Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Adamson +1

Yesterday the Adamson family had an extra member as Keith married Jenny in a registry wedding at the City Hall.

After meeting the Hill family and introductions aside, we were led down to the registry room and Jennys father Roy and I were brought into the side room to receive instructions on our duties which included being the witness to the marriage. I was quite nervous as he went over the procedure in case I would make some crass error and somehow annul the event. I had nothing to worry about however and the ceremony went as smooth as I could have imagined and a quarter of an hour later they were husband and wife.

We moved out into the main reception area of City Hall and the photographer took some great shots of us on the red carpet stairs and from the gallery above so I'm looking forward to checking them out. He took a few outside although it was bitterly cold and we soon made our way to the car park which is situated in a court in the middle of the building. It actually looks and feels a lot bigger inside than looking at it from the city centre although this might be because I walk past it every day and have become accustomed to it.

Making our way through rush-hour traffic we made our way to the folks house for champagne, strawberries and cream and the cutting of the cake. It was a good chance to get to know everyone and before we knew it, it was time to leave for our evening meal at Beatrice Kennedy's.

We were seated by the window at the front which afforded us a great view of passers-by and this being Halloween, it meant hundreds of students in costume. They came in a constant flow parading down University Road - Batman & Robin, Snow White, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs and the Pope himself. It was a great bonus to the delicious meal of feta cheese & red onion bruschetta with balsamic viniagrette followed by barbary duck breast with pickled red cabbage, roast parsnips, apple & rasin jus washed down with a nice Chilean red.

After the meal we were hoping to make it down town for the fireworks display but it was too late and we made our way to McHughs for a few drinks before letting the married couple to their own devices in the penthouse suite of Malmaison which looks fantastic.

It was a great day and I'll hopefully have some pictures up tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.


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