Adam proposed to me on our 6 year anniversary. We planned a weekend away to the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. On the drive there, we stopped at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, which happened to be the first holiday we spent together. Adam had organised the surprise proposal with the photographer weeks before. After having our photo taken dressed up in costume, Adam got down on one knee and proposed. I have never been more surprised in my life, I will never forget the feeling! We have photos of the moment he proposed, which is really special.
We were married on Saturday 13th February 2010, after 8 years together. I chose my three younger sisters as bridesmaids, and Adam asked three of his best friends.
As designer of Bella Stationery Studio www.bellastationery.etsy.com, I wanted our theme to leave a lasting impression on our guests. I designed our stationery based on ‘Two Little Love Birds’, which captured the story of how we started dating. The invitation featured a watercolour print and hand drawn illustration. The two were digitally combined, creating a modern, fresh design that expressed our personality and style.
Our invitation suite featured a 3 fold invitation, acceptance card, calendar sticker and wrap around address label.
www.prettywomanbridalwear.com.au created the bridesmaids dresses and my wedding dress, featuring layers of lace, embroidery and beading.
Our hair was styled by Francesca of Bridal Flair (phone: 0402520776), and our make up by Angela of Azrai Makeup Artistry.
I chose handmade fabric bouquets and button holes from Melanie of Silver Sixpence. Each rose was individually hand crafted, and assembled into a beautiful posy. This added a special touch to our styling, and reflected our creative sides. I love that my bridesmaids and I can keep our bouquets as a reminder of our wedding day.
Our wedding ceremony was held at St Patrick’s Church in Lilydale, which is a beautiful sandstone Church, and over 120 years old. Our reception continued at Bram Leigh in Croydon, where we arrived in vintage Dodge stretched limousines from Christophers Triple A Limousines
Every detail of the day was highlighted by our ‘Two Little Love Birds’ wedding theme. From the order of service booklets, featuring wedding photos from our grandparents and parents, to the cake bags and co-ordinating stickers. Guests were guided to their tables with a seating chart, and tables were named by different birds. The bridal table was called Love Birds, and other names included Doves, Rosellas and Lorikeets.
Each table was dressed with purple chair sashes, and ornate bird cages. Adam sourced the cages, and attached a perch with two birds inside each one. He also hand crafted place card holders from branches we had collected. He stained each one for a beautiful finish. This was a lovely token our guests took home.
Our cake was created by Alison Louise Designer Cakes in the Yarra Valley. We chose a white chocolate mud cake with raspberry ganache, made using fresh berries from a local vineyard. The detail of the cake was perfectly styled to the theme of our day. I purchased our cake topper from etsy seller www.rainsend.etsy.com which was sculpted by hand.
Ms Polka Dot says: Feast your eyes on this very pretty wedding with lots of lovely details. Congratulations on your wedding Belinda and Adam and thank you for sharing it with us.