Mel and Cat were married at the Royal Botanical Gardens on a lovely Saturday in December. What an amazing wedding it was. I had never conducted a wedding at the Botanical Gardens before, it is a stunning place, but add some beautiful umbrellas, some white chairs and a white carpet to the mix and it becomes breathtaking. They had the most amazing taxi bring them both to the gardens and they walked down to the ceremony site together to Sia’s ‘Day too Soon’. These stunning ladies walked down the white carpet hand in hand to exchange their vows in front of about 70 of their family and friends.
As a couple, Mel and Cat have travelled the world, having lived together in Canada for a year. Moving to the opposite side of the globe with your partner, being the only other person you know is a true test of a relationship – whether it be saving the other from a random squirrel attack in Stanley Park, or taking an ambulance ride to the Emergency room after a colorful night out in Palm Springs – Mel and Cat are always there for one other, no matter how silly or embarrassing the situation might be. They have made many wonderful memories together, from their first date at the East Brunswick Club hotel, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge on a Summer evening in New York, to having their first white Christmas together in Vancouver. Along with travel, they love nothing more than enjoying a good drink together at their much-loved pubs with friends and family, or at home with one another listening to their favourite records.
When I asked Mel and Cat about some of the stand out attributes that they saw in each other it ‘s clear just how in love that they are. Mel said that she loves Cat’s kind nature, the fact that she is smarter than anyone she has ever met and beautiful inside and out. Cat loves Mel’s sense of humour, her passionate spirit, and is in awe of how talented Mel is. They spend a lot of time making each other laugh. Cat makes Mel laugh with her never ending popular culture references and fear of just about everything. Mel has a habit of making funny phrases that sound like celebrities’ names, she calls Cat her Fiancee Knowles. When Mel proposed to Cat they were at the Midsumma carnival, after Cat said yes, Mel went on the jumping castle and Cat stayed and drank beers and ate dip with her friend Heidi.