15.10.16

jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography
jamie lee wedding grounds of alexandria tealily photography

all photos taken by the talented Trish of Tealily Photography

I don’t think I can truly express in words the joy I felt when I woke up on Saturday morning to find an email containing all of the photos from our wedding the previous week. To say that’s a quick turnaround is a bit of an understatement, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way that Trish captured our special day.

It’s been a little heavy on the wedding posts around here lately – and I promise, we’ll be back to usual programming from tomorrow, for the most part at least – but I really wanted to share some of the beautiful photos from our wedding with you all.

I’ve got a full wedding Q&A planned, both for on YouTube and on the blog, so I’ll be talking about all the finer details later, but for those wondering, we held our wedding at the Grounds of Alexandria, and my dress was from Lover. x

On finding the perfect wedding dress

lover the label jasmine wedding dress
lover the label jasmine wedding dress

wearing Lover the Label jasmine lace dress (this is also a beautiful option), Dior marbled heels

I’d say there’s still a good couple of months until I’ll be able to share the photos from my wedding day, so I thought in the meantime, I’d give you all a sneak peek of what I wore for the ceremony on our big day, captured my one of my gorgeous bridesmaids as we waited to head to the wedding venue.

Unlike most brides (and I’m speaking pretty generally here…!), I didn’t even step foot inside a bridal boutique; when it came to finding ‘the one’, I knew it was going to come from Lover, and there was absolutely no question about it. On a day where I think you put so much pressure on every single element to be perfect – which it incredibly was – I wasn’t the type of bride who wanted to spend weeks agonising over which dress to buy, only to find myself doubting my choice later.

Having read about the paradox of choice many years ago, I decided to try on just two dresses which had completely caught my eye – I’m a sucker for Lover’s French lace – and while the dress I chose felt completely out of my comfort zone, in that moment, and in ever moment since, I knew that it was the right dress for me. I think I’d probably also watched enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to know that a strapless ballgown wasn’t even close to the direction that I wanted to head in, and I wanted something that was a little delicate, with an almost other-worldly feel to it.

But in saying all of that, I think I always knew I was going to be a Lover girl on my wedding day, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

I’ll be sharing all the details of the wedding in due course, so if you have any specific questions related to it that you wanted to ask me, please be sure to drop it in the comments section below! xx

One love

wedding day

I carry your heart with me; I am never without it. – E.E Cummings

On Saturday 15 October, there was a little bit of magic in the air. I married my one true love, my best friend, and my person, and I couldn’t have wished for a more special day.

Having just one person travel a few hours for your wedding is honour enough, but when at least 90% of your wedding guests have flown three hours or more to celebrate with you, words can’t really carry the weight of just how much that means.

Luke and I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day, and I think we can only hope that it won’t be too long until the next reunion with our loved ones.

A month until we say ‘I do’.

wedding plans bouquet

It’s strange to think that more than a year and a half has passed since Luke popped the question, and stranger still to think that in less than a month’s time, we’ll be calling each other husband and wife. If there’s one piece of advice that I can share for those planning their own weddings, it would be to really take your time – Rome wasn’t built in a day. For those curious about the finer details, I’ll be sure (over)share once the day is done and dusted, so if you have any specific questions, feel free to let me know in the comments below. The countdown is well and truly on!

Wedding planning update

wedding planning minimal rustic

img source; pinterest

The one thing that no one tells you about weddings is exactly how much planning is involved. From choosing the venue, to deciding on a photographer (not as easy as you would think!), to picking the dress, to bridesmaids, flowers, playlists, invitations and so on. It’s a production in itself, and honestly, some days I just wish we were eloping for simplicity’s sake!

But, given we aren’t doing that, and I truly am looking forward to sharing our special day with a handful of close friends and family,I thought I’d give you all a little update on how I’ve been tracking now that the finish line is almost in sight.

In a few weeks time I’ll be heading to the venue (all booked!), to meet with the events coordinator, pastry chef, and florist, to go over some of the finer details for the day. While we’re already decided on the cake (two tiered, and two different flavours…), the flowers are the one tricky thing that I can’t make my mind up on. Do I go for full on natives or wildflowers? Pastel or mostly white colour scheme? Table garland or vases overflowing with flowers?

In my mind, I’m wholly convinced that these are the things nobody is going to remember post-wedding, but I still can’t help but be focused on having it all just right. If you’ve got any wedding blogs, or some inspiration tucked up your sleeve which is perfect for getting ideas for the little details, please let me know in the comments down below! x