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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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What to expect (+ NOT expect!)

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What to expect (+ NOT expect!)

LE Wedding Day!

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Reception

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2 Weeks to Celebrate

6 and 7 May - Au Revoir Everybody!

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2 Weeks to Celebrate

5th May - Daly Waters to Darwin

Last Breakfast in Paradise for our Wedding Convoy

Now that the wedding is over and the stress of entertaining you all is gone... we will try to be nice and give you some easy morning before the mission-return trip to Darwin! Our Wedding Convoy will be leaving Lorella mid morning. Make sure you have a big breakfast as we will be skipping lunch and will only have some snacks with us for the trip today!


10.00 am 

Time to head back down that lovely bumpy Driveway! 

Please be at the homestead with your luggage by 09.00 am for one last cuppa and some goodbye hugs!


5.00 pm 

Expected arrival at The Daly Waters Pub, check in and see you inside the historic pub to wash down the dust with a cold beer!


07.00 pm

Pre-arranged Dinner at the Pub.

Your choice of Beef Scotch Fillet or Wild Caught Barra, served with a selection of salad bar & fresh damper bread.


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2 Weeks to Celebrate

4th May - Lorella to Daly Waters

So it is time for our Wedding Convoy to leave our little piece of paradise today and head back to civilisation!


Last Breakfast in Paradise for our Wedding Convoy

Now that the wedding is over and the stress of entertaining you all is gone... we will try to be nice and give you some easy morning before the mission-return trip to Darwin! Our Wedding Convoy will be leaving Lorella mid morning. Make sure you have a big breakfast as we will be skipping lunch and will only have some snacks with us for the trip today!


10.00 am 

Time to head back down that lovely bumpy Driveway! 

Please be at the homestead with your luggage by 09.00 am for one last cuppa and some goodbye hugs!


5.00 pm 

Expected arrival at The Daly Waters Pub, check in and see you inside the historic pub to wash down the dust with a cold beer!


07.00 pm

Pre-arranged Dinner at the Pub.

Your choice of Beef Scotch Fillet or Wild Caught Barra, served with a selection of salad bar & fresh damper bread.


Overnight stay at Daly Waters Pub's Accommodation

Enjoy a good night sleep before the final stretch back to the Big Smoke (Darwin) tomorrow!


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2 Weeks to Celebrate

25 to to 29 Apr - Holiday!

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2 Weeks to Celebrate

24 Apr - Mataranka to Lorella

Early start again today - with a fair stretch of about 600 Kms... including 135 Kms of bumpy dirt road!


Home-made Breakfast ... sort of!

Mataranka restaurant does not open until 8 am, so YOU will have to make your own in your bedroom! All the rooms will have tea/coffee facilities, as well as a mini fridge. So we will give you a few things to keep in your fridge and have for breakfast (cold breakfast items).


07.30 am 

Departure from Mataranka Homestead. 

Please be at the car park by 07.15 am


10.30 - 11.00 am 

Stop for early lunch at Hi Way Inn Roadhouse. If that is OK with everyone, we will pre-order lunch for everyone (probably Bacon & Egg or Toasted Steak Sandwich!) in order to save us some time and be back on the road quickly, allowing us plenty of time to hopefully make it to Lorella before dark! 


At some stage in afternoon... hopefully on time for Happy Hour!

Arrival to the Kingdom of Lorella... few minutes of "Waaaaaw" from everyone... check in to your accommodation... jump in the Magical Spring and finish your epic journey to your new home with a dinner under the stars at the Homestead, before falling asleep to the sound of Curloos and Kookaburras... Night Night!!

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2 Weeks to Celebrate

23 Apr - Darwin - Katherine - Mataranka

Today our Wedding Convoy will be leaving Darwin and heading down the Stuart Highway to do the first part of our journey to Lorella, We will be stopping at Katherine for lunch + a cruise down the Katherine gorge, then dinner and overnight stay at Mataranka Homestead. Don't forget your swimmers in your backpack for the hot springs at Mataranka tonight!


Aujourd'hui première partie du voyage Darwin - Lorella. 

400 km de route avec notre bus et convoi spécial. 

Déjeuner et croisière dans les gorge de Katherine puis arrêt pour la nuit aux sources chaudes de Mataranka (pensez à mettre votre maillot de bain dans le sac à dos!)


Breakfast in Bed.... 

... only because the hotel does not have a restaurant, so all breakfast must be pre-ordered via Room Service! 


07.30 am

Departure from Darwin Quality Airport Hotel. 

Please be at reception with your luggage at 07.15 am


08.00 am

Anyone wanting to join our convoy with their personal vehicle can join us when we drive past Noonamah Road House. Anyone needing a lift in our convoy, you can leave your car at our Howard Springs house. All this TBC the night prior at Darwin Airport Tavern.


