A Celebrants Struggle is Real #2

Modern Technology is it friend or foe, well in this case it was definately FOE!! Bloody iPad.

 Image by  Dijana Risteska

I have tried so hard to be as sustainable as possible including going paperless, all of my contracts, questions, information, ideas, recommendations etc. etc. is done online with very little paper apart from your legal docs and completed ceremonies for the big day, so I thought I was a big giant smarty pants when deciding 'stuff it' I'm going to do what the big guys do and go paperless for my ceremonies too, enter new purchase,  stupid mini iPad.

 Here we are with the stupid mini iPad, working beautifully up until now             Image by  Dijana

Here we are with the stupid mini iPad, working beautifully up until now             Image by Dijana

I'm at Campbell Point House, it's a pretty fancy house in Leopold and I was thrilled to finally see for myself how beautiful and posh it really was, I get everyone seated, get the entire bridal party down, welcome said bridal party, whose names I spell phonetically so I don't muck them up, there is a round of applause...the crowd goes wild with all the warm and fuzzy feels at peak feels, I look down again to continue...HALF THE SCREEN HAS DISAPPEARED!! Holy F%&$ F&^$#(($% F^@$ I might be able to wing the ceremony, I knew my couple well, but I will never remember the Japanese and Vietnamese names without my phonetics...I look up to see 120 sets of eyes looking at me waiting for my next riverting words which turned out to be..."well that's bloody annoying, I've lost my ceremony, this is why we shouldn't use modern technology people", I was in shock, Kiet looked shocked, I looked around thinking someone will give me an answer, more shocked looks, by me, my mouth gapping.

 And here we are with paper version and a silly duck face                                  Image by  Dijana

And here we are with paper version and a silly duck face                                  Image by Dijana

I recovered quickly, remembered I had done a printed version for my regular folder as a back up at the last minute, it's in my suitcase, phew! where's my suitcase? F&$**#$%@*&^&%$ for the first time ever...no where near me, my roadie/wife runs up the stairs through the mansion to grab said trusty paper version "so did you hear the one about when an Irishman, an Englishman and a German walk into a bar?...yeah me neither, my face was getting redder and redder, my breathing short and shallow, nervous wee's not far from releasing itself, then I remembered  Nozomi and Kiet had a 'red alert' unplugged ceremony, much to the horror of all their guests, nope not a half arsed 'amber alert' unplugged, it was a definite 'red'  if you get caught with a phone, you and me are in big trouble, "ok while we wait for my folder, everyone grab your phones and quickly take as many photos as your heart desires", I have NEVER seen so many people reach for phones in pockets, handbags, from each other in all my born days, it was exactly the moment they had been waiting for, PHOTO'S That kept them occupied for the 2 minutes, PHEW!!!

 "Let's start this ceremony" round two                                                                   Image by  Dijana

"Let's start this ceremony" round two                                                                   Image by Dijana

It felt like the longest two minutes of my entire life.

"Now let's get on with the ceremony shall we...phones away"

Things happen, things don't always go the way you predict, but if that have of happened to me a year ago, I possibly would have had an anxiety attack a thrown up in front of everyone or wet my pants.

I don't know why I panicked in those split moments, I always have a printed out version to give to my couples, plus if I was that desperate I would have gone into my Dropbox and read it from my phone, DOH!. It is so easy to think of all those things after the event though isn't it.

 Nozomi had a lot to say in her vows so she deserved a scrolled out vow card, I forgot to tell them what I had done so the reaction is as real as it get's.                   Image by  Dijana

Nozomi had a lot to say in her vows so she deserved a scrolled out vow card, I forgot to tell them what I had done so the reaction is as real as it get's.                   Image by Dijana

I was lucky I thought fast and that I attract really fun easy going couples, oh and having a sense of humour always helps, laughing can get you through just about anything.

 See they are married and we got through just fine.                                              Image by  Dijana

See they are married and we got through just fine.                                              Image by Dijana

A few days later, I pulled the stupid mini iPad out of the naughty corner, rebooted the darn thing and BANG! there was my ceremony F*&%$#.

 One minute my ceremony was there on the screen then it wasn't...after the fact shot here! Richie our sound guy and a very amusing guest trying to work out what went wrong.

One minute my ceremony was there on the screen then it wasn't...after the fact shot here! Richie our sound guy and a very amusing guest trying to work out what went wrong.

I have to say, everything was perfect for Nozomi & Kiet's wedding except me, and I wouldn't have it any other way, well I don't really have a choice, that's just me, yep Sharon Your Celebrants and I'm all yours.

 Perfection                          Image by  Dijana

Perfection                          Image by Dijana

More of Nozomi & Kiet's fabulous suppliers

Wedding cake Yum Mammas

Catering by their favourite restaurant  Copper Pot Seddon

Florals & Styling Creating Beautiful

 

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