It feels a little strange writing about my personal life on here, but as some of you already know I got engaged back in February and the last few months have been spent planning the wedding. It has been overwhelming, and at times incredibly intimidating when confronted with the bridal magazines that are out there, with their images of perfectly styled weddings with professional wedding stylists, caterers, hair and makeup people, and an army of photographers and videographers. There have been many instances where I have wanted to throw in the towel as we have a very modest budget since our number one priority is to get our own place, much as it would be amazing to have a lavish wedding.
Everything we have planned for the wedding will be done on our own, although we are very fortunate to have family and friends on board to lend a hand. At times it has felt like I have bitten off more than I can chew, but I’m hoping it will all fall in place. We are having the wedding in a beautiful cathedral in Hugh’s home town and the reception will be held at a little cottage by a lake, in the house where Hugh’s nana grew up.
The dress I’m wearing is an authentic 1950s vintage dress from Paris and I am extremely pleased with it as it truly is the wedding dress of my dreams! As you know, I don’t wear authentic vintage but I decided on a vintage dress for my wedding day as I feel a vintage piece is perfect for a one off special occasion. The bridesmaids dresses are all by an Australian vintage reproduction designer that I love, as of course it isn’t possible to get a hold of four vintage bridesmaids dresses in varying sizes!