It was 30 degrees, but quite overcast so the sun was not beating down on us. We held both our ceremony and reception aboard a boat from the Docklands, which cruised up and down the Yarra River and into the bay. Several guests were a bit hesitant due to potential seasickness, but it was quite calm and everyone had a great time. We surprised everyone with our wedding dance, we had been having dancing lessons for 3 months prior and with the help of our dance teacher had devised a choreographed dance, which everybody loved. Our cake was beautiful and delicious. We also obtained a canvas that was prepared by a painter with cartoons of us, our wedding date and the first two lines of our vows. This was our guest book, everyone wrote on it with their best wishes to us.
It was magnificant. It was 30 degrees, so very hot. My matron of honour wasn't sure if she could make it, as she'd gone into labour, however the hospital gave her permission to attend the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful and simple, and the people most important to us where there.We had 4 photo locations after the ceremony, and then an afternoon cocktail reception at the local racecourse.Given that we did the wedding on a tight budget - we are both still students - you couldn't tell at all. Everything was wonderful.
The day was all that I hoped for, not without its hiccups... I spent the morning with my family and my bridesmaids (my sister and a really close girlfriend), getting hair and makeup done, and trying to find a new videographer... I actually woke up with the reddest eye possible, but I thought "I'm not letting this stop me, what are you going to do?". I rode to the church with both of my parents and the most fantastic car people. Naturally I walked down the aisle with my Dad, I wouldn't have wanted to do that with anyone else. Seeing Paul at the alter, words can't explain the feeling that I had.The ceremony was great, followed by photo shoot. Our reception was at Manor on High in Epping. The first time that Paul and I walked in there we were amazed by it and knew straight away that this was the place for us to celebrate! I think one of the most nerve-racking moments for me was to walk into the reception for the first time as "Mrs" to have everyone there waiting and looking, despite the fact that they are your closest family and friends, but it was really good. The nerves settled and the partying began! I had one of the best days of my life!!!