Guests gathered on the beach at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island, Queensland on Wednesday 12.12.12 at 12 noon to witness Iori and David’s wedding ceremony which commenced at precisely 12:12 pm. of course! I will expand a little on the day in a moment, but first please listen to the recording from ABC Radio.
Iori and David have requested privacy, however have given permission for some photographs to be posted on this Blog. The only photograph which depicts them, has been digitally modified to honour their privacy request.
As the guests arrived for the ceremony at 12 noon, they were greeted with the Telstra Timecall “At the third stroke it will be 11:59:30, 11:59:40, 11:59:50 and 12:00 precisely” followed by the three pips in each instance. With David waiting with his best man, some precise timing and the assistance of the Kingfisher Bay Resort events staff using two way radios, we were able to orchestrate Iori’s arrival to be at David’s side ready for the ceremony to commence at precisely 12:12 (denoted by the Telstra Timecall, ” At the third stroke it will be 12:12 precisely” followed by the three pips and verified with the Internet), in fact I dare say it was more like 12:12:12, as the time clicked over to 12:12 immediately after the first pip!!!!
Celebrant, David Proctor, performed a beautiful ceremony as the 35 invited guests, consisting of Iori and David’s dearest family and friends, witnessed their exchange of vows, the signing of the register, blending of the coloured sands and their first kiss as husband and wife.
Following the ceremony, whilst Iori and David went off around the Island for photographs, guests had some free time, before gathering in their Villa for canapés and drinks. A short time later Iori and David entered the Villa and mingled with guests till 5:00 pm when guests were taken to the Jetty Bar for more drinks and to watch the sunset (which I am told was quite spectacular!). While guests were down at the Jetty Bar, I moved the equipment from the Villa and set it up for the reception on the Dingo Deck overlooking the pool.
At 7:00 pm the guests started to arrive from The Jetty Bar for Iori and David’s Cocktail Reception. It was a lovely relaxed reception in a beautiful location and definitely suited their style. A little while later there were speeches from Iori’s sister, the Best Man and of course Iori and David. The cutting of the cake, first dance and then it was party time with Gangnam Style being the hit of the night! Bouquet presentation, garter toss, farewell circle and an invitation for those that wished to return to the Villa for a little after party, which finished at 12 Midnight precisely (as you would expect!!!)
It was such a great pleasure and honour to be a part of this very special wedding, 1200 odd kilometres from home. Iori and David are very much in love, they love their friends and family and opened their hearts to all those present – I feel very privileged to have witnessed the connection they share. Enjoy your European honeymoon and may love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaids Processional: “Canon in D” by O’Neill Brothers
Brides Processional: “Canon in D” by O’Neill Brothers, “Bridal Chorus” by Mutsuhiro Nishiwaki, “12:12 Time Call” by Unkown
Register Signing: “I Do, I Do, I Do” by Mama Mia Soundtrack, “Only You” by Train, “Lost Without You” by Delta Goodrem
Sand Ceremony: “Love Me” by Yiruma
Recessional: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
Bride & Groom Entry: “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
Cake Cutting Song: “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac
Garter Toss: “You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Tom Jones
Farewell Circle / Circle Of Love: “Circle Of Life” by Elton John, ” Turning Japanese” by The Vapors
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Celebrant: David Proctor
Photographer: Photos By Carmen