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Monday, June 13, 2011

A beautiful day


On the 14th of May, I became a wife to a wonderful and amazing man. With rain bucketing down in the leadup to the day, we were blessed with a clear and beautiful day. It was an early start for us girls (4:30am!) and a not so early start for the boys. But, after alot of preening and hair spray, I arrived at the church (slightly late!) to marry my gorgeous man.

And what a lovely and beautiful ceremony it was, and such a fantastic day. We couldn't stop smiling the minute we saw each other, and we enjoyed every moment of the day.

We had some photos taken at Maroondah Reservoir here in Healesville, and then a private and small reception at a friends house in Yarra Glen.


There were alot of handmade elements to our day, from the order of service booklets (with a fabric binding!) to personalised stitchery hoops hanging from the end of each pew. I drew all the designs, and then asked some of the girls at work to help me stitch them. The end result was perfect, and all the stitcheries will then be used to make a quilt.


I also made fabric bunting to decorate, the pins for the men, my headband, the flowers for the cake, and table runners for the reception, amongst many other things! I had so much fun! Also, the bridesmaid dresses were sewn by the mothers of my two bridesmaids - a huge job, but a wonderful result.
The end result? A wonderful, beautiful and happy day. One that Simon and I will cherish and remember for a very long time to come.

17 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a life time of happiness.... I love all your pieces you made for the wedding.... unique ideas which are fantastic and beautifully done....
Hugz

Karen's Korner said...

Best wishes to the happy couple

miss~nance said...

Congratulations - you looked beautiful and how fabulous to be able to have so many handmade elements to your day.

Enjoy your life together.

Gail C

& the 2 shall become one.....

Farmyard Crafts said...

Gorgeous photos, Sam! Glad that you and Simon had such a wonderful day! I was in Hobart at my brother's wedding at the same time! Same weather there too!

Vicki ♥ said...

Congratulations Sam and may you and your groom have many happy years together :) You looked gorgeous and lots of lovely things you made :) Hugs Vicki

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Congratulations Sam and Simon.
Lots of hugs, Sharon

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats..........such beautiful photos.......so glad the day went off perfect...........

Stitchin' time said...

Congratulations Sam and Simon!
You looked lovely Sam and the handmade decorations are wonderful. Wishing you two a lifetime of happiness and togetherness.
Hugs,
RobynK

Winona said...

Congratulations! I wish you a lifetime of happiness! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us.

Dawn said...

Congratulations to you both Sam... Totally blessed!...you both look amazing...and the handmade things add that special touch...totally unique like you both...Praise God!
Hugs Dawn x

Linda said...

Congratulations Sam and Simon. I hope the joy and beauty of your wedding day continues throughout your life together.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Beautiful, happy pictures of your special day, Sam! You look radiant! I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness! Hugs, Sandy. :)

Margarita said...

Congratulations Sam, You looked radiant, and love all the things you made.

suz said...

Congratulations -it looks like a lovely wedding and you were a beautiful bride. Good fortune to both of you in the future.

suzie said...

Congratulations Sam. A lovely bride and a handsome groom. Love the personal touches as well. Your love for each other will only continue to grow.

Jantine said...

First of all Congratulations. May the Lord bless you with a happy marriage for many, many years to come!
I love all the handmade accessories and especially the idea of the stitcheries is very smart! With a quilt to always remember this very special day!

Di said...

Its taken me a while to read this post, but your day looked wonderful. All the very best to you both