I met Trudy a few years ago. We both share a very close friend and she was at a few Christmas parties that I have attended. The very special friend that we share went overseas to live and get married (another lovely romantic story for another time). The Christmas parties that we would both be able to attend, obviously stopped.
So when I met with Trudy to talk about her wedding just before Christmas, it was like meeting up with someone that I have known for a while but rarely seen. Our mutual friend talks about her very fondly and often, so I felt like I knew quite a lot about her already and I hoped that what she had been told about me over the years was as nice as I had heard about her.
Ross and Trudy’s love began almost 10 years ago. They were enjoying a night out with some friends at what they refer to as the “Dodgy Swan Hotel in Richmond”. Ross thought that Trudy was friendly, with a beautiful and welcoming smile. Trudy thought that Ross was also friendly, fun to hang out with and he made her laugh. It didn’t take long until they were travelling across the city to spend time with each other. After about 12 months into their relationship they travelled to Europe and spent time living in America for Ross’ work.
Ross proposed to Trudy while they were on a weekend away, Trudy fondly told me that she remembers thinking something was up when he wouldn’t let her put trackies on. She remembers him getting down on one knee and thinking ‘is he proposing?’ Trudy wasn’t sure if they would ever get married. She was a little bit shocked and had to get Ross to retell her all the beautiful things he had said again once she’d calmed down.
The day of the wedding didn’t start out too nicely. A very wet, January morning. The rain cleared up and the day ended up being quite mild. It was just the wind that we had to contend with. Trudy and Ross were married at the Sandbar Beach Cafe, which was a stunning venue for a wedding. The ceremony was conducted in a lovely little area that steps directly out onto the sand. One lovely thing about it being so windy was there were no people hanging around on the beach to get into the background of photos, or just sticky nose at a wedding they happened to stumble across.
Trudy wore a lovely yellow dress, that looked just beautiful. Ross and Trudy chose a lovely reading called “All I ever really needed to know I learned in kindergarden” which was very fitting as Trudy is a primary school teacher. They also chose to have one of my favourite songs for the signing of the register, The wedding song, by Angus and Julia Stone. So lovely!! It was a beautiful day and I had a wonderful time sharing a day with new friends and old.