Last Saturday, DH and I went to a nephew's wedding. DH's nephew is a house painter who has done lots of work on our house over the years so we've got to know him quite well.
The wedding was small and was held at a Functions Venue near Beenleigh, which is south of Brisbane. The venue is in an area that is still semi rural and has a number of historical buildings on the site which also features some lovely gardens. The wedding took place in an old wooden chapel.
DH's cousin was the marriage celebrant so it really was a 'family affair'. The couple have 2 children who were so well behaved even though it must have been a long day for both of them. Due to the number of children at the wedding, the reception started almost immediately after the 4pm wedding was over. DH and I have been to a number of weddings over the years where there is often several hours between the end of the ceremony and the start of the reception...we've had lots of cups of coffee at pubs and clubs etc while we waited. Except of course when my DDs got married and we were needed for the photos :-)
|Little Ashleigh, dressed up for her parents' wedding...|
|The girls with the bride's dad|
|The bride wore my bridal headpiece for 'something borrowed'....|
|The happy couple with the Celebrant after the ceremony|
|With their parents in front of the old stables' building|
|3 cousins by marriage|
|The cake was a mudcake and was served as the dessert|
|Despite the 'heels', I'm still a shortie compared to others in the family :-)|