Constanze and Paul met at the BP service station in Seven Hills in Sydney where Paul was working to support himself through university. Constanze worked in a design showroom around the corner and bought her coffees from the ‘cute guy’ at the service station. Fortunately for Paul, his coffee was good enough to keep Constanze coming back for more, and falling in love.
Charmed Events in Jindabyne perfectly styled Constanze and Paul’s red and black Gothic Wedding theme. The ceremony was held by the Thredbo River near the chairlift at Thredbo Resort. Skiers watched on the footbridge as Paul and Constanze vowed to love, honour and comfort each other until death or vampires do part. Constanze wore a stunning black wedding dress with a black lace panel on the back, made by her mother.
Rituals and Readings
Memorial Candle. Constanze and Paul lit a candle in memory of Paul’s Dad who passed away nearly a year ago. Whilst he could not be there with them, his presence was felt in our hearts.
Reading. I found a blog post about falling in love at a coffee shop that I shared with Constanze, Paul and their guests:
‘You don’t really think you’re going to fall in love at a coffee shop, do you?’ by Deni LaPenna:
“I like to think that eventually I’ll run into some fantastically good looking guy at a coffee shop, we’ll talk for hours over coffee and muffins (because everyone likes a good muffin), he’ll walk me home, we’ll exchange phone numbers and end the afternoon with a simple kiss on the cheek. It’s not love at first sight, but gosh darn it, it’s something. However, in my personal experiences, that never happens. The likelihood of meeting someone at a coffee shop is slim to none. I mean, let’s get real. You wait in line, order your drink, and out the door you go…There is no chance that you are meeting anyone at a coffee shop, and neither am I. It’s nice to think that something out of a movie will happen, but you and I both know it’s never going to.”
Well, luckily for Paul, it did!
Constanze and Paul had a wonderfully eclectic playlist, choosing music that both reflected their Gothic theme, but also had significance for them both.
Constanze walked down the aisle on the arm of her father to Mondo Bongo by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros from the movie Mr & Mrs Jones.
They signed the Register to I Believe in a Thing Called Love by The Darkness and Accidentally in Love by Counting Crows from the movie Shrek 2.
Together, they walked down the aisle to One Week by Barenaked Ladies.
Photo credit to Kerry Beer Photography from Jindabyne.