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Some sites [Aug. 1st, 2006|11:10 pm]
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[mood |okayokay]
[music |Mr. Brightside - The Killers]

For Julia:

This is where we're getting the bridesmaid dresses. The site sucks, I suggest just going and seeing them, but the site has it's address, phone number, and opening hours, which are all useful! http://www.parkavenuebridal.com.au/profile.html

I don't know if you've already got a suit place in mind (I recall you went for fittings awhile ago?), but this is where we're getting ours, and they're just across the road from the dress shop: http://www.spurling.com.au/

This is the cake place. Just fantastic: the lady's is lovely, and very very cluey. Her cakes taste great (and she gave us fuckloads to take home a try the flavours, enough for dessert for us both. And then we wanted to try a specific flavour, so she made it for us.) The cakes look awesome, and she really understands when you explain stuff that you want, and very reasonable (for wedding cakes: they're fucking expensive after all, but in the inner west you'll be paying shit loads more): http://www.theacubis.com/

The shoe place's site doesn't seem to be working at the moment, but they are called Amore Bridal Shoes. I'll get the number to you asap. In fact, I think I have a business card in my wallet, so I'll give it to you in person.

I think that's all you wanted for now...
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Planning update. [Sep. 27th, 2005|12:07 am]
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So, Tom and I are nearly at the 11 months-to-go mark, and so far we've booked the ceremony venue, reception venue, and talked to relavent bridal party members. There's still a lot to do, but we can relax a little now, at least until the end of the year.

Things to do:
1. Find cheap material places that sell raw silk or Thai silk
2. Find cheap dressmakers/tailors.
3. Tom to contact celebrant (he's Tom's old school counsellor)
4. Organise a time for all attendants to get together.

I'm worried that people will get shirty because there's a three-hour gap between when we have to leave the ceremony venue (3pm) and the earliest we can be at the reception venue (6pm). However, I also feel like going "fuck it, it's my wedding, they can deal".

In community news, I updated the community info page.
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Good luck Kristen! [Sep. 9th, 2005|11:10 pm]
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I hope everything goes perfectly tomorrow, and for the rest of your life with Kane! You are going to look so beautiful!
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Carrington squee [Aug. 14th, 2005|07:43 pm]
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[mood |impressedimpressed]

Nick and I had our first post-paid our deposit meeting at The Carrington on Saturday. We love the place, and the service, more and more. We spent an hour and a half going over the check list, and Kiralee filled in all the fields with the info we already have (names of bridal party members, ceremony venue, type of dinner, music etc etc) and that's what we'll be doing at most of our meetings, just updating that, with her help and suggestions. Kiralee was really helpful, and she's getting married in October and reassuringly is having her own wedding at the place she does weddings for other people. That's always confidence-inducing. They're really flexible on everything (eg we've changed the champagne to our favourite type, instead of being forced to stick with theirs). And the best thing from this visit? They do menu taste testings on Sundays, so Nick and I thought we'd go to Katoomba on our three-year anniversary, which is Sat, 17th December, stay the night, and then do the tasting as a yummy and posh lunch the next day. Kiralee looked up the date and said sadly there was a function that had booked out the Dining Room for that day, but we could do dinner instead, and if we could take the day off work the next day, she'd throw in a free room for the night. Holy crap these people provide fantastic service! I'm totally pimping The Carrington for weddings from now on! It's a stunning place, a great price for what's included, and the service is impeccable!
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Reception venue! [Jul. 3rd, 2005|03:43 pm]
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We found one!

Today my parents took us for lunch at Pelligrini's, at the Elliott St Wharf in Balmain, and we are totally going to have our reception there. It's this beautiful old building, all white with lots of big windows facing the harbour and it's totally gorgeous AND VERY AFFORDABLE.

I am totally stoked. It's $65 a head which is fantastic, and you need to have a minimum of 100 people but because it's so cheap that isn't a problem.

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Holy crap! [Jun. 29th, 2005|01:56 am]
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(cross-posted to my LJ)

Since we're having lunch with both sets of parents on Sunday to discuss wedding stuff, I thought it prudent to make a rough guest list. We're trying to keep things to 100 people.

