April 27, 2011

Listography - My Wedding

Kate over at Kate Takes 5 has chosen a wedding theme this week.  I have tried to write this post several times and blogger keeps suddenly eating it.  I have therefore decided to write it in bullet point form to limit the number of words available for random deleting (take that blogger)

Random Wedding Facts

  • Huge wedding, lots of people, a dozen in the bridal party
  • Anglican Church in town and guests on school buses to The Farm
  • Way too much drinking, dancing and misbehaving (from guests and bridal party, definitely not bride)
  • Drunken bus trips for guests back to town where we had booked out every possible form of available accommodation
  • Wedding was summed up by close friend as "Lovely service and then huge piss up in a tent with very fashionable guests". An old family friend of The Farmer said he hadn't been to a wedding like it in 30 years...- think he may have been politely saying it was not super trendy and cutting edge.
  • Wedding was in pre digital photo era so images on this post are very dodgy.
  • Massive hangovers for many people next day.
  • Would not actually change much as was wonderful, wonderful day
The Tent

5 Things I would Change

1. Would not have drunk three quarters of bottle of vintage champagne between ceremony and reception.  Had a great time at reception but some bits are kind of hazy.

2. Choosing stunning bridesmaids not best idea. Hard to look like uber glamourous bride when surround by supermodelesque bridesmaids  (Have truly gorgeous friends, love them all to bits so would choose them again - but would make them wear sackcloth and ashes).

Here is a photo of bridesmaids helping me dress (actually one is helping me dress, others busy making sure their tits are correctly placed in their dresses - very, very important if bridesmaid to avoid random boob flashes)

3.  Wedding photos on dusty gravel track look fantastic.  Unfortunately wedding dress not as fantastic afterwards.

4. Would have not missed bus trip back to town.  Apparently this is when all the real gossip worthy events occurred.  And I wasn't there.

5. Would not have missed next morning in town.  Apparently various guests and members of bridal party were spotted doing walk of shame very early the next morning in various state of dishevelment. Locals still talking about it.

That's all.

PS Bridesmids - all jokes aside, you guys rocked then and still rock now. Mwah.


Anonymous said...

You farmers sure know how to throw a party. I'm sure the town was never the same again.
Great post.

Bungalowgirl said...

What an absolutely awesome rollicking wedding you had. Superb tent. No photos of you wandering down the dusty road to give us a squizz at your dress? Pretty please? Mel.

Emma said...

Ahhh sounds pretty much exactly how our wedding will (hopefully) go down in December! Total inspiration for me as we are just in the process of organising the marquee and the buses for everyone :D Lovely blog

A Farmer's Wife said...

Mel - if you check out this post


It has a photo of my dress!

overthehillmum said...

Sounds like a great wedding.
My photographer made me kneel in the wet grass. Dirty stocking (yes stockings!!) and ruined satin shoes.

multiplemummy said...

Yes I had beautiful bridemaids too..it puts the pressure on! But nothing takes away from the bride! Your picture looks lovely! x

EmVi said...

lol. Love the walk of shame although been a very long time since I did it.

thatblogyoudo said...

Sounds like a good time and you know when one wedding seems similar to the last you are happy to go to one that stands out cause it was so much fun. did you get the dust out of the dress finally?

Kate said...

That sounds like my kind of wedding!! And d'ya know I think the sackcloth and ashes thing for bridesmaids might just catch on...

Circus Queen said...

Sounds like an absolutely fantastic time! I'm heading over to the post that shows your dress!

Fiona said...

I don't know whether it's because we don't get out much, but I do believe we really know how to throw a bash, in the bush!
I hope at least one of my three girls will opt for the 'bush wedding'.

G said...

That sounds like fun... and a lot like our wedding... we married in my parents garden which meant a big marquee too. The bus trip back into town wasn't pretty... thanks to one of Mr SJW's cousins. If they're still talking about it... it's got to be good, right? gxo

Unknown said...

That sounds amazing. My boyfriend has a farm on the Eyre Peninsula SA and we've just spent our hols there, just gorgeous! That pic of the bridesmaids is just beautiful. Great memories I bet XXX

Unknown said...

love it! don't worry about not being on the bus back to town - I was on our bus - drunk - and trying to get everyone to be dropped off at our house to continue the party - tom put his foot down. locals still talking about our guests wandering round the town the next day too!

Pilbara Chick said...

I still think yours was one of the best weddings I have ever been to. Such great memories, I think the bouquet is still at mum's!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks everyone - the wedding was great and I struggled to find five things I would change.

This Mid 30s Life said...

How wonderful, I LOVE country weddings!! The bus trip on the way back into town is often one of the highlights, everyone is just in such good form.

Best fun ever!

I'm So Fancy said...

ah the bridesmaids...I just asked my sisters. :-)

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Love it - am very sorry to have missed that one. You all look gorgeous. Even the tent looks gorgeous.

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro!

Bungalowgirl said...

Thanks for showing me that bride on a dusty road photo- what a wonderful shot. No wonder she chose that one as a showcard, you bridal trendsetter you! Seems like a world away now post kids doesn't it- all that self indulgent frou frou? So good though, I could do it all again tomorrow. Melx

Cheers! said...

What a super fun wedding!! Sounds to me like you had the right idea, get married and celebrate! Love the photo of you getting helped into your dress...and all the bridesmaids adjusting their boobs..hilarious!

Happy day!

ABFarish said...

That sounds amazing actually. I can only hope that everyone has a great time at my wedding... O and I got you on the super hot (super skinny bridesmaids...I have nine of them!)
-Glad to have found you on the weekend rewind!
<3 A

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

An amazing time, and there's no way you'll forget it!

Rewinding with Life in a Pink Fibro. :)

Maxabella said...

"Lovely service and then huge piss up in a tent with very fashionable guests" - that's my kinda wedding! It sounds brilliant and that photo is a classic. The dreaded boob flash from designer strapless gown... been there!

Would LOVE to see one of those dusty track photos anytime you want to share.


Gemma @ My Big Nutshell said...

Oh wow, just got to read this through where's my glow. What a bloody fantastic wedding!

the tit photo is great and the bus sounds like complete debauchery!

Glow said...

Oh now THAT is how you throw a wedding! Ours was in a pub so all the guests got completely tanked at the bar between ceremony and reception - made for a great night :)