Monday, 14 March 2016

Zara and Rob's Wedding at the Royal Botanic Garden

Zara and Rob wanted to have their wedding at the Botanics because when they are there, it's easy to feel like they've stepped outside of time. It's the perfect place to take pause from everyday life and reflect on what they value. It's an oasis.

During walks there, it has often hit them how much they love their lives together, their little routines, and how attached they are to this wonderful city. It felt like the right place to come to celebrate their love for each other and the many special connections and relationships present at their little gathering.

Contributions from family and friends made Zara and Rob's ceremony very special. Rob's friend Niall read an excerpt from Plato's Symposium, chosen because of Zara's and Rob's interest in ancient classics, which was one of the courses they studied together at university. In fact, when they first became a couple, Rob gave Zara a copy of The Symposium because it had been such an influence on his idea of what love means and he wanted to share it with her.

Another lovely moment in the ceremony was when Rob's cousin Laura sang 'The Way I Am' by Ingrid Michaelson.

Zara and Rob 'Tied the Knot' with ribbons that had special significance for them both. One was made from Zara's Gran, Carol's wedding dress and the other was knitted by Rob's Nan, Pearl.

By joining these ribbons, two families joined and accepted Zara and Rob as a unit within them. Because the ribbons themselves were so meaningfully gifted from an older generation of their families, Zara and Rob also thought it would be nice to ask two younger members of their families to bring them forward; Zara's sister, Leah and Rob's brother, David.

Many thanks to Zara and Rob for sharing their beautiful photographs by Catching the Moments Photography.

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute bride!! She is looking adorable on her big day. I liked their garden wedding venue but I am going to tie the knot in winters, so would prefer booking indoor venues. I wanted to have a summer wedding but things don’t go as per liking always.