Monday, September 5, 2011

September already!

Hey everyone, hope you've all had a great weekend, wherever you are in the world :)

Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been running around town like a crazy person organising wedding details, phew! Nobody told me how much work getting married is - Meetings with the photographers, florists, venue events coordinator, e-conferencing with Luly Yang at 2am in the morning, having hair trials, makeup trials, getting nails done, organising table arrangements, choosing music, wedding cake, afternoon tea cakes, drinks selection, dinner selection, accommodation ! - The list seems neverending!

Anyway, I thought while I had a minute I'd share a few details that I CAN share with you!

The Venue:
Brookleigh Estate in the Swan Valley.

This place is just gorgeous, the photo's don't capture the way you feel like you've walked into a fairy tale just walking around. There are these amazing wooden doors which look like they're from Beauty & the Beast, which were imported from France and the chateau was designed around - and in the main bedroom inside, there is a domed ceiling complete with rose flower chandelier, like the bedroom of a princess! I can't believe his is where I will wake up on the day #heartbursts

Can't believe this will be me!!

The Aisle Song:
Priscilla Ahn: Dream

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The moment I heard this, Sam and I knew this is what I would be walking down the aisle to. We found it accidentally, watching Grey's one night, and then this played. In an instant, we had found it - we both just looked at each other, we didn't even need to say it. It also suits because I was such an earth child growing up, you could always find me on the weekends happily singing climbing a tree, making houses for the fairies, so for me it's about this big moment - me, the little girl alone up the tree, finding the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with, and taking that leap - ready to fly.

I was a little girl alone in my little world,
who dreamed of a little home for me.
I played pretend between the trees,
and fed my houseguests bark and leaves,
and laughed in my pretty bed of green.
I had a dream
That I could fly from the highest swing.
I had a dream.

The Hairpiece:
"Simone" by Olive Farm Handmade creations.
- This piece is being especially recreated using ivory tones to match the dress. Pieces of baby pink and ivory organza (from my dress) have been sent across by Luly Yang, and these will make up the translucent petals.

Ceci Rose Air by Cole Haan

These shoes are the brainchild of a collaboration between designer Cole Haan and .. Nike - yes you read right - Inside these gorgeous pretty little heels hides a Nike Air sole, absolute genius for a bride who's going to be on her feet the entire day !

My actual pair is slightly different to the picture, we had the hand dyed with Luly Yang to match the dress - and when we came back for the next fitting, they'd HAND PAINTED the buds baby pink and lined the edges of the leaves with iridescent pearl - amazing - i feel like everything about the day, everything I'm wearing is literally a piece of art! ee ! happy clap!

So exciting ! talk again soon, all my love, Lily