Occasional stories, food and travel inspiration

Occasional stories, food and travel inspiration

Summer Love

Hello! How extremely overdue my first post of 2015 is.

I had good intentions to post on January 1, truly I did. But I’ve been juggling the kids on holidays on top of my client work and writing projects, plus hosting visiting friends, regular day trips down the Coast to soak up the Aussie summer, a week in Melbourne, a birthday, and my son starting school.

I have lots of new recipes, work projects and travel experiences to share in upcoming blog posts but I wanted to kick off 2015 with some photos from a lovely outdoor wedding I recently attended.

The ceremony took place on a bright, sunny afternoon in the stunning grounds of Carclew in North Adelaide. How adorable are the flower girls and page boys in this photo? And I’m not just saying that because my niece and nephew are leading the way!

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The beautiful bride. THA - Missy and Barter Wedding, Carclew

Following the ceremony, drinks and canapés were served on the lawns before guests were invited to take their seats.

THA Salt and Pepper Squid

THA - Missy and Barter Wedding, Carclew

The wedding speeches were full of loving anecdotes that provoked roars of laughter.

THA - Missy and Barter Wedding, Carclew

The groom’s hilarious speech — revealing his bride’s quirks, happy nature and non-stop energy — made me laugh and cry.

THA - Missy and Barter Wedding, Carclew

Guests were then served a plated entrée and family-style mains by seriously good-looking servers. I prefer family-style servings at weddings because I don’t want to have to choose between two options: I want to try everything!

THA - Fish at Carclew wedding

The day was a bit of a family affair, with my brother’s family and in-laws all playing supporting roles.

THA - Family at Missy and Barter Wedding, Carclew

As the night lengthened, desserts — assorted pastries — were served and people danced to an awesome wedding set list by local friends, Hey Hooray DJs. THA - Missy and Barter Wedding, Carclew

It was a wonderful day. Weddings are usually joyful occasions but Missy and Andrew’s wedding was one of the nicest I’ve ever been to. Congratulations to the happy couple! xx

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  • http://thefidgetyfoodie.com/ The Fidgety Foodie

    There’s nothing like a wedding to bring the family together over good food, wine and happy spirits. The photos are just beautiful!

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong-Kroeger

      Thanks! It was a wonderfully relaxed and happy wedding.

  • G’day Souffle’

    I like the picture of the barefoot girl- reminds me of the dancer Isadora Duncan (early 1900’s dancer)!

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong-Kroeger

      Thanks, Fran. And yes, I hadn’t thought of Isadora Duncan but now that you mention it, I can totally see it.

  • Eha

    What a relaxed and happy atmosphere for the beginning of a hopefully very happy union! Love the bride coming to the ceremony with both parents: oft done now and so appropriate methinks! And that little pageboy with the dark glasses is a real charmer already – ten years from now :) ?

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong-Kroeger

      Thanks, Eha. Yes, it was nice to see the brief supported by both parents. The page boys were ridiculously cute!

  • http://shadybaker.blogspot.com.au/ Jane @ Shady Baker

    I love a wedding Christina! I adore the outfits worn by those young attendants! How cool are the little boys? And those girls look like fairies x

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong-Kroeger

      Thanks, Jane. Yes, the outfits were just gorgeous. I especially love the simple wreath of flowers in the flower girls’ hair.

  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen

    Weddings can be so much fun and this one looks very special indeed.

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong-Kroeger

      Thanks, Maureen. Yes, this was a very fun and happy wedding – there were no tears, tantrums or fights! ;)

  • http://champagneandchips.com/ Nicole – Champagne and Chips

    This looks like such a joyful wedding- the best kind.
    Your photos are fabulous. I especially had a giggle at the little fella in the sunnies with his tongue out. Gorgeous moments.

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong

      Belated thanks, Nicole. It was a very joyful wedding :)

  • http://www.gourmanda.me/ Amanda @ Gourmanda.me

    What a beautiful wedding! How lovely that they included so many kids as well.

    • http://hungryaustralian.com Christina Soong

      Thanks, Amanda. Yes, I love seeing kids at weddings – these lot had a great time!

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ Christina Soong

      Belated thanks, Amanda. Yes, I love a wedding that has lots of kids running around :)

  • Tony Lawson

    This site makes me proud to be an Aussie. If you are interested in wedding speeches, go to:
    http://www.myamazingweddingspeeches.com

  • http://www.adeptclippingpath.com/ Pinky Shahana

    Wonderful wedding photos! I love all the photo sets especially with wedding party.

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