Monday, 4 May 2015

My Wedding 12/10/2012

I know weddings aren't everyone's thing. I wasn't one of those girls who had dreamed of their big day since they were old enough to speak. I wasn't one of those girls who wanted the massive meringue dress and traditional set up. I definitely wasn't one of those girls who was going to have my wedding any other way than my own.


So just in case you don't know I married Stew from TattooedOwl.com back in 2012. We'd been together 5 years and decided it was time to take the plunge.
We knew we didn't want a traditional wedding and we knew that we wanted to it our way.

We decided on our venue pretty easily! We picked Glenmore House in Surbition. It had a ultra modern bar and a gorgeous Victorian style room for the wedding breakfast. We also had the ceremony in the venue as we didn't want our guests having to spend the day travelling from venue to venue.


I knew from day one I wasn't having a traditional car. I'm a bit of a petrol head and when I discovered Buttercup Bus, a company who specialise in old VW's, I knew I wanted a Camper Van! So I hired Pushka to take me to the venue! 

The next thing I knew I didn't want was a massive meringue wedding dress. Before you read any further, yes I did end up wearing one!
I walked into a wedding dress shop and fell head over heels. It was love at first sight and my dreams of a 50's tea length dress flew out the window and were replaced with layers of tulle, glitter and a corset.


After spending hours upon hours of chasing down bridesmaids dresses I discovered Ebay held the answers to all my problems. My gorgeous girls had polka dot tea length dresses with a skull shawl and I bloody loved them.
I wanted our wedding to have an alternative feel and I think the girls were pleased they didn't end up in some horror story dresses that they could only ever wear once.


I also hand made everything for my wedding. The table centres, the invites, the menus, the table seating plan, the place cards & the post box.
It took hours upon hours and there were times I didn't think they'd ever be complete. From sticking single diamonds to invites to hand glittering the roses for my topiary frees but it was worth every hour it took me and looking back I'm still super pleased I did it!


Another quirky touch we had was a magician!
Lewis Swires was ours and he was pretty damn awesome. We had him going from table to table performing tricks and he went down really well. As our tables were mixed with guests who had never met each other he was the perfect ice breaker! People bonded over the magic and it's still something people speak about today.


We also decided against the traditional tiered wedding cake and opted for loads of cupcakes in various different flavours and a massive cupcake to cut. We also have over 100 mini cupcakes for the evening guests!


Stew decided he wanted all the groomsmen in coach jackets and pin stripes. I just let him get on with this bit as he had to wear it haha!



Overall we just had the wedding we wanted. Of course people had their opinions but end of the day we paid for it so we had it as we wanted it.
From magicians and stick on tashes to black bridesmaid dresses and cupcakes. It was freaking awesome and I can't wait to renew our vows (even if Stew & our bank account have a mini heart attack at the thought!)


Until next time,
Becca
xxx



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3 comments

  1. Your wedding sounds perfect in every way. Wishing you lots of happiness for the future.

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  2. Your wedding sounded amazing! I'm glad you put your own little spin on things! I was talking to my boyfriend a few months ago about our wedding and we love the cupcake idea - wedding cakes are boring anyway lol

    John | Shout John

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  3. I'm so glad you posted this! It looks ace and you all look brill :)
    x GNAR MOSH x

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