Saturday, 5 January 2008

The real purpose of the trip?

The Wedding!
Our #2 son was to be married to a lovely Australian girl from Sydney, or rather a couple of hours drive away. We are so pleased and proud to have her in the family.

So, the real purpose of our long journey was to attend the wedding. What a day.... as perfect as you could imagine.

The venue was in an old part of Watson Bay area called Vaucluse where Vaucluse House stands.

Set in ten of its original 206 hectares, Vaucluse House survives as the only 19th century Sydney harbour-side estate with house, kitchen wing, stables, kitchen garden and outbuildings. From 1827 until 1853 it was the family home of William Charles Wentworth, explorer and statesman, his wife Sarah, and their family..

The wedding ceremony took part on the lawns just in front of the building were chairs had been laid out in a semi circle .....

Afterwards drinks were served in front on the terrace. The whole length of the flagstone terrace had been covered with protective cloths. Nobody is ever to indulge in red wine and the like whilst standing in case some spills and stains the sandstone! However, whilst seated indoors we were able to do so!

Here we used the Little Drawing Room for an intimate wedding breakfast. It was wonderful with only about 20 of us altogether.

Next day the happy couple were seen off on their honeymoon in style..... their very own motor launch from Watson Bay to Sydney harbour where they were to spend the first night before flying off into the sunset!

A truly magically setting for a beautiful wedding! Well, that's two down, two to go!!

1 comment:

Sixsisters said...

this is a great blog Pat. I enjoyed the read. Joan :)

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