Back to Top
PolkaDotBride - Australia's number 1 Bridal Blog, Wedding Directory and Advice for Brides
Log In

Ask Ms Polka – Wedding Readings For Grandparents

by | Ask Ms Polka Dot, Weddings

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Polka Dot Bride
0
COMMENTS

ask ms polka dot Ask Ms Polka Wedding Readings For Grandparents

Dear Ms Polka Dot

I’m getting married in April and can’t find a reading for my grandparents. We’d like them to read something at the ceremony as they are the only grandparents we have and they have been married for 57 years. Have you come across anything for grandparents to read?

Dear Bride To Be,

What a great idea! Here are some of my favourites that I believe are appropriate for your grandparents!

‘We Will Not Wish You Joy’ by Brian Zouch

‘Love Me When I’m Old’ by Bee Rawlinson

‘As Long As Your Eyes Are Blue’ by Banjo Patterson

‘The Seven Blessings’ by Anita Diamant

‘I Carry Your Heart’ by EE Cummings

‘May the road rise up to meet you…’ Old Irish blessing

Got a question for Ms Polka Dot? Contact her and have it answered!

Curtis & Billy-Jean’s Elegant Vintage Wedding

by | Inspired Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Weddings,

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Billy-Jean03
2
COMMENTS

CB 0522 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

Curtis and Billy-Jean

Curtis and I met some years ago at the local pub. I was a barmaid and he was a local. He was so shy he wouldn’t even give me his number so one of his friends did, I messaged him and here we are today. We have three beautiful little girls and have made our home in Rockhampton.

On March 8th 2014, on a beautiful Autumn day was our wedding at the Rockhampton Heritage Village. We chose the Heritage Village because we both love the vintage style and we were able to have the ceremony and reception at the same place. We had 76 guests and a Bridal party of eight. My four lovely bridesmaids and myself got ready at the Denison Boutique in Rockhampton. My lace gown and the bridesmaids gowns were from Hills in Hollywood by Allure Bridal. Danielle from Effekt Beauty did our makeup. She did an amazing job! Nadine from Wink For Hair did my hair and Samantha styled the Bridesmaids, my Mother In Law and my little girls hair.

CB 0040 550x825 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0054 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

storyboard003 550x411 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0118 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0107 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

We were lucky enough to have a family friend do our flowers for us. Linda from Potz ‘N’ Pozies Florist - they were gorgeous. A mixture of purples, greenery and a touch of ivory. I wanted them to look they had just been picked from my garden.

CB 0142 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

The ceremony was held on a grassy area under an old oak tree, with an arch made from white fabric, an ivory carpet, white chairs and glasses with flowers down the aisle. My bridesmaids and I turned up in a horse and carriage which is something that I had always dreamed of, it felt like we were in a fairytale!

storyboard004 550x382 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0164 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0161 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

I really thought long and hard about the song I would down the aisle to, as I think it needs to be very meaningful. In the end, I chose Lullaby by the Dixie chicks. It is a song that is close to my heart and makes me get goosebumps every time I listen to it, the lyrics are very fitting. My eldest brother walked me down the aisle. It was so special to me and he did it with great honour! He was very supportive.

CB 0223 550x745 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0216 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

Our ceremony was very special to us and we wanted it to be very personal. Our celebrant Deb Edwards-Brown from Cloud Nine Celebrancy was so helpful. We wrote our own vows, using Deb’s help. We had a padlock ceremony, which is a symbolic gesture of everlasting love. During our ceremony we locked 2 padlocks together and tied the keys to a helium balloon and released it.

CB 0232 550x825 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0264 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0270 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0327 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0341 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0296 550x825 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

We added special touches to our day that reflected who we are. We didn’t want too much just a sweet and simple amount. After our ceremony we had a pre-dinner area for guests behind the shearing shed (where we held our reception). There was a lemonade stand with light refreshments/finger food available, while we were off getting more photos taken.

Our photographer was Orin Lucke from Blink Photography. Orin is so easy to work with and he helped make our day run so smoothly. Orin was great fun yet so professional at the same time! He was just AMAZING. He captured every special moment from our wedding day.

CB 0478 550x825 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0444 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0492 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0497 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0542 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0601 550x825 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

The shearing shed is a beautiful old building and suited our vintage wedding reception to a tee!

CB 0825 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

For our wedding favours we chose to do stubby coolers. Our friend designed the cartoon of us to put on them.

CB 0606 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

We had a wishing tree instead of a guest book. People wrote their message on a tag and hung it on the tree.

CB 0749 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

Our cake was a 3 tier chocolate mud, white chocolate and fruit cake with ivory fondant and the middle tier had edible lace around it. Curtis’s mum made the fruit cake for the top tier which was very special to us and she felt very honoured to be involved. Our cake baker was Jess from A Piece Of Cake in Gracemere.

CB 0867 550x676 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

 Our Singer Keith Andrews was brilliant. He sang all night and played the list of songs which we had asked people to request on their invitations.

CB 0690 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

 Our family dance was very special. Our children joined us to dance after we had danced alone for a few minutes.

CB 0887 550x366 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

CB 0983 550x420 Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

Our wedding was the best day ever! Everything I had ever dreamed of and more…

Images by Blink Photography

Swirl divider Curtis & Billy Jeans Elegant Vintage Wedding

Ms Gingham says: Such a sweet family affair! I love this wedding so much! Congratulations Billy-Jean and Curtis and thankyou for sharing your day with us!

Billy-Jean says: “My name is Billy-Jean, I live in Rockhampton, Queensland. My husband and I have 3 beautiful little girls.”

Photographer: Blink Photography / Bride’s Dress: Hills In Hollywood / Bridesmaid Dresses: Hills In Hollywood / Makeup Artist: Effekt Beauty / Hairstylist: Wink For Hair / Flowers & Decor: Potz 'N' Pozies Florist / Venue: Rockhampton Heritage Village / Cake Baker: A Piece Of Cake

Inspired Words – Erin

by | Inspired Words, Weddings

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ms Herringbone
1
COMMENT

gorgeous fiji destination wedding037 Inspired Words Erin

Some beautiful words of advice from Bride Erin after her Gorgeous Destination Fiji Wedding to Groom Lyle, for all of those planning a wedding who have little ones to include.

“If you end up having children before you are married – don’t rush the wedding date, wait until your child/children are old enough to share it with you and your husband. It made our day so much more special having our daughter”

LyleErin374 550x366 Inspired Words Erin

LyleErin459 550x366 Inspired Words Erin

Images by Jonathon Ong

swirl large2 Inspired Words Erin

Back to Top