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Sunday, 12 September 2010

The Wedding Day Story

Aloha Bloggerinos,

Little disclaimer - None of the photos match the story order! I just pulled a few off facebook because I couldn't bare the wait for my official ones which are coming next week and I hate non-photo posts. So voila- bit of confusion for you! x

What a day! Everyone says the old "it'll be the happiest day of your life" and now I know why. For one special day you get to feel like a celebrity, be disgustingly loved up, are constantly complimented and congratulated AND you start the first day of your happy-ever-after. If only all days could be like that!

For me the day started at 5am! I woke up (after only managing to fall asleep at 1am) and quickly realised there was no way I was going to fall back to sleep. Thankfully, my Bridesmaid Charly, who I was sharing a room at Dad's with, was also awake so we nattered away until about 6.30am and got up and showered. Talk about organised! I woke up my other Bridesmaid, Tiyana and by 7.30am we were fresh as daisy's and applying makeup!



For my makeup I wore: MAC no.12 eyelashes, MAC Beige-ing shadestick, MAC e/s White Frost, MAC pigment Kitchmas, MAC e/s Nehru, MAC Zoomlash mascara. On my face I wore Lush Dream Cream, Benefit Playstix, MAC Belightful and that's it! Throughout the day I topped up my lips with various lipsticks and lipglosses!

My hair was done by Jenna Sheppard who is fantastic and has very reasonable prices.

Whilst we were having hair done and having breakfast I was cooooooooooooool as a cucumber. Until the florist came. We had Homelands in Northampton do our flowers and I can't say how disappointed I was with their service. The roses in my bouquet didn't look fresh and they took 10 flower arrangements to the venue, for my 11 tables. Errmmmm woops. I later heard that the delivery man smashed some on the way over so had to go back to the shop to pick up more. The centre pieces were meant to be tall glass vases of pink lillies but 80% of the lillies were still in bud and hadn't even opened up the next day. So basically, we had a load of green buds. Thanks Homelands, nice of you to do your job so well. Not. Grrr rant over!

So by that point I was getting pretty stressed and that's when the photographer (Geoff Smith- AMAZING) started snapping away, so we have some pretty tense photos at the start! ha.

By now it was time to put the dress on and get cracking with photo's around Dad's garden. It was so lovely putting the dress on because it felt real and wasn't like when you have a quick try on in the shop. It was so exciting.


We had about 50 minutes of photos round the lake and then it was time to get in the cars- arrghh!

Bridesmaids went first in a black Mercedes with all the ribbons on and suchlike and I went in a cream and black ye olde fashioned thing (I'm not a car person) with my Dad and chatted about all sorts on the 30 minutes drive there. We were a tad early and because the church is near the cemetery, we went for a little drive through so we could wave at my Mum and sort of honour her a bit. I bet there aren't too many brides who do a graveyard drivethrough eh!

And then we were there! We were pulling up at the church and my 2 Bridemaids and 2 Flowergirls looked beautiful :)
Walking down the aisle was by far, the best feeling I have ever had in all my life (even better than one I will tell you about VERY soon). I felt like fizzy happiness was rushing through every vein in my body and when Matt turned around and looked back I nearly cried. It was all so overwhelming.

Standing at the alter was surreal. All my friends and family were behind me and here I was, singing Amazing Grace, about to marry the man of my dreams (and shaking rather a lot!).

The service was perfect, with a few small glitches! One, I didn't realise Matt had been mic'd up by the videographer and whilst we were sitting on our special chair type things I whispered "Sausage Supriiiiseee!!" to him!! (Google Jean from Eastenders if you're confused). I don't really know why I said it, I just blurted it out whilst someone was doing a reading out of nerves (or mentallness) I think and thought only me and him would hear. But alas, that will now be on the video and I shall look like a crazy loon wife!


The second was when we were asked to kneel for prayers. Well kneeling is not a problem of course, but kneeling in 20lbs of dress and 18 layers of tulle netting is. What I had to do was bend, bend, bend, FLOP! I basically just threw myself to the ground and hoped for the best! Even the vicar laughed! Oops!

Before I knew it, we were married and walking out to the sound of clapping, cheering and church bells! We had toonnnnneess of photos taken on the green and we were off in the ye olde car to the venue! Yaaayy!!

The drive to the venue seemed to take about 3 hours but then from venue to hometime seemed to go in about 5 seconds. There were canapes, chats, more photos, shaking hands in the receiving line, 3 course meal, fantastic (and very moving speeches), cake cuttings, the first dance, dancing with chums and then it was goodbyes!


I would go into details but it all went in such a blur! It was perfect! I'm going to scatter a few photos through this post (probably won't correspond too well with the timings in the story but nae mind) that friends have taken and put on facebook as I am still waiting on our official ones.

If you are getting married or are just interested and have ANY question at all, please ask and I will answer in a fresh blog post :)

Hope you enjoyed my super long post! Next up- MY SECRET!

Toodlepip!

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49 comments:

  1. sounds absolutely lovely! :) xx

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  2. Aww you look amazing! Such a shame about the flowers but at least the rest of the day went without a hitch xx

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  3. Your dress is beautiful, you look like a princess! I love the last photo, you look like you're having so much fun :) Also, congratulations on your pregnancy!!

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  4. This post was just absolutely gorgeous, it's so lovely to see someone so over the moon and totally content :)

    Your day looked fab! xx

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  5. oh wow, i love the pink colour scheme, it all looked so perfect! xxxxx and congratulations on your baby XD xx!

