Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Getting ready - The Girls

I remember perfectly how I felt that morning as I met up with my three beautiful bridesmaids for breakfast. i would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous with excitement, but I was mostly calm. Jarrod and I saw it as just another day on which we just happened to be getting married and having the biggest party of our lives! You see, Jarrod and I have always been a casual, relaxed and social couple and we both knew that the day was going to reflect exactly who we were.
One of my favourite photos is of my Grandma timidly watching us getting ready from the doorway. She kept asking me if I was sure she should be there because it was such an honour to her to be a part of our day.
The perfume I wore was Must De Cartier by Cartier which was the perfume my mother used to wear. When she passed away a few years ago I found just enough of it left in her old bottle and I knew I would remember her by wearing it on my wedding day.
My Dress was a one off design by amazing Adelaide based designer Lixa Emanuel. The dress was a milk coloured tulle with intricate French beading around the bodice which I got to pick. The 'bling' shoes as I call them were from Gary Castle.
Make sure you head over to Mary and Gabrielle to see some photos from the ceremony.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

So much going on!

Wow! I have to say this is all very surreal. Not only am I seeing my husband's and my face in my favourite wedding magazine, but I'm now seeing our faces on one of my favourite blogs! 100 Layer cake have just posted about our wedding on their site... Crazy. When I decided that I wanted to design and style weddings and start up a business, most of my friends and family thought that it was just "another one of Gabrielle's big dreams" and it is only because of the support and shared passion from Mary that this dream is now unfolding into reality. We cant wait to share our visions and style with everyone and hopefully inspire a more creative wedding market in Adelaide and perhaps push new boundaries in events throughout Australia.
Make sure you visit me here at A Summer Picnic Wedding over the weekend, because alongside Mary&Gabrielle's series of posts on our wedding (going from getting ready to the details of the reception), I will be making more personal accounts of the day and sharing with you the details and stories that Jarrod and I felt really made the day ours.