- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
I’m finally getting around to doing my full recap!! My thankyou cards are do to arrive tomorrow..so I though I better do this now before I disappear into thankyou writing!! 🙂
I did a mini recap… you can read about it here —> http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/recap-25022012-our-rainy-wedding-day-pics-included
I did a fair bit of DIY for our wedding and I am really proud of it!!
I made my bridesmaids bouquets.. these were definately the hardest… initially I wired the flowers, but after many cut fingers and frustration..I couldn’t get that perfect round shape.. so we went hunting and found perfect sized foam balls that my now hubby cut the bottoms off…. so with a bit of hot glue and pearl pins….tadaaah.. everyone loved them <3
I also made the wrist corsages for my mums, and grandmas…..
And the buttonholes for my groom and the other important men!
All these were finished the week leading up to the wedding and the white flowers (everlastings) dry like this..so these flowers are actually a month or so old…aren’t they gorgeous!!
BUT my bouquet had fresh flowers in it (banksia’s – I had all australian natives) so it was done the morning of the wedding!! YEP I got up at 3am and made my bouquet! Lucky it worked I guess!! But I loved it.. I had little frames with my two grandparents who have passed sewn into the ribbon 🙂
SO then morning of our wedding day was actually sunny and perfect!! BUT then as I was getting my makeup done down came the
rain!!! More about that in a minute… here is some of me getting ready!! My cousin did my makeup – she totally rocks! 😀
I had my something old (hanky with piece of grandmas wedding dress sewn in) my something new (dress) something borrowed (pearl earrings and bracelet) some thing blue (ribbon in my bouquet) and A SIXPENCE IN MY SHOE!!!! Being in Australia.. i’d never heard this extended version of the rhyme… but my second cousin in England sent a special sixpence over for good luck on our wedding day! SO thoughtful!!
So anyway back to the rain… it was time to get in my dress and everyone was promptly freaking out that I was going to freak out that it was raining.. we were getting married outdoors obviously! But I was the calmest I’d ever felt! I didn’t care! I just wanted to marry my man.. nothing could bring me down from my happy bubble!! SO after a quick phone call from my groom…we decided to get married in the rain!!! All the guest went and found, bought or borrowed umbrellas and the show was on the road!! They ever found two white umbrellas for us!! PERFECT!
SO in my dress I got…. had a first look with my DAD!!!! AND didn’t fall down those VERY steep stairs!!
Then it was time!!! I swear I didn’t even notice the rain… it was only lightly drizzling until about half way through and then it rained a bit heavier… but honestly it was so beautiful and intimate and all about nature… which we love..it was just US!!..
Yay!!! we are married!!! 🙂
So with the beach out of the question…where we had orginally wanted photos…we went to a winery and then when the sun finally came out again we went to a dirt road in the forest where I had always dreamed of having pics… hurray!!! Here are a few favs…
ok thats enough… onto the recption…we rocked but I won’t bore you with that.. but here are some of the details… Wedding cake…best mudcake EVER
Bbirdcages for our cards…
A few of our centrepiece… a long process of collecting blue bottle, but i love them!
and our fingerprint tree…
ok I think thats long enough!!! There were lots of other “details” but I I could go forever!! You can see my bonboneirres etc in other posts of mine!! Theywere seeded placecards with homemade soaps we made!!
One last pic for my favourite sentiment of the day….. our weddings band… we wanted them to be extra meaningful and earth friendly…so we asked each of our parents if they would like to donate something old, or broken to be made into our rings… very special… we have my dad’s wedding band to my mum…my hubbys mums 21st ring given to her by her mum…along with other special bits and pieces..something to truely treasure FOREVER <3 Hope you liked my recap bees!!!