The last 10 months has been somewhat quiet on the wedding organising front. The big stuff has been booked and there’s really nothing to stress about until the time gets closer.
However, this is been the longest 2 year engagement EVER! Andy tells me constantly he thinks he rushed it…. hmmm lucky for him he keeps a fair arms distance from me when he announces that comment.
But all jokes aside, since getting Christmas out of the way, I’ve gone straight into ‘finalising mode’.
We met with our caterer Monnie a few weeks before Christmas to chat about menus and as long as Andy got his ‘hot chips’ he was pretty much happy with whatever we dreamt up! I can safely say this menu looks incredible and if any of our guests go home hungry, it’s their own fault for talking, laughing and drinking too much! I have to hide the menu at the studio because I get instantly hungry when I look over to the printout and have a quick read again.
I’ve been thinking a lot about having a Videographer attend and did my fair share of researching not only my own clients but friends as to why they didn’t have a Videographer and if they regretted that decision afterwards. Most declined on budget and 100% all regretted not having one to film the ceremony, those speeches, relationships with family and friends, funny moments, etc that make up all the fun and memorable bits of a wedding day. Andy didn’t want a Videographer AT ALL. Was dead against it. The thing that changed my mind was watching an old Super 8 film that we had to get transferred to DVD to watch about 6 years ago. It was of Andy as a mere two year old playing near nude with a water hose when they were living in Lao. Seeing that footage and laughing along with him and his parents simply warmed my heart. There was also footage of loved ones who are no longer with us. That hit home for me. Not only was that film of Andy priceless but so was seeing those family members. So in true Bridezilla fashion, I went against Andy’s better judgement and booked the most amazing Videographer to ever walk the Australian shores, Abraham Joffe from Untitled Filmworks, Sydney. Abe filmed and created the beautiful video on my Website Home Page. I trust him, he knows us, and we both know him. I’m 110% positive that Andy will too appreciate what Abe will create for us.
We met our amazing celebrant Kristy Ellis today too. Finally submitted all that paperwork. I had a slight hiccup because as a youngster, my parents when they married opted not to worry about having my surname formally changed from mum’s maiden name. This has caused me great angst in the whole ‘change of name’ through Births, Deaths & Marriages in NSW. What a pain in the butt that was! I swear they are in that office simply to make my life painful with frustration. PLUS charge a ridiculous fee to print a one page Certificate! I vowed I would NEVER change my name again, even after the wedding! (This will most likely change as I am getting used to the idea of being Mrs Gosbell, even though it sounds so OLD?!) But from what I’ve heard, it’s official once you change your name on Facebook isn’t it? hehehe
Andy has had his suit fitted and adjusted by 3 inches to suit his short arms and legs and I had my first dress fitting with my mum since purchasing the gown nearly 12 months ago. Stupidly I tried to squeeze into it a week after Christmas, so needless to say I am back on the calorie count! lol I opted to have the train cut off the dress to eliminate any foot prints, rips from being stepped on, dance floor mayhem or muddy farm mishaps. I have this thing called ‘Price per Wear’. It’s my own justification for purchasing an above average garment or pair of shoes. The more times I wear it, the lower the price per wear becomes! It’s because of this, that I have decided this wedding dress is going to get more outings than most by being able to adapt the style. Intrigued aren’t you? 🙂
SHOES……. Hmmmm Another sore topic. I purchased 4 pairs. Yes FOUR! I never realised how difficult finding THE right shoe was going to be. And once I griped about it on FB once, I then found out I wasn’t the only one to have come across this issue. Anyway, pair number 4 arrived and they are perfect. A little on the tight side, but I’ll be engaging in pair number 3 when my feet develop blisters and I am walking around like a homeless person on a sharp rocky road.
Our home has become a bit of a Martha Stewart Crafting Class of sorts… Needless to say Andy is thrilled. For the most part, he struggled to see the island bench in the kitchen and after enough nagging I moved it all to the 8 seater dining table. He realises he has lost the battle and that before the wedding I have already informed him, it will get a whole lot worse! lol Surely every household goes through this in the lead up to a backyard wedding? I re-ignited an old passion of mine – restoring old furniture. Thankfully the style of the wedding means we can use the bulk of the pieces for the wedding as well as fitting nicely into our home afterwards.
But above all, I am really excited to know that we are only 90 days left until we get hitched!
I think that’s enough for one day… Signing off. B xx