Hello shabbilicious friends,
Since my daughters wedding in early December, I’ve had many emails from readers requesting that I share photos of the wedding day and also the secret wedding projects I was working on last year… so here it a peak at Jessica and Nathan’s wedding day.
It is an exciting time when a daughter gets married.
There is much to organise and our daughters wedding had the added complication that the bridal party lived in 4 different states of Australia…. but with some careful planning, along with lots of emails and phone conversations, we were able to put together our daughters dream wedding.
The day of the wedding was a flurry of hair and make-up,
cheerful bridesmaids, an excited bride-to-be…. and one nervous dad.
I don’t mind telling you that it took some patience, a crochet hook
and a team effort to get the bride into her beautiful bridal gown!!
And then the bride and her dad were off to the wedding.
The ceremony took place in a small garden courtyard at the wedding venue
and was an intimate gathering of immediate family and close friends.
Due to the extreme heat, fresh flowers were not an option unfortunately.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding I made all of the flowers for the wedding.
For the ceremony there was gathered eucalyptus sprigs for the isle, cones of fresh white
rose petals for tossing, an urn filled with eucalyptus, lamb’s ear and white roses,
along with large lanterns filled with white candles.
I was honoured that my daughter wore the veil that
I wore to my own wedding 30 years ago.
In front of their loved ones, the bride and groom exchanged
beautiful vows…. rings… and a kiss…
The marriage certificate was signed…
And in a break with tradition, they each asked their grandfathers
to be the official witnesses at their wedding.
Then they were married… finally Mr & Mrs.
The celebrations kicked off then with evening cocktails,
followed by a five course dinner and dancing.
As the Mother-of-the-bride, it was a day filled with many emotions;
love, pride and happiness were the overriding ones, and it was with great joy
that I watched my daughter marry the man of her dreams.
Some of the other handmade items I made for the wedding were…
The Bride’s bouquet of white roses with eucalyptus and lamb’s ear, the boutonnieres
for the men, and bridesmaids’ bouquets of pink roses, rose buds and greenery.
I designed all of the stationery, which included save the dates, invitations,
menu cards, place cards and the main seating plan board.
For the tables we made wreaths of eucalyptus, lamb’s ear and white roses,
and in the centre was a glass candle holder and white pillar candles.
The long wedding party table had a 2 metre long garland
of eucalyptus and white roses.
The wedding venue was amazing,
the food exceptional and a
fabulous time was had by all.
Thank you to the lovely Amy and Chris at About Time Co for spending the day
photographing all the special moments of Jessica and Nathan’s wedding day.
Happy crafting my friends!
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