Beach Wedding

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Last Thursday we flew to Adelaide, spent the evening with my parents and then the next day we left Lulu there & drove to Port Lincoln BY OURSELVES! No Lulu singing in the back, no Lulu crying in the back, no Lulu spewing in the back, just us. It was wonderful. Roadtrips used to be our thing back before Lulu came along so it was wonderful to rekindle that. Chatting, podcasts, music and the open road. Port Lincoln is about 7.5 hours from Adelaide and the drive went by so quickly.

I was sick for a few days before we left and I wasn't much better on the weekend. I missed out on catching up with one of my closest friends as I was in bed all Saturday, right up until about an hour before the ceremony. I also have to admit that we didn't see the bride walk down the isle! We got a little lost on the way to the ceremony & arrived at 4:00pm, the time the wedding was supposed to start & we all know that brides are late, right? Well not this bride, she was on time and at the 'alter' when we arrived! A little embarrassing for us, especially since we hadn't met the bride yet. The groom is an old school friend of Nick's. I doubt the bride noticed, but I'm sure others did. Have you ever been late to a wedding? I'll be ensuring we arrive super early at any future weddings!

Above are a few snaps from the wedding:
1. the ceremony
2. I just love that the bride & groom are kissing off to the side in this photo of the boys!
3. Nick & I - my dress is Maurie & Eve
4. more of the ceremony location - just perfect
5. Nick and Nick giving the 'best man' speech - Nick is wearing a gingerbread heart around his neck. The bride is from Germany & her bridesmaids from back home smuggled the gingerbread into Australia. Apparently there is a German tradition of 'selling' the gingerbreads at the wedding to raise money for the honeymoon! Not only that, there is also a German tradition that at the hen's party, the bride has to sell tiny bottles of schnapps and tiny gingerbreads to raise money for the hens do. The bridesmaids also managed to get through customs the tiny bottles of schnapps (spirits), labelled with the name of the bride & groom and the wedding date for the bride to 'sell'. The bride raised $120!!
6. the first dance

You may be wondering how Lulu fared while we were gone? She had a wonderful time with her grandparents, making play doh, going to the park, swimming at the beach. Success!

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