Hi, peeps, I hope you are enjoying this amazing season, I most certainly do, it has been actually an Indian summer kind of autumn here up north, and I couldn’t be happier. I go for long walks and for coffee out on the porch to revel in a soft chill and lovely sunshine. I baked some cakes, and I admired my little flower garden’s effort in coloring the neighborhood. Did I tell you that my darling town feels most times like Stars Hollow? Well, this season while walking my narrow little streets I kind of expected to meet Lorelai and buy her coffee (Yess, I am a huuge Gilmore Girls fan)
So I hope that no matter where you are at, this season is treating you well; otherwise, I have just the sweetest treat for you in the form of this lovely wedding feature from Hannah. It’s a family affair through and through, and sweet and romantic as anything can be. As per usual, take your cuppa and enjoy browsing and being inspired by this warm and heartfelt wedding day.
From the photographer:
"In the morning I arrived at the bride’s parent’s house where I was welcomed by a huge hug from Nay, the glorious smell of cinnamon buns, Norah Jones playing in the background and warm laughter from all the girls getting ready together. It felt like Christmas day!! When I walked upstairs, I couldn’t believe that Nay had laid out all the bridesmaid dresses with individual photos of her with each bridesmaid and personalized gifts for each of them. Nay even went as far as re-painting her bedroom to match her wedding colors! It really gave a minimal, clean backdrop for the photographs which I couldn’t have appreciated more!
From Nay, the Bride:
The inspiration for the chosen theme or decor
"I have to say that I fell in love with the barn first and then the rustic-y chic theme came out of that. We've always been a fan of the natural, slightly rugged look, so that helped too. I had a big board on Pinterest for the wedding which was a great inspiration, but with each bit, we added our own style to make it more unique."
"Practically the entire wedding, from the table decorations to the dress! I had so many talented bridesmaids to help me out. My maid of honor did all the calligraphy for the invites, chalkboards and the Order of Service's. A family friend of mine altered my dress and also changed the neckline of it to suit me better. One bridesmaid did all the flowers, and another bridesmaid created a kids area with activities and games. I made bunting, collected and decorated jars, and we had a setup day on the day before with the bridal party and all the family chipping in to help decorate. So fun!"
Favourite moments of the day
"Am I allowed to say the whole day? So hard to choose! Probably the moment when we said 'I do' (we actually said 'I will'). I was so emotional that I had to pause the vows before continuing but the moment we were declared 'husband and wife' was just a feeling of pure joy and excitement. Knowing I'd made some pretty hefty vows to my best friend was an incredible feeling."
What did and what didn’t go as planned
"To be honest, it all ran pretty smoothly thanks to the Best Man. Admittedly, I stepped on my dress and couldn't recover myself so ended in a white heap on the floor. Fortunately, I was just with my husband and bridesmaids at the time, so not many saw that! The one moment that didn't go to plan was the departure. We ended up leaving half an hour early because people kept having to leave for work the next day and we didn't want to leave when everyone else had gone. So we wheelbarrow-ed out at 10 pm!"