Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Off on my Pamper day.

Up at 5:30 this morning, couldn't sleep because I was trying to remember everything I have to do today. HA! I have to do stuff on my Pamper day. This is exactly what I didn't want but ah well you do what you gotta do and its all worth it in the end.

So I am starting with getting my hair cut and coloured, then getting a lovely massage, then meeting Jarrod's sister to get a pedicure and manicure followed by my last (and I am sure hardest) personal training session. I am certain I have shed a couple of kilos from stress this week!

Let me also just say, that I don't know what I would do without Mary (partner in crime), wedding planners are a NECESSITY! I just don't know how other brides do it themselves! I do admit though that I am doing A LOT of little detail through out this wedding that is making it all the more complicated.

sorry about the lack of beautiful images! I promise I'll post some tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What a week so far!

And its only just started!

Yesterday I was at the airport at 8am to pick up my maid of honour and her partner, but on the way almost ran out of petrol (which is one of my biggest fears for some reason), then I had to rush to drop them back at my place, rush to Jarrod's mum's house to pick her up at 9am and take her to the venue (45 mins away) by 9.30 to have a meeting with the venue managers to discuss the final details with them. Then I had to rush back to drop her off home (almost running out of petrol again) quickly pick up my maid of honour, take her to her hotel in the city, then rush to meet my dad and grandma at the airport at 12.30. It doesn't stop there.

Then I had to pick up my dress on the way, take my dad and grandma to their hotel back in the city where I did get to relax for a couple of hours, tried on the dress (LOVE) ate some food because I hadn't eaten all day and spent time with my grandma who I hadn't seen in 2 years (lives in England). BUT then I had to quickly zoom off to meet my maid of honour to get her shoes that I put on hold, which to my frustration the shop had decided to take them off hold and sell them! SO now she has different shoes eek!

F*** it no time to panic. Then I had to drive down to the beach to pick up my real (biological dad) and step mum who are down from England to take them back to my house in time for the wedding rehearsal at 6. Everyone made it on time, except my step dad (who raised me since I was one so he's walking me down the aisle), brother, and grandma. Why? Because my brothers car decides to shit itself in the middle of town and they had to wait for the car people to come fix it. ARG!

In the end (and no hair on my head later) they all arrived, we ran through their bits of the wedding and all went and had pizza.

Last night after the rehearsal my step mother had to tell me that I need to stop trying to run around pleasing everyone otherwise I wont please anyone and I'll burn out by the time of the wedding. She's right. It has been such a stressful and rushed couple of days, trying to pick people up from the airport on time, getting to vendor meetings on time and finishing all the little bits and bobs I need to do. And although I am pulling my hair out that today is a public holiday for Australia Day and all the shops are closed, it is really a blessing in disguise because it means I can relax for the day with Jarrod and spend some time with him getting those little bits and bobs done.

relax Gabi. x

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday Supper Cheese Table

I do regret the summers here in Adelaide being so hot, because it has denied me one of the things I was most excited to have at our wedding... a cheese table. So instead of bathing in the glory of my own cheese table, i'll just drool over everyone else's.
Cheese Table by Sunday Supper found via 100 Layer Cake

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Here it is...

Mary and Gabrielle's first event!
Held at the picturesque Carrack Hill in Adelaide, the look and feel that Mary wanted for her wedding was whimsical and eclectic yet classy and romantic. I think the wedding suited her to a 'T' and reflected her and Hamish's soft and lovable nature. It was such a wonderful day and not a thing went wrong. We hope you enjoy. x
Unfortunately I cant find my piece of paper with all the vendors on it so I will have to add them later. But they were all fantastic.

Mary and Hamish

I know I know! I have been so slack with getting Mary's wedding photos up, but the wait will be worth it! I promise I'll do it tonight! x

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toast! to the future bride and groom!

Wow! Two more friends of mine got engaged in the last month, so so SO exciting for them both. My bridesmaid being one of them is one of the most creative people I know and I had to show you her wonderful engagement invitations...
How cute is the butter!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Loverly Lollies!

SO! Ta Da! I decided to take all of your opinions and go with multicoloured lollies! I am very excited indeed! So excited that I think I may have gone over the top. I have bought so many lollies its almost silly, and the lollies in the picture are only half of them! So I'm sure I will have enough for 130 people.

PS Good news, Mary has sent over her amazing wedding photos and I will hopefully get to post them tomorrow night!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

4 weeks and counting!

I do need to apologise for my lack of posting. I get married in 4 weeks from yesterday and you can imagine with Christmas, work and New Years, things are pretty crazy around here! Hopefully I will have the Images of Mary's wedding to show you in next few days. Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year!

image via Cherry Blossom Girl