Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A delightful affair.....


The groom wore a black suit and extremely pointy black patent leather shoes (photo above courtesy of Aimee), the bride a lacy black Collette Dinigin dress and incredibly high Alexander McQueen shoes, when Chrissie the celebrant, a close friend of theirs for many years, asked 'would it be alright if I wore a long white dress' the bride replied 'well, someone really should!!'




Dave and Courtney have been living in Sydney in Surrey Hills for the last five years, they love it and totally embraced it in their wedding. The ceremony was performed on the first level of the State Library, a huge room with wooden floors and big glass windows (which unfortunately made taking photos much more challenging, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) and sliding doors opening out looking over Crown Street.....


There were no bridesmaids, no best man, no walking down any aisles, the aisle you see here was mainly to satisfy the Mum's needs haha! Dave and Courtney were already mingling with the guests, including family, and friends made way back at school in Perth together with new friends made since living in Sydney, at least twenty minutes before the official business started.  I thought I might try and keep it a 'little together' and not become the 'traditional' blubbering mother, but from the moment Chrissie the celebrant, began her address, describing how Dave and Courtney had met and arrived at this point eleven years later, in a very amusing, charming and sometimes hilarious way, my eyes were a little moist (definitely not blubbery!!) We then left the library and walked (yes, the whole wedding party) down to Bourke Street, past their apartment on one corner and on down to Fico's on the corner of Bourke and Nobb St. a really great little wine bar for the 'reception', the 'wedding cake' was supplied by the Bourke Street Bakery a few steps further down on the corner of Bourke and Devonshire St, and was actually not a cake (you didn't think for one minute it would be did you!) but a selection of the sweet tarts that they are so well known for. All in all it was a wonderfully warm and stylish affair and you can tell by our happy smiles (sorry about the sunglasses), that along with family and close friends, we enjoyed it immensely .....!!


We arrived back in Perth late on Monday night totally exhausted, there is such a lot to do and see in Sydney and you have to make the most of the time. I really would have liked to have caught up with my blogger 'mates' in Sydney, maybe next time. Looking forward to catching up with what's going on in your part of the world.....p.s. Aimee has a few more pics from the wedding on (midnightpie), she wasn't quite as misty eyed as I was and got some great shots...p.p.s. it's soooooo good to be home.....!!

43 comments:

  1. j'aime beaucoup l'idee et la composition de la premiere photo

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  2. Every moment captured in detail with great efficiency. The details of the shoes were amazing.
    From what I understand you're back to your home.

    Greetings
    Roberto

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  3. Oh no Mum, I was misty eyed... Surprisingly so actually, I rarely cry happy tears, but the ceremony was that beautiful. You got some great photos!

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  4. Love those shoes -- both pair! Delightful time indeed -- the very best there is!! Thanks for sharing the fun!

    Sylvia

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  5. Those heels are pretty high! I read an article recently that indicated that there is a trend in black dresses. Very different. I doubt, tho, that this will override the traditional white or ivory gowns.

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  6. Thanks for showing us the ceremony through your eyes, Grace. I can't imaging wearing either the man's or woman's shoes. Ouch!! And black wedding gown? That is a new one to me. My daughter has already bought her white dress for next year. I have been told I must be a good host and not take pictures.

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  7. Love that shoe shot too! Seems like much fun was had but we missed you and we are all glad you are home safe and sound!

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  8. Hi Grace...nice to have you back. Or maybe I was gone? I dunno.

    This is a wedding that I would appreciate very much. Get to the point and have a great time and celebrate!

    Love that photo of the shoes! You're very creative!

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  9. Oh Happy Happy Day! Thank you for allowing your rowdy blog friends to be a part of this very special time for you and your family!
    V

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  10. Now that sounds like my kind of wedding. Relaxed and informal. Congratulations to all concerned.

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  11. Looks like it was a great time. See the plane ride wasn't that bad.

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  12. I love the shoes photo! I hope you had a wonderful time. I can identify with your fear about flying :) One of the only drawbacks to living in Hawaii - I have to fly to get ANYWHERE, even to other parts of Hawaii!

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  13. Félicitations les newlyweds!

    (My feet are aching all of a sudden!)

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  14. What a lovely wedding it seems to have been!

    Congratulations to Courtney and Dave, I wish them a long and happy life together.

    And congratulations to you for overcoming your fear of flight!

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  15. PS - I just LOVE that close-up on the bride and groom's feet. It is stylish and fun!

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  16. Looks like a good time was had by all.

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  17. Nice shots Perth, glad a good time was had by all...!

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  18. Nice shoes...
    And stuning but lovely dress for a weding...
    ;-)

    Pierre

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  19. HHHMMMmmm... as a card carrying shoe s**t, I'm not sure which I'd pick if I had to choose between them ...

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  20. congratulations!!! sounds like the perfect wedding.

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  21. Hmm, this first shot is ... tres formidable!
    Tres elegant!
    Seems you enjoyed Sydney. I love it!
    Thanks for your wishes, got a bad renal infection, but doing much better now, starting enjoying my forced holidays.

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  22. Hi Grace,

    I'm sitting In surgery center this AM ... My wife is having cataract surgery. I'm working on an iPad but wanted to let you know that I accidentally erased your comment on The Villages. I was able to get most of it back and I posted it under the name, Grace. Sorry about that!

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  23. Talking about Sydney... I just remembered that story in London, in 2003-2004. Happened to a friend of mine, working for a famous online travel agency. A young couple booked a flight to Sydney, packed their swimsuits, departed London in December, were a bit surprised ta have to change plane in Montreal, specially as it was a small aircraft. And then, they arrived in Sydney, Nova Scotia!

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  24. Super mariage. Et tout le monde était beau. Même toi, Gracie!
    Bonne fin de journée! Bisous.

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  25. Fabulous shoes! And what a lovely post- really nice to get a personal perspective on a special occasion- I feel privileged!

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  26. He is so handsome and I adore her shoes/dress ... and I love the shot of you and gorgeous daughter! Mazel tov!

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  27. Sounds like a wonderful time celebrating was had by all. Congratulations!

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  28. Thanks for sharing photos from THE BIG DAY with us!
    What a happy/stylish couple!
    And nice photos.

    Glad that you all had a good time!

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  29. Welcome back! Hope you had fun. Aren't you glad you dared to get on that plane?! (And, yes...those are some pointy shoes the groom was sporting!)

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  30. This special day was worth taking this damned plane! :o)I like the idea of an unusual wedding, unusual dress and unusual cake! This will make the things even more unic for them! Congratulations to the "just married"!

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  31. Marvellous bride's shoes! Arianna

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  32. It's so good to have you back. The wedding sounds like it was very fashionable. I notice from Aimee's photos that my favorite champagne was served. I might add, you have two beautiful children and now a beautiful daughter-in-law.

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  33. Wonderful to have you back and so glad to see you had a grand time in my old home city! The shoe shot is very artistic! A very unique wedding!

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  34. What a beautiful wedding, and so refreshing to see one that is original. Loved the shoes..

    Happy to see you home :)

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  35. une belle cérémonie !!
    je souhaite le meilleur aux mariés

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  36. Great portraits, Grace. The shoe shot is so cool!

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  37. Fabulous posting Gracie - you do balance your blogs very well between personal and informative. And Dave and Courtney looked amazing - as you all did :o)) SueC.

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