Yesterday, I had the completely amazing privilege of being apart of one of the most dreamy, beautiful and enjoyable weddings... although, this was my first I've been in and the very first wedding I've ever attended in my entire life as a guest!
It was the marriage of two amazingly in love people - two of my greatest friends, Megan and Dave.
The concept of time really does fly out the window when you hit your 20's. It truly feels like only 6 months ago that we were partying it up at their engagement party... alas, that was in November 2010. Where does the time go!
When Megan first told me of their wedding date, I am fairly certain (along with the other bridesmaids) that I said: "that is YEARS away!" - sure, it literally was... but little did we know just how quickly time would fly by in those 20 months of preparing and planning.
I think I may have been a little naive to just how many details go into planning a wedding; I helped out where I could with what knowledge I could pull from all corners of my mind. I was tickled pink when Megan asked me to help design a wedding favour for the female guests - we tossed around plenty of ideas and ended up with doing a wine charm laser cut from Tasmanian Myrtle wood - complete with bronze feather and leaf charms. On the back we had engraved "Megs & Dave - 28.01.12" - sweet huh!
And of course - the flowers... who isn't a sucker for flowers and decorations at a wedding! This is where Megan struck up a friendship with my lovely florist friend Lauren. Twisted willow altar and pew ends - old recycled jars and milk bottles, wrapped with paper doilies, cotton tape, twine and hessian became the vessels for the freesias, gum nuts, green hydrangeas and lisianthus blooms... our bouquets tied with lace handles - with the lace bodice of Megan's dress being the inspiration.
Speaking of the dresses - I failed to get a proper photo of them but rest assured the awesome photographer & videographer crew... Jesse Hunniford & Will Brown (who kindly filled in for regular camera man Scott Atkins) would have got all of that covered and as soon as I have my mitts on some shots, I'll be sure to share them!
It was a truly memorable day... made even more so when the bridal car - the beautiful Ford Falcon that Dave and his mates spent months on restoring - failed to make it up the top of the hill in the vineyard, resulting in a bridal party in a fit of laughter and a crew of male guests rolling up their sleeves in an attempt to push us up the hill! The effort was truly appreciated but not enough to make it to the top, instead we all took a deep breath, got out of the car and helped Megan and her gown up the hill to begin the walk down the aisle, to the sound of Jesse Higgs (my sister's boyfriend - small world huh!) playing a beautiful rendition of "Saving Grace" by Pete Murray.
Oh my - the goosebumps and tingles are back as I write this!
Got to love a day full of love!