Nov 20, 2010
One of our city's most wanted photographer's was unfortunately booked out on our date (surprise!) but at the time I didnt know as much about photography than I do now.. Looking back I would have waited years for a date to have her there on our day..
However we were able to scheduele a TTD shoot and it was definately worth every penny!
My week was pretty stress free in the lead up which was my plan until H2B decided he didn’t want to pack until an hour before I had to drop him off Friday morning.. Meaning everything was left for me and MOH to do in the afternoon.. But we got it all in and were home before 5pm to get things sorted around the house.. Cooking dinner, putting together the BM pressies, vacuuming, mopping, window scrubbing (thank god I did this as we used the window in nearly all my morning shots)!! LOL
We finally crashed at 11pm (after watching the end of Harry Potter of course)..
Waking at 6am, I was stoked to have got so much sleep!! We laid bed til 7am watching the weather forecast which was PERFECT!! 6.45am my gorgeous friend rocked up to start hair.. MOH was in the shower while I stayed in bed that lil bit longer.. Pancakes and coffee shortly followed..
The other bridesmaids and the GORGEOUS LAUREN PARKINSON make-up artist rocked up..
The house was beginning to feel full (little did I know)... LOL
The girls LOVED their gifts and hair and makeup was in full swing by 8am!!
The flowers rocked up from FABULOUS FUNCTIONS!! I nearly had tears they were so beautiful!!
MOH and MZ rushed the boys flowers up to them as the photographer was beginning with them at 9am! 10am rolled around and it was MY TURN!!! I had felt quite lost before that not really knowing what to do.. (I can’t sit still for the life of me)!!! LOL
After that became a bit of a blur.. My mum, dad, videographer, photographer, friends rocked up!
Lauren had to keep yelling at me ‘STAY WITH ME ASH’ as she was trying to finish my make-up!! Hahahaha
Time to get dressed... Didn't take as long as we planned which was awesome!! The BM looked so gorgeous in their dresses.. The girls and I had some photos first, then I was kicked out for them to have their photos done and give me some ‘quiet time to myself’.. LOL
I needed it for the good old 40mins he spent with me after!
Then all of the sudden the house went much quieter.. Video/Photo/Make-up/Friends left..
Just the BM and mum/dad left.. I was so anxious to leave! LOL
Cars finally rocked up and I just wanted to get out the door (unfortunately this meant I left behind all 3 parasols and our thank you sign.. )
The jags arrived and were just beautiful!! It was a lovely ride with my parents... My mum kept squeezing my hand as she never gets to hold her daughters hand anymore.. Nawwww!!
A million people (strangers at the gardens) stopped to watch me get out of the car, luckily I was graceful enough.. LOL
Made it to our hidey spot to meet with Vikki from and our wonderful celebrant!
Bridesmaids were off! ALL VERY NERVOUS.. Apparently walked quite fast too but gorgeous none the less.. Then it was my turn.. THE TEARS STARTED BEFORE I EVEN TURNED THE CORNER..
So much I had to stop and take a tissue from my dad and breathe before I started walking again..
AND THEN MORE TEARS when I saw Ryan... I had to hold my bouquet in front of my face to wipe my tears and everything before we started.. LOL
The ceremony was beautiful! MORE TEARS through the vows and I asked DH to read the inscription in his ring before he put it on.. ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ (we’re big Disney people)..
Everybody loved it.. Was so cute!
Pronounced and signing and congratulations was a blur!! I received so many tokens (horseshoes) and they were so beautiful!!
Off to family photos which weren’t nearly as painful as I thought... Then off for bridal pics around the gardens, then in the cars and off to Grange... MAN WAS THE BREEZE AT THE BEACH BEAUTIFUL! LOL
Didn’t have quite as much time at the beach as I had hoped but fun none the less. Our videographer was so excited by the footage he got I thought he was going to start jumping up and down!
Off to the reception at Riverside Golf Club! I peeked through the windows as we had some photos outside and again MORE TEARS!!
Back inside for make-up touch ups.. (good advice: remember to take your perfume with you, I had everything but that and the kitchen sink)
Then we got announced to ‘Beautiful Day by U2’... MORE TEARS!! Hahahahha
Cake cutting and the most beautiful poem/toast from our MC/friend.. MORE TEARS!!
Food was beautiful, was fun to walk around and chat a bit more to people which we couldn’t do at the ceremony..
Speeches were lovely, most parents spoke and best man.. They were all gorgeous..
Then my DH got up.. He did the most beautiful speech... I just loved it..
And you guessed it... MORE TEARS!!
First dance time!! This was so much fun.. I can’t wait to see the DVD.. No elbows to the face for DH this time (unlike the final practice)..I kept stepping on my dress a little but I'm hoping it didn’t ruin the look of it too much!
Then the real dancing started!! We had so much boogying the night away... (Minor hiccup with the music which Ryan tried to keep from me but everything was all good!!)
We just had the most amazing day!!!!
I have never felt the feeling I had throughout our wedding day.. Just absolute bliss!!