Today I’m sharing a lovely Australian wedding with you which was submitted to me a few weeks back and guess what… the bride is a wedding planner. (Seriously, no pressure right?!)
Chris… A Country boy, the most genuine man, the type of guy every girl would wish to become her husband. Vanessa… A City girl, an Event manager from Melbourne, Chris’s first girlfriend at the age of 26.
Every day I wake up, walk into the bathroom and there it is on the bench, he put’s toothpaste on my toothbrush every day… A fresh towel hangs over the shower for me to use, another thoughtfully placed item from Chris. In the kitchen, a cup of tea is on the bench for me… These are little things, but it’s the little things that make me fall in love with him over and over again…
I was always planning other people’s Weddings, always the wedding planner never the bride… then one December evening Chris asked me to spend the rest of my life with him!
Suddenly I was planning my own Wedding, there was pressure as an Event Planner for our Wedding to be perfect.
After over a year of planning our Vintage/Boho Wedding, the day finally arrived, the weather was a perfect 26 degrees, I felt calm and relaxed, no nerves just pure excitement for the day ahead. We wrote each other a card to read that morning, it was sweet to have some words from each other to read before we met at the aisle.
My dad passed some years before, I had my shoes made in London to include something old, new, borrowed and blue. The final touch to my shoes was a broach with a photo of my dad on his Wedding day so he could still walk me down the aisle when he was no longer with us to do it in person. I walked down the aisle to a live acoustic cover of can’t help falling in love by Elvis Presley (My dad’s favourite song)
I started the walk down the aisle, I felt happy to finally see him and have him see me, he looked so handsome. I stood at the altar and looked around, I was in awe, everything we had planned for over a year had come together perfectly. The vintage suitcases, the organic greenery, his boys, my girls, the lace just wow, everything was perfect!
We ordered over 1000 meters of fairy lights for our reception, the room was so pretty and elegant with vintage lace tablecloths and fairy light curtains draping the room, wood slices as centrepieces with jars of boho flowers and tealight candles.
Chris and I made time that night during the reception to have photos taken, we had a moment being together just the two of us with our reception in the background overlooking everything we had worked so hard to achieve over the past year. These are some of my favourite photos.
The entire weekend was perfect, the weekend concluded with a breakfast the morning after the wedding thanking our guests before they headed home. Although my dad was not there to share the most special day of my life with us, that day, I inherited a new family and a new dad.
Vanessa, the City girl moved to the Country with her Country boy….
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: I knew I wanted lace. I fell in love with my dress, it was about the twelfth dress I tried on. I knew it was light, unlike all the other dresses I tried on.
What was your favourite moment of the day?Chris and I took the time that night to get photos of us sitting by ourselves having a moment overlooking the venue and what we had worked so hard to achieve.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day? Boho, Vintage, and Rustic all in one.
Any DIY décor elements? Pallets signs, favors, suitcases.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship? Always date, even when you’re married.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change? Nothing!
Any tips that you can give to future brides? Get a videographer because I’m so glad we did. You literally relive that day every time you watch your video, it’s not the same with photos.
Wedding dress: Fairy Tale Bridal Moonee Ponds-Martina Liana www.fairytalesbridal.com.au
Invitations: Adorn Invitations www.adorninvitations.co.uk
Catering + Venue: Cammeray Waters www.cammeraywaters.com.au
Ceremony music: Charlotte Gemill
Flowers: Levian Events http://levian.com.au/
Cake: Blackbird Cakes Woodend
Celebrant: Jill Caruana
Groom attire: Roger David
Brides hair: Lovalola Hair
Makeup: Make up by Jacinta
Menu + place cards: BWedding Invitations
Photographer: T One Image
Videographer: Lightbox Media
Venue decor: Levian Events