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WHO: Karin Wilkinson, 35 and Roxann Pattison, 43
WHEN: November 3, 2003
VENUE: Turtle Cove, Queensland
OUTFITS: Karin wore a metallic blue shirt with
gauze sleeves and three-quarter white pants.
Roxann wore a white dress with gauze sleeves.
Instead of shoes, toe rings.
RINGS: "We were up-front with the jewellers and I
was quite surprised when one sales woman was
very rude to us when she realised we were together.
We agreed that we were not going to give this shop
our business, so we went to a different location and
got the same thing, with friendly service and for less
money. Many of the jewelry stores we visited put
advertisements for commitment ceremonies in their
window later," says Roxann.
CEREMONY: The ceremony took place by the pool.
The celebrant wove together poems Karin and
Roxann selected including verses from The Book of
Ruth. A close friend had recently passed away and
his partner gave the couple one of his
monogrammed handkerchiefs so that he could be
symbolically present. "Come What May" from
Moulin Rouge featured.
RECEPTION: A seafood dinner on the beach. No
cake, but later, strawberries and chocolate dipping
sauce were sent to Karin and Roxann's room.
DECORATIONS: In keeping with a simple
KARIN: "So often I read people say that their
wedding was the best day of their life. I've always
thought that was so clichéd, but to my surprise that's
exactly how I felt. Everything was perfect -- my life
partner, the resort, the beach, the weather, the food
... I will always remember that day with great
tenderness. Wonderful doesn't even come close."
ROXANN: "I love Karin more than I ever knew I was
capable of loving. I wake up in the morning and she
is my first thought, I go to bed at night and she is my
last thought. To say that she is my breath, my life, my
sunshine is an understatement of the depth of my love
for her. This ceremony formalised the commitment
that I have already made to her in my heart."
THE WEDDING TEAM Venue: Turtle Cove Private Resort
Cairns www.turtlecove.com Celebrant: Lucia Ormonde
(07) 4095 2306 Photographer: Brad Newton
(07) 4031 6116 Hair: Tracy Plotner (07) 4037 0019
KARIN & ROXANN
PHOTOS BRAD NEWTON
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