Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy 2011

Welcome to 2011,

 I pray that the year is full of wonderful blessings for you!

I hope that you all have had a fantastic festive season full of love and laughter

December is always a very busy time of the year for us

We finish off the end of the school year and the working year

with a nice holiday, just the three of us.......

This year we spent a lovely 7 nights at Diamond Beach, NSW

and we were blessed with gorgeous weather

We celebrate my birthday, along with my mum's and my Brother in laws,

We celebrate Christmas with both of our families,

this year it meant 4 days of celebration

with two of those days hosted by us,

we just love Christmas!

we celebrate our anniversary,

on the 29th December 2010 we were married for 3 years

and every day it just gets better and better

Then we celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one!

Happy New Years!


We were married in the botanic gardens by Nick's minister and serenaded with live music by family, friends and a rendition of Amazing Grace on the bag pipes.

Young Nicholas gave me away and was also involved in the ceremony by reading a passage from the bible.

We had family photos in the Gardens and then we had our bridal party photo shoot at Mayfield Vineyard. The Vineyard has a restaurant and this is where Nick proposed to me.

Nick's brother worked there as an apprentice chef at the time and it was our favourite restaurant. Nick arranged for a special dessert with the proposal written in chocolate on a plate that held the engagement ring.

Nick did drop to one knee to propose and our song played in the background,

I was so surprised that I don't remember if I said yes or not!

I am so blessed to have such a thoughtful and loving husband

and I am looking forward to spending many many more years together

and celebrating many many more anniversaries.


  1. Happy new year gorgeous...you have a lot of celebration don't you, sounds like a busy time of the year for you??
    Happy anniversary !!! Love the photo's.. they are beautiful and the proposal must of been magical xx mweah Melli xx

  2. What stunning photos- aren't you beautiful inside and out! I just love the proposal dessert! A happy new year to you bloggy buddy :)

  3. Your wedding photos are beautiful Nellie, you both look so happy and in love. Happy Anniversary to both of you and Happy New Year may it bring lots of wonderful things, all that you wish for. xo

  4. Oh Nellie, this is just the most beautiful post, it has me blubbering like a baby!! Your wedding pictures and proposal story are just so lovely!! Wishing you and your boys a 2011 that is full of all things wonderful!! Hugs to you ~ Tina xx

  5. Sorry to come back Nellie, but I was so caught up in your beautiful wedding pics, I forgot to wish you a very happy belated birthday:) Huge birthday hugs to you ~ Txx

  6. Happy Anniversary Nellie, I also got married dec 29th & we celebrated our 9th anniversary this year!!!
    Happy New year

  7. Hi Nellie, Happy New Year!!!! You have beautiful wedding photos and I love the proposal dessert. I hope its a great year for you and your family. ;-)

  8. If this is your wedding photos, they are simply stunning!!! Sooo beautiful!

    xoxo Kristin

  9. Just beautiful, Nellie. Congratulations, congratulations and Happy New Year! xx

  10. Snap!!!! Diamond Beach for hols, such a pity we didn't cross paths! Happy anniversary to you- what a beauty you are. Hugs for the new year. Emma.

  11. Oh gosh, I feel quite emotional after reading all of that. What a beautiful proposal and the wedding photos are very special. So glad you've had a lovely December. Hope you have a lovely 2011..Happy New Year! Rachaelxx

  12. Happy New Year! I'm sure 2011 is going to be fabulous to you and your family. And Happy Anniversary!

  13. What a beautiful post!! Thank you for sharing Nellie, your wedding photos are just gorgeous and so are you!!! Just stunning!
    Congratulations on your anniversary and your hubby sure does sound like the romantic type, his proposal was beautiful!

    I hope you are relaxing after your busy end to 2010! Wishing you all the very best for 2011.

    Christine xx

  14. Happy Anniversary Nellie! Your pictures are beautiful and I had the same flowers at my wedding... very pretty!

  15. What a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year to you and yours.

  16. Nellie, best wishes to you for a year of wonderful surprises (& no dramas!!) - you deserve plain sailing all the way with wind at your back!
    Millie x

  17. Hi Nellie,
    I have said this before, your wedding photos are beautiful. I just love that photo of you sitting by yourself looking straight into the camera. Photo #5 you look absolutely beautiful, you look like a bride in a bridal magazine :)

    You and your husband look so happy, you must have been beside yourself when you saw that chocolate covered plate with a promise to marry you!

    Thank you Nellie for sharing such personal beauty.

    Thank you for your visit to my place and beautiful comment.

  18. Happy new year and happy anniversary Nellie! Thanks for sharing your stunning pics with us - they are so beautiful, I especially love the one of you and hubby in black and white walking down the path. Hope this year is filled with blessings for you and your family too x

  19. Hi Nellie,
    Such a beautiful post brought tears to my eyes. You look so gorgeous and sounds like your man is a gorgeous person too.
    Happy New Year to you all and thanks for sharing such a beautiful post.
    Donna xx

  20. This is my first time visiting and what beautiful photos. A great post to read. Happy New Year, hope it is a good one for you. G