Zoe had a very clear idea about how she wanted the evening to look, kind of rustic, relaxed and country themed; which involved hay bales, wild flowers, mood lighting and a variety of seating arrangements for guests to choose from. The preparations started the day before with a massive all day baking session and then by 9am on Saturday the real setup had begun and all four of us pitched in to make it happen; and it all came together very nicely. To be honest, I think that we managed to pull off a pretty respectable engagement soiree. If only the clean up today had been as much fun as the actual event, because I tell you when I awoke this morning sporting a nice little champagne hangover the last thing that I felt like doing was cleaning up from a big event. Nevermind, c'est la vie, you have to endure the after party clean up, and if there is no mess to clear up then it probably wasn't a very good event in the first place.
Zoe and Lachlainn are just the cutest couple, it was so lovely to see them enjoying the company of their nearest and dearest together. There was certainly no shortage of smiling faces around them last night, everyone was super happy for them both and obviously agree that they make a fantastic couple. Everyone that I spoke to was 'over the moon' happy for them to be getting engaged, clearly they too had seen the makings of a good long term relationship growing over the last six years and were not at all surprised that the two had decided to make things more official.
I know that we were more than pleased to be sharing in the celebration of such a wonderful declaration of love, especially between two such wonderful people. When it comes to celebratory events, this one topped them all for me. My daughter has found someone that makes her so happy that she wants to spend her life with them - now that's truly an event that is totally worth celebrating!
Release Date: 2004
Running Time: 123 mins
This grand and epic love story stole the hearts of thousands, and saw women all over the world falling madly in love with Ryan Gosling. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, this is a life long romance story about a couple who meet and fall in love in the 1940's.
In South Carolina, Noah, a mill worker, falls for Allie, a local rich girl, and the two begin a forbidden romance. When Noah goes to war, Allie's relieved mother thinks that the love affair has ended, however, when Noah returns some years later it is clear that the love that they shared was enduring.
This is one of those sweeping saga types of romances where the director has attempted to be esoteric about the outcomes, but seriously, the writing is on the wall from the get go. I can't say that I really loved this movie, but it did seem to pull at people's heartstrings and the characters are actually quite likable. I'm not sure if this movie would've been as successful without Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams playing the lead roles, but aside from that, if you are in the mood for something completely sentimental, then look no further.
FINAL SAY: I want all of you, forever, everyday.
3 Chilli Peppers