Archive for the ‘Recaps’ Category

Dec
20

Handmade Birdcage Veil

I very nearly didn’t have a veil. I searched around for a cheap birdcage veil, decided I could make one much cheaper (can’t be that hard right?). It became one of those projects that kept getting pushed further and further back, until it was a few days before the wedding and I still hadn’t gotten […]

Dec
18

The Reception

The band segued our walk back down the aisle into the the ‘cocktail hour’ area, where we did quick family photos and ran around trying to talk to every guest. I don’t think I’ve ever hugged so many people in one day before, and I found myself saying “thankyou!” as soon as someone greeted me, […]

Dec
05

The Ceremony

Our ceremony was a short, simple, secular affair at the same venue as the reception. I met our celebrant, Julie Carlton, through some work that I did for her, and she was great in helping us sort through the many, many options in writing your own ceremony. We ended up going for something short and […]

Nov
27

Bridal Crew

We couldn’t have asked for a better bridal party. My girls were a massive support for me in the leadup to the wedding, and got up at 5am for me on the day to start getting read (that is dedication). They also all managed to find their own yellow dresses, which was surprisingly difficult! A […]

Nov
26

Photo Session

I was really, really nervous about the photos for the wedding. Not that I didn’t trust our awesome photographer, Jen, but I’m always really, really awkward in front of a camera – I’m much more comfortable behind one. As it turned out I didn’t need to worry – I didn’t feel awkward at all during […]

Nov
25

First Look

Some people seem to really dislike first looks – either because you miss that aisle moment, or because they’re deemed too fake and posey. I love the idea though, and for us it just made things a million times easier logistically – we had our first look in our front yard, after I got ready […]

Nov
20

Getting Ready

I decided to get ready at our apartment – both our parents’ places are a bit cluttered, and I really didn’t want the cost of a hotel room. With a morning ceremony and photos before that, I ended up having to get up at 5am! The Boy didn’t like the idea of getting kicked out […]