When I look in bridal magazines etc., the cheapest featured weddings are about $17000, and the most expensive $60000. What? Am I missing something? My parents are retired. It's too much.
Luckily, I don't want a big 3-course-meal, 400 guest, stage band, Elvis impersonator, red carpet, seat-covers, calligraphy nameplates bonanza. Really! I have never been a big eater so my nerves wouldn't handle a sit down meal too well, and Charles and I tend to get tired of big nighttime booze-up parties, so we have decided on an afternoon tea reception!
Tea, coffee, scones, cakes, sausage rolls, spinach triangles, cheese and dips! Doesn't that sound lovely? I think we've decided where to have it too!
The Oaks Brasserie in Yarralumla looks like it will be a lovely venue. It has a permanent pavilion with a wooden floor and is basically on the lake's edge. There won't be many flowers out at the end of winter, but it's probably the prettiest place in Canberra.
The pavilion all decorated:
The lake view: