Hello Beautiful People!!!!!!
I know it’s been a hot minute since I have had time to sit down and type some words into my keyboard *face slap* A LOT has happened in my life from my last post, how about we leave all of that for another post shall we….
As you know by the title of this blog —– WE GOT MARRIED!!!
and when I say we I mean my (now) husband and I on the 16th March 2018 🙂
Boy wedding organisation is hard work and I am SO GLAD it is all over! by the end of it I was counting down the days for it to just be over because so much drama and nightmares came out from planning this wedding Ben and I originally never wanted BUT in saying that I am glad we did have a wedding with our close friends and family! It truly was a beautiful wedding and we couldn’t have done it without my father, my nan and my mother in-law – we love you all dearly!
My Sister, Tiffany and her fiance Josh made us the floor vinyl and the cute picture memorabilia!!
We had our wedding (reception and ceremony) at The Hills Lodge in Castle Hill here in Australia – it was so beautiful! This place was actually our second pick because the original place was just a hotel that I settled for because I didn’t want the whole over the top wedding and frankly couldn’t be bothered finding another place to view so we settled for the first one we saw. HUGE MISTAKE.
– which I won’t mention on here because I have more class than that –
really stuffed me over.. The lady whom was taking care of us and looking after everything promised me all these things on the initial meeting but when it came down to the crunch AFTER I had signed the damn contract she retracted everything she had said so mentioned to me that our guests were guaranteed parking on the night as they had 200 parking spots, guaranteed an ex amount of rooms for an ex amount price as we were going to be paying a decent amount for the actual wedding as long as the guests book fairly quickly blah blah. When I signed the contract and left the deposit, about a week later I emailed her to find out how the guests go about securing their rooms and car spaces and she basically turned around and said “it’s first in best dress and we cannot guarantee anything” anyways, it turned into this huge fight and she didn’t care or help us out at all and we basically lost most of our deposit…. it was honestly a blessing in disguise anyway as The Hills Lodge is beautiful!!!! no regrets there and our wedding co-ordinator was soo lovely – her name was Kristine Russell… She went above and beyond to help us out and to make our big day magical > it sounds super cheesy but she really did! She allowed our fur baby in our room whilst us ladies were getting ready! Isn’t he gorgeous! He was such a good boy the whole day, he even came over and sat on my dress just as the pictures were getting taken and positioned himself so perfectly facing the camera,
no one told him to, did it all by himself!!
Our flowers were from Sydney Wedding Flowers my mother in-law organised them all and they were exactly how I pictured them looking, Messy and natural. I loved our flowers so much!
My dress I bought as a demo version for only $300, BARGAIN!! – I cannot justify people spending thousands of money on a dress that you only wear for 5-8 hours and then never again, no way was I spending that crazy amount of money. My dress was amazing. I got it altered a little bit to become more fitted and the lace details were incredible!
Wedding dresses are not comfortable to say the least but at least I looked amazing 😉
Our Ceremony consisted of just family and very intimate.
We dealt with certain people whom didn’t agree with our decisions for this but at the end of the day it was OUR wedding and not theirs so we stuck to how we wanted it, plus I didn’t want 80 people staring at me whilst I walked down the aisle!! No thank you!
We had my little brother Peter be our ring barer and we had a ring warming ceremony. It was so good just having a small ceremony!! Our celebrant Danielle was amazing! we loved her from the moment we met her, we didn’t look at anyone else! Her work and passion is incredible, we felt so comfortable with her and she made it feel homey and laid back and her smile was infectious. You can find her at Timeless Moments.
Our photographer Kevin is such a great photographer. He specialised in candid natural shots which we wanted and we only saw him and fell in love with his work! He is such a friendly down to earth guy also – he took such breathtaking, amazing photos and he had this area in mind which looked woodland – matched our theme!
This is located in Western Sydney 20 minutes from The Hills Lodge, it’s a beautiful place and he took the most breathtaking pictures there with my husband and the bridal party.
The reception was fun and enjoyed by all apparently. The food was AMAZING!!!
It had such a homey comfortable vibe and just simple but elegant at the same time. Kristine did such a good job pulling everything together. We just danced the night away after all the food and speeches were done 🙂
The cake was by Celebration Cakes which tasted absolutely amazing! I gave them a picture found on pinterest and they replicated it and the florist put fresh flowers on the cake.
Our favours were done by Sticky in Sydney Australia which were personalised to have our names and a love heart on them!! *heart eyes emoji* everyone loved them but we for sure have sooo much left overs – but hey! I’m not complaining!!!!
I hope you enjoyed some of the photos and until next time!