Tuesday, May 30, 2006

June Already??

I'm pretty bad when it comes to posting these days; May was just a crazy month where my calendar was just choc-a-block. I'm kind of hoping for some quiet nights in before work gets really busy between August to October. However, with the house, our 8 year anniversary, Sarah coming back and Roula's wedding...it seems highly unlikely.

Below are some pictures from last Saturday at the Westwoods where we celebrated Mr. Westwood’s 50th something birthday and Nikki’s fabulous cake making skills. In the Westwood’s household there are only candles for ‘21’ and ‘50’ so after you turn 21 you stay at 21 till you reach 50 and when you reach 50 you stay at 50 forever.

Happy Birthday Mr Westwood!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Barbara & Edgars Wedding

Friday 26 May, 2006

6:00am - The Bride gets ready

11:00am - The Groom arrives to pick up his bride...In line with Chinese tradition the 'Sisters' must make this as hard as possible, let the games begin!

Task 1 - Apply the make up provided and drive down to the chemist to buy wet wipes, make sure that you take a picture of you paying for the wipes.

Task 2 - With the help of your 'brothers', eat with a teaspoon: a jar of ONOX, a tube of vegemite, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of mayonnaise. (The Boys were prepared and brought their own water).

Due to time restraints the Groom and his band of 'Brothers' got off easy, they finished off with negotiating the door fee ($500 cash for entry).

Success! the Bride awaits inside

The Chinese Tea ceremony (Brides Side) begins and the Bride is given her gifts (usually jewellery) that will be worn with her traditional Chinese gown at the end of the night.

Off to the ceremony they go...

The Bride looks stunning and a Proud father helps her out of the car

The 'Sisters' and 'Brothers' gets ready as the Bride prepares to walk down the isle.

The veil goes over and the Father of the Bride walks her down the aisle, the Groom awaits her at the other end.

The Vows are made and the rings exchanged

"You may kiss the Bride.."

Chinese Tea Ceremony (Groom's side)

The Reception
Jacky and I arrive early to help set up

The Place looked awesome!
12 Course Menu

Time for a few Photos before the Brides costume change

I loved this dress especially the colour! You can't tell in the photo but it she was wearing the most beautiful neck piece that I have ever seen...

Time to toast each table (200 guests) CHEERS!

Time for the Reception games (Why? because it's a Chinese wedding tradition)

In the first picture the Groom has a 2 strawberries and a banana hanging at his crotch. In the second picture the Bride is blind folded and has to bite the banana. In the 3rd picture the Groom is biting a strawberry from the bride's chest hehhe

Here she has to get a raw egg to go up one leg and out through the other but the egg got stuck at his crotch...very very amusing for all...


The traditional Chinese gown (usually Red)

These were the thank you gifts given by the Bride and Groom, I love the symbolism behind it...it's those dolls where, as much as you knock them down they always bounce back up!

Congratulations to you both!
Photo Album Here