I am beyond excited to get to share our wedding photos! It’s been just over 8 weeks since the day Matt and I became husband and wife and Caron Nicole has done a incredible job on the photos. There are so many good ones, I’ve decided a series of blog posts are in order!
The day started off pretty early for me- I woke up at 5am! However I had fallen asleep at 9.30 the night before and slept solidly so I still felt rested thank goodness.
I washed my hair, put my rollers in and relaxed until the girls started arrived at 8am. Mum cooked us a scrummy breakfast of eggs, bacon and croissants and just before 9am we headed up to the salon I work at, Killer Hair, to start getting beautified!
The first thing I had to do was sit under my hood dryer for about half an hour and make sure my set dried. While waiting, I had these lovely notes to read. They were written at my hens night by everyone who attended and I wasn’t allowed to read them until the wedding day! It was such a lovely idea and so sweet!
We had Steven and Cady working on the bridemaids hair, Majid looking after my Mums and Aunties hair and Mimi, Dauniika and Nicola doing makeup. I of course, was doing my own hair and makeup and propped myself up on the window sill for optimum lighting.
The girls were having two big victory rolls with their hair out in curls at the back. The makeup was classic pinup- eyeliner flicks, red lips and shimmery shadow. Seeing them transform was so fun!
I was doing my regular makeup and a soft brushed out look with my hair. I backcombed the back area really heavily to make sure my 2.5m veil would stay put!
Typically, we ran a little overtime so I had to step in and help finish some of the hair…
Once we were done, we headed back to the house to get changed! My beautiful bridesmaids were wearing the Purple Ava Dress by Pinup Girl Clothing with sparkly champagne shoes and they each had a different gold statement necklace.
I had my dress made from a local bridal shop. I’d tried on a sample they had and since each dress was made to order, I was able to customise it to my taste. I added the cap sleeves and the sash, bought the keyhole back up higher, widened the neckline a touch and ditched the sparkles on the lace that they had on the sample. It was so fantastic to get to have the dress made for my body shape. I loved this style of dress but off the rack just doesn’t fit my curves so getting it made to measure was perfect!
I absolutely loved the dress, especially the train and the 2.5m veil! I originally didn’t order a double veil but when I tried one on at the shop a few months later, I decided I HAD to have one!
I had the same champagne shoes as the bridesmaids and a big sparkly necklace and earrings. I wore my gold bangle that I wear everyday which was a 21st gift from my Grandparents. My Nana passed away 3 years ago so it was something to remind me of her. I also wore a sparkly bracelet I fell in love with while shopping for jewellery and quite a few of my favourite rings! My engagement ring and cameo ring on one hand and my sapphire ring (a promise ring from Matt) and a small gold signet ring given to me from Nana on the other.
Once we were all dressed, we piled into the waiting car! I’d picked this gorgeous 1958 Rolls Royce Wraith to take us to the venue. The rain from the morning thankfully subsided for a while and just in time for us to get into the car!
and off we went! Next stop, Abbeville Estate! Stayed tuned for Part 2 😉
x Miss Victory Violet