I decided to treat myself and hire Rachael Cahalin to do my make up for the day. Rachael has been a Yellowstone customer for years now so I felt like I knew her well enough to trust her with my face! She's so laid back that I knew I'd feel comfortable with her. I was so nervous about it, wearing very little make up on a daily basis but Rachael was incredible and it was such good fun having her there that morning. She was so calm and understanding, of the look I was going for and I'm so glad she could share those special moments with my bridesmaids and I.
Nicola of Brown Sugar Blooms was our florist and she pulled out all the stops as you can see... she is one clever lady! As soon as we started selling the hanging terrariums in Yellowstone I knew I wanted them in the Wedding in some way. Having a flower in each globe looked stunning hanging from her ceremony backdrop creations. Our bouquets were just the perfect mix of colour featuring roses, peonies, astilbe, eucalyptus and thistles. We also used lots of fern and eucalyptus around the venue to contrast with the brick and keep things simple. I've worked with Nicola to run our Yellowstone workshops for a few years now and it really meant the world to me that she was our florist for such a special day.
Our place names were places from Steve and I's favourite TV show Home & Away (don't judge please, it's brilliant). We knew it'd make everyone smile as our friends already mock us for watching it.
We also decided to book a videographer and Lara Elliot's portfolio and reputation meant she was the only one for the job. We should get a sneak peek at that very soon so I promise to share it!
Throughout the process of planning our Wedding, we tried our best to stay true to our own style and remember that the day was about our marriage promise. It's so easy to get carried away to create a 'pinterest' worthy Wedding but at the end of the day, the marriage is the most important part of it all. We tried to keep things simple and even though I went all out on the stationery, we stayed very calm and excited throughout the whole process. And I think we nailed it. We are so happy and that perfect day was the start of our married lives together. Here's to us!