As wedding season is fast approaching, I thought I would give you all a little peak into our very special day!
I met my hubby in the summer of 2010 through a mutual friend – love at first sight is an understatement! We immediately hit it off and from that day have been inseparable! He proposed in April 2012 at his parents caravan which was so lovely as it was a place which he had spent a lot of summers at as a child creating beautiful family memories. Now this is one of those special memories!
The hubby let me take the lead in organising the big day as he knows how much of a control freak I am! From a little girl obsessed with dressing up daily as a princess I knew exactly how I wanted the day to run from start to finish.
We had the marriage ceremony at my church where from a young age I attended everything going – Sunday School, GB, Youth Fellowship, you name it, I was there! We had my minister and Ashley’s minister both take part in the ceremony which made it extra special for both families.
We visited a few different venues for the reception but completely fell in love with The Galgorm. The room which we picked was perfect for our 80 guests and it needed very little dressing which suited our budget. My creative side went into overdrive and I dressed the church and venue myself (with the help of a local florist and my very patient and understanding family!!) By making the centre pieces and a few other details myself it helped keep the costs down and I really loved how personal this made the day.
I based the whole day around my love of lace and bows – this theme flowed throughout the day from the dresses to the flowers, the church and the venue. I just loved walking into the room and seeing all my little creations and ideas jotted around the place. This made the stress, time and planning spent in the months running up to the day totally worth it.
So here’s some photos:
My yummy mummy and gorgeous sisters:
I arrived to the church in my Dad’s car – this was his pride and joy!
I made these little sweet cones for the guests to munch on route to the reception:
These are a few examples of how I dressed the venue:
This is my bouquet, which I made from a selection of vintage and new brooches:
This is our beautiful cake:
I put some diamonte stickers on the bottom of our shoes – mine said ‘I Do’, Hubby’s said ‘Me Too”
The bridal party done a routine for the first dance!
If anyone would like a DIY tutorial of any of the bits I made myself for the day or to see any more- please get in touch!
Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing!