Selina and Brad
This afternoon I’m going to share the wedding of Polka Dot Bride reader Selina to Brad! Selina and Brad married in Geelong earlier this year. Inspired by Cristina Re Vintage Lace paper, the day took on a vintage, pink, romantic feel.
Selina and Brad married on the 9th of September, 2009- a Wednesday! The weekday wedding didn’t stop guests from celebrating!
Selina and Brad took pre wedding photos around Geelong before their ceremony in the gardens of All Saint’s Church
The ceremony was held in the gardens of All Saints, Selina walked down the aisle to “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Selina says “Almost everything at the wedding was made by someone we knew.
Our celebrant Chris was the same officiant we used for our boys’ naming day. Family and friends helped out and made salads, meats, sweets for the lolly bar and even our wedding cake! The toppers were painted by my friend Leoni, who also made the wedding cake Our photos were taken by 2 of my dearest friends. Mel and I made the veil headpiece, Brad’s flower and my bouquet, which had a brooch given to me by my Nana many years ago pinned to it. My Mum and Aunt sewed Brad’s and my initials in the dress which I intend to shorten and dye.
We made the invites, napkins, table cloths, placemats and fluffy pompom flowers on the napkins. My sister Kristie, Mum and I scoured op shops for months beforehand to get all the little vases and salt and pepper shakers for the table decorations. We hit the market and the flower farm near us for the roses and lillies on the table. (We also cut some from gardens though!)”
Selina bought flowers from a local florist and put the bouquet together herself. It was tied with leftover silk from Selina’s wedding dress and Selina’s nana’s brooch.
The reception was held in the All Saints Church hall. Friend Leoni made the caramel mud cake wedding cake and hand painted cake toppers, Selina and Brad also bought a Mars Bar cake and had another friend make a lemon lime cheesecake. Selina and Brad had 35 kids in attendance- all were enchanted by the lolly buffet.
Selina’s father became emotional and decided to have a father/daughter dance with Selina, they played “Sweet Child O Mine” and took to the floor. The guest book “tree” filled at the end of the night.
Thank you Selina and Brad for sharing your wedding day with Polka Dot Bride! I wish you many happy moments for the rest of your lives together.