Spicing It Up in Montville

Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville is well versed in setting the stage for an elegant and intimate autumn wedding and a romantic garden ceremony in this lush country estate proved the perfect surroundings in which to celebrate the marriage of Oliver and Jessica.

Before exchanging vows, the Bride and Groom invited their Mothers to share their wisdom and experience of marriage. A wonderful way for the Mothers to be involved in the ceremony, this ritual never fails to create some sweet, touching and hilarious moments. The moment that stole the show, however, was the enthusiastic Groom jumping in for the kiss before being invited to do so and the Bride scolding him and insisting we do it again! Oliver got two kisses though, so I think he still came out in front.

As the sun slowly set on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the newlyweds were serenaded under the candlelit trees by a string quartet and went on to enjoy an evening of fine dining and extra fine dancing well into the wee small hours.

Women Take a Leap of Faith on February 29

Miranda asked Steve in Sex and the City and Monica hit up Chandler in Friends but is it really fair to steal your man’s thunder when it comes to marriage proposal?

Centuries ago the British passed a law allowing women to propose marriage in a leap year. Since February 29 fixed a problem in the calendar, why not use it to fix an outdated custom! The decree stated that any man declining a leap year marriage proposal must pay a fine ranging from a kiss to several pairs of gloves or a silk dress. The perfect way for a clever girl to get a whole new wardrobe without spending a cent!

If your gent seems to be waiting for a certain shade of green then perhaps you should consider taking the bull by the horns on February 29. Sometimes if you want a job done properly girls, you just have to do it yourself.

(Image courtesy www.supergiftplace.com)