Our good friends James and Emma got married today!
It was *SUCH* a sweet wedding. They met in high school and since then, they’ve been together for 14 years! Amazing stuff! Their families and friends were already so intergrated with each other. It was a really nice feeling. I had trouble working out who was who’s relatives, because everyone was so comfortable and taking the piss out of each other. Very unlike the typical Chinese wedding! There were also zillions of great stories ranging from the hilarious drunken ones to the sweetest romantic stories.
Callum stayed at my parent’s for the day and over night.
It was such a good break for me, because he’s been getting very grumbly and difficult lately. This week I was scolding him NON-STOP and constantly sending him to his room. I feel so bad when I do it, but we have to discipline him now.
The ceremony was at the Kings Park Tea Pavilion. The weather was absolutely perfect – it made the view of the river, the city and the Southern shore sparkle in the sunshine!
To kill time between ceremony and reception, Andrew and I skipped off to spend some time alone at the Mends Street Cafe. We were the only ones there! It was nice and quiet. Perfect to chill and chat over coffee and a snack. We were flicking through some glossy magazine going, “Holy cow, this model looks like a stick insect!!” when…. lo and behold the whole bride and groom’s family and their extended family walk through the door. They took up half the cafe! Heehee, but nah it was all good.
The reception was held on a paddle boat!! And I was really worried that I’d get sea sick. (I’m VERY susceptible to motion sickness.) And I thought I’d be OK as long as I had stuff to eat. So I packed a stash of chocolates and biscuits in my bag! Haha I felt like such a kid. Thankfully I didn’t have to pull them out. However, like most weddings, the food took AGES to arrive. It was a great night, but I’m completely knackered.