cassie. Apparently I woke up with the biggest smile on my face. It was ‘the day’, not just any day ‘the wedding day’! I was just bursting with excitement and happiness, I just couldn’t believe that my sister was finally getting married. I just couldn’t explain how joyful I was and I was soooooooo happy that my sister had found the one for her!
Unfortunately I had to awaken at 6:30am that morning to begin because things were going to get crazy at 8:30am with the makeup artist and hairdresser both arriving! We had a schedule so things wouldn’t turn out boncos but I’m pretty positive that things would have been quite fine if there wasn’t a plan. I had my hair done before makeup and seeing as though I’ve got lots of hair, a hairstyle wasn’t to hard to create! In the end I had my hair curled and in a braid to the side. My makeup also looked equally awesome! Cassie was lucky enough to have won a contest and she won a wedding videographer! We also had the photographer there during the day.
We’re finally dressed and ready to roll after many photos and relaxing! I was wearing a pale pink dress and it was a bit chilli on the night so I got a bit cold.
Once we arrive at the venue I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening. It was so nerve racking seeing all of the people watching! As I walked down the aisle I became less and less nervous!
During the ceremony I felt like bursting into tears because I was so happy, especially when they signed the paper work to finalise there long lasting marriage.
“And now you may kiss the bride” announced the celebrant! My sister was no longer a Mitchell she was now a de Zilva.
At the end of the ceremony it was time for photos and more photos and more! It seemed as though it never ended. I greeted many family members end it seemed as though the night never ended but of course it had to, and at the end of night I couldn’t have been any happier for my dearest sister!
And I dearly hope that my sister has her happily ever after……..
by 10 year old Junior Bridesmaid Georgia.