Friday, April 29, 2011

Today's The Day!

Well, the countdown ticker has stopped, the day has arrived!!

Not for Kate and William yet, but it's the 29th April here and I am going all out.

I'll be putting up a Royal Wedding Blog Party post a little later.

And I'll be joining in any memes I can find to with anything royal or weddingy.

I discovered Kellie from Three Li'l Princesses earlier this week and am joining in with her lovely idea of sharing your own wedding.  I'm reposting the one I wrote on our 8th wedding anniversary last year.

If you would like to join in visit the lovely Kellie by clicking on her button below...

Here's my old post....

Eight Years

Today is our 8th Wedding Anniversary.

So I am going to take a walk down memory lane and share our wedding with you.

We never intended to have both of our children in the within five days before our wedding anniversary, it just worked out that way. But I am so glad their birthdays are before and not after, because I feel such an immense sense of relief when they're over that I am ready to enjoy our anniversary.

On Friday, 13th September, 2002 we were married and had the most beautiful wedding. I meticulously planned every detail. And I was lucky enough to find a man who allowed me to have total creative control, that meant it was very pink and he was OK with that. (That's a good man!)

I wanted an evening, city wedding, with the sparkling lights all around us. And I wanted it to be near water, so we picked the perfect venue, Snug Harbour Dockside (now called The Landing) with yachts on the Brisbane River in the background. Of course it was booked more for than 12 months in advance for Saturday weddings, so we went with Friday. Yeah,  it was the 13th...but we chose to think of it as our lucky day.

I wanted to be saying our vows at dusk, so we chose to have most of our photos taken before the ceremony.  I had the amazing Toula from Beautiful Images do my hair & make-up and transform me into a super model (Well, that's how I felt!).

I found adorable twin sisters, MXM, to design and make my princess, pink(!) dress. And I made my sweet little niece's flowergirl dress. She was our only attendant.

I met my stunningly handsome groom in the foyer for more photos taken by Glen from Sterling Studios.

Then it was time for the ceremony. We walked in together, following our darling little flowergirl who was scattering rose petals to the beautiful music of a string quartet playing Pachelbel's Canon in D.

Our marriage celebrant was Jacqueline Gray, she was so lovely.

Always Fabulous Flowers did my bouquet, the flowers for my flower girl's hair, the reception tables and the cake flowers. They were stunning.

I wasn't going to have a cake at all. But the florist told me about The Welsh Lady, and she sounded perfect. I didn't have any cake on the night but I was told it was divine.

Then it was time for our guests (46 adults and 5 children) to party! (After a few family photos and night time city shots)

We cut the cake and then danced the night away.

We found Pump Fiction through an entertainment agency and went to see them play at Aurora's (which is where we happened to meet) before we booked them.  We loved them and they were so much fun.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband.
I always said my dreams came true when I met you.
Thank you for everything. xxx


  1. Oh what a beautiful wedding! You looked amazing, those flowers were stunning, photos are gorgeous, A Perfect Day. Congratulations all over again.

  2. You look beautiful Thea! and your photos are stunning! i dont have a old wedding post, but ive just put up some pics today. ;)

  3. Beautiful memories. Thank you for sharing your very special day. And you're right. You did look like a supermodel.

  4. Looks like you had a great day! tfs, Lis.
    ps. Wonder if Kate's dress will be pink? hmmmm

  5. Just gorgeous, hon. You look so very, very happy. xxx

  6. Oh Thea!! Love it! Love it!!! You look gorgeous!!!! The flower arrangements are just so grand!

  7. Wow! You look absolutely stunning. And I'm such a fan of pink. Wish I could have got away with pink at our wedding.
    Looks like we were married in the same year too!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Royal Wedding meme!! :)

  8. Oh Thea! You looked like a princess, just gorgeous. I love all those photos, makes me smile so much seeing all these beautiful wedding photos around the traps today :o)
    Only hours to go... it is so exciting! Cheers and enjoy the main event!

  9. Beautiful! I love the colours on your bouquet, and those dainty straps of your dress. :-)

  10. Oh my gosh, you looked amazing! I LOVED your hair and your flowers were fabulous! You looked so happy, like you were having the time of your life.

  11. You look fabulous in your pictures! And so happy, especially in the second last one. So fun!


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