I met Rachael at the tender age of 12. She moved in across the street from me and our parents 'made us' meet and get along! We didn't go to the same school but we managed to stay friends right through High School, Uni & Beyond!
|Rach & I on my Wedding Day|
Rach is a twin too and it made sense to choose her to become my twins God Mother (a role she takes very seriously...even when tipsy on her Hen's Night, she made me promise not to show the babies any pic's of her in that state!)
|Rach, Aurelia, Indy & Me|
When Rach told me she had met 'the one', I knew she was telling the truth...she was in love...and poor Mark didn't stand a chance! Luckily, he fell in love right back...so fast forward to the middle...
The Wedding Date was chosen and then the venue...Nathania Springs in the Dandenongs. Next was the decor... Rach told me what she liked and so I came up with three Inspiration Shoots for her and Mark to choose from. The first was one that I titled...Bora Bora..
|Bora Bora...styled by Me|
|The King & I styled by me|
And finally I created something that both Mark & Rach fell in LOVE with! You see...both Rach & Mark are very social and both wanted something that represented their personalities..so along came... Shaken Not Stirred!
It began with the White Lycra Chair Covers and Dark Red and Violet Satin Sashes. The Sashes matched exactly with the Bridesmaid's dresses! I covered the 112 Chairs...which took me about an hour...and then tied the 112 Red Sashes in a Chinese Knot Style. This took me about 2 hours!! Next came the Violet Sashes...which took me another 2 hours! (So I'm up to 5 hours already and I hadn't even begun the Centrepieces!!)
|The BEFORE Shot!|
|The Design process..|
The Bridal Table had six Flute Vases that were filled with Clear Water Crystals and then I placed 20 Red Roses and 4 Lilac Orchids (the flowers that were also in Rach's bouquet) in every vase. Amongst the vases I added a Round Tea Light Holder with Orchid Leaves on my Red Glitter Plates.
|Bridal Table Set up|
And finally... Rach also wanted a Wishing Well for her guests cards, so I found her one in a House Shape and dressed it up to match the entire theme. It bought everything together nicely!
It was such a lovely day and I enjoyed relaxing with my friend of 20 years..and to see her get married to her soul mate makes me so happy!
|After I waved my magic wand!|
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|Happy little me.. xx|