Friday, July 5, 2013

The wind beneath my wings.

It was our wedding anniversary last weekend.

We went out to dinner at a great restaurant called Hellenika, at Nobbys Beach. It was really fantastic. I was high on pseudoephedrine and also drank nearly a whole bottle of red wine to myself. WEEEEEEEE!*

Anyway you should go there if you are on the GC it's tops.

I thought about posting about our wedding day and putting some old photos up, but decided it was too self indulgent, because I don't like to put photos of other people on my blog without asking them. And M is HARDCORE not into having photos of himself on the interwebs. So it would just be a full colour spread of ME ME ME.

And then I thought, FUCK IT, this is my blog and I can indulge my whims if I want to.

So, New Idea style, here is a full colour spread of photos from our wedding 6 years ago. Minus any photos of anyone except me.

OK I might include some headless snaps of other people just to give a complete picture. Anyone in these pics I will take them down if you want me to.

MWAHAHAHA.

Just imagine Bette Midler singing "Wind beneath my wings" while you scroll through these.





































Interesting facts about our wedding:

-  The grass was really wet and squishy and I had to stand on the balls of my feet lest the heels of my spiky heels sink into the mud. I hadn't thought that one through
- The couple who ran the restaurant where we got married were weird. The vibe was hostile. The man was ok but woman seemed to hate us for some reason. They were in the process of handing it over to new owners. My theory was that they were getting divorced and that would explain her venomous feelings about marriage.
-  The marriage celebrant was an old teacher of mine
- The photographer was my cousin's friend. Now he is my (almost) brother in law!
- My bridesmaids were my friends B and J, they are sisters. They were my housemates at a time in my life when I was lower than a lizard's belly and they helped me get through it without even really knowing they did.
- We had the poem "Owl and the pussy cat" read by the celebrant. Aren't we cute.
- I didn't have a wedding car, I just called a cab. Everyone seemed to think this was weird, particularly the cab driver. When he arrived he said "Which one of you is the bride?". We were like, um, dude, the one wearing a white dress and carrying a bouquet maybe?
- We had a lunchtime wedding. This also blew people's minds. But we rocked on into the night with a bar tab at a bar in Mooloolaba. Yeah.
- There was a "blue moon" the night of our wedding.
- I did my own makeup and hair. The bridesmaids did their own. They also chose their own dresses.

You can read about how M and I met here. Marriage is weird and sometimes it is hard. But all up I like it. I like it a lot.


*Don't try this at home people. Don't worry I didn't breastfeed the kid.

42 comments:

  1. You look lovely - and I truly didn't notice that people were headless until I read about it! I'm glad you decided to share ;-)

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  2. Thanks for sharing Sarah, it looks like it was a beautiful day:) Which teacher was the celebrant? I was thinking Mr Menantau (spelling perhaps questionable) would make a cool celebrant! He could/would never pronounce my name properly and always called me Kat-err-in, which annoyed me immensely;)

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    1. Oh M. Menenteau! Loved him.
      It was Mr Warren - Doug, as he likes to be known these days haha. He was great! Apart from forgetting my brother's name. HAHAHA.

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    2. Oh good old Mr Warren...I wagged school once only, and he phoned my mum to report my absence as he thought it was out of character! I got in so much trouble....never agin did I head to Chambers Island for a day of tobacco smoking with friends! Hee hee.

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  3. how gorgeous are you'all?! happy anniversary. off to read how you met now :)

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    1. Oh thanks Bron! It was a lovely day :-)

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  4. You are very cute. I love your frock - it's a very grown up choice. My dress is the only thing I'd change about our day, but my drunken dressmaker will probably make a great post one day!

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    1. Yes you must post it!
      The dress was Lisa Ho - it was the first one I tried on. I don't think I suit long dresses so I was prety determined to have a tea length one! People at the bar afterwards said to me "Was it a 1940s theme?". HA!

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  5. Gorgeous photos! And I LOVE that you had your celebrant read 'The Owl and The Pussycat' poem. So, so cute.

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  6. Happy happy anniversary. I drove us to our wedding and did my own hair and make up. It really weirded people out, which was kind of fun.

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    1. It is SUPER fun weirding people out. It doesn't take much! I was really glad I did my hair and makeup myself. I bought lots of fancy Chanel makeup beforehand as a treat. I NEVER do that!!

