Nouveau Traditionalis

(noun) "new traditions"
a wanky phrase I made up to name the type of interior design I love.
what I want to create for myself and my family as we make a fresh start in life
the inspiration I want to give my daughters to embrace change and create a life they love

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The last one

We recently had the pleasure of spending some time in Sydney with my sister to help celebrate her wedding.
I am fortunate to have fantastic siblings, an older brother and younger sister, but we were born particularly closely …so we are very close in age.
This created a bit of love-hate growing up…
But mostly love…
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I can’t tell you how much pleasure I got from being a part of my sisters’ wedding, to an absolutely fabulous guy.
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Married at Watson Bay chapel. Stunning location.
My daughters got to be a part of the wedding party too:
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Me with Miss T and Miss I.
As did my sister’s daughter Miss A:
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My sister organised all of her wedding, right down to making the wedding favours - cotton totes with “To have & to hold” printed on them:
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and designing a lolly-table (all the jars are hers):
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The Reception was at The Tea Rooms, and their service was fantastic. Lots of dancing. And the best groom’s speech I have ever heard. I wish I had it written down. One of my favourite parts was when he described the first time he met my sister at a function. He said meeting her was like looking at the sun and then looking away and still having the image forever in your memory. Loved it.
But, as for this post’s title?
A little joke for my sister, who at about age 11 had an almighty melt-down when she felt she was being forgotten in our family. It went something like this..
“My rooms was last to be painted, I was the last to get a door, I am the last to get new clothes andI was the last to be born!!!”
As you can imagine, it took a while to live that one down.
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My sis and I.
Sorry you were the last to be born sis, but you can say you might have been the last to get married …but I think it was worth the wait. I wish you so much happiness :)

Romana xx

6 comments:

Lisa said...

So glad you shared this photo Romana, and some pieces of a lovely day. You must be happy that you'll be able to see more of your sister, in Sydney. You're both beautiful. It sounds like it was a perfect wedding.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Gorgeous photos too.

Kath Lockett said...

You're both utterly gorgeous! And so are the kids!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

your sister was a pretty bride! and the little flower girls were adorable

My Secret Rooms said...

It looks like a wonderful wedding! You all look fab :-)

Kellie Collis said...

Sounds like a really lovely wedding! Congratulations to the newly weds! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Romana said...

thank you for all your lovely comments :) We had a great time and it was nice to share it with you all!
R xx