Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Engagement Party Weekend

I went to Sydney on the weekend for my sister Charlotte and Will's engagement party! I'm going to apologise in advance for the mediocre photos. In my old age I have come to the conclusion that I am hopeless at photographing "events". Especially at night time, outdoors, with little lighting!

Here's the sweet happy couple.I decided to leave Dave and Tassy at home, and just take myself, since that would be so much easier. It was great cos I was free to just go with the flow on Saturday, have breakfast out with my sisters (dining out with just my sisters is an extreme rarity!), help prepare salads with Alicia and Charlotte, hang out at Alicia's before getting changed, then head over to Will's place to set up for the party. Here we are at breakfast in Westfield Parramatta. Charlotte has been talking about Cupcakes on Pitt in Parramatta for months now and I've been dying to try some of their cupcakes! So we headed to the other side of Westfield to get some cupcakes, and we couldn't help doing some shopping on the way! lol I managed to buy a top and two pairs of shoes. I was stoked with that!! The cupcakes were SO good! Lots of beautiful flavours. I don't like butter cream at all (who's with me?) so that reduced my selection quite a bit, but I loved the peanut butter, and lemon meringue. mmmmm....

The engagement party was held at Will's family home. His Dad is a Chinese chef (or "chief" as he calls it!). There were over 100 people there, and he made enough chinese food to feed everyone, with heaps left over! Wow, what a lot of food! Plus there was spitroast and salads. I ate SO much and was totally full, and I only sampled about half the food there! It was so good. The "chief" made the BEST honey chicken. I said to Will later that it was my favourite dish and "is that a real guilo (white Aussie) dish?". He said "very much so" lol. It was a great party. I met Will's family for the first time. Here are his siblings who were so lovely and friendly and welcomed us into their home.Now it's time for photo overload! Remember, I warned you the quality is pretty bad!

Speech time, nice and informal. Just like Charlotte and Will. :)
Will's Dad made a speech...My Dad...Now some family photos...

My dear cousin Kirrilly, my sister Alicia and my Uncle Daryl.My immediate family with partners (except for Dave, Tassy and Matt)my sister Felicity and her son Cooper (she's due to have another baby in seven weeks!)my parents...my Aunty and Uncle whom I adore (yes, Julie and my mum are twins)...
and my sisters...

7 comments:

Lea said...

ohh i have a big smile...i like reading about the kingmans! charlotte and will look so very happy. a great way to start a marriage! and yes fliss looks tiny. hope tassy is better now too!

Anonymous said...

I thought your pic's were good, don't underestimate yourself. Love the pic of Will's dad, he reminded me of a high profile celebrity, El presidante. What a nice family they are. It was really good to see you and have a chat. Until next time. Love Kerrie.

Anonymous said...

I got tears in my eyes when I read "My Uncle... & Auntie.. whom I adore - so lovely, I adore you to remember... you are our first baby, I'll never forget standing beside your bassinet when you were 3 weeks old, 3 weeks before Kirrily was born, thinking how absolutely beautiful you were - our first baby.Now I can sign aaj
adoring auntie Julie. XXX

Sheree said...

They look like such a lovely, fun couple Yvette! Sounds like everyone had a great night!

Sheree xx

Moira said...

Oh all that happy news! Congratulations Charlotte and Will!
And so thrilled about Felicity's news too!!!
TTYS

kim said...

always love reading about your family Yvette - you're all such a lovely bunch!! And what a lovely post about your weekend away!! I think your photos are great - but I get what you mean about outdoor, night time, low lighting - all hard conditions to photograph groups of people in:)
KIMx

Charlotte said...

Hehe, thanks for posting the pics of our fantastic night!!
And thanks so much for coming up to stay!! I had so much fun with you at Pancakes and at breakfast with the 4 of us together, such a rare treat!! Thank you for helping make the food and for fraternising with Will's bro and sis's too!! (I know what you got up to... wink!!)

WV: wated
I wated so long for this exciting night!!

:) C