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  7. Lovely photos and great interesting facts!

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  8. Love the bridesmaids dresses! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Weren't they cute? They were Maiocchi. x

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  9. Happy anniversary! There's so much I love about your wedding. Firstly, love your dress- so timeless and elegant, also love the bridesmaids dresses- and that you let your bridesmaids choose. My poor bridesmaids ended up getting two dresses, bc I changed my mind on the theme!!! Also love that yours was a lunch time wedding. I wish I'd been a little more relaxed. I tried hard to do things by the book- took dance classes etc. I ended up being so intoxicated that my husband refused to do our dance, and we swayed backwards and forwards.

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    1. We didn't even do a first dance! We had sort of planned to but the music we had carefully compiled didn't work properly at the restaurant. That was a bit disappointing.
      I hope my bridesmaids had an ok time doing it...I was very grateful to them for being my friends xxxxx
      I was quite stressed out and nervous on the day too despite the sort of lowish key nature of it all.

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  10. Happy anniversary!

    It is actually my anniversary today!
    We too had a lunchtime wedding...I thought what is the point of getting married at Noosa at nighttime? It is dark at night and you can't see the view!
    And I took a cab.
    And I didn't even have bridesmaids!
    And my dress was not white!
    Take that tradition!

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    1. You crazy kids you!
      Happy anniversary! Is the fellow there with you or will you have to celebrate on your return??
      xxx

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  11. Damn you woman. I mean, you all look lovely headless and very chic in Lisa (I bought my first 'races' dress at Lisa Ho) and congrats on the anniversaireee, but WHY didn't I read your advice about drinking whole bottles of wine BEFORE Thurs night? You should have warned me earlier. I blame you. Waaaaaahhhh.

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    1. Kim on a school night too! You wild creature.
      Lets drink lots of wine when we finally meet. Lotsa.

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  13. Aww how cute, happy anniversary gorgeous woman! Sounds like a fab night out, especially without kids in tow! Love the wedding facts and that you had a blue moon xx

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    1. Thanks love, you should go to that restaurant it was fantastic.

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  14. Really glad you shared. Just lovely. LOVE the Owl and the Pussycat, learned it in primary school (also, the Jumblies). Great photos, just beautiful.

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  15. Oh the joys of pseudoeph (scrolls back up to the top to check spelling) pseudoephedrine and booze. I forked out hundreds for a suite and night out for our 10th wedding anniversary...only to be off my face before dinner, on account of not realising that my cold and flu tablets would "greatly enhance" the buzz of my booze.

    Lurve the wedding dress, by the way.

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    1. Greatly enhance is right! I fell asleep in the car on the way home. The glamour.
      Thank you re dress. It was pretty special :-)

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  16. Oh happy day! It is our six year anniversary this year too, in November. Being married is the best thing ever :)

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  17. Happy anniversary for last weekend !!!! I love the photos of the headless people - it's great fun imagining what their heads look like !!! You looked lovely - and your hair and make-up look great - there is no way I could have done my own hair and make-up - I would have had to have had a pony tail and some lipstick !!!!
    Glad to 'meet' another GC girl - maybe we should have a GC bloggers meet up sometime - I am finding more and more of us on the coast.
    Have a great Sunday !
    Me

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    1. Oh thank you! Yes I would just love to have a GC bloggers meet up! We should do something about that!!!

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  18. Oh, I love gazing at other peoples' wedding photos! And look at you! Just gorgeous! Love the dress! Love your bridesmaids' dresses too!
    Squishy grass will always make things memorable! Happy Anniversary! x

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  19. Slapdash! Our wedding invitations had a picture of the owl and the pussycat in their boat on the front and the final verse on the back. I KNOW! No wonder we like each other! Frank x

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    1. Are you kidding!!!?? OMG. That is a huge coincidence! You have excellent taste. Excellent!

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  20. Oh Happy anniversary you gorgeous bride you! I LOVE yours and your headless bridesmaids outfits xx

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  21. Nice story, very nice photos . Have you found out what happened to the restaurant owners, have they divorced? Maybe she was just jealous, simple as that but yes geting divorced can be frustrating.

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    1. No idea what happened to them! I could be totally wrong but she was a total bitch that's for sure! Almost ruined it for me TBH!

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