If I had to sum up in one word MarieAnne & Lee’s wedding on Sunday, it would be “FUN”. Everyone was so relaxed on the day, they couldn’t help but have a great time. The bridesmaids dresses were simply fabulous and MarieAnne’s gown was a vision in lace – simply stunning. Just in case anyone thought that ivory lace could be a bit traditional, MarieAnne knocked that on the head lickety split with a sensational pair of electric blue satin platform shoes! The flowers included jonquils, hydrangers and Lily’s.
The weather held off at the appropriate times so that the ceremony at Star of the Sea, Watsons Bay, went off without a hitch. MarieAnne’s brother Stefan did a stellar job standing in for their beloved Dad and gave the Bride away with style. A beautiful reading (only my humble opinion – the priest certainly thought it was unusual) preceeded the crescendo of applause that accompanied the bride and groom’s kiss. It has been a long time that I have seen a wedding where every single member of the congregation stood out of their seats and went simply bananas as the priest announced the bridal couple as husband and wife. The tumult was almost deafening in the old stone church.
Photos at Watsons Bay lighthouse and beach followed which we were very lucky to avoid the rain yet again. MarieAnne & Lee – I don’t know who you’ve got up there, but there’s certainly someone in heaven on your side! The reception at the Gap Bluff Function Centre was catered for by MarieAnne’s best friend Natalie’s husband Mauricio. He has a fabulous Spanish restaurant at Crows Nest called Extra Virgin Fine Foods. Everyone must experience this food! Check it out at www.extravirginfinefoods.com.au
MarieAnne’s Maurician heritage gave the reception an extra special flair, especially with the traditional Maurician Sega dancers that entertained the crowd. The piano man kept the dancefloor full all night and I’m sure everyone would have partied into the wee hours had National Parks let them! Thanks for a great day guys and enjoy the honeymoon! You certainly need a rest after all that dancing!
Marie Anne’s Dress – Zoe Marie Couture San Souci
Bridesmaids – Unique Vintage USA
Groomsmen – Hira’s Bespoke Fashion Hong Kong
Entertainment and/or DJ – Sega Down Under & The Piano Man – Scot Finnie
Cake – Made by a family friend
Floral Artist – b’leaf in Crows Nest
Caterers/Reception venue – The Gap Bluff Watsons Bay catered by Extra Virgin Fine Foods Crows Nest
Ceremony decorations – Our Lady Star of the Sea Watsons Bay, set up by b’leaf
Reception Set up & decorations – Cakes, Covers & Candlesticks Taren Point and Oliver Party Hire Balgowlah
Honeymoon destination – Two weeks on Boracay Island in the Philippines