The Star Fish Story
An old man was walking on the beach one morning after a storm. In the distance, he could see someone moving like a dancer. As he came closer, he saw that it was a young woman picking up starfish and gently throwing them into the ocean. “Young lady, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
“The sun is up, and the tide is going out and if I do not throw them in they will die,” she said.
“But young lady, do you not realize that there are many miles of beach and thousands of starfish? You cannot possibly make a difference.” The young woman listened politely, then bent down picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea.
“It made a difference for that one.”
When I read this story, Charlotte so easily comes to mind. She is the essence of this story with her kindness, thoughtfulness and incredibly caring nature. And although I already knew this, it was displayed to me soooo wonderfully when I took a clumsy fall down some stairs, banging up my knee and my lens quite nicely. I did as I always do, and tried to pretend it didn’t happen to allow the attention to flow back to what we were there for.. Charlotte’s wedding day! … But I wasn’t getting away with that behaviour and Charlotte insisted greatly with care and concern that she take a look at my knee. And continued to patch me up in her wedding dress, moments before leaving for her ceremony. She is sooo in the right job as a Nurse. Heart of pure Gold!!
Quiet, funny and loveable Aaron is the lucky man marrying this lovely human being! They both together ooze a loving, caring and bubbly nature … I like these two A LOT! …
Out at Cossars Wineshed in Taitapu, Charlotte and Aaron had the most wonderful wedding day with close family and friends. There was incredible attention to detail throughout their theme and the love and bubbly energy continued to flow right throughout the day! It was so awesome being a part of this amazing couples very special day!!
I do love going to the Bride’s getting ready stations, especially when it’s the home they’ve grown up in! … There’s something magical about getting ready in the place that you’ve both laughed and cried in, achieved mile stones, maybe broken a bone, got the best of grades .. and maybe the worst… seen happiness and sorrow of all kinds, growing up and into the wonderful adult they are today! Go Mum & Dad’s home!!!
The ceremony was conducted by just one of our favourite celebrants, Sarah Gnad. Gorgeous, very personal, storytelling ceremonies! We are allll for story telling!
Love, Heather & Doug xoxo