Monday, 5 April 2010

Much Love Monday with wedding week

Today I love: Big fake blingy rings.

This picture was taken at my new sister in law's Hens night. It was such an awesome week of wedding.

I didn't get to take as many photos as I wanted because I was using other people's cameras to document the days. I have a few to share though.

It was a busy 4 days of Hens night, helping Melly out with all her last minute preps, a family dinner, running around the night before the wedding helping her pack for Europe, writing her thank you cards, helping her stay calm :), wedding rehearsal, hanging out with family the day before wedding.

The wedding was so so beautiful and I can't wait to see photos. It was so sweet and thoughtful and I got teary though out the ceremony. My brother teared up so many times and it made me get all emotional too. Melly is so lovely and talented. She wrote Alvin a song and sung it to him just before they were to sign the registry.

It was a special surprise for him and he could not contain himself and tears ran down his cheeks. It was absolutely amazing! They are one stunning couple and I can't begin to say how much I just love them. They left for Europe early this morning and we all hung out yesterday and had dinner. I will miss them while they are away for three months.

These are a few random photos from that week.

Melly's Hens night. We had dessert then went to a private Latin dance class which was fantastic! It was so much fun. Then hung out with a few of the girls at one of the apartments we were staying in.

The family dinner was too much for little Caeleb.

My family likes to sleep in public it seems. Alvin catching up on sleep the day before the wedding. We were all hanging out at this lounge bar after the wedding rehearsal. The bottom of his shirt has splotches (blood stains sigh) because while the rehearsal was happening (and he and his groomsmen weren't needed) they were playing some basketball. And he got a cut on the side of his nose. What are the chances of that?? Poor guy had to cover it with foundation.

The lovely breakfast set up on the wedding day.

Just a random shot of Melly's shoes and other accessories.

Flower girl gifts and jewellery. And the ring pillow.

Our absolutely stunning bouquets! They were handmade with bits of fabric, ribbon and a brooch. So beautiful and unique.

Sparkling wine to wash down lunch.

Part of the table decorations. Each table had an Eiffel tower with fairy lights sitting on a mirror with roses. The pretty frame is the favour for the ladies and the men were given a tiny bottle of Port.

This is my beautiful bouquet. Their theme was a classic vintage one with a touch of Parisian glamour.

It was a really gorgeous wedding and Melly put so much detail into it. They are also the most generous and thoughtful couple. I'm truly blessed to have been a part of their bridal party, along with Jason. Hopefully I will get some photos from the wedding soon.

I hope to catch up on your blogs soon. Thanks for all the lovely comments! Hope you all had a great Easter.


Alyssa said...

wow, the bouquets are stunning! I love when people have something a little different :)

And LOVING the new header- i havent noticed it before, but its so lovely :)

Llama said...

I too loooove the bouquets! How special! Looks like you had an amazing time!
p.s. her shoes look adorable! So fun!
Congrats newlyweds!

Mrs. Wedding Crasher said...

Apparently, I am not the only one who loves the bouquets lol. Stunning!

OneCraftyFox said...

Looks like a fabulous week! I have a couple big blingy rings, they are too much fun.

I am hosting yet another giveaway, please come and join :)

julialow said...

What a sweet, sweet wedding! It sounded really perfect, I love the theme. The feathers gave the bouquets such a unique touch.

Congrats to Alvin and Melly again! I'm sure your parents must be delighted; a new son-in-law and daughter-in-law in a matter of 3 months! Hee.

Cassie said...

All your pics look so sweet and pretty. Please do share other photo's from the day, did you get a nice one of you and Jason?

Hope you had a good weekend

Caroline said...

I got my package in the mail!! And, love you hand written letters, and my pink journal!! You are sweet, lovely and a dear friend! xo THANK YOU!

Sara said...

Beautiful!!! I love every single detail about it!

Yelena said...

the bouqets are amazing! :)
i've never seen that before...fascinating! and such lovely images! :)
oh and my family sleeps everywhere too, public places included! lol :)

Sierra said...

That bouquet is lovely, I love it! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Happy Easter sweetie!

Anastasia said...

oh wow another family wedding - how wonderful! Congrats to your brother and his wife!!
I cant wait to see more photos....

_ffyona said...

It must have been such an enjoyable and beautiful time! Little lovely details summed it all up and i look forward to see more photos.

And again, congrats to the new addition in the family! Hope all is well too hun. :)

Anonymous said...

Gracie, everything is SO beautiful. When I get married, I want you or Mellie to do everything! Hehe.
I love the bouqets too...they are grand, and yet in such a tasteful manner.
Aaaandd...oh my God, the rings!! Where did you get them from? Rings are my favourite pieces of jewelry, but I still have a very tiny collection.

Kellie Collis said...

Looks like lots of fun to me! x

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I would love to see more pictures from that wedding. The theme sounds interesting. I love the pearl bracelets. They are adorable.

Andhari said...

Wow the wedding looks beautiful. Melly has a good taste, the bouquets are gorgeous. :)

Ismene said...

I lloks like you're having a lot of fun!

jozen said...

lovely photos :)

especially love the ones of melly's shoes and accessories.

thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Family bliss:) I love weddings!!

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

The bouquets are amazing! I have never seen anything like them! I also love those shoes she worwe! So adorable with the bows on the back!

Thanks for the comment too! :)

We buy houses said...

It's lovely. Thank you for posting.