Photo by the amazing Lucie Zeka from our Engagement shoot!
FOUR MONTHS AND THREE DAYS TO GO!
Can you believe that?! Where has the time gone! One second we were 6 months away, the next second we're 125 days away!
So what have we got sorted - and who do you need to meet? So far, everyone in our wedding "team" have actually become great friends of ours - and we are so lucky to have met them all!
The cake will be made by the lovely Danielle and Renee of Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes (who make cakes in both Sydney and Melbourne and ship cookies Australia wide!)
It's going to be a gluten free cake as Jesse's number one requirement was that I needed to be able to enjoy our wedding cake.
Danielle is an absolute sweetheart and has become a great friend - and she is insanely talented as well as gorgeous inside and out. Make sure you check out their Facebook page to see their cakes - One of my favourites is Amelie's 2nd Birthday cake - it's brilliant and they even had matching cookies!
The INCREDIBLE Lucie Zeka and her husband, Alban! These two work together seamlessly and I am so incredibly excited to see what they come up with for our wedding photos!
Fun fact: Lucie and Alban have also been through the treacherous visa process like us - with Lucie moving to Australia from the Czech Republic.
We felt so comfortable when they were shooting our engagement shoot - and it was just like being with friends, which is exactly what you want in a photographer!
The amazing Nicolle from Ra Ra Kitty Props!
Nicolle's studio is vintage heaven. I walked in there and told her I was moving in. Nicolle and I have almost exactly the same ideas - and I am SO excited to work with her as I know she'll create something beautiful. Just look at this beautiful photoshoot Nicolle styled recently.
Nicolle has also become a wonderful friend - and I'm so blessed to have these beautiful ladies in my life and as part of our wedding!
The dress is almost all ready to go - it's kept safely at a family friend's house and is just in need of a few slight alterations (as I'm definitely not a busty bride ;P). I'm also waiting on a couple of accessories to arrive which will make it perfect!
I've also made the decision that I'm not having a veil which is totally untradtitional for this traditional bride - but when you see everything together, you'll know why I chose not to have one.
Hair and Makeup:
If you follow me on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter you might have seen some pics - but noticed I didn't reveal too much! That's because I need to keep some things a surprise!
But I promise you, the lovely Nieves from Get Threaded (yes! They also do hair and makeup!) is an absolute genius and I have 110% confidence that she'l have me looking and feeling amazing.
Nieves is about to open her own Get Threaded store in the Met Centre, Sydney - so if you live or work close to the city, she's your girl! (and you'll never ever want to wax your eyebrows again - threading is amazing).
Jesse's suit is all ready to order - and also his best man, Wesley, who is coming over from Louisiana for our wedding (and it will be his first ever plane trip!).
The suit Jesse decided on is exactly what I wanted - and exactly what Jesse thought he didn't like, but it suited him perfectly - which I don't know why he was surprised about that as I know what colours work for him and shop for him often.
Katrina's dress is all ordered and paid for and we just have to wait for it to arrive.
We ordered a gorgeous Henry Roth dress is the prettiest pink colour (as we're going for vintage pinks and creams) and it suits her perfectly.
We're also going to look for a cardigan/jacket to go with her dress - and I'm currently loving the look of a soft cotton cardigan with a tailored chiffon dress (it just makes everything a little more relaxed and subtle).
The church is all sorted and booked - complete with wedding bells and an organist!
We're getting married at St Paul's Anglican Church at Burwood - where my parent's were married and I was christened. It's a beautiful old church with stained glass windows - and we are so lucky to have Father James, who shares the same values as us. I know our ceremony will be beautiful!
Our Honeymoon is all booked for a couple of weeks after our wedding (as Wesley will still be here and we'll have lots of things to do). We're heading to Bali and staying at the beautiful Viceroy Bali and Bali Villa Sungai. Both places are gluten free friendly and more than happy to cater to this intolerant guest!
Whilst in Bali, we have some bucket list items to tick off - an elephant ride, yoga by the jungle, a volcano hike and lots more!
Well you know what we have sorted, but what about what's left to find? Please, if you know anyone - send them my details or let me know theirs! I'm all for hearing your recommendations!
Flowers & a Florist!
Since I already have these beautiful ladies involved in our wedding - I need a beautiful florist too! I know the look of the flowers I want so it's just a matter of finding someone brilliant.
Reception VenueYeah, this one still isn't 110% sorted - and you don't have to tell me how bad that is, I hear it 24/7 ;P We've been looking at art galleries, warehouses and just about everything you can think of.
We have one videographer, however, we at least need a second shooter. I'm really open to giving someone a chance who is starting their career as a videographer as I was lucky enough to be given many chances myself when starting my businesses - and they meant the world.
We know we want to have a gluten free wedding (as Jesse is worried about me getting sick on our wedding day) so we have to find someone who is willing to do just that.
ShoesI need to remember this and not forget because for some reason, shoes keep slipping my mind. As Jesse and I are exactly the same height, he wants me in flats - but I kinda think I need a sneaky little heel just to pull everything together. The problem is finding the right shoes as I always have trouble shoe shopping!
Tie for WesleyI've ordered extra fabric from Katrina's dress to make a tie if needed, but I think it will be easier to buy one in the same colour.
We have our invitations sorted and they're super cute - but obviously we need the reception details first!
This will be the tricky one! I have a huge family and lots of very close friends - so even just keeping it to the closest people in our lives is still huge numbers.
And right now, I can't think of all of the other things we need to do, haha!
So tell me, any exciting things coming up for you?
My 21st birthday is fast approaching (August 12th) but with all of the wedding planning, I don't want to make a big fuss! (and I've never been much of a birthday girl)
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