Our initial draft, of people who totally had to be there, was 117. Oh dear.

Single people, you can forget bringing dates. Oh no.
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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2005|09:35 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Nick and I made a tentative booking with The Carrington last week, and were told they'd send us a package with further info and the contract to sign etc by the end of this week. Nick, my mum, my sister and I were at The Carrington today having High Tea for my mum's birthday, and towards the end a waitress came up to our table and asked if we were expecting something from Hayley, which turned out to be all the info she was going to post. That was really spooky, cause it's not like we booked in either of our names or anything. Very, very efficient (and creepy!).

But we're still very happy with the place and are totally going to confirm the booking! It means we get to pay a $1000 deposit by the 26th July! Yay...

So anyway, our ceremony will be happening on Friday, September 22nd, 2006 and our reception will be happening on Saturday, September 23rd, 2006, for those who are interested.

-crossposted to Sutekh Weddings
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Question for Kristen: [Mar. 29th, 2005|05:31 pm]
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[mood |stressedstressed]

Do you have information/a number/a website or email address for using the Great Hall as a venue? I looked on the web, but it was pretty useless...

It's my back-up plan if we can't stomach having the ceremony in a Church, we can have it in the Great Hall, since it's Church-like and has an organ and pews. I just want to find out how much it would be for a couple of hours (not the four hours like you've got it for, because we'd still be having our reception at the Taronga Centre.)

Thanks for any help you might be able to give!

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(no subject) [Feb. 20th, 2005|11:52 am]
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[mood |okayokay]

Well, Nick and I went to the Taronga Centre yesterday. It was nice, but a bit less classy than we expected. The views however are fabulous, and they still really are easy with regards to the one price covering everything. We're looking around at other options, but it's definitely looking likely. However, it means we're probably going to have the wedding on the Friday, rather than the Sunday. That's because for Sunday they have a 15% surcharge, and on Saturday they have a minimum booking requirement of 110. So. Friday definitely looking good.

We also met up with the rector, and he was lovely, and neither of us had a problem with the stuff we would have to say and agree to if we go ahead with an Anglican ceremony, so that's one less headache.

I also tried on some dresses, with Nick (yeh, yeh, fuck tradition!). We just popped into a store in Petersham (Paramatta Rd.) on Friday, and since they weren't busy, the lady let me try on dresses. The lady was absolutely lovely, and I'd be very happy to buy from her. I tried on about five dresses, and two of them were wonderful! If I don't end up liking the dress in Roseville as much as I have online, then I'll probably go with one of those two instead. They're more expensive (like, by around a $1000!), but one was Duchess satin, and the other was Thai silk (which it turns out neither Nick nor I like. Italian silk was much nicer, REALLY soft, and sat beautifully, but unfortunately too light for the style of dress I liked, which needs the heaviness), whereas the one in Roseville was not. If I love the dress in Roseville though I don't give a damn what fabric it is, and then it would be cheaper anyway. But the advantage to the Petersham place (Peretti) was that when you order the dress they make it to fit you perfectly, and they also allow you to make adjustments, to the emboidery style, and stuff like that, so it's like getting a custom dress, but for a lot less. Unfortunately their website doesn't have pictures of the dresses I liked, so I can't post them.

Also, for Julia's information: the woman at the zoo (who was pretty fucking useless generally, but fortunately she won't actually be coordinating if we go with them) said that when people use the lawns at the zoo for functions, the marquee hire starts at $8000 which is fucking huge. I just thought you should know that, so you can start looking around now and seeing if it's going to be feasible.
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Name [Feb. 14th, 2005|04:35 pm]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |open plan office fun...]

In booking tickets the issue of changing my surname has come up.  I am really unsure about what to do and I have been thinking about it for nearly 9 months.  As far as I have thought at this stage the pros and cons (in my case)are as follows:


  • I never really got attached to my surname anyway
  • Our children will have his surname (or else it will die out in Australia)


  • I will have been working under my maiden name for 3 years nearly when we get married
  • My degrees are under my maiden name
  • I don't like the associtations with propterty changing hands

What does anyone else think?

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