11.11.11 - The Wedding Reception

Why are weddings so wonderful? Because they are filled with moments like this:This is my final post about 11.11.11 (aka Happiest Day of my Life) and I'm finishing off with the reception.

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!

For making me such a beautiful wedding dress, as with the bridesmaids' dresses, I'd like to thank Yan Pothin from Soma Design.

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.

24 Responses to 11.11.11 - The Wedding Reception

Mimi said...

awwww, that looks like such a fun and beautiful wedding reception! and yay for getting married on 11.11.11! congratulations and best wishes to you and your husband! :)

<3, Mimi

Sarah B said...

Love the flowers and the cake. It's all so beautiful, just like a fairytale wedding :)

Courtney said...

Such a fairytale-esque wedding! These photos are beautiful, so happy for you, congratulations xx

stephanie said...

I think you seriously had the most romantic looking wedding ever. So beautiful, and I'm so happy for you!

DiamondsandTulle said...

OMGosh Trishie! Just catching up! What a gorgeous charming event! And I'm in love with that cake stand!
Congrats again! Love the date! Hope you made a big wish! (we got married 08.08.08 - heheh)

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Carolina said...

It's so beautiful! And I love that candle tutorial, thanks!

DreamYourStyle said...

so elegant and beautiful***love it

honey my heart said...

such a beautiful reception with great details and lots of smiles :)

AVY said...

I hope that will happen for me too some day.

/ Avy

Sonja said...

looks like such a lovely, fun reception. awesome date to get married on, so cool! :o)
I'm waiting for one of my friends to get married so I can help out with and go to an awesome party! hehe :o)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Oh, it all sounds so romantic and happy. Surrounded by your families and with some great music. And the flowers look beautiful. Of course it was your happiest day, how could it not be? xo

Sarah said...

such a beautiful wedding dear! stunning photos xx

Carrie said...

Awh, your reception was intimate. I love that. It looks like so much fun. I love the setting. It's very romantic even without trying!


sonsuz dekorasyon said...

so beatiful ... congratulations!!! ı wish you will have a very happy life with your husband.

Bree said...

Awww, this is so sweeet! Weddings are so much fun and yours was certainly beautiful. I love your dress, I love the flowers, and the whole thing was so chic.

Oh, I also love the pictures you shared with us. Thank you and again, I wish you the best with your new life. :)

P.S. Anything colorful cheers me up as well!

Lots of love, B
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Helen said...

Congratulations on your marriage! Looks like a beautiful and stylish day. The food sounds IMMENSE, I wish I could go to a wedding with food like that :p

HeartNhandmade said...

looks like an amazing time you had!! the centerpieces are really great as well!! :) you guys look really cute together :)


Nikki said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful wedding, love all the little rolls lined up.

Juanita Tortilla said...

It really was the perfect wedding!
The Gor and I are very proud to have been part of it.

Lizzie said...

Awww, thanks so much for the wonderful comment sweet lady!!

These photos are gorgeous, congrats!! :)

You, the cake and decor look so very lovely!!


Conversation Pieces said...

Double awwww! ... so lovely!! A huge huge huge congratulations to you and your mister!!

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Luna said...

I'm a tad late to the party but I really enjoyed reading ALL your wedding posts! You looked just beautiful Trishie.

Visceral Maze said...

everything looks just right and perfect. Congratulations!