Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wedding at Arlington's Wattle Park Chalet

Today, I dedicated it for my friend, let's call her Miss Lawyer, who is getting married in mid February. She definitely had her day all packed up to the brim; flying in from the Gold Coast, headed hurriedly to her hotel and then, the wedding venue to meet up the venue's liaison officer (that's what I call her), celebrant, florist and me!!

Mr. C was on his best behaviour today, I must say.

He was there the whole time, attentive and ever patient. Not many men will accompany majority of the whole day by his wife's side listening to her friend pore through and mash out wedding details, especially a wedding that is not his! Then again, he didn't really lift much of his finger to assist in his very own. LOL.

See. The fact that he didn't whine, throw a tantrum or show a sour or moody face (at all, not even once) means he definitely deserves a reward, right?! No worries, he will be duly rewarded. Just have to come up with what to reward him with.

Anyways, the venue hall isn't very huge. It'll fit comfortably about 11 or less tables. And it's enough as it's not like Chinese Banquets where we have 400 to 1000 of guests. Western weddings keep it small, simple and intimate. Even a 100 guests is considered a BIG wedding. They probably think we, Asians are nuts with our big celebrations.

The rustic feel, high ceiling with wooden beams gives a nice ambiance. Brought Bankers Club in Malaysia to mind, another favourite and sought after wedding venue. First impression, the whole place looks small. But once I reminded myself of the number of guests, it's not too bad actually.

This is how the hall will roughly look for Miss Lawyer's wedding. Today, some florists came in to decorate for a wedding to be held tomorrow. The flowers look alright and all but I reckon we can do better. Time to start research!!

I actually like the pebbles at the bottom of the fish bowl. This is the centerpiece for the bridal table but I felt that it was a tad too simple. After all, it is supposed to be the main attraction! So, we definitely have to do better!

The centerpiece for guests table. Didn't really fancy the end results of the leaf. Looked like claws or some scrawny green fingers! The lily afloat the water lend a peaceful feel though to the whole look.

The arch where the Celebrant (a person who officiates a civil ceremony) recommends Miss Lawyer to stand for her ceremony. Am thinking how to 'dress up' this area... hanging lanterns? drapes? flower balls? Hmmm...

I don't fancy the glass piece much but like the twirly look of the leaf. Definitely something to keep in mind. I reckon removing the glass piece and scattering petals with/or feathers would be a nicer touch.

The view from inside the hall where the 3 course meal will be served towards the garden area where the wedding ceremony will take place before hand. It looks rather plain right now but am hoping for beautiful weather and decorations to liven up and add the wedding aura to the venue.

Flowers brought in for tomorrow's wedding to decorate the two empty topped pillars as seen in the above picture.

Am pretty excited actually. After all, this will be my first attendance at a Western wedding. Secondly, I am to be one of her bridesmaids. So, it'll be an experience! Preferably, a good one! And lastly, it isn't my wedding! LOL.

Then again, I'll be escorting Miss Lawyer (hopefully, not Miss Bridezilla) throughout the evening and also slapping her out of any last minute wedding jitters. So, yikes!

Am pretty psyched thinking ideas for her hens party and what not. I seem to be more excited over her wedding than my own. The fact that I am blogging about today instead of my day is a testament to that fact. LOL again.

Tell you more about the wedding after the event in mid February! Stay tuned... ;p

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