Alyssa & Eddie’s Wedding

Wedding: 24/08/2007

Posted by Rebecca | 24 August, 2007

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The Proposal:

We waited up until midnight on Christmas Eve to open our presents. At the end of it, I was told to close my eyes and when I opened them, there was Eddie on one knee in front of me - he used a plastic ring from a bon-bon to start with!!!!!

Wedding Dress:

Bought at the 3rd store we visited on the 1st day of wedding dress shopping. Paid $599 for it & gave me goose bumps every time I put it on - even before the wedding day!


Jewellery bought from Kleins & another store. Shoes bought for $30 from Williams (reduced from $50). Tiara bought from Oz website for $30. Veil bought from same store as dress for $95.

Groom's Attire:

Black morning tails with white shirt and silver vest & tie.


Lavender cocktail length dresses, bought from 2nd store looked at for wedding dresses! Wore butterfly necklaces given as thankyou gifts.

Wedding Theme:

Theme: Butterflies & fairies. Colours: purple & white with splashings of silver.

Ceremony Reception Decor

Ceremony: Outdoor. Reception: Simplicity, with a focus more on the love of family & friends rather than flashy decorations.


1965, 67 & 68 Convertible Mustangs - My dream cars!


Heart shaped chocolates in small organza bags with butterflies attached.


Sponge with custard, with purple hearts swirled onto the white icing. Aladdin & Jasmine figures as cake toppers, along with butterflies.


DJ who also performed many of the songs on our play list. Parent-in-laws organised some traditional Maori entertainment, including the Haka to be performed throughout dinner!


Relaxing trip to Neslon Bay, enjoying a Jazz Food & Wine Festival and a dolphin cruise.

Special Moments:

Pulling up at the ceremony and having my mum in the car with me telling me that it was time to go get married. Driving home after the reception with my new husband & then sitting out the front of our house drinking coffee in our wedding gear reflecting on how awesome the day was!