Monday, February 28, 2011

A Most Splendiferous Day.....

The day dawned and I was up early as usual - but craaaazy excited. Despite the excitement I felt pretty chilled out. The most stressful thing was worrying that the music would transport ok to the DJ, so we had some favourite songs, and routine music.

Oh yeah, and the fact that Michael didn't call me....I had a few butterflies about that...hoping he wasn't going to bail on me!...When I finally called he was like "I though we weren't having any contact today"...."noooo, we weren't seeing each other, but I totally wanted you to call me and tell me how much you love me, and how excited you were!! Sheesh...." ;)

Let just say getting ready for a wedding is all the more exciting when you have three children to get ready and to keep clean! :) Evette rocked up just after 11am with a friend from gym who was going to do our make up.....I was having fake eyelashes for the first time in my life! Don't really know why I haven't attempted it before, considering how lacking I am in the eyelash department!

I did my own hair, painted my nails, and the kids were all sorted without much drama....They looked gorgeous...

 Ash loved his suit, and Amelie felt like a princess....
Jack was MIA - outside pushing his wagon!

I didn't scrub up too bad either....*wink*

I totally felt like a princess!

I had planned to get to the venue early - but my brother was running late with the music and Michael wasn't there yet...so I chilled in the car with Evette down the road - all giggly and excited....chatting and reminiscing....I also couldn't help posting a quick facebook update ;)

We were fashionably late...it was awesome....Chris (my bro) took some pictures before we went up the stairs (we were getting married on the deck of my Aunty's house) - and as we walked out Jack kept yelling out "We are going to throw flowers at you!".....haha....soooo cute! Needless to say, Amelie got a case of shyness, and couldn't throw any rose petals, instead, buried her head in my dress.


 Somebody (me!) may have left the ring in the car....oops...Evette ducked out and returned just in time for my vows ;) 


 I have big knuckles....hehe

Its official.....yay!!!

We mingled, we took photos.....we missed the nibblies....so hungry! Michael's sister-in-law used to be my Young Women President, so it was kinda cool that we had known some of his family for years.....

We then went with my brother to the Botanical Gardens just down the road and took some (hoping :) awesome photos...it was fun - and then cruised down to the reception. 

Food! Friends, and dancing....it was an awesome night. The kids were running wild with each other, thank goodness for the playground out the back and big dance floor. It was nice to see the children having a great time as well. We have a sleepover planned for Amelie on our return!



Our bridal waltz was hilarious, I nearly fell over onto Michael - my shoes were definitely not made for dancing!! Although I did practice, I didn't account for the sore feet! It was still wonderful, we danced to "Put You Head On My Shoulder" by Michael Buble.

The Cake
Thank you Sam! It looked amazing and tasted just as good!!

Our routine kinda bombed - in my opinion anyway :) I don't know what it was...whether we were hopped up on adrenalin and nerves or if it actually was.....slower than normal!! We stopped it once, both noticing the tempo was a lot slower....and then just had a go anyway....It put us off - Michael forgot a bit, we messed up a little, and finished slightly late! Ugh....although it took me a full hour to stop shaking and my heart to mellow out, and the fact that I was mortified that we did so bad - especially since we were nailing it in our practice time....it was all good.  


 We got to dance together, and that's all that mattered.

...I did feel stunning in my dress, but it felt so good to swap my dress and heels for pants and dance shoes and shake it out! :) We danced a whole lot, got exhausted - and we closed shop about 9.30pm - I couldn't believe how early it was. Most people seemed to have a good time - but really, who cares, we had a ball! :) :) 

Here's the plan - I want a pot lucky/family dance party in that same hall for every anniversary - and I told Michael so. What do you think....? I think it's an awesome idea!! ;)




PS The following is in response to This Girl Loves To Talk's related post.....Aww Bobbie, I admit I had a little teary reading your post....I so would have loved you to come to celebrate our wedding with us, I was honestly slightly bummed out that you couldn't make it. You are one of the people that I wish I was able to spend more time with, for our children to get to know each other, to live closer....Thank goodness for Blogger and Facebook ;) I am so glad that we did reconnect, just to clear it up -  I do count you as friend. :) (We don't leave for our honeymoon until Friday... ;)

Friday, February 25, 2011

That Awesome Feeling.....

...That you get when you walk into an exam.....is how I am feeling now. You know, I have studied my hardest, I just don't care anymore.

Everything that is going to get done, is done.....with a few hiccups along the way (I am sure there will be more to come :) - Michael has no side burns thanks to me (don't ask....*sigh* who does that??!), Jack looks like a thug ;) (I had to shave his head due to a scissor incident a week ago), and a slight variation to the cake - my awesome cake maker had to go to hospital (thankfully, she is ok!...for her sake, not the cake's!)...

But its cool....I'm cool....


And I am getting really excited!

Only Two More Days.....

 And I am totally FREAKING OUT!!!....

Not in a “I don’t want to get married" kind of a way.....More of a total mental shut down – I just don’t want to do anymore wedding preparation.
The house is a mess, I can’t focus, I am craving junk food and just want to sit on my butt and watch episodes of “How I Met Your Mother”. I am so over looking at rings, over my dress, my shoes, my make up, my hair, the flowers, discussing food....the screaming kids....soooo over that. It’s hard enough getting a wedding together, but doing it with three children is absolutely mental.

I am honestly losing my mind....

But....somewhere in there, I am crazy excited – if someone could do it for me, and I can just think happy thoughts of marrying my super awesome man, I would be cool with that. I totally get why people elope!!...*sigh* the kids are still screaming.......

The reality is, I need to get the songs for the DJ, pack the kids up for two days, fold washing, wash up, colour my hair, pack MY clothes, tidy the boys room....If I just get going I know it will be cool – I am overwhelmed and its freezing me up...not to mention tired from all the dance practice and late night...

PS our dance is going to be awesome though.....

 Only two more days!! YAY!!