As our salad course was served, our DJ, Rachel, called for our maid-of-honor and best-man speeches. I knew my sister was nervous as she had never done one of these before, but she nailed it—her speech was a perfect mix of humor and touching sentiment, and just the right length.
Note that it was written on a cocktail napkin. From OUR cocktail hour.
Then the best man spoke. His speech is a memory that will live on, as his “funny anecdote” was an amazing story about Benjamin trying to “reinvent himself” in college freshman year. The two of them went to both high school and university together, and when it came to his attention that Ben had been trying to drop his diminutive nickname and go by something more “manly,” the best man just about died. Naturally, Ben’s attempts were thwarted after that, and he was to remain nicknamed for life. Our guests exploded with (not unkind) laughter upon this reveal and to Ben’s credit, he took it all very graciously.
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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
As I’m nearing the end of my time here on the ‘Bee, I can’t help but get a little sentimental and sad that our wedding day is over. Sheesh, Eel, it has only been six months since your wedding. Major eye roll.
While our wedding day wasn’t perfect and there were things in hindsight I wish didn’t happen or we could’ve changed, they in no way took away from the amount of happiness we felt on our wedding day. This may sound odd, but when I look at our pictures, I feel a little sad wishing we could go back and do it all over again.
On the other hand, I am so happy to have these pictures as I am able to relive each moment and even some of those that I may have missed.
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
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
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.