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!
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
More than likely in this spot with these chairs if I can track them down!
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.
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.
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.
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:
Three piece pub rock covers band so we can dance the night away.
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.
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
What have I forgotten?