If my dress budget was $25K more, this Vera would be lovely to try on... via.
Oh, and I got my dress pinned today so that it can be altered. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this for anyone remotely thinking about buying a dress (wedding or otherwise). Just having it fit properly, hemmed and shifted slightly made me fall in love with my dress, I liked it before, but now I am really excited and I feel much more confident wearing it.
Driving clears my head and that's exactly what I needed this week - just getting away from work, singing, being amazed by Safety Bay at midnight, Waterman's Bay at midday, kangaroos in a field near Ellenbrook, Darlington pine trees, wondering if you'll make it home before you pee.
I have 2 invitations left to deliver. I need to re-do their envelopes, woooops.
He's very attractive isn't he? Especially when he plays his guitar. I think our first conversation was about that guitar, I think I asked if I could touch it, or look at the birds or something and he just looked at me as if to say, "As if."
He is probably really embarrassed right now. Too bad!
Drew out how I see tables and rooms set up. We're getting to a stage where we are seeing things work differently and then we confuse each other about what exactly we are doing with the place cards and cupcakes and other stuff? Drawing it out always helps me to clarify with myself and helps Zac understand what I'm talking about/seeing in my head.
Been listening to Johnny Cash to relax. This song cracks me up every time, I'm not usually a big country music fan, but I always make time for the man in black. What a legend!
We are both working so hard at the moment so that we don't come back to chaos when we get back to work after the honeymoon. At the moment I just want big sky, nothing to do, stars and waves and sand and shade and aeroplanes.
My mum's mum is the sweetest, she wanted to take on a crafty wedding project so that she could be involved in our wedding. What a darling!
After some too-ing and fro-ing about what to make (uhh, can someone tell me what a 'dilly bag' is?!) we came up with a solution that was both classic, meaningful and not too difficult.
This is the result.
In the corners are my grandma's wedding date and their initials, my mum's wedding date and their initials and my wedding date and our initials. She embroidered one for herself, for me, for my other grandma (with her wedding date etc) and my mum. I'll give it to them before the day so they can bring it along.
They'll probably end up being more practical than pretty, we come from a long line of criers :)
It feel weird that I'll be married to Zac... that we'll be moving out of home, paying our own bills, cooking every night. Sometimes I get caught off guard, as if to say "is this really happening?" It's kind of like I never expected that I would get married - haha! Whenever we order furniture, or assemble it, I feel like we're still 'playing house' rather than getting ready for something real and huge and bigger than just us two.
I guess that sounds like I'm airy-fairy about the whole thing, I'm not. We're floating on air, but we're bunkering down too. We're getting emotionally prepared, we're working on our communication, how we fight, talking about all the little things that we can so we go into our marriage with as many clear expectations as we can. That kind of sounds sterile, but we are just learning more about each other every day. As painful as that can be, it's wonderful too. Couldn't have asked for a better future-husband than Zac.
So yes, in 2 months time we'll be at the altar (or a black table, whatever). I'll be wearing a dress, he'll be wearing a suit and our friends and families will be watching us say vows to each other. Amazing.
Tomorrow we'll be able to say, 1 month, 30 days (if we wanted to). It feels strange and so close to say 1 month!
The thing I'm looking forward to the most? Not having to drive home at the end of the night. That 20 minute drive home kills me every time.
The past couple of weeks we've been busy little beavers.
Our cupcake boxes arrived, and saved us a pretty penny because Ebay is so much nicer to us than a brick-and-mortor store, about $50 nicer. Unfortunate but true. I almost had a picture but we ate the cupcake too quickly...
I had another meeting with the florist this week. I had emailed her the pictures that I showed her in our initial meeting, but she thought they were really different? Went in to clear up any confusion and hopefully bring the price down by simplifying the bridesmaid's bouquets. Found out all sorts of lovely information like when we can pick the flowers up etc.
We sent our paper off to the nice, scatterbrained man at the Print Shop. We are getting some films made up at the moment which he will turn into plates and then magically - voila! - Our invites will be done. Probably a week later than I initially hoped. I have been addressing envelopes all week. Sick of it. But I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I still have to line and stuff them....
I bought my girls a gift. It's on it's way. I hope they like it.... but I won't post a picture because they both check the blog. Haha, sorry Sarah - sorry Chantelle!
We had a meal tasting at The Old Brewery with Mum, Lisa and Phil. It was lovely and will make a good Winter lunch. I got full very quickly and promptly got grumpy because I needed to sleep it off. I'm glad I found this out before the wedding day. Poor Zac! I won't each as much on the day or else I will be like a sleepy winter bear! Sorry no pictures. Was too busy eating.
We also found out that they have changed the carpet and painted the big, huge, ugly red wall in our function room. I am thankful for small mercies. I had no idea how to decorate with that red wall clashing with all the neutral tones in the room. Yik!
Did I tell you we found some friends with nice cars to use on the day? I can't remember, but we have. They are even grey-coloured. How coordinated is that? I do feel a little bit bogan though. Riding in a Holden. Haha!
We filled out our Notice of Intention to Marry form. Laughed when we had to tick Yes or No when it asked if we were related.* Mentioned to Paul Morrison about getting together to talk ceremony specifics. Trying to find a time to talk with him about it is like nailing jellyfish to a wall. Impossible! Haha... love that guy :)
Perhaps the biggest thing this week is that Lisa and Phillip bought Zac a suit in the UK, again. The UK is a much better friend than AUS. About $600 worth a better friend. Here is the suit on an model who has a seedy-looking-porno moustache: