We actually got married on a pontoon moored in Rose Bay, Sydney, and that is the absolute truth. The Aquashell is a magnificent, architecturally designed floating stage that hosts rock concerts and the like, and is usually moored at places like Darling Harbour. We were the first wedding party to hire the Aquashell, mostly because my husband has incredible vision and style, but also because we were a little nuts.
|The Aquashell (minus us)|
The Architect was getting ready at his brother's house, and my brother-in-law was concerned about the rain situation.
"What if it rains?" he asked The Architect.
"It's not going to rain," The Architect assured him.
The clouds were darkening. My brother-in-law looked doubtful. My sister-in-law walked into the room.
"What if it rains?" she asked The Architect.
"It's not going to rain," The Architect assured her.
The clouds were getting fuller. My sister-in-law looked doubtful. She left the room in search of an umbrella.
A half an hour later, my brother-in-law was getting anxious.
"But what if it rains?" he asked The Architect.
My husband sighed. "Come on," he said.
He took my brother-in-law to Rose Bay, and showed him. My brother-in-law looked at The Aquashell, and nodded. They got back into the car, and drove home in silence.
"What if it rains?" my sister-in-law asked her husband.
"It's not going to rain," my brother-in-law said.
Later that afternoon, I walked on my father's arm to the Aquashell. The rain held off, and I got on the stage without incident. As the ceremony was being performed, I realized how nervous I was. I was so jittery I was swaying, the ground felt like it was moving under my feet.
And then I realized, I was standing on a pontoon. The ground really was moving under my feet.
It began to rain lightly as the ceremony ended. I stayed nice and dry under the cover of the Aquashell. The guests around the open sides weren't quite so lucky, and several of them got quite wet. It seems that I forgot in my excitement that rain doesn't always fall vertically.
Later that night, one of the interstate guests got set on fire. But that, my friends, is another story.
Happy Anniversary, Architect. x