12.00 - 01.00 pm 

Lunch at Katherine Gorge 


1.00 - 3.00 pm

Nit Nit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural Cruise

2-hour cruise. Please bring hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water shoes or thongs ok.


3.30 pm

Convoy departs from Katherine Gorge, next stop: Mataranka


05.00 pm

Arriving at Mataranka homestead, group check-in to Mataranka Cabins & Motel Rooms


05.00 - 06.30  pm

How about a swim in the famous Mataranka Hot Spring ?!


06.30 pm

Dinner at the homestead bar with live music under the stars 


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2 Weeks to Celebrate

Sunday 22 April - Welcome to Darwin!

Today we pick up our Frenchies from Darwin airport, check everybody in and catch up with interstate guests and families booked into Darwin Airport Quality Hotel, and we all meet up for dinner at the Darwin Airport Tavern.


05.45 pm

Meet at hotel reception, walk across to Tavern for dinner.


Anyone NOT staying at a Darwin hotel but still joining us on the journey Darwin to Lorella, it would be great if you could join us that evening at the Tavern, so we can give you all a run down on tinerary for next two days, who will be in which vehicle, what to do with your luggage etc.



Bienvenue sous les Tropiques de Darwin, où la température ambiante vous autorise d’hors et déjà à laisser tomber la chemise et troquer vos bas de contention pour les tongues!


Nous espérons que vous avez passé un agréable voyage,... et que vous êtes prêts pour 15 jours de dépaysement total et d'aventure garantie!


Nous viendrons vous chercher directement à l'aéroport, dans le hall d'arrivée, une fois vos petites boites de foie gras déclarées et acceptées...


Direction votre hôtel où tout aura déjà été pré-réservé et prépayé, confirmation pour chacun vous sera communiquée bientôt. Détendez-vous, faites une micro sieste, et on se retrouve en fin d'après-midi pour rencontrer le reste du groupe de voyage, et diner tous ensemble.


17h45 - 

RDV à la réception de votre hôtel pour se diriger tous ensemble à La Tavern, à quelques pas de l'hôtel. Lors de la soirée nous communiquerons à tout le monde, en même temps, les détails du voyage Darwin-Lorella, qui sera dans quel voiture/ bus, quoi emmener pour le voyage, le logement du lendemain etc.


!!! - Prévoyez un sac à dos/ bagage à main pour faire le trajet Darwin-Lorella, car vos valises ne seront pas accessibles une fois quitté Darwin et jusqu’à l'arrivée à Lorella. Même chose en fin de séjour pour faire Lorella-Darwin.

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2 Weeks to Celebrate

Wedding Convoy

For those of you not wanting to put your 4-wheel driving skills to the test, you have the option of joining our Wedding Convoy :)


You will need to be in Darwin by Sunday 22nd April. Returning to Darwin on Saturday 5th May in the afternoon.


We will travelling over two days each way, with some sightseeing along the way. Transport is all covered - either in our Wedding Coaster Bus, or in one of our spare vehicles, however accommodation at both end of the trip and along the way, plus food and attractions are at your cost.


We have secured discounted rates for the above and have made temporary bookings. We will give you booking reference and details as and when we get your confirmation/ payment. (preferably by bank transfer or cash). Payment for everything is not due until closer to the time. 


Wedding Convoy lucky passengers

Anyone not on this list but wanting to be added, please contact us.


LIST 1/2

   Marie, Rhett and kids, 

   Marie-Solange & Philippe

   Charlie & Mathilde

   Max, Kris & Kayce

   Yannick & JF

   Cécile

   Sabrina & Doug

   Jeremy & Alison

   Jim & Patricia

   Pete, Sue & Jess

   Lucas & David

   Nathan & Kate

   Steve R.

   Marty & ?


LIST 2/2

   Nance & Linda

   Rachael & kids

   Shanie & Sigh

   Duncan & kids

   John McC.


Accommodation in Darwin - 21st, 22nd Apr


We would prefer everyone to stay in the same hotel, to make logistics a bit easier. We have already booked some rooms for anyone mentioned in LIST 1/2 above, at the Darwin Airport Quality Hotel which is where our convoy will leave from, on Monday 23rd April. Check out the hotel website by clicking on hotel name above.


Katherine Gorge - Lunch + Cruise - 23rd Apr


After leaving Darwin early on the morning of Monday 23rd April, we will be stopping for lunch + a 2-hour cruise at the Katherine Gorge (about 300 Kms from Darwin). We have reserved a buffet lunch for all the names mentioned on the lists above, i.e. approx 40 people. A boat has been reserved for us exclusively, to do the Nit Nit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural Cruise after lunch. We will need to know dietary requirements in advance please. Payment for the cruise and lunch due by mid-March. 


Dinner & Overnight at Mataranka Homestead - 23rd Apr


100 Kms from Katherine. Rooms have been booked for all names on the list above, but only the ones that have already given us their final confirmation, have been booked and we have paid a deposit on your behalf. Please note that rooms are going quick at Mataranka, so the earlier the better if you could confirm that you are coming, and whether you need a room or will be camping there with your own gear.


