When asked to perform a ceremony at Satellite Island, my initial response was 'goodness, where is that?' Within a week, this speck of an island had been announced at the 'number two island getaway... in the world!!' by Harpers Bazaar. Who am I to argue with that? (Plus, it clearly goes to show that we can match it with the Maldives any day?
Well the big day arrived yesterday and from the rustic transport from the nearest hamlet (Alonnah on Bruny Island), complete with hay bale seating, to the warm welcome at the islands boat shed, this was a wedding to never be forgotten. Guests basked in the most beautiful sunshine and a pod of dolphins even timed their display so as to NOT upstage proceedings which were not far off.
The bride's stunning gown, her dramatic entry down the stairs to the boat shed ramp, the short but moving ceremony and the signing of the Register framed by the clear waters of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel went seamlessly. But there was more...way more!
A short stroll away, to the southern side of the island saw a long table luncheon prepared, with freshly shucked Bruny Island oysters to be served on the hilltop overlooking the most spectacular views to the south! Following this was a gourmet meal and matching wines, the most amazing bonfire and no doubt a few speeches along the way!
Along with many others, I will keep my eyes peeled for the full coverage of this wedding in 'Country Style' magazine at some future stage, not too distant I hope.