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Sunday Selections #47 The Gala Wedding edition.

Hi internet, as some of you might be aware, yesterday was my daughter Veronica’s wedding Day. Veronica chose to get married at her home as she has a lovely big paddock with plenty of space.

The day was filled with highs and lows but the overwhelming feeling I had at the end of the day was satisfaction and pride. My daughter was a beautiful,beautiful bride and her husband Nathan gazed at her with the adoration that is her due. My grand daughter Amy was a lovely flower girl and my grandson Isaac coped a lot better with the wedding than I imagined.

The wedding could not have come together as perfectly as it did without the help of friends and family. The four teenagers that came to help us set up, worked tirelessly and they honestly have a champion in me for life now.


It rained.Which cancelled out the livestream and we had a mini disaster with one of the cakes.

Because of the rain and limited amounts of shelter we all managed to get very soggy and I didn’t take many photos, as cameras and the rain don’t mix very well.

Lets start with the cakes.

Veronica’s high school friend Catherine made a surprise wedding cake for Von and it was beautiful and quirky just like my daughter. Here it is on the left, next to the extremely alcoholic and delicious wedding cake made for us by our friend Watershedd and shipped down from Sydney. Isaac had, had enough by now and the sensory overload was really kicking in.

The cake had been delivered by Catherine Davey cake maker extraordinaire, and set up in pride of place in the marquee. It looked tuly beautiful and unfortunately I was too busy running around like a headless chook to take any photos.

A stray gust of wind blew the side of the marquee in and sent the cake flying through the air to land in the grass, ruined. That is my bestie, Tan in the blue t-shirt. Tan was responsible for all the lovely flowers that decorated the marquee, the chairs as well as the bouquets.

The teenagers didn’t let the fact that the cake was lying in the grass in pieces, upset them at all and they set about trying to fix the cake. My son David and his bestie Rhiarna found all the cake pieces, laid them out on a table and picked off all the grass, re-attached the figurines heads and did a quick poke back in of all the roses. My God daughter Bonnie and her boyfriend, Gordon came and found me in the house and asked if we had any icing and a palette knife as Gordon was pretty confident he could repair the cake. I looked at this quiet young man with his backwards cap and thought, “Really?”

It turns out that, young Gordon wants to be a pastry chef, so if anyone out there knows of an apprenticeship in the offing I would highly recommend this young man. He worked quietly, efficiently and without any fuss. He confidently re assembled the wedding cake and I am sure that only the cakes creator Catherine could tell the difference.

Now onto the photos of the actual event. The ceremony was scheduled for 12.30 pm. At 12.00 pm it really started to rain. The celebrant started to get very bossy and I had to keep on shooing her out of the house saying that the Bride wasn’t quite ready yet. In hindsight I should have either insisted that Veronica get ready here at home or I should have made my son stand guard at the door with strict instructions that no one was to come into the house at all.

But indulging in hindsight has to be the best waste of energy there is.

We had decorated canvas chairs with flowers and formed them into semi circle type arrangement without a Bride’s side or a Groom’s side as I thought this was a nice way to symbolise the joining of two families.

We had marked out the aisle with a line of flowering plants.

Everything was in place.

The bride was delivered in style in her Father’s 1966 Valiant. The wedding ribbon is the ribbon that was used for my wedding. Isaac decided that it was all too much for him at this point and his legs stopped working.

Not even the rain could put a damper on our day now or quell the pride that The Spouse and I felt at seeing our beautiful girl walk down her country aisle.

Once all the wedding party were in place I tried to take Isaac away with me. But the promise of pressing the buttons on Nanny’s camera was not as enticing as the lure of his mothers arms.

And so my daughter Veronica married her long time partner Nathan, with both of their beautiful children, quite involved in the ceremony as well.

Amy took her role as flower girl very seriously and stood beautifully still for the whole ceremony even though she was standing in the rain. I was very proud of her.

Even after twenty five years together I still think this fella is pretty yummy.

If you would like to link up your Sunday Selection below, please do. I dont know how much time I will have near a computer today. But I promise I will get around to visit you all within the next couple of days. Thank you for being a part of my daughters day. The gifts that we received from our internet friends was quite humbling. Thank you.


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  • amandab November 27, 2011, 8:13 am

    omg!! That girl, I am guessing it is Bonnie, looks like a grown up Amy! The eyes are what do it.

    And what a wonderful group of teenagers it sounds like you had there. Restores my faith in them (although, sadly, it is others more Veronica’s age that have me shaking my head).

    There is a lot of love in the faces and body language of those photos. So glad the day turned out well regardless of the rain. A wedding should be filled with the smiles and laughter you have captured here πŸ™‚

  • Elephant's Child November 27, 2011, 8:14 am

    I am so glad that you decided that you would do Sunday Selections today. The wedding looked truly beautiful, and the tears crept into the corners of my eyes by about the third photo (and are still there).
    Beautiful bride and groom, beautifully repaired cake, beautiful children. Can you tell I think it was a beautiful occasion. Thank you so much for inviting us to share this wonderful day.
    A long-winded way of saying WOW!

