March 20, 2011

Purple & Red Wedding

The Beginning...

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 fast forward to the middle...

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
Next I chose to create a theme called...The King & I...

The King & I styled by me

The End...

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 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!
Next I placed the 40cm Round Mirrors onto each table and then a 70cm Martini Vase in the centre of the mirror.  Each table then got 5 Clear Votive Candle Holders which had Gold Pebbles placed in them and a tea-light placed on top.  The table numbers were made by Rach and the Red & Purple Rock Candy Lollypop favours doubled as place tags..and were ordered and decorated by me.  

The Design process..
The Martini Vases were filled with Clear and Purple Water Crystals and had two Red and two Purple LED's in each Vase.  I scattered glass hearts in Red & Purple onto the mirror and this just finished off the table (and Rach's entire theme was based on two purple and one red.)  

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
Rach had Charactertures made of herself, Mark and their two puppies..Gizmo & Buffy! The dress was a replica of Rach's and it sat on the Cake Table front & centre!  

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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Lil xx

Happy little me.. xx


eternalmemories said...

Love how you have brought everything together and the theme you created from a purple and red heart, great job Lil {as always} xx

LittleBigCompany said...

Great job and I love it, love this post too made me smile, gorgeous wedding!

Anonymous said...

We absolutely loved what you did for our wedding Lilian! It was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything better....your imagination works wonders!

Love Rach & Mark

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