deird1: Dawn drinking a milkshake (Dawn milkshake)
[personal profile] deird1
Hi, everyone! Did you miss me? *puppy eyes*

So... there's this thing I just did... may have mentioned it...

Yep. That.

I am now eleven days into married life, and therefore fully qualified to pontificate in an knowledgable manner about this thing I'm now an expert at.

*clears throat*

Marriage is, in my experience, a relaxed state involving beaches, much giggling, delicious seafood, and very little hassle. I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a stress-free, enjoyable life.

...or possibly that was a honeymoon.

The Wedding

The wedding was just lovely – including everything from the Star Wars intro music to the nicest little girl in the whole world standing up to hold my flowers. And then there was the bit where I got to marry my very favourite person. That was pretty cool.

Here are my ladies all getting ready to go:

Said ladies being: Sister 1, Sister 2, [personal profile] dr_carrot, and my one and only niece.

And here's us with all seven of the teeny people in our lives:

(Sidenote to people with kids: please note (and be very impressed by) the fact that every single kid in this photo is smiling. AT THE SAME TIME.)

Then there was a reception. Those of you who are Buffy fans might be quite interested in the speech my sisters gave:

(Husband's name is Ewen, which tends to get my family saying things like "you and Ewen... you and... um... Ewen and... gah!" - hence the mucking around in the first bit.)

Not sure if people in other countries do silly things to the newlyweds' car, but it's pretty traditional round these parts. We escaped relatively unscathed, with confetti in our suitcases and balloons in the back seat:

The Honeymoon

It's winter down here right now. So we decided that we'd go north, warm up our frozen bodies, and find out what this whole Queensland thing is all about.

Queensland has...



...opportunities to get wet.

...very wet.

...extremely wet, really.


...some birds that get close enough to almost steal your shoes.






...and other nice things.

Date: 2013-08-21 05:53 am (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Cow Rainbow)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I am so happy for you and I wish you a lifetime filled with joy together!


Date: 2013-08-21 05:54 am (UTC)
bruttimabuoni: (Glory)
From: [personal profile] bruttimabuoni
Hi sweetie - yes we did miss you, but it looks like you spent the time *very* well. Congratulations, again!

Date: 2013-08-21 06:31 am (UTC)
londonkds: (Default)
From: [personal profile] londonkds
Looks like a lovely wedding and holiday!

Date: 2013-08-21 07:07 am (UTC)
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
So happy for you both, congratulations!

Date: 2013-08-21 07:35 am (UTC)
petzipellepingo: (bride and groom by nightchild_80)
From: [personal profile] petzipellepingo
Everyone looks very happy and you picked a great spot for a honeymoon. Congratulations!

Date: 2013-08-21 07:36 am (UTC)
juliet316: (DW: Mr and Mrs Pond)
From: [personal profile] juliet316
Yes, you were missed. Congratulations. It looks like it was a beautiful day. And a lovely honeymoon (note to self: try not to post from now on while tired and dealing with allergies)
Edited Date: 2013-08-21 07:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-08-21 11:38 am (UTC)
juliet316: (DW: Mr and Mrs Pond)
From: [personal profile] juliet316
I figured Amy and Rory were perfect for the occassion. :-)

Date: 2013-08-21 10:49 am (UTC)
gillo: (Spuffy partners)
From: [personal profile] gillo
You have amazingly cool sisters! And Queensland looks fabulous.

Above all, you both looked great and very, very happy. Long may that last.

Many congratulations Mrs!

Date: 2013-08-21 10:54 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
Have you read A Cage of Butterflies? Your honeymoon in Queensland made me think of that bit at the end.

It sounds like the wedding went really well. I love the frocks and suits, the colours and styles are really nice.

if people in other countries do silly things to the newlyweds' car

I was about to link you to the Wikipedia page on charivari, but then I read it. D: Apparently that was not as innocently rowdy and cheerful as I thought.

Date: 2013-08-21 02:05 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Star Wars intro music? Win.

All the kids smiling in the photo? WOW.

I've heard of tying cans to the back of the car and scribbling "Just Married" all over it, but not filling it with balloons. (My poor grandfather, when his oldest son got married, drove my uncle's car home from the airport after uncle and aunt departed on honeymoon. By himself. With 'Just Married' all over the car. He got the strangest looks.)

Date: 2013-08-21 02:53 pm (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (!yay!)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Hooray! Congrats, and glad the honeymoon was great!!

Date: 2013-08-21 04:06 pm (UTC)
curiouswombat: (forest path)
From: [personal profile] curiouswombat
What lovely photos of what looks like a lovely day - followed by a lovely honeymoon!

Date: 2013-08-21 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! You guys look like you're having a blast!

I really like the colors of the bridesmaids' dresses, too.

I'd have probably hyperventilated with a backseat full of balloons. I'm ... irrationally afraid of them. I'd be like "YOUR FIRST HUSBANDLY DUTY IS TO KILL EVERY LAST BALLOON WHILE I WAIT WAY OVER HERE." I am glad you didn't have the same problem!

Date: 2013-08-21 07:18 pm (UTC)
trouble: Sketch of Hermoine from Harry Potter with "Bookworms will rule the world (after we finish the background reading)" on it (Default)
From: [personal profile] trouble
Oh my gosh, your sisters are awesome. :D


Date: 2013-08-22 03:38 am (UTC)
verity: buffy embraces the mid 90s shades (Default)
From: [personal profile] verity
So happy for you and your Mr.! Your special day looks like it was delightful, and oh my goodness, your sisters singing, so adorable!

Date: 2013-08-22 07:27 pm (UTC)
debris4spike: (Eternal Refuge - Hold me)
From: [personal profile] debris4spike
Congratulations - and such a lovely set of pictures.

What beautiful pictures ... I love the colours on those dresses.

Yay - that song is great ... so much part of your fandom, and so personal to you both ... so glad that the video worked.


Date: 2013-08-22 07:54 pm (UTC)
immer_am_lesen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
It was a lovely day, and your sisters are awesome. :-D

Looks like a fab honeymoon! I tried snorkelling when in Qld, but was too scared by the There's Nothing Under Me!!! feeling, so posed for a pic in the gear and went back to the solid boat.

Hope that coming back to mundane reality won't be too hard...maybe a return trip every few years is in order. :-)

Date: 2013-08-23 12:37 am (UTC)
slaymesoftly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
Congratulations! Looks like you're off to a wonderful start!


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