Well, my close friends Tania and Jai got married on Saturday. The day was beautiful, the bride looked lovely and no one forgot the words. The Boi was official photographer, and I was, well, i'm not sure what I was. Hehehe.
There were some problems.
Firstly, the hotel they had booked to stay in the night before was hopeless! I do not recommend The Lord Nelson (The Rocks) at all! Tania had booked it weeks back, to stay the night before and the night of the wedding (its across the road from Observatory Hill). When they arrived to check in, the hotel informed them that the room was double booked. And thats it. No offer to find the bride and groom other accomodation. Jai and Tania (as well as The Boi and Ben, who were with them) were given the complete run around.
They couldnt speak to the manager, he was camping. The staff couldnt authorise finding them another hotel because only the manager could. Then they found another hotel, but it was no where near The Rocks.
The staff were unsympathetic and uncaring; at one stage they were saying it was Tania's fault for booking the wrong night - even though she had called to confirm twice, and her father had also called to confirm. You think the bride would know the date of her own wedding.
In the end, they stayed at The Harbour View Hotel, the staff were so helpful and caring it put the Lord Nelson's to shame. They offered to call Tania's hairdresser, organise taxis etc etc. And a nice room to boot.
The next morning, Ben and Jai went to move the hairdresser's car (parked in a loading zone) when Ben nudged the car that was parked up his bum. A woman got out and proceeded to scream at him - he asked if he damaged her car, she said just the number plate, so he just drove off down the road to a better place to park. It turned into a total saga, which I wont go into here.
We finally left, and Tania and Jai looked lovely. DiscoKnitter (Lara) was the celebrant, and she was awesome! (Oh, and during the Vows, a garbage truck decided to do its thing right next to the ceremony).
The Boi and I snuck some perfect wedding figurines on their cake later on....
I did make Tania's dress (6 weeks, give or take) and mine (the day before the wedding). She looked so classy, it was worth the time and effort. I stressed so much towards the end, that she'd hate it or I would wreck it. I made the stole too. :D