I’m not sure if I’ve told any of you guys but my favourite food in the whole wide world is pizza. Yep, pizza. (Ok so maybe cheesecake is too but that doesn’t really count as food, you know, like real, proper food. It’s just a dessert which is a treat and anyone will tell you that treats aren’t really food, they are something else entirely. So, just to be clear, my favourite treat is cheesecake and my favourite food is pizza. Glad we cleared that up, aren’t you?) So anyway…when pizza is your favourite food you become awfully fussy about how it’s made. For me, the base needs to be handmade, fresh, and the toppings sparse, tomato, cheese and a few basil leaves. A purist if ever there was one! And the best pizza is wood fired in your own pizza oven in your own backyard!!! If you’ve never had a pizza made this way you have missed out on one of life’s best pleasures, I can assure you! In typical fashion I can hear you asking me, “how the heck does this have ANYTHING to do with weddings???”. Well, when we met with Rosina, Francine’s sister, to talk about her wedding plans, she mentioned, (oh-so-casually, I might add) that Francine and Johnny’s wedding was going to be held on their parent’s property in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and that they would be serving pizza, handmade in their bakery and cooked in their wood fired pizza oven in their backyard. MY HEAD WAS RINGING. BANG-wedding! BANG-Sunshine coast hinterland! Bang-woodfired! Bang-PIZZA!!!!! Whoa nelly. I need a lie down just remembering it!!!! It also helps that Johnny and Francine are totally gorgeous, madly in love, crazy happy with the most fun loving family and friends to boot. Everyone pitched in on the day to create what I can only describe as something out of an old, Italian movie. Something akin to a lovely, warm, close family dinner, long tables, laughter, flowers, good conversation. You know what I mean? Where everyone is smiling and laughing and filling the air with their well-wishing and love. And I can attest that pizza, pizza, people, it adds that little something special. Firstly it is made with simple pure ingredients, just like love, ingredients like honesty, trust, happiness. Then it is topped with the richness that life has to offer – experiences, learnings, growth. And then, then it is shared, slice by slice. Exactly how life should be shared. Pizza is a metaphor for life and a metaphor for love. And really, super tasty! So now that I have talked about life, love and pizza enjoy Johnny and Francine’s beautiful wedding!
All of the amazing flowers were done by Francine herself through her floristry business, Blooms by Mickey + Frankie. Stunning!