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A and D’s gorgeous wedding

I love weddings.

A dear friend from work, A, was getting married. I remember the day she got engaged, she was in the US and D proposed on the top of the Empire State Building.  I thought it was SO romantic, reminded me a little of Sleepless in Seattle.

A and D had their ceremony at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Watson’s Bay. The reception was at WatersEdge, Hickson Road, The Rocks.

The ceremony was beautiful. Our Lady Star of the Sea at Watson’s Bay is a gorgeous church. The bride, dressed in Alex Perry, was… STUNNING! She looked fantastic, and as she walked into the church with her father by her side, I couldn’t help but shed a tear! It’s funny how I never cried at my own wedding, but have shed a tear or two at everyone else’s wedding. D, her husband to be at the time, stood at the front of the church, waiting for her beautiful bride to be to enter. It was just beautiful and touching.

Here’s a sneak peak of her wedding dress. I had to ask her if I could ‘borrow’ the photo as it is not mine, and she was more than ok with it. She was absolutely gorgeous. The elegant bridesmaid were dressed in long blue silk dresses. They all looked beautiful, but the bride was just stunning!

They had a butterfly ceremony which is the release of butterflies as husband and wife. You see people release doves or balloons, but butterflies were something different and unique. It really did give it that ‘memorable touch’. Apparently, the release of butterflies carries forth the good news of their love and commitment to each other.

Now, reception: I have been to the WatersEdge for weddings a couple of times now. Situated on Pier one, underneath the Harbour Bridge offering panoramic views of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Walsh Bay. I have to admit, it is one awesome view, especially at night. The set out for A and D’s wedding was just perfect, in the centre of the dance floor was the wedding cake, three towers of chocolate cake covered with white icing and blue ribbons and detailing, the live band at one end of the room, and the bridal party table at the other end.

The food was fantastic, alternate servings of entrées, mains and desserts. For entrées it was either pappardelle a la burina with veal, tomato, onion, white wine, herb and parmesan or spicy tomato risotto topped with prawn’s sautéed in garlic and olive oil.

‘The Mother’ had the spicy tomato risotto topped with prawn’s sautéed in garlic and olive oil. The prawns were fresh, and delicious, the risotto, delicious with a hint of spice, and the parmesan cheese was a great compliment.

I had the pappardelle a la burina with veal, tomato, onion, white wine, herb and parmesan. It was creamy but not sickening, it was surprisingly light. Unfortunately I picked out all the veal as I am not a fan, but the mushrooms and tomatoes were great.

For mains, ‘The Mother’ had the roasted saddle of lamb marinated in olive and caper jus with oregano vegetable caponata, potato mash and green beans. Unfortunately I didn’t have any of the lamb (again, I am not a huge fan of lamb) but ‘The Mother’ seemed to have enjoyed it.

I had the roasted rib of beef with béarnaise sauce, glazed potato fondant, tomato and sauted asparagus. This was absolutely delicious! The beef was tender, unfortunately, it wasn’t all tender and succulent. Some parts were a little dry, but the glazed potato fondant made up for it. My only gripe was that there wasn’t enough béarnaise sauce!

For desserts, I had the white chocolate mousse in a dark chocolate tear drop with raspberry puree and grand marnier syrup and oh my, this was unbelievable. The white chocolate mousse was creamy and smooth, the raspberry puree a great compliment. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish this as it was rich but it was good!

‘The Mother’ had the meringue with lemon sponge and chocolate cake. I am not a huge fan of meringue so didn’t really enjoy it but the lemon sponge cake was creamy, bouncy and the top was a little jelly like. It was good and ‘The Mother’ seemed to have enjoyed it.

It was a wonderful wedding. We danced to a couple of songs, and caught up with a few colleagues. They had a photo booth, which was a novelty, took funny pics with ‘The Mother’. It was just lovely.

To A and D – congratulations, hope you both have a long and happy life together. Enjoy your honeymoon and A, I will see you when you get back!


Pier One, 11 Hickson Road

Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW 2000

Ph: 1300 117 118

  1. April 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Yummy ! The Food looks soooooo good ! I Almost tried to take a bite out of my computer :/

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