It’s taken two years to get around to, but tadaa, I have finally got my wedding photos printed! It’s been one of those things that I have been meaning to do for so long but every time I sit down to do it, something more important pops up. Flicking through the photos, I honestly think our photographer, the ridiculously talented Cassandra Sutton, made the day look so much more beautiful than it really was! Lucky us.
Dress by Melbourne designer Mariana Hardwick.
Flower crown & bouquets by Bondi florist Floreat.
Custom-made Hank in Chief bow ties. The lovely Ashley is incredible.
MJ Bale suits with personalised initials inside each.
I know it’s strange but AT and I often question, is your wedding really the best day of your life? Part of me wants to say “hellllll yes”. I mean, what could be better than all your favourite people, all in one place, celebrating you and your better half? Call me boring but my best, best day would start with a run in the morning, maybe some yoga. A flat white from my local coffee shop, lunch with girlfriends, cocktails in the afternoon with AT and perhaps going to the cinema to watch a movie. Now, that sounds like the BEST day.
In many respects, it isn’t the event itself that is special. It’s really the small, seemingly insignificant events in the lead-up and after the big day that really make it and of course, the people you share it with.
Is your wedding really the best day of your life?
I walked down the aisle to Angels – The xx.
Our wedding song was Brother – Little Birdy.
Our ‘just married’ song was Klingande – Jubel.
We played Bloc Party – Banquet when we entered the marquee.
Our friends Lucy and Isha sang This Old Love – Lior.
Katrina Obrien from Relish
Peking duck pancakes
Rare roast beef cucumber cups with wasabi mayo & pickled ginger
Lamb & baba ghanoush tartlets
Hoisin pork belly bites
Local trout en papillote
Fillet of roasted beef with chimmichurri
Asparagus & shaved parmesan salad with seeded mustard vinaigrette
Tomato, labna, green olive & basil salad
Barramundi with lime & coconut sauce with kumara puree
Harrisa-spiced lamb with roasted pumpkin, feta & pomegranate salad with pomegranate molasses
One of my bridesmaids, Amanda, is a chocolatier (have a look at her beautiful artisan goodies here: Winnow Chocolates) and she generously made all the bonbonieres and we had a chocolate tower of ombre pyramids and shards of honeycomb brittle.
My gorgeous granny made the most incredible three-tiered traditional wedding cake and a local Walcha cake decorator did the icing.
I’d love to hear about your wedding stories – was it your best day?