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.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

A wedding on Magnetic Island

For the second time this year we have had the pleasure of attending a tropical wedding, this time on the lovely Magnetic Island.  Magnetic Island is just a half hour ferry journey from Townsville although we took our car on the vehicular ferry that takes a lot longer.
Most of us arrived on the Island Thursday afternoon for the get together at the Marlin Bar at Horseshoe Bay.  We had a delicious meal and then all made our way back to our accommodation at Peppers Blue on Blue.  Some partied on but most had an early night in preparation for the wedding then next day.

Peppers Blue on Blue at Nelly bay and the wedding reception venue

Friday we woke to a glorious tropical morning.  Winter is just a suggestion in the tropics and there is hardly ever a need to wear a jacket of any description.   As breakfast was included in our accommodation package we made our way downstairs to the restaurant to enjoy the delicious buffet.  After breakfast we visited Philips mum who has been living on the Island for many years.  She loves Island life and said she can't imagine living anywhere else.  There is a very good HACC (home and community care) service on the Island that we are very grateful for.
At 3.00pm the wedding ceremony commenced at Picnic Bay.  This used to be the place that the ferry stopped at and is still a beautiful bay that looks towards Townsville.  The groom looked a little nervous as he waited for his bride but once he saw her his face lit up.  The ceremony was lovely and as Zoe and Dave became Mr and Mrs we all applauded.
We made our way back to Peppers Blue on Blue for the reception.  Pre dinner drinks and nibbles were served on the boardwalk and we were all called for dinner at 6 pm.  Philip and I were once again privileged to sit at Table 1 with the brides mother and father......our lifelong friends.  We had a wonderful night with fantastic food and wine and afterwards we danced well into the night.
It was a lovely wedding that we will remember for a long time.

The bridesmaids looking lovely in blue

Zoe and Dave


A few adjustments by the bridesmaids

Preparing for the group photo

Me and my boy!



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