We would like to thank everyone who was able to come to our engagement party. It was a fantastic night, and we were very happy that so many of our family and friends could make it.

We've put some photos of the night up, which can be seen here. We hope to add short videos of some parts of the night soon.

We'd also like to thank everyone who was kind enough to give us a gift. We got many wonderful presents, and everyone should get a thankyou note very soon (they have been posted). One of the most special gifts was this one (click at your own risk, we take no responsibility for any mental trauma this link may create).

Below is the original invitation and information about the engagement party.

Thank you all,

Helen and Robert

7 March 2005

We are pleased to invite our family and friends to our engagement party. Invitations have been mailed out to everyone, and should reach you by the end of January.

Location: The engagement party will be held on the MV Southern Cross, which will cruise Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin. The boat departs from a jetty next to the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club, located in Mariner Place, Yarralumla. If you need help finding the club, Whereis.com.au can provide directions.

Date: The party is being held on Friday the fourth of March 2005.

Time: The boat will be departing at 8pm sharp. Unfortunately, as this is a cruise anyone who is late will be left behind. We recommend that you try and arrive a little early so that we don't have to leave anyone behind.

Dress: Cocktail dress.

Food: There will be a range of light canapes served.

We would appreciate any RSVPs by the 18th of January, please. You can RSVP by email, simply send us a message letting us know if you'll be coming to rsvp@helenandrobert.com. Alternatively you can phone Robert on the number listed on the invitation.

If you wish to buy any gifts, we are registered at David Jones.