What a wedding! We spent last week preparing for, and enjoying lots of festivities to celebrate the marriage of David’s younger brother, Andrew to his beautiful wife, Aundrea. It was certainly the grandest, most formal wedding I’ve ever attended. Everything from the ceremony, dresses, flowers, music, food and special touches (Horse drawn carriages for all guests! White and gold Grand Marnier cake! Photo booth!) was a feast for the senses, and of course, the happy couple was radiant. I wish I had photos to share, but as a bridesmaid it just wasn’t appropriate for me to be lugging my big camera around. I hope the photographer got a good shot of me in my bridesmaid dress (aubergine floor-length Vera Wang with train and custom-made gold embroidered waistband and sash designed by the bride) and David in his tuxedo, because it is unlikely we’ll ever be as well-dressed again!
So now it is back to real life for us. We flew back this afternoon and it feels good to be home (except for the mountain of tasks that are awaiting). Happily, it will be a short work week for David and then we’ll have a four-day holiday weekend to spend together. We thought about taking another family camping trip, but now we’re thinking some good old-fashioned down time might be in order. We’ll see what the weekend brings. Meanwhile I’ll be resting my sore feet – it isn’t every day I get to dance the night away!