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.