It turned out that Kristy and Steve’s wedding would be 4 days after Kristen and I returned from our Euro adventures. I suffer terribly from jetlag, especially when flying eastwards so I must admit, there were a few niggling thoughts in my mind around how I would handle their day. But the moment that I arrived at Kristy’s mum and dad’s house, all of these fears abated. They were immediately warm, offering me food and tea and plenty of happy smiles and great conversation. I’d been away from Australia for 4 months but being there that morning was the best welcome home I could have received.
Steve and Kristy outwardly are like chalk and cheese – he is reserved and very relaxed while she is the life of the party and hyper-organised. But as much as everyone (including the two of them) see this, they balance each other out and draw out the best in each other. They make things work by looking at what keeps them together, the things they love in life and about each other – at the end of the day, this is all it takes. It’s perhaps not totally fair to say that they’re opposites as they’ve got plenty in common – the most obvious being warm, inviting and gentle personalities that love and care deeply for the people around them. And on a warm spring day in Melbourne, I too was brought into their fold and was privileged enough to be a part of their beautiful wedding, basking in the warm rays of sunshine and also their love.