It was a rock at the Rock when Sue and Bug surprised everyone by getting married on a family trip to Uluru.
One thing you can't accuse these two of is rushing into things! Bug first proposed to Sue 12 years ago but they never quite got round to organising a wedding. So they decided to surprise everyone by getting married on a family trip to the Red Centre. And they asked me along to help!
Uluru is the very heart of Australia in every sense of the word, full of ancient wisdom and the focal point of Indigenous culture and creation stories. What an amazing opportunity to help celebrate new beginnings in such an iconic spot. Being able to do so is thanks to the traditional custodians of the land, the Anangu people, who welcomed us as their guests to share in the awe-inspiring surroundings of what is a very sacred place.
On top of a sand dune at Yulara, with Uluru to one side and the Kata Tjutas on the other, we celebrated love, family and friendship in such a intimate and meaningful way. But I'm going to quote from Bug's vows, because he expressed that sentiment in an effortlessly eloquent way:
"There is beauty here that reaches far so beyond our imaginations and reality that you can’t just gaze upon it. You have to surrender your spirit to it. You have to live it. It’s precious. The most beautiful marriage between man and earth. Like OURS will be.
Rich in colour, ever changing, but somehow, always the same."
Sue and Bug were married at Ayres Rock Resort, Yulara, overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.