Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Hey guess what?! It's our wedding anniversary today. It only occurred to me when I was checking my deadlines for today and thought, hey, wait a minute- it's the 17th! To celebrate, Simon is away all week and the house is a mess.

We had a very simple but very fun wedding. We invited 76 of our closest friends, got married on the beach, and had a big party afterwards in a country hall. The last revellers left at 6.30 the following morning. It was really, really fun and I am so glad we did it. Crikey, that was 8 whole years ago. It doesn't feel like that long.

Being the thrifty type that I am, the wedding was very, um, inexpensive. We got Mary Anna to do the ceremony part, and just gave a small donation to a legal celebrant to be present to witness the documents. Getting married on the beach was free, but we did have to get a permit because it's a reserve. The hire of the country hall was $120 for the weekend, and my sisters did all the food. Altogether, we spent $3500 on our wedding, and that included our clothes and wedding rings.

Just in case you're interested.

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12 comments:

  1. That is a great photo - you both look fabulous. Happy anniversary.

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  2. Happy anniversary! How cute you both are! Such a very sweet-looking, glamorous couple. Love your wedding tidbits, and love the low-cost, high-awesomeness factor!

    Perhaps a celebration when the Mr. is back in town will be in order!

    XO
    Iris

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  3. Just look at the gorgeous couple! Happy Anniversary!

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  4. Happy anniversary. That was a great wedding. Cannot believe it was so long ago already!

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  5. Hey happy anniversary! Believe it or not I remembered, even before I looked at your blog. What a gorgeous day that was. When I was flying to Auckland a couple of weeks ago we flew right over that stony beach (can't remember the name?) and I was thinking about you guys.

    You two look fantastic in that photo. And the photo one of your colleagues took of R and I that day is still one of my favourite photos of us. Have a lovely celebration, maybe wait til Simon gets back tho?

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  6. Happy Anniversary... It just happens to be mine tomorrow! :)

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  7. Happy anniversary! sounds very economical, and fun! We are aiming for economical but have a slightly larger budget than you did. Hopefully we come in under!

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  8. Happy anniversary to you for earlier this week. ANd what a lovely photo of you both too. hope you get to enjoy a great weekend without all 76 of your closest friends. What a squeeze that would be in your little cosy house!

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  9. You do both look amazing. Happy anniversary!

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  10. Happy belated anniversary! It sounds like you had a wonderful time and you definitely looked good doing it! I love and respect anyone who has the neck to carry off an updo.

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  11. Lovely photo :-) (I can say that now my broadband has been reinstated after going over the cap last month and reverting to dial up. Dial up sucks when you're trying to look at anything with photos.)

    ...and wow, what a family resemblance to Marynanna-over-the-road ;-)

    J

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