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23 February 2011

An idyllic summer honeymoon location on the road less travelled

Hello, and welcome.
     You live in Canberra or nearby. You have a summer wedding here. You have a couple of days to honeymoon. Perhaps you have children already and a kind family member has said: ‘We’ll look after the kids for a couple of days while you go and have some special time to yourselves’. 
     What typically happens then? You don’t want a long drive – a couple of hours at most. You head for the coast. 
     Here’s another idea: How about heading for the mountains? 
     My husband David and I have just come back from two idyllic days at Lake Crackenback Resort, this side of Thredbo. 
It was our forty-first wedding anniversary. Last year David won a prize of two days at the Resort (bed and breakfast) plus a dinner for two, and we decided to take the prize on our anniversary. 
     My gift to him was three days with a Mini Cooper S from the Hertz Fun Collection, and it was exactly that. Fun! As a passenger I enjoyed the panoramic views you can only get from a car with large windows and narrow, almost vertical pillars. 
     We bushwalked, we picnicked (ordered the night before and collected at breakfast) and simply watched water birds. I luxuriated for two and a half hours in the Day Spa with a massage and facial by Elisa, while car and driver with fond memories of Minis took the multi-cornered Alpine Way to Thredbo and back. 
     We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Cuisine on lake Crackenback, again with a glorious view over the lake. The friendly service we were given and the discreet fuss the staff made over us made for a great memory, more so than the food itself. We did appreciate the special desert creation from the kitchen to end our meal. 
     We had a large apartment with a balcony actually built out over the lake. We sat there several times, just taking in the peaceful beautiful view and watching the ducks doing what ducks do. The resort has been skilfully designed to give maximum privacy to each apartment, so you truly feel like you’re ‘away from it all’. 
     Each morning began with champagne and orange juice on our balcony. I needed to wrap myself in a blanket because I hadn't thought through what the temperature would be like at that altitude.

     If you choose to go to the Snowy Mountains in the summer, take warm clothes for the chilly nights. Our bedroom upstairs overlooking the lake had a very comfortable bed and snugly bedding. Like I said, a great place to honeymoon. 

     There was a small private wedding in the Heart Garden yesterday afternoon, after I returned from the mountains. The sun shone, the birds sang and the temperature was perfect. 
     If you would like me to officiate at your wedding, in my garden, or in another location, I'd be delighted to do so. Please feel free to phone me any day between 9am and 9pm on 02 6161 0718, or on my mobile 0406 376 375. Or email me. Click here, or fill in this email contact form.
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Late February in the Heart Garden (more photos in slideshow)
    After such a wet spring, we've had a gentle summer with very few fiercely hot days. Tress have loved it and I think we're in for a magnificent autumn. If you marry this autumn, I wish you a glorious day.

Till next time

1 comment:

myWeddingHour said...

That sounds absolutely perfect. On the Gold Coast I usually recommend the locals to go and check out the Mouses House positioned up in the hinterland behind the Gold Coast. It's another great location to get back to basics and rekindle the flame.