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Wedding of the year! (well for our family anyway)

Posted on September 06 2018

Wedding of the year! 

No, I don’t mean Megan & Harry (although I loved this wedding), it was Andy & Jade’s wedding. (our youngest son).  Andy & Jade were high school sweethearts, soul mates from the start they loved hanging out together, both school teachers now (who would have thought) and living in Kuala Lumpur.  They dated on and off (gee that was awful) for 11 years.  They have travelled the world, lived in China for two years and definitely know how to have a good time!

Andy & Jade were keen on a beach style wedding a bit tricky in June, everyone had their fingers crossed for the weather. 

The Officer’s mess was the venue on the clifftop of at Narrowneck beach looking out to Rangitoto Island. This is an old building previously used by the Navy for their Officers, now turned into a wedding venue.

One of my jobs was to help with the table settings, we used seed led lights under white tuille, vintage agee jars with white chrysanthemums & greenery.   Simple but effective and very easy to put together.  Festoon lights were strung up above the tables and a sweet table for guests to help themselves to. 

Our grandchildren Molly & Buddy were flower girl and ring bearer.  Molly had to sprinkle rose petals on the ground for the bride to walk on, she took her job really seriously, she went a bit crooked but was guided by her Mama. Buddy just had to deliver the rings to Andy & Jade, this was a dash from his Mum straight back to Dad, you had to be quick to see it.  Molly wore a floral dress with ballet slippers and tights and Buddy had a little suit with braces on and bow tie.

Antsy my son in law has a classic Falcon 1964 white sedan which was used for the bride’s arrival and as the bride & groom getaway car.  Other classic and vintage cars were borrowed for the day giving the boys a thrill and making stunning photos.

I wore a mid length dress in an exquisite beaded fabric with a cream strapless slip.

I had a vintage rabbit cape in white to wear over the dress.  Velvet boots completed the look and of course I had a vintage purse.  My hair was coloured  by Jo May (Gracious)  to go with my dress and makeup by Kaitlin Chapman Makeup.

Funny moments of the day

One of groomsman splitting his pants minutes before we even left the house.  I had to mend them on him. A bit stressful me trying to thread a needle and not stab the poor boy in the leg.

Great grandmother dancing on the dancefloor like a youngster! 

We all danced the night away and got everyone safely home on a bus.

Here is a short video of the event!