A Time for Renewal

New Year is a time for looking to the future, making plans, wiping the slate clean, and in essence a time of renewal.

Its writing a new page in a book, its taking the step on a journey, the chance to challenge yourself and to seize opportunity.

New Year is a chance to start afresh, and if anything has been learnt from the last year is that life is short, take time, be present and enjoy life.

Life can be tremendously hard sometimes, and throw an unlimited number of situations into the mix  – family, redundancy, illness, bereavement and it can shake you.

In the last few years for us it has.

Nobody says that life or marriage is always going to be always rosy, but that is what commitment is about.

Its been a really tough time personally but even though it was hard we came through it, and that is what makes us strong.

 

True marriage is where you are each others partners in life, you are your own tag team and support.

You share a common understanding and respect and a love that can defy anything.

This means you are 100% committed to each other with no regrets of what could have, should have or would have been.

That isn’t easy, people are different and it sometimes isn’t the easiest road.

But love means finding common ground whilst nourishing each others individuality, and being supportive of each other at the same time.

 

This summer we are blessed to travel to Australia once more.

Our base will be Sydney but we will be taking some time to visit the incredible Gold Coast and we really look forward to this as a family.

During this time Neill and myself will renew our wedding vows to each other and we are really excited to be able to share this with our children.

Many couples dream of celebrating their love for each other by getting married outdoors, closer to nature and in beautiful and serene surroundings, and this made a big impact on choosing our Venue.

Overlooking a bend in the Tallebudgera River, Bend on the River is a  unique “Queenslander” holiday house on the Gold Coast set amidst 15 acres of gorgeous organic fruit orchards.

Formerly a dairy farm this beautiful spot has been a holiday home for over 40 years and comes packed with history and character.

You can wake up to the sound of the kookaburras, collect some free range-eggs, play with the peacocks, discover the  koalas, unwind in a hammock, taste rare tropical fruit, cook with a view of the mountains, sip a cocktail on the veranda and take in the sunset.

 

We cannot wait to re affirm our wedding vows in such an amazing place and lots of plans have been going on for a few months behind the scenes…

Our celebrant will be Josh Withers, who I have been privileged to know for the last few years and I am thrilled that he will be a part of our vow renewal.

Photography will be by Kylie Maree of Just for Love Photography whose work I just adore and I am very blessed she will be capturing our memories.

Along with some other lovely Wedding Suppliers we are so looking forward to bringing together our beautiful intimate family celebration with a hint of something blue…

Below is a representation of the look…

Mood Board Credits

Line 1 Vivien Westwood Shoes, Bouquet (Skeleton Leaf), Suit (Moss Bros), Crockery (Little White Chair)

Line 2: Sign (Little White Chair),  Buttonholes (Skeleton Leaf), Bridesmaid Dress (Monsoon Storm), Stationery (Gemma Milly)

Line 3: Wedding Rings (Williamsburgh Marketplace), Suit (Roco Clothing), Table (Little White Chair), Wedding Dress (Francesca Miranda)

Line 4: Table Centrepiece (Skeleton Leaf), Cake, Ladder Arbour (Little White Chair), Tartan Bowtie

 

I look forward to sharing our journey with you, and a little more of the wonderful individuals making it happen.

Happy New Year to you all and thank you so much for your continued support of me and the Blog…

 

 

More about ALISON TINLIN

UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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