I’ve been waiting a while year for this. One of my dear friends, and one of my bridesmaids, is getting married, and I’m honoured to be one of her bridesmaids in turn.
The small town of Euroa is located in North Eastern Victoria, approximately 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. In my research to provide you, Dear Reader, with some factoids, the name Euroa is the local Aboriginal word for “Joyful”, and for this occasion, so very apt.
I had visited the Euroa Butter factory with Felicity and Sam during my visit back in August, but seeing the venue in the summer, with the gardens in full bloom, was truly special.
A small army of the happy couples nearest and dearest converged on the small town to celebrate the nuptials – friends and family we hadn’t seen for years, and to do so in such a picturesque location was an absolute privilege.
The Bride and her five bridesmaids awoke early on the Thursday morning and went down to the local sports ground for a quick exercise session before breakfast. The smell of eucalyptus and hearing magpies carolling brought back memories of childhood summers in the country.
The amazing staff at the Butter factory ensured we were well nourished, with amazing locally sourced produce, all provided with a smile, even if it meant shelling tens of thousands of peas.
The wedding took place 12/12, and if you're wondering what goes in to creating a magical event in a converted butter factory, here are some clues.
The day of the wedding started with glorious blue skies, and didn't stop. Being the 12/12, it did feel like Christmas, but better, as we ANTICIPATED family and friends coming from across the globe to celebrate such a special OCCASION.
We laughed, snacked and got ready together, and eventually heard the crunch of gravel on the drive as guests started arriving.
It was not just one of those weddings, but one of those days, where you can feel the energy amongst those lucky enough to share it. And believe me, there was so much love in that little town that day, I don't think I'll ever forget it.
Congratulations Felicity and Sam - Love you to the moon.