I met this beautiful couple through links to weddings I had conducted a few years ago. Dipesh and Arti and Priyesh and Suneeta. I remember Anj and Nico for many reasons mostly because of the most humble initial email they sent me writing that they would be honoured if I conducted their wedding.
Communication is so so important as I rarely know who I am dealing with. So too is respect because a preacher is often an outsider. As we communicated further I felt the expectations of this couple were very down to earth. When we finally met at my home this observation became more and more apparent. Their sheer lack of ego was refreshing to see. We chatted and we laughed together. They kindly invited me.
Time passed and before I knew it I was in Nice. With Nico and Anj. The weather was hot and the views stunning. On the wedding day itself we were at a Chateau. The sun, the prayers, everything went wonderfully and in a traditional Gujerati way the wedding was concluded.
I wanted to mention the character of people. These two were beautifully French and Indian, hearts of gold and not once did Nico or Anj demand from me. The photographs, taken by wildroses_studio, were stunningly natural depicting the stages of the ceremony well. Don’t discount Nice as a destination location. It’s absolutely beautiful and on the foothills of The Alps.
Destination events can be beautiful and invitations are accepted on the condition of three nights travel and reasonable accommodation with breakfast. Please remember two days are travel days; there and back; and one day is event day. With commitments and a packed diary these basics are important.