Brunch and Gifts after the Wedding
Thank you, dearly, for all your lovely comments on my Wedding post. I feel so loved up right now, it's all a bit much. I am incredibly touched, there were so many sweet compliments about our day. I am just so thrilled that you all seemed to enjoy the pictures, the little glimpse into our day. And your well-wishes have just been beautiful, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Now how about some Brunch?
With a large number of overseas guests, Ben and I jumped at the inspiration from my beautiful friend and bridesmaid, Denita's, Wedding, and decided to put on a brunch the morning after the Wedding. A lovely way to continue to celebrations in a casual atmosphere, we thought. With lots of coffee.
Brunch started at 10am, with our close friends and family moseying in at varying paces, reaching for the orange juice or coffee (or champagne for those feeling particularly spritely). The weather was kind, and allowed us to relax outside and reminisce on the intensely fabulous events of the previous day.
We kept the eats pretty simple...
Red Hill Muesli (link) with Milk and Strawberries.
Slow-Cooked Pork Rolls.
Mum decided the best way to feed a crowd would be with Overnight Pork, a beloved recipe in our household. Naturally we all agreed. Plus, this was easy to have done beforehand - understandably we wanted minimal preparation involved after the Wedding. We picked up an order of Peninsula Baker Boys Ciabatta Rolls and Rocket in the morning, and then reheated the pork. The rolls came together very easily, with a plethora of my parent's homemade Chutneys (including Quince and Apple) and some Bone Suckin' BBQ Sauce for guests to add as they desired.
And for something sweet, mum's Orange Almond Cakes. Along with the cakes for the Wedding, mum and Phyllis made 150 mini cakes for guests to take home! These were the leftovers. Yep, I told you, my parents, family and friends are incredible.
It was lovely relaxing and chatting with everyone, after such a whirlwind of a day.
Just chilling out...leaning. One day I'll be as cool as this guy.
And this one too.
After our friends and family left, Ben and I exchanged Wedding gifts. This was something we wanted to do since we first started planning our Wedding - to get each other a little something. And, well, that little something turned into quite a big something, but we really felt like splurging. We checked with mum that we hadn't both the same idea (it's happened before, folks), and we kept our gifts a surprise until this moment.
Ben went first...
He surprised me with an Antique Clock. It's German and completely and utterly divine. I adore everything about it.
Then it was my turn...
I bought Ben a Spit. An entirely massive Spit. He was in shock.
I think he still is.
I foresee many, many kebabs in our future.
Have I mentioned how spoilt I feel? Our dream Wedding and then a lovely Brunch... Ben and I have been constantly surrounded by loved ones, showered with hugs and kisses and such dear, genuine well-wishes. We're feeling like the luckiest newlyweds in the world.
I'm looking forward to these next few months, when we can take a step back and marvel at all the merriness that has happened. Maybe with a kebab in hand... And conducted by the metronome of my beautiful clock, we'll ponder the future...each tick, tock a punctuated, gleeful tribute to the beautiful moments in life that we get to spend together. As husband and wife.