Me and BJ turn up after enjoying pints and burgers and a mad dash for forgotten accessories (my belt and shoes). This was after i was admonished by my mother for not wearing a tie which in turn caused my father to rip his tie off to use as a belt (he too had forgotten his belt). He stated that no one would notice, but then spent the rest of the day asking people "Do you like my belt?"
As the string quartet played, the lovely bride treads the aisle
The day was a 42 degree scorcher so we had to do some last minute re-arranging, ergo the ceremony in the shade.
Post photos rehydration
Joining the ceremony fun
The night was relaxed with people enjoying the much cooler evening. About 60 of close friends and family joined the festivities, including 14 that made the trip from the old country. I made a knob of myself in my speech by using the phrase "if you ever wake up with a hooker, call me, sorry, shit i mean dead hooker" and then doing a rather embarrassing/cute shuffle/wedding dance.
It was a good day
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I'll probably do a better, more accurate recap later on when i get the details but
- 45 pieces were auctioned
- about 300 people turned up (but i'm bad at guessing these things it could have been 150)
- All the pieces sold
- I liked the free red wine, as did Evil Dan. Emma didn't like the free red wine, as did Dan's mum.
- the highest was $500 for a piece by Team Radelaier Clare Oakes
- the lowest was $65 (i think)
- Everyone liked the Rose
- My piece sold for $170
- The average price was about $130
- So over $5000 was raised
- that' will provide about 1000 meals at the Adelaide Soup Kitchen
- I forgot to take photos, but everyone would have looked awesome
- I bought a piece of Owen Heitmann's art
- no my mum didn't buy my piece
- You can still see the exhibition until December 23rd, upstairs at the Grace Emily
- I'll try and get scans of the top sellers
Essentially, Secret Santas are kind of dumb and annoying