JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Two Weddings in one Weekend!



DH and I had the most amazing weekend.  We travelled more than 1000 kilometres to get to two weddings on the same weekend!  Both of the couples were special to us and we wouldn't have missed their weddings.  It took a bit of planning to get to both, but it was so worth it.

The first wedding was in Cairns an Saturday....that was easy as Cairns is only an hours drive away for us.  The second wedding was a little more difficult.  We caught a 6am flight from Cairns to Brisbane on Sunday morning and then made our way to the railway station for AirtrainConnect to the Gold Coast.  AirtrainConnect is a new idea where you have a chauffeur pick you up from the train station and take you to your accommodation and then the chauffeur picks you up and takes you back to the rail station when you have finished your holiday.   We packed very carefully so that we wouldn't have any checked in luggage.  Hand luggage speeds up the process of getting through the airports and we do this whenever we can.

The two weddings were quite different but equally lovely.  The first wedding was very traditional.  The service was held in a lovely little church....the kind of church that I remember from my childhood.  The old wooden pews that make you sit up straight, the pulpit that seems to be ten foot high, the alter that is always one step up.  These are the things I remember.  Anway I regress.  This bride and groom have been together since school and are a perfect match.  They are a lovely couple who just look right together.  The service was beautiful and the reception that was held at the Hilton Hotel was also perfect.    It is a beautiful venue and the food was to die for.  We had to leave the reception at a reasonable hour so that we would make our early morning flight the next morning, but not before we danced up a storm on the dance floor!

The next wedding was quiet different.  The reception was held in the Botanical Gardens on the Gold Coast and the reception was at the Grand Apartments restaurant called 3 sixty.  I always enjoy garden weddings because as someone who enjoys taking photographs you can wander around more freely.  This bride is just so unbelievably beautiful and looked stunning.  The groom didn't scrub up too bad either.  It was our son who introduced this couple and this fact was acknowledge by the groom in his speech.  This wedding was like a reunion for us.  Many of our friends from the west were there and it was great to catch up.

As I said, it took a bit of planning to attend two weddings in the same weekend but I'm so pleased we made the effort.

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