Monday, April 27, 2009


When Sarah and Wayne began planning their beach wedding some months ago, they knew it was at a time of year when the weather was likely to be still pleasant and warm, and at a time of day when the tide was low.
But I am sure that the beautiful day that presented itself on Sunday afternoon was beyond their wildest hopes and dreams. The air was still and warm, there was not a cloud in the sky, the humidity of recent weeks had disappeared, and the sun sparkled on the calm and crystal waters of Emily and Slaughter Bays. The day and the backdrop were 10 out of 10, and the informality, the friendliness and the happiness of the occasion scored highly with everyone too.

The Fijiians provided the wonderful music that added to the atmosphere of the occasion.

A delicious cocktail type punch was served to all the guests as we awated the bride and her party.

The invitation had said "No shoes" and this included the wedding party, which was, by the way, a "Brady Bunch" affair, with Sarah's three children and Wayne's three all standing proudly alongside as the couple made their vows.

Later we all gathered at Dino's. It was "fingerfood", but we could not have eaten better if we had sat down to an enormous regal banquet. The platters of delicious and very substantial treats just kept coming continuously.Add Image The evening was as beautiful as the day. You could see every star in the sky. Although the fire burned in the fireplace inside, it was still and warm out on the patios, and even the mosquitoes stayed away!

Now Sarah and our Miriam have grown up together on Norfolk Island. I can clearly remember when I gave birth to Miriam in Sydney, Connie sent me a card, and in it she broke the news that they had a baby on the way!Every happines to you Sarah and Wayne!
This is the card I made for the happy couple.
I took a piece of cotton organdie (from some curtains I had purchased at the Op Shop) and fused two squares together with Mistyfuse. In between I sandwiched some glitter and some pressed flowers - Hydrangea and May. This was then placed between two cut layers of a "window" card. The flowers that I placed up on the right hand corner on the outside were actually designed to cover a small mistake - but I was really pleased with how it turned out.

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