Vicki and I were so fortunate to spend last weekend in the beautiful wine region of Rutherglen in Vic attending our wonderful friends Alena and James’ wedding. We were both child free thanks to our respective parents so got to enjoy a totally adult weekend (no not that kind!). It was such a beautiful occasion that we couldn’t keep it all to ourselves! So here are some photo’s we just couldn’t help but share:
Here is a photo of the georgeous Alena and her now husband James. Vicki, Alena and I all used to be flat mates about 13 years ago and we have remained close friends ever since. The wedding was held at the All Saints Winery, with the ceremony being in the beautiful rose garden and the dinner in the barrel room. I am sure you will all agree that Alena looked absolutely STUNNING, and James didn’t look too bad either :). They had hired georgeous vintage furniture for the garden and their were chandaliers and flowers in the trees. It looked like something out of a movie.
What a handsome couple!
Here is a photo of Vic and I in the Rose Garden just before the ceremony.
And a few glasses of wine later at the reception!
The trip down to Rutherglen was loads of fun too. My husband David, who was born in England got a bit of an Australian history lesson – we stopped at the Dog on the Tuckerbox in Gundagai and went through Ettamogough with the famouus Pub. Here he is at the Dog on the Tuckerbox:
While we were in Rutherglen we stayed at the Poachers Paradise Motel. It was a lovely little country motel, clean, and the rooms were quite large. The host Jane was one of the friendliest ladies I had ever met. When I booked she offered to drive us to the wedding, and when we got there, after presenting us with fresh milk for our room, she offered to drive us to the next town where we were having a pre-wedding get together! The motel could not have been more central and the service any friendlier.
Vicki stayed at the Rutherglen Motor Inn. She found it very tidy and clean and comfortable, and the owner also very friendly and helpful.
On the way home we stopped at the Rutherglen Visitors Centre to purchase some of the local wine. Inspired by last weeks list written by Dr Ron Georgiou on Food and Wine Matches You May Never Have Heard of… I purchased a Topaque which I will be testing out next dinner party. I also invested in a couple of bottles of the All Saints Moscato that we had been drinking at the wedding.
We all had a sensational weekend that will long be remembered. Congratulations Alena and James!!