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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Yesterday, despite some major dramas (one of the bridesmaids being stuck in Taiwan as she couldn't get on the plane as she had forgotten to get a Visa for Australia but luckily my wonderful, niece, Jade stepped in with less than 12 hours notice!) and concerns re the weather - 50mm of rain and a severe storm warning was predicted, neither of which happened, thank goodness, my DS1, Alex, married the love of his life, Joy.

It would have to have been one of the most wonderful days of my life and I know that TraderVic feels the same way.   We had less than two months to pull it all off but somehow we managed it!

So, here are the photos (in no particular order), warning, this is pic heavy!









My dear friend, Lisa was the marriage celebrant - she made it such a special and intimate affair.  We have been friends since our DS1s were at 3 year old kinder together (her DS1 is the groomsman with the Ned Kelly-like beard). Hard to imagine that they used to take baths together!


Amazingly, the girls all bought their dresses separately with the only instructions that they be fuchsia pink and longer rather than shorter. Two were bought in Taiwan and my niece bought hers at 3pm on the day before the wedding!



My nephew, my DS2 (who was Best Man) and my niece.


As Joy's father was too ill to leave Taiwan, TraderVic was proud to give her away.



DD looking proud and gorgeous.

How happy does DS1 look?

See the zombie hand? Maybe I have been watching too much "The Walking Dead"?

Gorgeous cousins.











 My cousins taking to the river.

My DIL's friend, Peter, came from Taiwan to do a reading and later a speech at the wedding.

So, off to get the house back in order (so maybe still no stitching today - so sad!) as we had an After Party here last night, too!  (Yes, we are suckers for punishment!)

hugs, 

P.S. If you want to see more photos, just check me out on FB (link on my sidebar).

44 comments:

Christine M said...

Beautiful photos, Kaye. Thanks for sharing the special day with us. I was thinking about you yesterday, hoping that it wouldn't rain. I'm so glad it didn't.

Linda said...

Many congratulations to the happy couple - wishing them many years of happiness together.

gracie said...

Everyone/everything looks beautiful.

Linda said...

What awesome pictures Kaye and a gorgeous wedding. They all look so happy. So happy everything went smoothly.

Linda

Noela said...

Looks like a gorgeous wedding Kaye. Congratulations to the happy couple. Hugs.....

Margaret said...

It looks like it was a lovely wedding! Congratulations to everyone! I'm glad the weather held out.

shez said...

wow Kaye what a wonderful day for the happy couple,lovely pics,thankyou for sharing your special day.xx

AnaCristina said...

wow!!!! what wonderfull cerimony! happiness to all!

Emma/Itzy said...

Looks like a wonderful day! I love the brides dress x

Frances N said...

What a beautiful day! Everyone looks so happy and you look so pretty!

Jacquie Morris said...

Gosh!! Such a lovely day and stunning photo's too.. congratulations to the happy couple they both look so very happy together.
Thank You for sharing this precious day :)
Smiles :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds and wishing them many years of wedded bliss!

Barb said...

Everything looked just beautiful. The girls dresses matched so well. Trader Vic looked quite elegant giving the beautiful bride away. Congratulations to you all and especially the newlyweds!! Thanks for sharing the photos. I will be checking Facebook.

sharine said...

Congratulations to all!

Susan said...

Wonderful photos. Congratulations.

Justine said...

Congratulations to both families and of course the bride and groom! Those bridesmaids looked stunning in fuchsia, you would never had known they had to get a last minute stand in!

Ariadne said...

Congratulations! May they be happy ever after! I saw the photos and commented on facebook! It's unbelievable that the dresses of the bridesmaids were not all bought together. I thought they were tailor made!Excellent!AriadnefromGreece!

butterfly said...

Beautiful photos, what a wonderful day Kaye you must be so happy.
Congratulation's to the happy couple.

Nicola said...

Looks like it was a really lovely day! Congratulations to your son and daughter in law.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on it all going so well. Eveyone looks so beautiful and happy to be part of the day. Shows you don't need two years to plan a wedding!
Thank you for including a photo of the back of the dress too. I always try take a back view of the bride because so much effort is put into her hair and dress but it rarely appears in the official photos.
The ring cushion looks great too, especially with the contribution from your eagle eyed followers!

Preeti said...

Congratulations !! Lovely pictures :)

Vickie said...

Yay! It did not rain!!! What a beautiful day! I love the colors. ;)
I am praying they have a life long marriage, filled with love and happiness.

Brigitte said...

A wedding without major dramas wouldn't be a real wedding, lol. But usually all the problems get solved in time. Good that your niece could replace the bridesmade who couldn't come, and that the weather was cooperating. What a wonderful day you all must have had. Major congratulations to the newly-weds!

Maggee said...

I think wedding drama is all the rage right now. Such pretty pictures. It looks like a wonderful wedding. So glad you made it through... Hugs!

KimM said...

Oh my goodness - what lovely photos - and what a grand couple they make!! Congrats, Kaye!
xxx

Carol said...

What a happy, wonderful day, Kaye!! Even with the bridesmaid missing, it worked out--so happy for you that your niece could fill in. I loved looking at each photo. Having given my own dear mom only 2 months warning that we were to be married back in 1977, I know what a busy, busy time it is. But, somehow it all DOES come together as you've so beautifully shown us :) Wishing the young couple every happiness in life!

rosey175 said...

Wedding dramas is why I opted for a courthouse wedding LOL! You survived and it looks like it was a wonderful time. Now you can get your life back in order and have amazing memories to look back on. :D

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Wow, dear Kaye, congratulations !!!
The bride was beautiful, great menu!
Cushion on a table during a wedding ceremony was a great idea!
Great photo of the whole family!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Beautiful wedding. Congratulations to the new couple, long life and a happy future together. hugs Lynda Ruth

sew.darn.quilt said...

Congratulations to the newly weds! All the best in their future. What a lovely wedding.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Aww, how lovely! Glad to hear it went well. Congratulations to your family! :D

Blu said...

What a lovely wedding! Best of luck to the happy couple.

P.J. said...

Congratulations!! Very lovely.

Stitching Noni said...

What gorgeous photos. It looks like everyone had a wonderful day.... Even with the little hiccup at the beginning with the missing bridesmaid. :)
I love the ring cushion - it looks beautiful!
Congratulations to happy couple!
Hugs xx

Bea said...

Thank you for sharing your photos - everything and everybody looks beautiful. Best wishes for a long and happy life to the bride and groom.

Mii Stitch said...

Many congratulations to both families and the happy couple!

Anne said...

Big congrats to the happy couple and the families!! What a beautiful wedding! I've spied quite a few photos on FB. It was a wedding to remember!! Hugs!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful photos Kaye. Thanks for sharing your very special day. Congrats to the newlyweds too x

Von said...

What a wonderful day for you all! Congrats to your son and his bride!

Lizette Morales said...

Hi, thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog, congratulations for you your son and his wife and I hope all their dreams come true together as a family.

DJH said...

Beautiful! Everything was just beautiful!

Catherine said...

Best wishes to the beautiful couple! It looks like it was a simply a lovely wedding. So glad everything worked out and you had those precious family times.

Melody said...

Such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to the lovely couple.

Simply Victoria said...

I've been on a big blog hiatus and just popped on to see these lovely wedding photos. Looks like a very joyous day! Congrats to you all!

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