I'm Back...... and I'm Married!

Phew, it has been a very busy couple of weeks since I last checked in. We've done it though! We are finally married!

Seeing as I am the Queen of last minute preparations, the week before the wedding was kind of hectic..... My Mum and BFF banded together, baked wedding cupcakes and generally bossed me around :). I ran around getting my dress finished, making favours, planning the menu, finalising the guest list, picking up relatives from the airport and tried to stay calm. Luckily my gorgeous sister organized all of the last minute Hervey Bay details (the wedding was in Hervey Bay) and a let me vent to her as often as I needed (which was about 7 times per day!).

Once we got up to the Bay all of our relatives pitched in to help with the very, very last minute details. (We were wrapping chocolates and making menus up until 11pm the night before the wedding).

On the day though everything came together perfectly and there isn't a thing that I would change! Sure, not everything went as expected..... Little Miss A (my Niece and flower girl) stood in an ants nest moments before she was supposed to walk down the aisle and was then carried down the isle screaming at the top of her lungs; I got so swept up in the moment during the ceremony and forgot to keep repeating my vows (I just stood there staring into the Big Man's eyes!); my sister and BFF had to perform emergency surgery on my dress so that it could be bustled for my dance; the Broncos game was on tv in the bar adjacent to the restaurant and half the men at the wedding looked like they were going to cry at the end result! But as far as I am concerned all of those little things make the wedding more memorable and give us something to look back at and laugh about. I can honestly say that it was the best day of my entire life :)

The biggest highlights for me on the day were; spending all morning getting ready with my Mum, my Grandma, my wonderful Bridesmaids and my Niece; arriving at the reception and seeing everything set up perfectly and then seeing the Big Man standing there waiting for me; walking down the aisle with my Dad; having my Grandma sing at the Ceremony, my sister's beautiful reading from Corinthians, the kiss(!); The Pooper joining in with the clapping in his own special way by barking; having a cocktail break during the photos; having all of my relatives there on the day and especially having my two uncles as our drivers on the day; our amazing friend Mitch writing and performing a song for us; the "cutting" of the cake (we had a cupcake tower, but I forgot the cake knife, so instead of cutting the cake I smooshed a cupcake into the Big Man's face); the speeches; and our dance that was extremely elaborate and that we had only practiced it 6 or 7 times (it was nice to hear everyone ooh and ahh at the right moments!!) Ok, ok, I know that is a lot of highlights, but I absolutely just loved every part of our special day :)

Now I have a couple of weeks to get used to being Mrs Riley before we go on our honeymoon!

Back soon (I promise!!)

T xxoo

Photo credits, the amazing Jodie Litzow took our professional photos (I highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the Hervey Bay area) and the other photos are from my family and friends.


Teal Chic said...

First and foremost, congratulations on getting married. The photos are gorgeous! That's so neat that your grandma sang at your wedding, and your doggie was there!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and introducing me to yours. It's great!

Tamsyn said...

Thanks Teal Chic, it was really important to us that we had our family involved and the Pooper is definitely part of the family!

I love your blog too!!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Congrats :-) Everything looks gorgeous, you included!

cady said...

congrats! your wedding looked so pretty! i *love* that last picture, and it's so cool that you guys had one with your doggie. :)

Tamsyn said...

Thanks Nomesque, I felt like a princess all day long! It feels good to know that we finally went through with it :)

Hi Cady! Cooper had the best day and he was really well behaved, which surprised me :) I think he must have been really overwhelmed because he just sat around and soaked it all up.