The Perfect Hamburg Wedding with Vera Wang

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You may have heard me mention in an earlier post this year that I got married in September last year. It’s true; I will no longer be dancing to Beyoncé’s All The Single Ladies and flogging my ring finger in the air. Whoever said that your wedding day is meant to be the most magical day of your life clearly was smoking five flavors of crazy. Truth be told that the day was incredibly magical, according to all the guests and we were incredibly fortunate with the weather (my reverse rain dance clearly worked), it was still the most emotional and tumultuous day of my life.

 

The one common theme that resonated with me after chatting to so many newly weds on their experiences in planning the big day is that you can’t please everyone and anyone who is anyone in your life will have an opinion – you can’t please everyone. My advice for all future brides is to do what you want. Those are my humble pearls of wisdom for the day and if anyone needs any advice on how to get themself out of a rock and a hard place, you know where I am.

 

Now for the fun stuff, I made the mistake of making Vera my first stop when I was hunting for the perfect gown. Rookie error made on my part as every other gown that was paraded in front of me just didn’t provide me with that warm, fuzzy feeling that I experienced when I first tried on the Gemma. It was sequined and fitted in all the right places for a 5’8” girl. Besides, who could pass on a mermaid style gown and a full veil with a train that made you look and feel like the Duchess of Cambridge whilst walking down that aisle?

 

The incremental baby steps did take some getting use to and my seamstress couldn’t stress more that I needed to take smaller steps (rather than my gargantuan strides) or I’d be down the aisle before Ronan Keating can even open his mouth. When you say nothing at all was the song we chose and I teetered down the aisle in a soft gold pair of Charlotte Olympia’s and basic Swarovski crystal stud earrings. My bridesmaids all wore the classic Zimmermann one-shouldered drape dress in a blush pink that complimented that of my dress.

 

A FAT thank you to all my bridesmaids and the groomsmen as I know they were worked to the bone on that day to the point where one of them almost had an asthma attack from blowing up a balloon with a straw. Thank you to the lovely Bianca from Close Up Agency who did my amazing make-up and hair, Kirill Brusilovsky for taking such magical photos when the groom was so incredibly Chandler-esque in his photo expressions (Friends fans will know what I’m on about), Julia Berger for preparing such an amazing speech at the ceremony and our DJ who played the most appropriate music at the right times.

 

Finally, a big thank you to my husband who worked so hard to make sure everything ran on schedule and to plan on the day without a single complaint.

Helen

Helen Chik is a Sydney based fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle digital content creator and influencer sharing everything from unique style to her adventures around the world through her rainbow tinted lenses.

  • I love this! You looked gorgeous! Congratulations <3

    • Helen

      Thank you hun xxx

  • I love this! You looked gorgeous! Congratulations <3

    • Helen

      Thank you hun xxx

  • M

    Wow absolutely gorgeous photos. You look beautiful. Congrats!!

    http://www.madeinmauve.com

  • M

    Wow absolutely gorgeous photos. You look beautiful. Congrats!!

    http://www.madeinmauve.com

  • Wow !!! Absolutely fantastic every detail … just the wedding that every woman should have !!
    http://www.rizarelrizzo.blogspot.com

    • Helen

      Thank you so much for stopping by hun xx

  • Wow !!! Absolutely fantastic every detail … just the wedding that every woman should have !!
    http://www.rizarelrizzo.blogspot.com

    • Helen

      Thank you so much for stopping by hun xx

  • This is a lovely wedding! wow, the bride is so beautiful and i love her dress! thanks for visiting my blog!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • Helen

      Thanks hun xxx

  • This is a lovely wedding! wow, the bride is so beautiful and i love her dress! thanks for visiting my blog!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • Helen

      Thanks hun xxx

  • You looked like princess in wonderful fairy tale! So gorgeous!
    Margo Raffaelli

  • You looked like princess in wonderful fairy tale! So gorgeous!
    Margo Raffaelli

  • I’m just in love with this pictures! You looked amazing!
    xx
    http://www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

  • I’m just in love with this pictures! You looked amazing!
    xx
    http://www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

  • You are absolutely gorgeous!! Your makeup is on fleek, and that dress is just fantastic

  • You are absolutely gorgeous!! Your makeup is on fleek, and that dress is just fantastic

  • Oh my you are such a beautiful bride! all of your photographs from your wedding are so magical! thank you for sharing! 😀
    and I am rewatching friends on netflix and just saw the episode with the chandler-esque facial expressions!
    following you now and thanks for stopping by my blog! X
    – Andrea
    http://www.phdfashionista.com

  • Oh my you are such a beautiful bride! all of your photographs from your wedding are so magical! thank you for sharing! 😀
    and I am rewatching friends on netflix and just saw the episode with the chandler-esque facial expressions!
    following you now and thanks for stopping by my blog! X
    – Andrea
    http://www.phdfashionista.com

  • Bea

    You look so beautiful, congratulations, what a perfect dress!

  • Bea

    You look so beautiful, congratulations, what a perfect dress!

  • Congrats!
    You looked stunning. I’m so glad you made me checked out your blog!
    Some of your pics remind me of the time I was living in Sydney.
    Bise,
    LisaLou
    http://www.urbanfroufrou.com

  • Congrats!
    You looked stunning. I’m so glad you made me checked out your blog!
    Some of your pics remind me of the time I was living in Sydney.
    Bise,
    LisaLou
    http://www.urbanfroufrou.com

  • I have always liked Vera Wang dresses, they are so nice ! The decoration of the room is amazing, the flowers and candles here are perfect match ! Congrats Dear 🙂

  • I have always liked Vera Wang dresses, they are so nice ! The decoration of the room is amazing, the flowers and candles here are perfect match ! Congrats Dear 🙂

  • Beautiful pictures, gorgeous bride and super sweet couple.
    Congrats beauty!

    By the way is your hubby from Germany?

    Love, Jennifer
    http://www.jenniferbachdim.com

    • Helen

      hey honey! Thanks so much!! Yes he is German – from Hamburg xxx

  • Beautiful pictures, gorgeous bride and super sweet couple.
    Congrats beauty!

    By the way is your hubby from Germany?

    Love, Jennifer
    http://www.jenniferbachdim.com

    • Helen

      hey honey! Thanks so much!! Yes he is German – from Hamburg xxx

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