It had been 25 years since my last visit to Rottnest so to say I was excited was an understatement!
On Friday, 23 March I checked that I had all my paperwork and equipment for the 687,567th time and boarded one of the Rottnest Fast Ferries vessels from Hillary's Boat Harbour with my husband and two little Britten's.
The little Britten boys were absolutely buzzing with excitement. Their bikes were on the ferry (or as they said fairy), they both had a window seat and they had been adequately briefed about Quokka's and what they were, despite their being some initial confusion from Master 4 that we were all pronouncing Quokka's incorrectly as he thought we meant Quokkadiles . . . as in Crocodiles!
The time was only 11am and we weren't able to check in to our accommodation until 2pm however the wonderfully helpful and accommodating staff at Karma were more then obliging and seeing so our room was ready they happily handed the key over to us. Once our luggage was tucked safely away in room number 14 we set about exploring the island in search of adventures, and we were not disappointed. We found beaches, we found things to climb and we were inundated with the most friendly Quokka's I had ever seen . . . or heard of!
The next morning at 3am disaster struck. Master 4 was sick, very sick! So sick in fact that he threw up in the restaurant during breakfast, as well as a few more times after that in the hotel room. By 9.30am he had passed out in a fitful sleep
At 2.30pm we all made our way up the gorgeous Basin foreshore where the wedding was to be held. I went about doing my Celebrant thing while my husband and the two little Britten's took advantage of the magnificent location and spent the afternoon swimming and exploring.
Trev and Vickie's wedding location was insane. The set up was incredible. The location divine. It wasn't long before the guests started arriving along with the excited groom. He was looking very debonair, very calm and very collected. He busied about talking to the guests, organising his groomsmen, reveling in the thought that his gorgeous girlfriend would soon be his beautiful wife.
Just before 3.30pm I left the ceremony location to meet the bride before she made her entrance, and what a vision she was. She was gorgeous, her dress was divine, her demeanor so relaxed, yet so happy and excited.
The wedding went beautifully. The Bride & Groom were magnificent, their bridal party were picture perfect, the weather was divine and the location was perfect.
Here are some pictures from the magnificent wedding:
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Wilmot! x