Well, it looks as if another wedding is in my future! After months of anticipation, Katie, my best friend from high school, announced that she and boyfriend Carlos are engaged! He proposed during a ski vacation at Mammoth, and like many proposals (ahem, MINE), it didn’t go exactly as planned. Carlos’ original idea was to pop the question at the top of the mountain, in an adorably romantic gesture. Katie, however, being the pain in the butt that she is, was too cold to go outside (helloooo! You’re skiing silly girl!). But Carlos was determined to put a ring on it…and settled for their hotel balcony. Even though it wasn’t what he envisioned, it was still perfect!
Planning the Wedding
Like most teenage girls, Katie and I spent countless hours having sleep-overs, gossiping, and imagining what sort of man our future husbands were going to be like. So, you can imagine my excitement when Katie made her incredible announcement, and the double whammy when moments later she exclaimed, “you have to be a bridesmaid!” Of course, we immediately began discussing ideas, themes, venues. Fortunately for me, and my obsession with all things wedding, Katie doesn’t know what kind of wedding she wants. That’s means I get to justify hours of inspiration research, and you get to reap the rewards! First up, a charmingly elegant wedding in Australia, featuring soft, delicate, vintage-inspired details. Pictures are from Style Me Pretty:
Wedding Photography: Samm Blake / Wedding Cinematography: Derek Ho of Urban Light Films / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Voyager Estate / Flowers: River Blossoms / Wedding Invitations & Programs: Baumbirdy / Shoes: Badgley Mischka + Tony Bianco / Wedding Dress & Veil: Pronovias / Birdcage Veil & Headpiece: Fiona Dixon Designs via Bride & Groom / Wedding Band: Tiffany & Co / Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest / Bird Cake Topper: Ann Wood Handmade / Bride’s Garter: Florrie Mitton Couture / Bride’s Clutch: Bride & Groom / Calligraphy: Judith Tubby, Beautiful Writing / Custom Embroidery Hoop: Miniature Rhino / Custom Linen: Hotels Apart / Vintage Jaguar: Margaret River Chauffeurs / Hair: Lorna Marie Wedding Hair / Makeup: Carol Mackie / Accommodation: Il Palazzo at La Foret Enchantee / Wedding Cake: Edible Art / Hire Company: Villa Kula + Bride & Groom + Coco Mama / Custom Lace Handkerchief: Embroidery by Melissa / Custom Wedding Dress Label: Michael Angela / Linen Petal Bags: That Final Touch / Ribbon Drink Stirrers: Peach & Pearl / Moss Covered Letters: Designs by LeeAnn
Craving more wedding ideas? Check out all of our inspiration for brides-to-be in our section Blissfully Bridal