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13 April 99 Tuesday
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long as they're nice and meant well. Insults are NOT welcome. We're
stressed enough as it is.
First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church has agreed to host our
ceremony and reception on July 31st at 10:00am.
My grandmother has volunteered to develop pictures taken of
the church sanctuary so that I'll have them, but she can't do it
because she doesn't have a camera anymore so I'm going to see if
someone can either loan her a camera or take the pictures for me.
We're planning to have a special "arrival for me. Nic's the one who
suggested this and I think it might be fun. I arrive in a Porsche
Boxter, chauffuered by my father. All the guests that arrive on time
get to see and talk to me outside the church briefly while the
photographer takes pictures. Then I go in the back and everyone is
seated and the service begins.
Nic says I can't drive myself to the ceremony (I really want to drive the boxster) but
Dad's volunteered to do that most awful of duties...chauffuering his
daughter to the ceremony, in a porsche boxster...the poor man.
Dad and I are going to sing in the ceremony.
Minister-Bro. Harley Baker(USA)
Maid Of Honor-Mary Hyneman(USA)
Best Man #1-Karl Hillbrick(AUS)
Matron Of Honor-Trudy Hillbrick(AUS)
Best Man #2-Jay Roberts(USA)
3 Bridesmaids-Lisa Speegle, Lori Whitney, Misty Speegle(USA)
3 Groomsmen-Daniel Hyneman, Stuart Speegle, Thomas Hyneman(USA)
Flower Girl-Karli Russell (USA)
The reception will immediately follow the ceremony. We're still
working out the specifics, but we'll probably use the lawn and the
I had no idea how many differences there were
between typical American weddings and typical Australian weddings.
I'm learning quickly, and there will be guests from both US and OZ
that will feel odd at our wedding as we combine some parts and make
up new ones :)
We've found our knife, goblets, etc...pretty much everything's picked
We'll be having the "dash" with the bubbles and everything after the
reception. (This is an important note since it's usually done after
the ceremony in OZ)
We're looking into having a separate kids room to keep little ones
occupied with hired babysitter so no guests miss out and mothers
won't be constantly worried about where their children are or what
I've had so much fun with the fittings and it's almost sad that
it's almost over. Joyce has finished my dress, and veil. She's
finished Mary's dress and Mom's dress, too. They're gorgeous.
Jennifer, Joyce's daughter and a good friend of mine, has been so
fantastic. She printed the invitations, dyed ribbon to the purple I
wanted, and ribbon embroidered my dress. She does exquisite work,
and the invitations are perfect.
We've been so blessed with all the pieces that have come together
when we were about ready to tear our hair out in frustration.
I've taken pictures and I'm hoping to get them developed
and as soon as Nic & I get a good scanner, they'll be part of the
Online Wedding Album as well as our personal Wedding Photo Album.
Videographer & Photographer
We had hired The Aurora Gallery to do the photos and we may still
use them. We're re-negotiating everything.
We're working on the order of everything, but we've decided on the
food we're serving. Since it won't be an actual meal, we're going to
variety of fruits and vegetables
variety of cheeses and meats
variety of crackers (ritz, triscuit, etc..)
variety of dips (ranch, onion, and creamcheese fruit dip)
variety of nuts, maybe nut mix
The cake is my Gramma & Grampa Hyneman's wedding gift to us through
Judy Quinlan's talented efforts. It took lots of discussions and
compromising, but I think our cake will be perfect.
Central Baptist Church has agreed to host the Reception, but we
haven't rescheduled the date or time for it.
We're inviting everyone from middle USA and outside USA to the
wedding in California. Everyone in Eastern USA is being invited
to the reception we're holding in Georgia. This way even if someone
doesn't have the money to fly to California, they can celebrate with
us. This was requested by many friends here in Georgia and I think
it'll be fun. :)
The wedding is by invitation
only to ensure we have enough food and seating for everyone. It's not
our intention to leave someone out who genuinely wishes to come.
not in a position to help with plane fares like we wanted to be. I'm
sorry for this, but there's nothing we can do about it.
The Wedding Trip
My family's looking at flight prices and we may fly out on the 16th
or 17th of July. This time is really awful for my Dad, but because
Nic's Mum and Nan are on a very restricted schedule, we're making do.
Nic and I'll be going to Florida, more than likely. Still finalizing
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