How We Met:
Through out mutual love of cars - we were both in the same car club and met via that.
We went away one Valentines day weekend to Warburton and Chris finally proposed. (We had been together 3 years) When he asked - my response was are you serious?" followed by laughter before I realised he really had a ring and was serious! Of course I said yes!"
I was on a tight budget and want to trash my dress down the track as well for fun. I never had the dream of a fancy wedding dress so I went looking for options. I came across Catch The Bouquet who made me a perfect dress for $320. The detail is amazing and everyone thats seen it cant believe what i paid! I wore a black tulle petticoat edged with purple ribbon under the dress.
Simple pearl earrings, necklace and bracelet from etsy.com for myself and the BM's I made button bouquets for myself and the girls as well. I also had purple shoes!
Black pinstripe suit - again on a budget we decided as the boys all owned pinstripe suits already they would wear these. Chris wore a self stripe ivory tie and a black shirt. No vest and purple socks :) Along with a little button brooch on his lapel.
The girls picked their own dresses, the only requirement was they were black. As one was overseas until 2 weeks before the wedding, it made life much easier. My sisters came from Catch The Bouquet and Kerrie's was from a store in Canada.
Black ad white/ivory with splashes of purple
I had button bouquets that I made myself. I customised these with little charms to do with animals as we are all animal lovers. I also had a Holden Ute badge on mine - as I am a Holden Ute nut!
Ceremony Reception Decor
It was in a hall with lots of DIY. Ivory tableclothes with a black lace runner. wrought iron holders with candles hanging from them and crystals as well, tables scattered with glass drops. I made place cards myself and the bon bons were little packs of jelly beans!
2 VE SS Commodores and a WRX (the WRX and one of the commodores belong to us and the other commodore was a friends).
Little packs of jelly beans and wine glass rings.
Black Forest Cup Cakes - made my my mum!
When our guests recited their promise to us one of our dogs barking at the exact right time after we said I Do, it wasnt planned but it was as if he knew it was the right time! Having our photos at Keppels and the clouds clearing for a little to allow us to go ahead with them.
Just dont stress, if you plan well and make sure the people that are helping are clear on what they need to do it will all go right , and if it doesnt trust that it will be ok! I was relaxed and not stressed and had a fabulous day!