The eighth of January was a sunny day. The guests gathered at The Wattle Park Chalet’s garden wedding receptions venue, sipped champagne on the white garden chairs around the parasols. Jason and his groomsmen, in traditional black tuxedos, lined up and shuffled with excitement and anticipation. With the MC’s announcement, the bridesmaids walked through the gate of vines and down the aisle. Finally, Alexandra in her beautiful white ball gown walked into the garden. As they were married in front of their friends and family, Alexandra and Jason’s gaze into each other’s eyes was electric.
After the ceremony, it was the much anticipated reception. As Alexandra and Jason walked through the door, the guests cheered and applauded with enthusiasm. Alexandra raised her bouquet and Jason twirled her on the dance floor. Even as they sat down at their bridal table, lined with pink sequins and decorated with a beautiful bouquet of lilies, the guests couldn’t stop applauding for them. The joyous smiles in the room created an unbelievable atmosphere.
Alexandra and Jason’s cake was an elegant two tier square cake with white fondant and pretty purple flowers. Next to the cake was a small cockatoo statue, a tribute to Alexandra’s grandmother.
Their first dance was breathtakingly peaceful and romantic. They held each other’s hands and slowly swayed to the music with their foreheads touching and occasionally sharing kisses.
To finish off the night, Alexandra climbed up the stairs to the balcony. All the ladies, both single and otherwise, got on the dancefloor. Playful but slightly competitive, the ladies raised their arms for the bride’s bouquet. As the MC counted down, the guests looked with excitement and the bouquet was tossed from the balcony. The winner of the bouquet toss smiled, shy but victorious.
Before Alexandra and Jason left the wedding, the guests stood in a circle around the dance floor to say farewell. As the couple went around, the guests congratulated the beautiful couple. The warmth of the love in the room as the guests all waved good bye was incredibly touching.
By Nana Shiraishi