Friday, June 24, 2011

Wedding Checklist

Well, it's a little over 4 months left to the wedding and I'm constantly being asked how the wedding plans are going. I am always replying to people saying everything is fine and basically organised but I thought it might be about time to put it down in writing what has been done to reveal what hasn't ...

warning ... photo heavy post!

the venue

this lovely place ... we have hired it out for the entire weekend (so people can camp) and will watch the sun go down from this exact spot.


marquee site during the day

thanks Glenn Courtney for your images!

the ceremony

More than likely in this spot with these chairs if I can track them down!

images - Murphy's Creek Escape and Jonas Peterson

the styling

Stylishly adorned with vintage mismatched crockery, cutlery and napkins I've been collecting for months in a beautiful silk-lined fairy lighted marquee complete with a lolly buffet. Throw in a old suitcase, some vintage scrabble table names, a spot of bunting and a typewriter or two, some props for dress ups and that sums up the vision in my head.


 Pics from Ruffled blog, Bridal Survival, Estilo Weddings, Beautiful Little Weddings and Godney Marquees,

the food

There wasn't a lot of options catering wise (and to our budget) in our area so we have decided on a three course spit roast meal. At first I was a little hesitant thinking that it might be a little 'simple' but am now super happy about our choice. It's us to a tee.

the drinks

Good beer, quality wine and champagne kept cold in this old boat and served in these delicious jars (but with much cuter straws)


Oh and water, softdrink, tea and coffee. I'm thinking I might see if I can find some old rusty twinings tins for the tea.

the hair and makeup

my gorgeous and talented twin sis will be doing my hair. The bridesmaids will be having their hair styled and make-up applied by Kylie Nolan. I haven't really searched for inspiration for hair or makeup yet but thinking I'll be having an up do and some smashing earrings.

the dress

purchased from net-a-porter and pending alterations - all will be revealed on the DAY!

the bridesmaid dresses

i've been a bridesmaid twice. And it was lovely. But I have two dresses now that I i will NEVER wear again and probably paid well over $500 for the pair of them. So, I decided pretty early on in the piece that I wanted the girls to wear different dresses - ones that they will want to wear again. I believe it isn't fair to make your gal pals wear the same dress when almost 100% of the time one single dress won't fit every single body type. I also wanted a POW of colour so at this stage I'm envisaging different colours as well. My twinnie has already selected her dress and we are off shopping on Saturday for a dress for Jess. If we find some great dresses that are in the same colour range I might just change my tune.

Loving these mismatchers:


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pic 1, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4

the shoes



the photography

Who else but our amazing e-shoot team - Darren Nolan of ckMetro photos and Loren Jarvis photography.

the music

Three piece pub rock covers band so we can dance the night away.

the flowers

Meeting with the funky Erin from Vera and Rose next week (who styled our e-shoot) to talk flowers (and general styling). I've even hinted to her that I might let her have free reign on the flowers as I'm not set on any specific types.

the invitations

Won from the Broke Ass Bride from online store Bon Moment - thinking this set ...

yet to be organised

the celebrant (but meeting up next week)

mr fiancé's suit

the groomsmen's attire

the cake

What have I forgotten?



J said...

Peta Nicole,
You amaze me with your ideas and creativity, i am so excited and happy that i get to be a part of your big day. You are going to look stunning and i will probably cry! ha ha
Wedding of the decade for sure!!

aelie said...

Your wedding sounds absolutely beautiful! x

Ness said...

Ditto to the above comment. Can't wait!

kalgm4 said...

Ohhh it's all coming together and SO exciting... your shoes are PERFECT, it's all perfect really....

do you know what music you will walk down the aisle to?

danielle said...

LOVE all your wedding plans- will be stalking your blog for piccies!!
I would try country halls (think perserverance, cabarlah) for the hire of metal chairs?

Kat said...

Wow! Your wedding is going to be amazing. I might do a post like this so I can get my head around everything that I have done and what still needs to be done. Great idea!