Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Wedding in Three Parts - Part 1...

Warning - extremely photo intensive post!!

The weekend before the wedding, David and I spent the best part of Saturday stamping names onto name tags. It was much more time consuming than initially anticipated. But our guests really loved them so it was well worth the time!

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Thursday 18th November:
A lot happened on this day. We had arrived in Dunedin Wednesday night, didn't end up going to bed until later than planned and we had a big day ahead of us. We met with the venue manager and saw the venue for the first time (the garden was amazing, everything was blooming and there were colours everywhere!). We met our photographer, we did the flowers and made the cakes and made sure we had everything we needed from town.

When David and I lived in Dunedin, it was usually customary to buy a Wendy's super shake. So it was only appropriate we do the same before we got married.

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Baking our wedding cakes.

Me: Gluten free chocolate cake.
David: Gluten free fruit cake.

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Making the flowers:

Robin (David's aunt) and I had a great time doing the flowers. I'm so glad she was there to help, it was a much bigger job than I had initially anticipated.

The flowers were a mixture of ones from Robin's garden, Jim's garden (David's dad) and bought flowers (and I have to thank Jeff for getting them in for us and giving them to us at cost!!).

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Arranged in jam jars and old milk bottles...

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It's really hard work trying to make your bouquet round!! A drink was needed.

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Friday 19th November:

Dropping the flowers and cakes off at the venue.

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Looking down at Dunedin township...
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Last minute wedding vow writing! I had the basic ideas written down, they just needed some fine tuning before we met with the celebrant at the venue after we had dropped off the flowers.

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Later that night our families met for the first time (yup that's right. They live on opposite ends of different islands!). We had drinks and I saw one of my best friends from uni who had come over from Brisbane for the wedding walking across the street. She came back with me to the hotel I was staying in that night and we chatted and caught up while I set my hair.

It was 11.30pm by the time I went to bed. A tiny bit exhausted, but happy, calm and not the least bit stressed.

The next day, I got married.
Wedding day photos to follow...


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happily Married...

Hello, I just arrived home.

I am happily married.

The wedding was beautiful and the honey moon equally so.

There are photos galore. I need to sort through them. I need to plan Before Wedding, The Wedding and After the Wedding posts. After I've sorted photos and have our official ones back of course.

For now I'm off to brain storm ideas I had while away, play with my kitties and relax...

Talk soon,


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

An Announcement...

Hello everyone,

I'm off to marry this guy...


Be right back.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Thank you for your comments on the post below everyone!! But I've just realised it was probably karma biting me in the bum!

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You see, a little while ago when I was rushing to catch the bus home, I told one of those people-that-try-to-stop-you-because-they-want-you-to-sign-up-for-their-charity that I already had, in fact, signed up for their charity (I hadn't) and then he proceeded to yell out after me as I rushed off, that I was a good person. I felt really bad. I am not a good person. (But just to make it clear, I do donate money to different charities - they just mostly happen to be animal charities).

So there you go - karma, don't mess with it.

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These photos are actually from some time ago, my hair is much longer now and our plants are crazy big. The hanging baskets have strawberry plants in them and at last count, we had 84 tomatoes ripening on our 6 tomato vines. I have some more oldies up my sleeve somewhere too.


PS) I'm so sorry for not commenting on blogs right now, I am still reading them (well, my reader tells me differently, but I do try to stop by a few each day). I promise regular commenting and blogging will return after the wedding. And a few wedding posts too of course.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bah Humbug!

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Who doesn't love a bunch of fresh spring flowers? These are from David a few weeks ago...

Last week I found out that I hadn't been selected for a job that I was really really hoping to get. I did all three interviews and the psychometric testing and it took up so much of my time and head space. It was a very hard decision apparently, choosing between me and my opponent, so hard in fact that they couldn't actually tell me why they had chosen this other person over me. Needless to say, I was a wee bit upset
- it had become such a time consuming thing that all thoughts of the wedding were put after 'the job', and now my wedding is next weekend and I need to refocus. (NEXT WEEKEND!!).

I'm not unhappy at my current job, but unfortunately, its rather uninspiring and unchallenging. When we first came to Sydney that's really what I needed - my last year as an events manager was draining - but trust me when I say that I'm well and truly over that now!

I know that I'm an asset wherever I choose to work, and while I'm not so good at talking myself up, I know I am a fantastic employee. Now I just need to find my perfect job...

But, oh yes, I need to get married first...