Kirsten and Anthony were married at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront on Friday, January 10. As you can see from the photo above, their red, white, and blue, color scheme worked really well against the backdrop of the Crowne's gazebo. The newly bricked patio makes the venue even more elegant.... though my unobservant nature meant I didn't even recognize the change until I'd been there for about twenty minutes! My obliviousness aside, it really is a big improvement over the grass lawn.
Their ceremony began on time which is standard for a Crowne Plaza wedding. Brides who appreciate timeliness take note. A hotel wedding is far more likely to start promptly than other venues you could choose.
Entertainment: DJ Shane
Photographer: Amanda Stratford Photography
The flower girl almost stole the show. I have never seen one perform her duties with such deliberation and diligence. This adorable little girl stopped and carefully placed the petals exactly where she thought they looked best rather than simply toss and go. She never once looked up to see if anyone was watching her or what our reactions were...and there was plenty of grinning and giggling as she made her way down the aisle.
Not all of the giggling was because of the flower girl. I think Kristen couldn't help chuckling when the microphone setup essentially gave me dubs disease. We could hear the words coming out of my mouth followed seconds later by my voice blaring out of the speakers back near the tiki stage. That was a unique challenge I'd not faced before! I had no way of knowing if I was speaking too fast or too slow, too soft or too loud. No complaints so we'll assume it was just fine. Oh, and the recessional was a rousing piece from Star Wars. Brilliant!
May they always be the best of friends and their love for one another deepen over the years.
Rev. Ann Fuller
The commentary on this blog is my own opinion developed over years of officiating a wide range of wedding sizes and styles. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.