Spring is nearly upon us (at least I hope so) and it’s the favourite time of year for engaged couples to tie the knot so the wedding season starts to get busy. It’s definately going to get busy in our household as the first wedding of our four daughters is only just over 6 weeks away, so very exciting. So I’m experiencing what it’s like to be the mother of the bride and all that comes with this new stage of life. I must say it’s been a fun experience so far and almost a bit cruisy, but I know things are going to get intensly busy over the next few weeks as final preparations take place as it is definately a handmade style wedding.
It hasn’t been hard for my daughter Kiara to choose a style of wedding. To have a garden wedding in spring was an absolute must where the ceremony and reception would take place and it has to be relaxed and fun. They have chosen to be married early in the day and have a cocktail garden reception in a beautiful private garden at Flagstone Creek. The garden provides a lovely backdrop so it’s only a matter of taking something that is already beautiful to make it stunning by adding some personal touches which will be mostly handmade by us.
I will share some of the process in the following weeks (here’s hoping I have time for that) in the hope of inspiring other couples and families in the process of planning their very special day. I’m determined that no matter if some details don’t come off as planned for whatever reason, our daughters wedding day will be a day of relaxed celebration with a focus on family and close friends. With that in mind we have booked a gorgeous little cottage for Kiara and her five bridesmaids to stay in for a few nights, giving them plenty of girly down time together and a place to have the Bridal Shower and of course last minute beauty preparations. I thought this would be a great lead up for the girls and begin to create the excitement for what was ahead.
We’ve not yet organized the bridesmaids dresses but as they will be buying off the rack and will be all individual to suit each of the girls, we think this is going to be a very fun process which will take us to Brisbane for a day or two of shopping. Colours are chosen but not set in concrete as we might find it difficult to find the right colour in the right style so it will be a very spontanious shopping day indeed.
Kiara’s dress was found locally in Toowoomba in a matter of an hour and a half ( and I thought this was going to be super difficult). I also have found the dresses for my 2 youngest daughters who will be junior bridesmaids locally along with my dress on a unintentional quick shopping spree with a friend. So my advice as you go about pulling your wedding together is, know what you like, but still be flexible enough to make quick decisions that fit the overall style of the wedding.
So for those brides and mother of the brides to be. Happy shopping, stick to what you like with some flexibility and don’t labour too much on decision making as it will take the joy out of the process. So have fun with it girls.