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Saying G’day

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Good morning all. Just thought I’d pop my head in, so to speak, and say g’day. I’m back from leave.

After being away from Flight Path for such a while, a blog post about something seemingly random and out of the blue, just wouldn’t make much sense. So I’m here, at my desk before starting work, to get back into the swing.

The first blog post back is always the hardest. No blog post idea seems to fit with where I am at the very moment.

I have just got married. I had a honeymoon. They were both fabulous. And I’m enjoying going back to some every day normalcy. As my husband and I had been together going on 8 years, married life so far has been much the same as life before the ‘I do’. In fact, I spent a lot of the honeymoon fantasising about all the things and projects I could do now that I’m not planning and co-ordinating a whole weekend and week’s holiday. ……so I’m fairly certain I’m not going to fall into what people call ‘post-wedding depression’. (I didn’t even know there was such a thing, or that there is such a thing as ‘pre-wedding blues’. Huh?!)

I didn’t want wedding planning to take over my life. That’s not my style. I’m not one of those brides who has nothing else to do with her spare time. I’m a busy woman. Nor is our marriage based on whatever extravagance we can jam into a wedding day. Our marriage is based on our relationship. Pretty simple really. The wedding was to celebrate it with our nearest and dearest. And celebrate, we did.

Unfortunately for me, but fortunate for our guests and wedding party, I saw the little details. And so the six to eight weeks leading up to the wedding saw projects like Flight Path fall by the wayside for a while. I’m okay with that. That’s a choice I made. The lead up to the big day was full of confirmations with vendors, last minute stationery, final touches on decor projects and seating plan, ‘cracking the whip’ on my now husband, etc. Everything came together on the day. As it should. We’ve received wonderful feedback about the day. I loved that everyone was well fed, comfortable and had a great time.

Some FAQs for those interested (….otherwise just skip to the bottom. I won’t be offended at all.)

How many guests did you have? Nearly 60.

What style of dress did you wear? Ivory, Italian lace bodice with capped sleeves, V back with buttons, ‘straight down’ and swishy skirt, plain belt. I also had a silk wrap for the evening.

What did the boys wear? Husband wore a three piece. Groomsmen wore two piece, blue suits with dark blue ties, brown belts and shoes.

How many were in your bridal party? Two bridesmaids. Two groomsmen.

Where was it? Yandina Station, Sunshine Coast. One of the oldest homesteads in the area. Ceremony under the fig tree; reception in the old dairy shed.

Band or DJ? Band.

But now it’s back to routine. It’s kind of nice. I have my journal back beside me. A cup of tea on my desk.

I hope all has been well with you. 🙂


P.S. Tasmania was amazing. We had a ball. The hike to Wineglass Bay lookout and beach were among the highlights.

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  1. Congratulations, Alisa. It’s really nice to know “all’s right with the world” somewhere : )
    I’m busy being a low key, supportive ‘Mother Of The Bride’ at the moment, so I hear you !!
    This was a lovely post. Hope you’re settling back into work and I’ll look forward to more blogs.

    1. Thanks so much Cherie. All the best with being ‘mother of the bride’. Wedding planning is fun and exciting but it does have its stress points along the way. Cheers 🙂

  2. Congratulations Alisa – always love to read your blog! Sounds like a dream of a wedding and bed wishes for a very happy time with many new adventures.

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