Our wedding, as with all other weddings, didn’t come without it’s fair share of drama. There were a lot of things I could have done to make it look more ‘perfect’ on social media, or for the eyes of others, but I guess that’s not mine nor my husband, David’s style.
I could’ve worn the perfect dress with a 24 inch waist that I’d spent months losing weight for perfect pictures, but as life would have it, I turned 21 weeks pregnant on my wedding day. I could’ve arranged for a lavish and grand affair befitting of a faux princess, but I kept things simple. I could’ve had a dramatic bridal entourage, instead I ended up with friends who genuinely cared and showed up to do anything that would help the day run seamlessly.
My ethereal dress was painstakingly finished by my mum and I, the moment she got off the plane, she sat down with me in my living room to stitch on every pearl, sequin and flower for hours.
Every petal of every flower on my dress was shaped and moulded by hand, stitched together by my dear friends @jadeloli and @anpiiiiiiiiiiii 2 days before the wedding, while I was stressing and crying, working late into the night to ease my nerves.
Without their help, I would have been a ball of frazzled nerves walking down the aisle in a sack. I cannot thank these people enough for helping create our perfect day/wedding.
I have never been one to be overly enthusiastic about weddings, I’ve always found they were mostly frivolous and expensive, hence David and I chose to go down the path of simplicity, choosing a small and intimate ceremony and reception..Now having been there done that, I realized it is so much more than a fancy dress party, that this is a time where you find out who your true friends are, where you witness everyone laugh and shed tears with you, where family units are joined and friendships strengthened. Most importantly you get to marry your best friend, your partner in crime and get to share it with people who love you over delicious food and wine.
Special thanks to my amazing photographers @castincolour
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