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Our day was wonderful. We were so happy with everything and cherished every mument. We had friends and family from near and far with us. We were married in a small country Church by my father who is a Pastor. Our reception was at a local winery that had perfect views and a great atmosphere for a party. The theme of the wedding was based on red roses and the gold of my dress. Single roses in ornate jars and bottles I collected lined the window sills in the Church and vases of flowers were on each table at the reception. All our bouquets were red roses and the cake also had red roses and was designed after my dress. We had live music at the Ceremony and reception which everyone loved. The bridal party travelled in a super stretch limousine and a friend who is a professional photographer took our wonderful photos. Andrew and I wanted to have a day that was special, fun, relaxed and a real party feel to it. We wanted to have lots of personal touches and paid attention to the finer details. We feel we achieved this and wouldn't change anything.
We wanted our Wedding to be an initimate affair; casual and with a vintage feel. We themed our wedding around the 1930's glamour of train travel and used this throughout our ceremony and reception. Our ceremony took place at The Workshops Rail Museum, in front of the beautiful brown brick Powerhouse. We loved this building because of the old feel of it and wanted it to be the backdrop to our ceremony. I walked down the aisle with my father and my son to Pachabel's Canon in D Major. Michael and I wrote our own vows as we wanted to express to each other how much we meant to the other person. It was really touching. Our readings were an Apache Wedding Prayer, A reading by Walter Pinder, and Michael and I read "The Art of Marriage". Our reception was also held at The Workshops Rail Museum in the Refreshment Room. This meant that everyone could easily walk around the museum while we were having our photos taken and be served fingerfoods under the old tree that was on the ground. The Refreshment Room contained all the old turn of the century carved wooden tables and chairs that the museum had. It also had lots of pictures of trains so we thought that was a great way to incorporate our train aspect into our reception. We chose this room for the intimate feel and added to the elegance of our vintage theme. Our main colours were black and ivory for a vintage glamour feel. We also added a touch of red by using the old train lanterns on the tables as decorations. Our cake was a double stacked two tiered mud cake and our bridal waltz was to Billie Holiday's "I'll be seeing you"
A truly magical day. I stayed at my parent's house with the 2 bridesmaids the night before and in the morning we had champagne breakfast, then the hairdresser and makeup artist arrived, the morning went so fast and before I knew it we were leaving for the church! Arriving in the cars and seeing everyone there to see me was the most amazing feeling, walking down the aisle I was so calm and sooo excited I was saying hello to everyone, we had a harpist play during the ceremony which added to the romantic feel. The ceremony was beautiful and went for 20 mins! I had my niece and the groom's sister do a reading. After the ceremony we went for photos (which are amazing) to a junk yard, and on top of a hill, very different locations but brilliant. We returned to the reception about 6.20pm and were introduced to the room at about 6.40pm, the room looked magical with fairylights across the back of the bridal table and clustered into the centre of the room. I had silver chair covers and purple sashes to match the colour theme. The food was fantastic, and everyone had a brilliant time. The day went so quickly and I wish I could do it all again. We left at about midnight in a stretch limo to our accommodation. A few weeks later I did a trash the dress shoot, where you just get unique photos in water and sand that you wouldn't get on your wedding day!
Our wedding day really was the happiest day of our lives. Curtis started the day with his groomsmen at our house. I had stayed at my parents' house with my bridesmaids so we could get our hair and make up done. The morning went so quickly and I was extremely relaxed. However, the minute the limousine arrived, I started to feel very sick. I had to have an anti-nausea pill (which I later found out, Curtis had one as well). I felt like a celebrity when I stepped out of the limo, we had 2 photographers and 2 videographers throughout the day and it was a little daunting. Walking down the aisle was the highlight of my day. I FINALLY got to see Curtis after spending the night without him. We both relaxed the minute we saw each other. When we arrived at the reception, 'beautiful day' by U2 was playing. It was surreal seeing everything put together how we had planned. And it was a relief that we didn't have to set anything up ourselves (the venue did it all). Our first dance was to 'All my Life' by Kci and Jo Jo. Curtis and I sang the entire song in each other's ears. It was very romantic. We ended the night with a goodbye circle and Curtis' parents drove us to the Esplanade Hotel to spend our first night as Husband and Wife. It truly was the best day of our lives.
Our day was just 'perfect.' It was picture perfect weather and everything went smoothly. Our wedding day was everything I had pictured & more. There is nothing in the world thats better than marrying your one and only prince charming in your beautiful white gown and having all your family and friends there to witness. My favourite part of the day was having my dad walk me down the isle and seeing craigs face as I approached him. We were both so overwhelmed with emotion. Our wedding was planned around elegance, traditional white and romance. Our reception was like walking into a fairytale - it was everything I had pictured in my head. Our decorator did a beautiful job. Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous. I couldnt have asked for anything more. Spending the night celebrating as a 'newly married couple' with all our friends and family topped the whole day off perfectly!
We had a fantastic day. When we lived in Airlie Beach we fell in love with the chapel on Daydream Island so choosing a location wasn't difficult at all. The day before, the weather was windy and overcast and cold. The morning of the wedding, we opened our windows to a beautifully calm and sunny day. Because all our family and friends were all travelling to the island, we had a relatively small group of guests in attendance which was really nice and personal. We both got to catch up with everyone and just have a good time at the reception rather than being run off our feet "doing the rounds". Daydream Island staff were fantastic, everything fell into place for us and we both had a great time.