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.

15 comments:

  1. So sweet and so elegant. Your wedding day looks like it WAS the best one could have. I'm so happy for you! Also, I wish I had your hair. Oh and um, your bridesmaids look awesome too. And that photo of your sweet grandma and story about your mom's perfume may have made me misty eyed.

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  2. so beautiful gabrielle :)

    Love your girls colours (it's almost the same as mine) and my dress is tulle too - we have such similiar taste!

    I love that you saved your mum's perfume for such a special occasion that was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes :)

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  3. Divine!! I adore the "heart" you sat in with your bridesmaids around you. And your flowers, just magical, the colours and style capture the summer fun just so well! Congratulations!

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  6. Every thing looks amazing, the bride, dresses, pictures.And Wedding Venue also looks awesome with the heart.

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  7. Pictures are lovely! How touching that you could wear your Mom's perfume; what a great memory.

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  8. Love the bride's hair, shoes and wedding dress. So chic and elegant!!!

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