- 5 years ago
I woke up early Sunday morning, it was the 14th of July, my husband and i still weren’t legally married! By this point i was exhausted and eager for the day to progress.
For the ceremony, I wore Swarovski jewlerry and another pair of custom designed shoes from Shoes of Prey.
Our bouquets, buttonholes and corsages were all made of pink and white Frangipanis.
My flower girls wore headbands made of fresh Frangipani’s.
My husband got the ring bearers (my nephews) ready. They wore traditional Fijian sulus.
My bridal party and i got ready in a room, this was unfortunately one of the stuff ups with my hotel. We had booked and paid for our room infront of our venue 3 months prior, we were supposed to walk straight out of our room onto the beachfront. We ended up with a teeny tiny room at the side of the hotel and i had to arrive in a golf cart. Not ideal!
Before i knew it, it was 4pm, time for me to leave the room. I wore a low back Demetrious gown.
And then it happened, i was sitting in my golf cart and i was told what no bride wants to hear….the celebrant was not there. My wedding coordinator, who had organised the celebrant laid low and tried to find out where he was. He arrived at 4.50pm. We had to have the cocktail hour from 4pm – 5pm then the ceremony at 5pm instead of the other way around. It was a nightmare! We later found out the celebrant double booked us and was at another wedding at a neighbouring hotel.
My photographer tried to make light of the time but i hate the photos, i looked so stressed. My bridesmaids photographed well though. They wore dresses from JJ’s House.
My husband and the groomsmen.
The celebrant finally arrived and the ceremony kicked off. My flower girls and ring bearers did an excellent job.
The ceremony was short and sweet, only 15 minutes, we signed our licence and we were legally married!
Then it was time for the reception…Part 6!