Sharleen and Craig became engaged in the romantic city of Florence, and two years later were lucky enough to tie the knot in a classically elegant, intimate ceremony and reception at Villa La Vedetta, overlooking the city of Florence.
Bride’s Name: Sharleen Groom’s Name: Craig Venue: Villa La Vedetta overlooking the city of Florence, Italy Wedding Date: July 30, 2016 Bridal Gown Designer: Steven Khalil Florist: Stiatti Fiori Photographer: Facibeni Fotografia Videographer: Gattotigre – Destination Wedding Videography Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent Accessories: Dior Groom’s Suit: Bespoke Stationery: Adorn Invitations Celebrant: Blessings From Italy Honeymoon: Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri, South of France, and the Greek Islands
Fallyn and Grant were wed at the beautiful Maleny Manor in Queensland, Australia. Their reception loosely followed an Old World vintage theme, and their outdoor ceremony included a special visit from a trained owl ring bearer!
Bride’s Name: Fallyn Groom’s Name: Grant Venue: Maleny Manor Wedding Date: July 11, 2015 Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias Wedding Gowns supplied by The Big Day Shoes: Christian Louboutin supplied by Myer (bride) Style Tread (bridesmaids) Accessories: Pearl Galleria (including $35K pair of vintage pearl earrings gifted in loan by the owner for my special day) Groom’s Suit: Stuart Suits Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pia Gladys Peri supplied by White Runway Florist: Mondo Floral Designs (including special ordered peonies from France as a surprise from my florist) Photographer: Calli B Photography Videographer: Sunshine Coast Videography Cake: Ideas in Icing Makeup: Pru Edwards Makeup Hair: Dot & Birdie (Bride), Hair by Nicola (Bridesmaids) Celebrant: Jarrad Bayliss Ceremony Music and Entertainment: Cut a Rug DJ Stationery: Adorn Invitations Rings: Diamond House Jewellers Transport: SV Limousines Venue Styling: Love Bird Weddings Accommodations: Remingtons Cottages
After doing our first look and taking some lovely photos, it was time to head to the church. As I mentioned, riding to my wedding in a random taxi was NOT the original plan.
All will be well…eventually.
No doubt about it, the most stressful moment of the whole day was this: after the first look, we had planned on handing the dog over to my dad to drop at the boarder’s, and then he would come back to the Drake, pick us up, and drive us to the church.
You probably can’t tell it here, but I write for a living. Mostly advertising/newsletter/sales stuff, but every day I go to work and put (digital) pen to paper for money. And you’d think that’d make writing my wedding vows easy…but the honest truth is, I’m struggling.
In fact, it’s straight-up hard. Hard enough that I sometimes wish for a religious ceremony with a set script. And I take comfort in knowing Mr. W isn’t done with his either, but still…I should have this one in the bag!
Here’s the REALLY ridiculous thing: I’ve been working on my vows since October. I actually started writing them on a work retreat to Joshua Tree.
Not pictured: The horrifying snake that slithered through our picnic.
Lura and Ryan were wed in a gorgeous intimate mountain wedding at Lee Valley in Virgin, Utah. The wedding party wore shades of gray and beige with beautiful pops of red. The couple celebrated their nuptials with close friends and family at a Western themed restaurant in Springdale, Utah.
Bride’s Name: Lura Groom’s Name: Ryan Venue: Ceremony at Lee Valley, Kolob Terrace, Virgin, Utah; Reception at Bit and Spur Restaurant, Springdale, Utah Wedding Date: December 21, 2016 Bridal Gown Designer: David’s Bridal Shoes: Tony Lama Boots Florist: DIY from saveoncrafts.com Photographer: Red Desert Studios and Rori Glover Catering: Bit and Spur Restaurant Stationery: moo.com Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie Menswear: theblacktux.com Honeymoon: Monterrey and Matacanes, Mexico
Sunshine, breezes, trees, flowers; these are all things an outdoor wedding can provide. Other things an outdoor wedding can provide: bugs, sunburns, a cold bum. An outdoor wedding can be a beautiful choice, but it does come with its own set of challenges. I firmly believe that if you consider all the downsides and prepare accordingly, you can have a wedding day that is enjoyable for everyone. … read more
Anjie and Angelo held an elegant and timeless wedding ceremony in the beautiful 19th century Anglican church in St. Kilda, Australia. They celebrated tying the knot with a classic, sophisticated reception at a nearby hotel.
Horseshoes Get Hitched: Barn Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
Happy new year, hive—2017 brides and grooms, this is your year!
It’s high time I finished my time as a blogger here. Time has absolutely flown by—it’s hard to believe that it was this time of year in 2016 that I was preparing my application to be a bee blogger. Thank you all for your comments and support, and for reading.
I’d like to quickly finish my recaps before I say goodbye.
The Horseshoe bridal party arrived without issue to Heritage Park. We spent our first few minutes carefully avoiding each other as we decided to do a first look right outside the barn. This was a fun experience that we enjoyed with our bridal party. I’m really glad we did a first look as it eased our pre-ceremony nerves.