Date Joined: 29.06.2012

Star Sign: Libra

My Day My Way
My Day My Way
Our wedding day was on the 9th of March 2012 at North Stradbroke Island Point Lookout. Our theme was beach/elegant style. We took 1 year to organise everything because we wanted to make sure we were able to book people we wanted and knew would make our day special. We made our own Save the Date cards and sent those 6 months before the wedding to make sure our guests had time to book accommodation. Our wedding invitations were done as a message in a bottle with sand in bottom, shells, pink and yellow star fish and a burnt around the edges invitation rolled up with pink string to pull out of the bottle and read. We decided to get married on a Friday so our guests could have the day off work and stay for a mini holiday. We arrived at the Island on the Wednesday before the wedding and upon check in found out that our photographers and music rooms had been double booked with other guests who were coming to the wedding. At that point I was worried that they might not have somewhere to stay because the resort was already booked out from all our guests coming to the wedding. However we were told that three apartment rooms were still available and lucky for the photographers and musician they got an upgrade to a beautiful three bedroom apartment that over looked the ocean. The day before the wedding a group of us went to Amity Point to feed the dolphins who visit there every afternoon, that day there was three visiting. On the day of the wedding the girls got ready in a three bedroom apartment and the boys in another. We hired two photographers so that we could get pictures of both of us getting ready. We decided to get married at 3pm so that our guests wouldn’t be too bothered by the sun being so hot. Even though the wedding was around the corner from the hotel it would not feel right to not have a stretch limo so it drove the boys first then girls and father of the bride to the ceremony. The ceremony was a short but a sweet one with each of us writing our own vows and making the guest have a little tear. After we kissed we had a sand ceremony, which is two glass vases one filled with pink sand (brides) and the other with yellow sand (grooms) and at the same time we pour the sand into an empty love heart jar with our names on it. This was a special moment for us because it symbolised us joining together and just like the sand we can never be separated. Our musician was great and played a few songs on guitar but my favourite was when he played I’m Yours on the ukulele. After the ceremony we had some pictures taken at the ceremony spot with family and friends then the bridal party got in the limo and went to the Gorge at Point Lookout to get some lovely pictures on the rocks. While the bridal party was away the gusts were enjoying cocktail hour at the pub with live music and canapés. We had also organised a caricaturist to draw funny pictures of our guests this was to be there bonnier and she stayed for most of the reception. The reception was at the North Stradbroke Island Resort the service of the staff was amazing. We organised a bar tab and had a three course menu with two options and alternate drop. Everyone’s drinks were always full and the food came out on time and tasted wonderful as well as being big portions. After the eating and cutting of the cake we had our first dance which was to Snow Patrol Chasing Cars this was another highlight of my day as this song has so much meaning to the start of our relationship. Instead of doing the bouquet toss and garter toss we decided to get creative and do something a little different. We organised bride and groom piñatas and had filled them with lollies, a few gifts from an adult shop eg grow your own boyfriend, grow your own boobies, condoms, body paints and body chocolate, glow sticks.... and also in the bride we put a garter and in the groom put a red rose and the aim was boys hit the bride to get the garter and girls hit the groom to get the rose just like you would have in
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