A Beautiful Wedding Day Do-Over: Mark + Anita


Their wedding day had been perfectly planned and Mark + Anita were expecting to have a fantastic day with their family and friends. On the morning of the wedding, however, Mark began to feel very unwell.

The couple had planned with their photographer to have a couple portrait session before the ceremony, however, moments after the bride and groom laid eyes on each other for the first time, the groom began to vomit badly.

After a delayed and shortened ceremony (just to make it legal), a few congratulations from guests and a quick rest, Mark was driven to hospital where he needed a drip to rehydrate, while his new wife and guests enjoyed the gorgeous canapés and dinner. The groom made is back for just a few minutes for speeches towards the end of the night. Poor guy!

But during the evening, the photographer and the venue owners plotted with one another, and offered Anita + Mark a do-over, which included a couple’s portrait session and a recreation of their wedding menu for the couple and 10 of their closest family and friends!

So, exactly a fortnight later, Mark + Anita returned, along with Mark’s parents, sister and auntie who had all travelled from London for their wedding after delaying their flights back home. They had a beautiful sunset and perfect weather for this re-do and the couple portraits captured were just stunning. Their happiness and love truly shines through. At the very end of the night, Mark + Anita also got the opportunity to do their first dance. A pretty special moment and awesome way to close off an awesome night.

Mark: Words cannot describe how this gesture transformed our memories of a sad day that was unfortunate to the happiest day of our lives.

Anita: I thought that we were so unlucky to have our wedding day unfold the way it did. I no longer think that. I couldn’t feel any happier or any more filled with love all thanks to the unbelievable kindness, generosity and huge hearts of our wedding suppliers Michael Briggs Photography, Karen and Matt and the whole team at The Riverstone Estate, Tim O’keefe, Posies and Twine – now our dear friends. Thank you for making our wedding day do-over the happiest day of our lives.

Check out the stunning images below, from Michael Briggs Photography.


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