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  6. Looks like a perfect day, you look so happy! :)

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  7. Congrats! I love the last photo, you look so happy!


    xx

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  8. aww beautiful story, you look so so happy. Congrats on your baby, brilliant news :) xxxx

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  9. Awhhhh! Congratulations!!!!
    Although you may end up sounding like a loon on your video, I'm sure it will be very memorable :D

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  10. This post made me smile so much, how sweet. Glad you had a lovely day, you look amazingly pretty :) x

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  11. Another post I'm just catching up on- congratulations! You looked absolutely amazing and so happy. I'm sorry that the flowers weren't great but everything else looks wonderful and I'm glad you had such a great day xxx

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  12. Oh you looked stunning ^-^
    Rache xoxo

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  13. You look stunning in your photos! i hope you had a fantastic day and i couldnt stop laughing at the sausage suprise thing your so funny! xxx

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  14. The fabric of your dress looks absolutely luxurious. You look beautiful Louise
    Laura xx

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  15. You look so gorgeous and so happy. I am very jealous!
    Poppy Elizabeth xx

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  16. That looks so great! That's definitely something I want to look into doing. :) And you look so cute with that white foundation on, HAHAHAHA!
    wedding makeup artist sydney

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  17. absolutley stunning

    -Mia xo
    http://naturezfinest.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hope my wedddings going to be like that... <3 looks lovely x hope u and matt have a happy life together x

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  19. Awwww you looked so beautiful on your wedding, I know how you felt when you were younger. No boys wanted to talk to me or share my company except to copy my homework or borrow a pen and I'm so happy for you, you seem to have found your prince charming, mister right, knight in shining wotsits and you have the most beautiful family! I really hope that one day I have what you have. and you're such a stunning person, inside and out! Absolutely love you and your blog Louise, never change! :D

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

    xoxox

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  20. aw I just clicked on here from your popular posts down the side. You looked so beautiful and sounds like you had a fab day!xxx
    Beth

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  21. Aaawww! You look gorgeous Louise!:)

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  22. You look amazing Louise! And I love the pink colour scheme! So pretty:) glad you had a really lovely day! xx

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  23. So glad I found this post. Seen all of your videos and heard you chatting about your wedding dress but i'd never actually seen any pictures. I'm only a few years too late, oops.

    The dress is gorgeous and exactly as I had imagined from what you had said!
    Love it and all of your posts and videos!

    http://beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. You looked so beautiful and stunning and your wedding sounds like the most amazing wedding in the whole world xxx

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  25. you looked soo pretty, and we can finally see the mysterious matt lol

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  26. Hilarious parts are inevitable even on the most special occasions in life. Actually, it makes things sweeter and more enjoyable most of the time but at least everything went smoothly. I know how great it is to write about a wedding story that’s full of smiles!

    Lavonne Seaton

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  27. That must have been a lovely wedding, I love the dress! I have no idea how I can top that when I get married (obviously in many years time) you look very pretty too <3 <3

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  28. Aww! :) May your marriage last for ever!!! :-) (and even after forever)

    xxx Love and smiles from

    zozeebo.blogspot.co.uk

    ps .. OMG, the weeding dress is SOOOO PRETTY!

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  29. wow you look amazing! It looked a beautiful day! xx

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  30. You always look stunning but by gosh you are beautiful in these pictures girly. Matt is a very lucky chap. Xx

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  31. Aww I love these pic you look amazing and your wedding does to, also I love that everyones wearing pink!

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  32. you look beautiful and all of your table decorations look gorgeous!
    its a shame about the flowers tho!:(
    http://katiesbeautyblogxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. so nice to read about your wedding, I am getting married/civil partnership september this year and I am soo nervous about the ceremony part and the speeches. :S

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  34. I have been watching your youtube channel for a while and only recently had time to go through your blog and it's like falling in love with you all over again (in a girl-crush-totally-not-creepy way!) Just wanted to say congrats and good luck!
    Hayley
    http://fewgoodideas.blogspot.com/

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  35. Its beautiful.. love the way you enjoyed every moment of a very special day of your life..

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  37. Aww this looks like a fairytale :) I was just wondering, how old were you when you got engaged if you dont mind me asking?
    Thank you :) x

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  39. Aaaaw looking back at this and knowing already what the secret is!! So adorable!!!!


    Christina xx
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  40. WOW! This was almost three years ago! I love how you changed "Aloha Bloggerinos" into "Aloha Sprinklerinos"!

    You looked absolutely amazing during your wedding day :)

    BRIGHTON DREAM

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  41. Your wedding sounds absolutely magical! :) I am crying at the sausage surprise bit though, that is absolutely hilarious!! :P
    xx

    http://maisietee.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Tee hee, just found you on Youtube, had to come over and say hello.
    You're not the only one to not realise their partner was miked up during the ceremony. He asked me if I was okay and I answered straight into his lapel mike whilst hugging him "I'm absolutely sh****** myself". Our videographer thankfully dubbed that conversation with music!

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  43. I love your dress! Now I think when/if I get married, you will be my wedding idol! I love your videos. Thank you for everything. Katie's stardust p.s. please like my instagram Sprinklesofglitter_fanzzzz xx

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  46. You are looking like princess dear and the Wedding venues décor is perfectly matching with your dress. I also liked your cute hair style. Overall it is a perfect wedding.

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