So as you all know, I got married! In fact, it will be our 2 month anniversary on Friday! This might be the same for every couple that marries, but it feels a lot longer than that, but only in the best possible way! We felt we were married before we even were.
I feel like I have been holding these photos back from you, but I myself only received them today! Going through them and picking which ones to share proved they were worth the wait - hopefully you agree.
We never had a theme, we never even picked colours. I didn't organize my flowers until the day of the wedding, when my bridesmaid and I simply turned up at Salamanca Markets and purchased the bunches that I liked, but at the end of the day I think we ended up with a 1960's type vibe. Vintage, classic and oh so chic.
It was a very happy wedding, full of laughter and only a few tears of joy. Every time we got a line right, our Priest would tell us that we got a "high distinction" or that we did "very well" which made us giggle slightly at every break. I nearly lost any strength I had when the Father announced that it was St. Anne's day, my grandmothers name, but some how that made me know she was there with us.
I remember being so calm, until I was told it was time to head in. I was all of sudden so scared. Not of getting married, but its all of a sudden a very long walk to get to your soon-to-be husband. I had my photographer tell me to walk slowly, and I really did do my best, but I got to the end long before the music finished!
We had an amazingly beautiful ceremony, that included a very old custom of place our wedding rings on each finger starting at the thumb, and then touch each finger until reaching the one where you place the ring, all while saying "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" - I've never seen this done before, so we loved that it was a little bit different. We then apparently kissed too quickly!
Flowers by Lisa Kingston at Salamanca Markets.
My amazing wedding dress...is actually a 2 piece set. A beautiful lace midi skirt with a matching lace crop top. I wanted something that was going to look chic, that I could re wear and that was going to work for me and my then, 7 month old baby bump. It was created by the amazingly talented designer Youtheary Khmer. It originally came with a fitted waist, but she happily changed that for me into an elastic waist, so it would be comfortable on my bump, it all worked out so perfectly. The crop top is sheer, so I simply added a white cami from Asos Curve underneath.
My beautiful pink suede pumps were gifted to my by an amazing new brand here in Australia, called Sole Searching - and, you guessed it, they do larger size shoes. These were called "Helen". They do have a slight pointed toe to them, which just added an extra dash of elegance to my outfit. If you have a longer foot, I urge you to check them out. They have a simply incredible selection!
In terms of beauty, I kept it simple. Now was not the time for that electric blue liner I had my eye one. I went for my normal look, but I amped it up. I wore about 7 different primers and highlighters, to make my face glow! I kept my hair very simple, and just teased my hair as much as possible to make the biggest bun on my head.
We had the most beautiful reception. A stunning high tea at The Lenna Hotel here in Hobart. It's located in Battery Point, and has the most amazing scenery. We were spoilt for choice on where to take our photos. The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere. Everyone was so happy, and there was just a joyous feeling in the room, that is the thing I will never forget, how happy everyone was.
The amazing wedding cake! We purchased from Sweet Envy in North Hobart, who did just an amazing job, it turned out even better than I had hoped for! In fact the whole day did.
The sun came out to play, and it was unseasonably warm. Everyone got to the church on time. No one cried too much. It was simply the most perfect and beautiful day a girl could ever ask for.