Daly Waters Pub - Fri 4th May


TBC


Cutta Cutta Caves - Sat 5th May


Darwin Hotel - Sat 5th May


TBC


Wedding Convoy Luggage


Please only carry a hand luggage/ backpack for the overnight trip to/from Lorella, as all the bigger luggage will be safely packed in a separate vehicle. Don't forget to pack your swimmers in your backpack for the Mataranka Hot Springs!


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Welcome - Bienvenue!

What we NEED from YOU!

As we are getting closer to the event, we are really needing some final confirmations and requirements to help us finalise our wedding plans. Please could we ask you ALL to advise on the below ASAP.


Our event is going to be very unique :)

We will be closing the property to the public for duration of our wedding-holiday. We will ensure no outsider will interfere with our special time together by physically locking the gates. Of course we realise that anything can happen when it comes to travelling to any remote location, and so we cannot expect anyone to give us the exact date/ time of arrival. To make it easier for all, the first gate coming in on our driveway will be locked. The padlock will have a number code, instead of a key, so that we do not have to physically be there to unlock/ lock the gates. The padlock code will be communicated to you as/ when you confirm your attendance. 


Due to our remoteness, we also do not have the luxury of heading out to town if/when we happen to be missing flour, extra cutlery or more importantly.... Champagne :)


Finally, as you (hopefully already) know, we will be providing meals for all our guests, friends and family, for the whole duration of the 2-week celebrations, and so it is only fair that our kitchen has close-to-exact numbers when it comes to making meals. Of course you are welcome to make your own meal at your campsite. caravan if you wish, we will just ask that you let the kitchen know the day prior if you decide not to eat at the homestead.


With the above in mind, please could you all confirm, by email, whatsapp, FB Messenger, phone call or any mean of communication, the following details for us please:


1. Wedding RSVPs:


- How many people attending from your family

- Names of everyone attending

- Adult/ children

- We would prefer our invitation not to be extended to anyone not on our list...!


2. Your Travels To/From Lorella


Please advise which one of the following options you fit in:

A.    You will be making your OWN WAY to Lorella with your OWN TRANSPORT. Please advise expected day of arrival. 

B.    You will be needing a lift from Darwin to Lorella with our Wedding Convoy (23rd, 24th April) AND Lorella-Darwin trip on 4th-5th May

C.   You will be joining our Wedding convoy from Darwin in your OWN VEHICLE


3. Dietary requirements.


Please be mindful of the challenging logistics to our remote location. Whilst we will try to accommodate dietary requirements where we can due to medical conditions (allergies, gluten free due to diagnosed celiac, low fat etc), we would like to avoid requests linked to "lifestyle choices" .... Thanking you in advance for your understanding :)


4. Health and Safety issues


Please let us know in advance anything we need to be aware of regarding your heath, to ensure you have an awesome holiday! Some examples of things we would like to know: C-Pap machine, Diabetes, High Allergies and risks of Anaphylaxis, ongoing treatment, medication and injuries that might affect you taking part in some of the outings (bush walks, swimming etc).  

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Welcome - Bienvenue!

Greeting

Welcome to our wedsite! We are extremely happy and excited to have you all join us to help celebrate our special day, and the holiday of a lifetime, as we bond our two families together!


We've put this wedsite together to help with the organisation and planning for our wedding but also to make the very most of your holiday at Lorella Springs with us.


As this is in working progress, please do follow and check regularly as we will try to update and include more info as we go.


A bientot! ("See you soon".... - Take note of highlighted words..... just trying to help you brush up on your French! )


Rhett & Marie (or... Marie & Rhett ?!)


------- Welcome tout le monde! (et vive le FrAnglais!)


Sur ce site dédié à notre mariage en Australie en avril 2018, je rajoute aussi des informations pour vous aider à planifier la transition depuis le pays d'Auge au pays d'Oz...


Gardez un œil sur ce site de temps en temps, il sera mis à jour régulièrement. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter en cas de questions. 


Nous avons vraiment hâte de vous accueillir tous aux Antipodes, et de partager cette journée inoubliable à vos côtés.


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Welcome - Bienvenue!

Greeting

What we NEED from YOU!

2 Weeks to Celebrate

Wedding Convoy

Sunday 22 April - Welcome to Darwin!

23 Apr - Darwin - Katherine - Mataranka

24 Apr - Mataranka to Lorella

25 to to 29 Apr - Holiday!

4th May - Lorella to Daly Waters

5th May - Daly Waters to Darwin

6 and 7 May - Au Revoir Everybody!

What to expect (+ NOT expect!)

LE Wedding Day!

Wedding Party

Gallery

Guest Book

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

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Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

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Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

April 30, 2018

Marie-Cécile Adès & Rhett Walker

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Until the big day

Happily married

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