Scraping the barrel for the 'Monday Nooks' these days. No I jest.. this is a little nook in one of the bookcases in my Great Room. I had to post it as it was our 13th wedding anniversary last week. Our anniversary always gets lost amongst the February birthday celebrations in this house. I marvel at this photo as my hubby looks no different to the man I married 13 years ago... except for millions of grey hairs! "Look what she did to him", his parents would say..... if they had any contact with us... but they don't.... but that's another longgggg story... religion... don't you love it! Anyway we had a fantastic wedding... we were poorer than poor and managed to scrape up $5000.... that was it. I can break it down for you: $1100 marquee, for beside the dam at my Mum's place, (a beautiful setting, just after the rain, drowned out by the sound of croaking frogs!) $1800 catering, $500 suits, $1100 frock and bridal stuff, $180 iron candelabras for tables, the rest - hotel room hire at the Stamford Plaza for girlie prep, invites free (done by my brother on the computer).
It was back in the days of Riverdance so our Bridal Dance was ... you guessed it!.... complete with hubby doing an 'arm by sides Michael Flatley dance' all through the reception. It is a legendary video amongst our friends now and always good for a laugh. We had no entertainment so we made our own... tablegrams... each table of guests had to go away and prepare a presentation/show based on the bride and groom. I had no idea this was the case. Guests even secretly brought along their musical instruments! We had limericks, a fantastic rendition of 'Master of the House' from Les Miserables, taking the mickey out of my new Master of the House, and this wonderful poem set to the rhythms of 'The Man From Snowy River', from my Aunts and Uncles:
There was movement among the 'Rellies'
Word had got around
A good reason for the gathering
A-M and Luke were alter bound.
The cathedral was the setting
The day was hot and fine
Escorted by both brothers
A-M arrived on time
In a service of great beauty
They sincerely pledged their troth
Then we all travelled down the highway
To wine and dine them both
So we ate and drank and drank and ate
To while away the hours
While the bride and groom were posing
We relaxed amongst the flowers
So we wish you both God's blessing
And this we truly say
From Sam and David, Jim and Pat, Kath and Jill, Don and Ellen
On this your wedding day.
Such happy memories and they continue to be made 13 years later. Happy belated anniversary my love. I'll force you to read my bloggy blog this morning.... for this trip down memory lane with me!