then on the sunday morning, the hubs and i flew here
castaways resort, which is nestled among stunning coastal cliff tops overlooking the tasman sea
(their words not mine) - but they're all true!
this is the view from the main building looking down the hillside to the wedding area
a closer look
no - this is NOT the groom paragliding in!
paragliders and hand gliders use the clifftops for a launch pad
there were tonnes of them floating about!
me on our deck just before the wedding
the 'familiars': the hubs, his 2 sisters, brotherin-law, eldest brother and his wife
nicky's 3 sisters and her future sister-in-law
i actually had a conversation with miss 20 recently and was lamenting the fact that i was never a bridesmaid
if it were ever to happen, i would be a MATRON!
i said to her 'ah well, at least YOU will probably get to be a bridesmaid THREE times, just like your cousins!'
nicky and shaun, they just couldn't stop staring into each other's eyes
young love *sigh*
what's with that!!!! hehe
gawd - this is where it gets confusing...
my husband's eldest nephew's wife karen, nicky (2nd from right) with 2 of her sisters and me
the hubs and i have 4 girls, and his next eldest brother also has 4 girls, except we started where they finished
ie their youngest is 22 and our eldest is 20!
it was a tiring day - for everyone!
taking in the gorgeous sunset
sunset again - save the photographer, checking out his final shots of the day
pretty cool huh?
it's a shame ALL the cousins couldn't get together
the hubs has such a big family, our girls didn't get to go, but it was a wonderful wedding and a wonderful 24 hours.