Live music makes for a really lovely vibe, it's true! Thanks to Jodie Stubbs and band, the marquee was already pumping when we made our entrance as husband and wife. For table centerpieces, we had a variety of spring flowers placed in crystal vases of different shapes and sizes. The result was fresh, eclectic, pretty. And do you remember the candle wedding favours I made? I think they were a hit. I had so many guests asking me how they can make some candles of their own.Then came the food. We thought that since it was our day, no one could really complain if we served up all our favourite foods - baked figs, duck confit, pork loin with crackling and grilled chicken breast (Yummers!). Both Stu and I are so glad we went with the unlimited vino package, so the wine could keep flowing. And it sure did - our guests drank freely and happily, which was entertaining to watch. After dinner came the speeches. Andre started the ball rolling with a crazy funny speech with lots of innuendo that the guests went wild for. Next, my matron of honour, Liz gave a wonderful and moving speech about our friendship and our journey together - from our boy chasing days to us blooming into current stage of domestic bliss. Stu's dad spoke about the misadventures of Stu (broken tent, fire on boat) when he tried to convince me to take up camping and fishing, and how we found a happy compromise in the form of glamping. My favourite speech was Stu's of course, and I swear, it wasn't just because he said I looked beautiful (OK, a little bit, maybe).Then there were toasts, cake cutting, and the bridal waltz. Even though Stu refused to 'rehearse', I think we did OK - no one booed. The girls and I performed our newfound Bollywood moves. It was a hoot! Everyone laughed!
And then, it was time to say goodbye. Our guests gathered around us as we hugged and kissed everyone goodbye. Believe me when I tell you the day goes by in a flash, because it really does. Stu and I retreated to our bridal suite and spent the next couple of hours talking about our wedding day, reliving every detail, every moment, ending the day on an amazingly high note.So that's it! That's my big day. Thank you for indulging me in reliving my wedding day.
Finally, I would like to take the chance to say a quick thank you to all my wonderful suppliers:
To the lovely ladies from d'amore - Thanks for providing such beautiful classical music for our ceremony.
Jodie, Troy, Emile - Your music totally rocks! Thanks for making the wedding reception so much fun!
Thank you Lisa Fowler making me look so beautiful and my hair so amazing all day. You have no idea how much fun I had batting the eyelashes you put on me!
To Kerrie from Sweet as Cakes, what a great job on the wedding cake. I don't have any photos to show you but the 3 coloured layers inside looked every bit as beautiful as I had imagined.
For flowers, we used Jade McIntosh Flowers. So lovely to work with and as you can see, the flowers are pretty pretty pretty!
To our wedding coordinator, Tim from Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley: You are amazing and have helped create the most happiest day of our lives thus far.
And lastly, April Werz, you are a very talented wedding photographer! Because of your photos, we get to relive the day over and over again.