Tommy and Katharina’s Wedding, May 2014

The point of going home in May 2014 was for Tommy (my brother) and his then fiancee, Katharina’s wedding. Lots of prep leading up to it, cake baking, cake icing, decoration making.  Mostly, it was fun hanging out with all the family, and getting to know little Theodore (aka Teddy), their 2 month old baby, and also Kathi’s mum, Barbara.

The wedding went very well, the only sad part was the fact that the Rotorua marathon was on the same day, and the reception was held at the Arts Centre, which was actually on the running route.  So traffic was a bit of pain.  As in millions of traffic!

The ceremony started late, as it took between half an hour to an hour to get to the ceremony site – a trip that is usually only about 15 minutes.  But the weather was lovely (didn’t rain!), the food was great, the company was great, and Theo didn’t barf on any dresses.   He was super cute, he wore a tiny suit with tails (that Trish made!).  The bridal pair looked amazing, and the reception tables were incredibly pretty.  Her dress was ivory, and her bouquet made of dark red roses, baby’s breath, and green ferns.

Such a lovely place for the ceremony, it was held in the amazing garden of a friend of the family, near the redwoods.  The garden is full of trees, bushes and flowers, and is just a wonderland of secret passageways, hidden seats, and lovely foliage.

The rest of the evening was very lovely, everyone had a wonderful pot luck dinner, and talked and shared and just generally enjoyed themselves.

Nicky piped Barbara and Kathi in
Nicky piped Barbara and Kathi in
A bit nervous..?
A bit nervous..?
Nicky doing a reading
Nicky doing a reading
Reading!
Reading
Dad got to look after Teddy, who was very obliging, and slept quietly throughout the ceremony
Dad got to look after Teddy, who was very obliging, and slept quietly throughout the ceremony
Rings and vows
Rings and vows
Rings and vows
Rings and vows
Signing
Signing

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Father handing over grandon
Father handing over grandson

 

Teddy is awake!
Teddy is awake!

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Siblings
Siblings
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Barbara and Katharina

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Lovely decorations on the tables, each table had pictures from Tommy and Kathi's adventures
Lovely decorations on the tables, each table had pictures from Tommy and Kathi’s adventures
Table decorations
Table decorations
The cake
The cake
Beautiful Bouquet
Beautiful Bouquet
Treats
Treats
Somebody did this to me on my wedding night, so thought I'd return the favour. Nothing like having to strip the bed, and remove rice!
Somebody did this to me on my wedding night, so thought I’d return the favour. Nothing like having to strip the bed, and remove rice!
We did make the bed pretty
We did make the bed pretty

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