He calls her “B”, it’s really more of a letter than a word, but there is so much more behind this affectionate nickname Nicolai has for Bernadette. Through out the day, he chose many other words to describe her – caring, wonderful, dedicated. And luckily for Bernadette, these same words can be used to describe Nicolai, and we get to see evidence of this right from the start of his wedding day, when he made breakfast for everyone – always attentive to others, even though it was his wedding day.
Now if you are a regular to the Living Lens blog, you may be forgiven for thinking Bernadette looks familiar, and those with an eagle eye will recognize that she was the violinist featured in Jade & Adrian’s short film! I felt then it was only right to feature the quartet in this highlight – music is a very large part of her life, as I found out when her dad proudly talked about her various achievements as a musician.
The wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect; beautiful weather with an amazing ceremony location on the balcony at the Melbourne Town Hall, and the awesome backdrop of the Royal Exhibition Buildings for the photoshoot. But for me the highlight was their tea ceremony, which is traditionally held in the morning at the family homes, but in order to share this moment with their guests they choose to hold it at the reception venue. This to me, seems such a wonderful way to share such an important cultural experience.
All these words and moments shared just served to highlight to me, and to all their guests, the reasons why Bernadette & Nicolai love each other.