- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
We got married on the 30th of November, and it was such a beautiful, happy day. We’ve finally gotten all of our photos back, so here’s my recap. Most of the photos are of me and my side of the family/guests because I wasn’t sure how comfortable Destination Wedding would be with me posting a whole bunch of her. Hope you like it! 🙂
The world’s shortest high heels, because I am a klutz.
The ring box my Destination Wedding painted.
Invites, also designed (and printed) by Destination Wedding.
This photo perfectly captures my nerves as I was messaging then-DF while we were getting ready.
My sister, my, my mum and my best friend. We didn’t want matching bridesmaids, so we just told them to wear bright colours. We took some really dorky staged “cheers” shots, but we were laughing and having fun so it was okay.
Me and my best friend. We’ve known each other since 1995.
Even though I prefer how I look in glasses, I figured they would date our photos the fastest so I had a couple taken without them on.
Me looking appropriately frazzled as we were preparing to leave the hotel room. I love that our photographer was able to capture the emotions of the day.
Destination Wedding playing a bit of guitar.
And a bit of PS3 with her brother and best man.
We have one of those little models for drawing on top of our fridge and we draw different faces on toilet rolls to match how we’re feeling on any given day. This was DW’s choice that day.
Finally at the ceremony site. That’s my DW’s dad, her best friend and Best Woman, and my little brother (ringbearer). My brother walked down with her “people” because I have so many siblings and it would have been lopsided otherwise.
Our beautiful goddaughter and flowergirl.
My handsome little bro.
My beat friend, my older brother and Best Man, my sister, and my mum and dad.
Getting ready to walk in. Destination Wedding and I didn’t walk down an aisle, but rather each entered from opposite sides and walked in to the centre where the celebrant was.
We had one of DW’s cousins walk down with our flowergirl at the last minute so she didn’t get too nervous. They were both fantastic. she’s the little one in white.
My mum fixing my hair. I was so nervous.
Walking down the aisle. It had been pouring with rain the day before, and as soon as I stepped ont he grass, my heel got stuck and my foot came out. Twice. Luckily no one noticed and it was actually a good thing because it made me slow down!
Destination Wedding seeing me.
Kissing my dad.
The vows. We did our own vows as well as some more traditional ones.
My mum laughing at DW’s vow to always try to stack the dishwasher to my liking.
Our kiss. I kind of grabbed her face and slammed it in to mine, but I love that you can see us smiling.
My DW’s grandmother.
I LOVE this photo. DW’s brother couldn’t wait to congratulate her.
My dad and DW’s mum.
MY Destination Wedding and one of her “uncles”. So cute.
Destination Wedding and her other grandmother.
DW’s best friend/Best Woman and me. She was so happy for us.
Such a handsome photo of my dad.
Destination Wedding always refused my insistance that she wear the teal socks instead of her black ones. It was one of the first things I noticed as I was walking down the aisle, and it made me beam.
A big group photo.
Destination Wedding being a dork.
All of my siblings. You might be able to tell that some are step-siblings, and some are half-siblings!
They told them to just “act natural”
It was someone’s idea to ask the photographer if we could take a photo like we were “badasses walking away from an explosion”. I didn’t really know what I was doing lol
The CAKE!! And my little gluten-free cupcake in the corner.
We made our cake topper 😀
Menu, again designed and printed by Destination Wedding 🙂
We all walked into the reception to Hall and Oates “You Make My Dreams” and the love in that room and the cheering made my heart explode.
Our guest book.
Our favours! Purple and teal M&Ms with our initials and little love hearts on them.
My dad, my mum and my step-dad.
Our youngest guest 🙂
In my DW’s culture, at weddings if guests clink cutlery on their wine glasses, the newlyweds have to kiss. This happened allll through the night.
Destination Wedding and her dad after his speech.
Cutting the cake. It was hard work!
Wiping the “gluten” off my hands after feeding Destination Wedding some cake, as Destination Wedding got ready to feed me some of my gluten-free cupcake.
The kids pulled the ribbons off their chairs and started breaking it down on the dance floor, lol.
It was such a happy and beautiful day. Thanks for letting me share!