I often think a child is a reflection of a parent, in the young years anyway and Ollie is the most generous little baby there is, giving away smiles left right and center. The most adorable little man with such a cheerful and happy nature.
Louise and Richie are of course the reason for this little bundle of perfection, whatever they have done, they have done it right, there is no doubt about that. It seems to me though that this is pretty much how they live their lives, with happiness and enthusiasm put into everything they do.
When I first met Louise she was pregnant with Ollie (not that I could tell). She was so excited to tell the news, as any new mammy would be and I had an inkling right then and there that I would really enjoy this day. Even though Richie was unable to make the meeting I was sure he couldn't be anything but a genuinely nice man, having met him I think that is an understatement. Ollie gets his contagious smile from his daddy, looking through the photos I have just finished I see Richie's face light up like a big kid over and over again, that's what his lovely little family do to him.
Being part of a wedding gives me a huge insight into a couple, their lives and their love and for that I am repeatedly grateful, it makes live more fulfilling knowing such genuine happiness. Louise is such a calm and kind lady, quiet and relaxed she is like a breath of fresh air and it is clear to see that Richie is her perfect match and little Ollie has just completed them. I have a feeling that after the day they met they never once wasted a moment thinking of anyone else.
Thinking of this day just makes me smile, there were so many smiles, so much excitement and such joy, of course there is at every wedding but this one was special, there was more. Louise and Richie aren't out for themselves in any way or form, this was a day for sharing. Sharing their commitment, their love and making memories together with all of their guests, including Ollie in a way that can be unmatched by having him christened as they wed which was just the perfect touch to top off a perfect day.
Louise and Richie, you have a full yet innocent love that is rarely seen, I wish for it to continue forever more as there is nothing so gracious as complete unity. You have set the bar high for all of those around you and I am sure there are many that aim to be as happy as you both are. Congratulations to you both and to Ollie, this is a day I will not forget and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to witness it.
All of my love,