Saturday, July 14, 2007

Time to Celebrate

We attended a wedding this weekend in Yalingup – in the heart of WA’s Margaret River wine region. Probably the best I have ever been to (apart from my own of course). For a start, the location was stunning. We stayed at very modern cottages at a nearby vineyard (without the children!). Absolutely stunning. And the actual venue was a sight to behold. A purpose built function centre, but with very modern styling, an open fireplace, soft comfortable furnishings, overlooking a man-made lake.

It was also a very intimate affair with only around 40 guests in total. The readings were also very special. One was a poem that the Groom had written not long after meeting the Bride. The second a poem written by a close friend for the occasion of the wedding. So much more meaningful than an arbitrary verse from a book or even scripture.

The seating arrangements were very different too. We didn’t sit next to our partners, but rather given mystery dinner partners for the evening. I found this to be a great way to get out of my comfort zone, and really get to know some new people.

The speeches were heartfelt and just the right length. In fact the mother of the bride had the whole place in tears.

Fantastic food, fantastic wine and great company. It really was a priveledge to be included in such a special event.

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