Do you remember your pre-school birthday parties? The excitement of your cake, your friends, opening your presents, laughter, music, games. I remember bits and pieces only – seemingly elaborate cakes from fairy stories, balloons, and games. I wish I could remember more!
I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”
28th US President
I was fortunate enough to be asked to share a stand at the Wellington Wedding Show 2012. It has been a while since being part of a show. And, I did enjoy it. The excitement, the happy crowd – there for the purpose of getting their wedding sorted, the mums, dads, friends, grooms to be and the lovely brides to be. There was to be no confusion over who was who, as the organisers had all attendees wearing a sticker labeling them ‘bride’, ‘groom’, ‘friend of the bride’, ‘father of the bride’, etc. It certainly made my job easier and far less embarrassing, as there was to be no confusing, ie, an older groom as being a father of the bride. One woman tried to confuse me with a ‘mother of the bride’ sticker – she was just too young (or maybe that means I am getting old!). I had a Wedding Show special and a raffle. I had some lovely comments about my portfolio from attendees. And, pleasingly, I have had some enquiries. Thank you Wedding Show organisers for giving my stand a prize for how it looked. I am looking forward to the next Wedding Show in Wellington. You did a fab job!!
Other photographs of our stand can be found @ facebook/The Wellington Wedding Show
“There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own…For you are unique and more wondrous than you know!” Linda Staten
I love it when a child allows me to capture their inner personality. I always feel so privileged when the child permits me, a virtual stranger, to see the real ‘them’.