  • Marita November 27, 2011, 8:17 am

    Oh that is so beautiful and the teens did an amazing job fixing the cake up πŸ™‚

    Congrats Veronica and Nathan.

    and hey your husband is quite the hottie πŸ˜‰

  • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo November 27, 2011, 8:53 am

    I have something in mah eye.



  • Amanda November 27, 2011, 9:26 am

    Now that’s my kind of wedding – simply beautiful. I have goosebumps!!!

  • janet November 27, 2011, 10:16 am

    Rain or not, it looks like such a beautiful and fun wedding … just lovely!! Congratulations to all of you!

  • Jojo November 27, 2011, 10:47 am

    Just georgous – thank you for sharing Kim…

  • sharon November 27, 2011, 10:49 am

    What a beautiful day for such a beautiful family, even the rain couldn’t dampen the joy. Congratulations to all of you.


  • Karen (miscmum) November 27, 2011, 12:14 pm

    Well done to the problem solvers – I love to see that kind of pitching in in a time of need. It looked like such a lovely day, you must be so proud x

  • Donna @ NappyDaze November 27, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Looks simply wonderful – the look of love between the new husband and wife is so evident and I can tell your own spouse, looking at you taking that photo, has the same adoration for you. What a special day x

  • river November 27, 2011, 4:12 pm

    A beautiful day Kim, sadly most of the photos haven’t loaded here for me, but they will next time I visit your site, that’s just the way my computer does things. It’s a quirky little machine.
    Veronica looked so beautiful, I love her dress! Amy with her cherry dress and the pretty sash….oh look, there’s the rest of the photos!! Yay. I can see the love in those pictures and Marita is right, Jeff is a hottie.
    The cakes look perfect! I especially like the tiered one with those oh-so-cute little figurines.

  • Jeanette Verster November 27, 2011, 4:30 pm

    She looks so happy in the photos!! Love that the kids were so involved πŸ™‚
    And well done to Gordon for saving the day with the cake!!

  • Tracy (ruddygood) November 27, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Such beautiful images, coloured with the love that they were taken with and that clearly exists within your family.

    It’s a shame certain things didn’t go to plan, but it was lovely the way things worked out, with the youngsters saving the day with the cake.

    You all looked wonderful, and I’m going for a tissue now… x

  • Kelly November 27, 2011, 4:49 pm

    The cake is adorable! Love the pics and your descriptions. Thanks for sharing, and huge congratulations!

  • Fleur mcDonald November 27, 2011, 4:54 pm

    It looked like a beautiful day, even with a few small problems. But love is greater than that and those photos show the loved outshone the grey clouds and rain! Many best wishes to the bride and groom!

  • Dad Blog Tork November 27, 2011, 8:40 pm

    I thought you said they photos wouldn’t be good cos it was raining.. they look great πŸ™‚

  • Jebaru November 27, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Rain on a wedding day brings good luck, as we all know. Which really sucks for people for whom the sun shines! I feel as if I’ve been part of the day and it was glorious. Thank you πŸ˜€

  • Linda November 27, 2011, 11:27 pm

    What a wonderful day that must have been! Everyone looks so happy!

  • carolina November 28, 2011, 12:38 am

    That photo of Amy is priceless. Gorgeous. And the love and happiness oozes out of all those shots. What a wonderful story this wedding will be for all the years to come: “Remember the wedding cake blowing away and Gordon, you know, who’s now a very famous pastry chef, pasting it together again as if nothing had happened?” Lovely πŸ˜‰
    I’m going to try and find some photos for the Sunday Selections now. Oh, and congratulations to the happy couple, their kids and all their family and friends πŸ™‚

  • carolina November 28, 2011, 1:21 am

    My Sunday Selections are up. All based on LOVE πŸ˜‰

  • Barbara November 28, 2011, 4:02 am

    What a wonderful day. Such a shame that it rained, but plenty of people seem to think that a rainy wedding day makes for a happy wedding day – I would go along with that.

    They are beautiful photos. There is so much love evident, it must have been so heart-warming.

    Your husband is quite the looker!

  • Mrs. Oh November 28, 2011, 6:32 am

    Yay for Veronica – every wedding has things go wrong but I am so glad you didn’t let them put a damper on the festivities! Congragtulations!

  • Mrs. Oh November 28, 2011, 6:34 am

    You know what else I just realized – they got married on Kevin and I’s 12th Wedding Anniversary too!

  • Elijah November 29, 2011, 12:26 am

    I am so glad you didn’t let them put a damper on the festivities! Congragtulations!

  • Marylin November 29, 2011, 10:13 am

    Tears… in tears seeing these gorgeous photos of one of my favourite people looking so happy. <3 xx

  • charlene November 29, 2011, 5:26 pm



  • Watershedd December 3, 2011, 4:11 pm

    The smiles on everyone’s face are so brilliant! I’m glad it all came together well.