Wedding: The Arthur McElhone Reserve, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
Reception: O'Sullivan Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
An English garden tea party
So who has been to a wedding involving soft fluffy white bunnies, a vintage London double decker bus, soft serve ice creams, doilies, Pimms, mushy peas and scones all in one day? I have :-)
The wedding ceremony was at the tranquil harbour view gardens of The Arthur McElhone Reserve which was also very popular with local sunbathers who needed to be politely vacated from the reserved spot for the cute little white bunnies which marked out the wedding aisle. After the beautiful ceremony many of the guests boarded a vintage London double decker bus to transfer them to the reception. At the reception all the guests were greeted with a soft serve ice cream van in the parking lot to tempt them with refreshing and yummy ice creams of their choice — I loved my Choc Nut!
The wedding reception was decked out with spring garden colours of green, pink and white through abundant paper doilies, roses and ribbons. Guests started with refreshing glasses of Pimms with dry ginger ale, lemon and cucumber which went down very easily — I lost count of how many of these I enjoyed. Dainty white bread salmon sandwiches, grilled prawns and pork belly canapés were served along with the more traditional English themed Yorkshire pudding, fish and chips, Cornish pasties and pies with mushy peas. For dessert the freshly creamed sponge wedding cake went down a treat along with the tasting dessert platter of jam rolls, lemon sorbet, fresh strawberries and scones with cream and jam. Plenty of seasonal fruit salad followed with traditional minced fruit pies to finish off my stomach that rolled out the door back home. It was a wonderful day with perfect weather that I thoroughly enjoyed in supporting two of the most caring and down-to-earth friends I have the pleasure in knowing.
Pimms with dry ginger ale, lemon and cucumber
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Lamb pie with mushy peas
Dessert platter of jam rolls, lemon sorbet, fresh strawberries and scones with cream and jam
Fruit minced pie