wedding update #2

Happy Monday everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was spent relaxing in a little beachside town and included lots of reading, board-games, movies and eating! Follow me on Instagram for little daily updates and a snapshot into my life (my username is gablaramartelli).

But enough of that ... as today I am excited to share with you another wedding update (see my first update here)! Considering this blog started out as a wedding blog, and a way for me to document all the fun things that come with planning a wedding, I thought it was time to get back to basics.

In the past few months, we've managed to tick off most of the boxes for our wedding including locking in a hair and makeup artist, organising our beautiful stationery, sorting out our cake design, buying our bonbonierres and hiring a photo booth!

Hair and makeup
As soon as Matt proposed I knew I would be opting for a relaxed hairstyle with loose curls and an ivory veil. I love this picture I came across on Pinterest and will be bringing this with me to my hair trial to see if my hairdresser can replicate for me. Which brings me to another note... I am so happy to have locked away Wanderluxe Studio for all my wedding beauty needs. The lovely Lauren from Wanderluxe did my makeup for a friend's wedding earlier this year and I was so impressed with her work that I booked her for my own wedding. Lauren works with a hairdresser named Emma, which makes the whole process easier and means they are a true one-stop-shop! I will be going for a soft brown/pink smoky eye on the day with pink lips, bronzer and a hint of blush.


Stationery
I've already spoken about the beautiful stationery from White Ink Design Co in a previous post. You can't go wrong with any of Teneale's designs - they are all so elegant and pretty with a boho-twist. Below is a sneak peek of the design I chose and I think it tells you a lot about my wedding - with the pink and ivory colour combo, the focus on fresh pretty flowers and the clean, elegant, modern styling.


Photobooth
My future hubby insisted on a photo booth for our wedding and I am so glad we locked away Perth's only open photo booth before it got booked out! The fact that this photo booth is open makes it so much prettier than those huge red curtained photo booths, and you can also personalise your backdrop. I'm tossing up between the gold sparkly background below or a plain white curtain with the tassel garland I used for my engagement party here. What do you think?


Bonbonierre
The girls attending my wedding will receive a scented candle wrapped in pretty floral accent paper. I'm going to DIY this myself so I will be sure to post photos once it's complete. On that note, I'm also making my own place cards and seating chart so I will have to start scouring Pinterest for ideas.

We still need to organise the DJ, buy outfits for Matt and his groomsmen, finalise our menu and purchase my veil and jewellery. With less than four months to go I am definitely starting to feel the pressure, but at the same time I am so excited to actually marry the love of my life that the stress sort of eases away each night!

xx G 

Are you married? If so, what were the last four months of the wedding planning process like? Were you crazy stressed or completely relaxed? When did the nerves kick in?



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  1. If only Pinterest and wedding blogs were around so much back when I got married! So much inspiration and so many gorgeous ideas! I love your wedding stationery xx

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    1. So true - I get lost on Pinterest for hours sometimes! Thanks - Teneale from White Ink Design is a local Perth girl. I love supporting local wedding vendors, means so much more than purchasing a design online from America xx

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  2. I got married just a few months ago in September and apparently I was the most chilled out bride ever! I had the budget and to do list on a spreadsheet so that I could keep it organised and then I wasn't stressed about anything because it was all on the spreadsheet!
    I found my jewellery at The Glitter Co in Carillion Arcade in the city, they can custom make any colour and any stone etc and its all made locally they don't send it off to China or whereever like a lot of jewellers do so it is a pretty quick turnaround. I found all our hair pieces from Collette they were inexpensive so I bought a few for the girls to pick from on the day and they always have sales on. For the mens suits we found ours at Myer on their mid year sale, maybe you will find some at the Xmas sales. It was cheaper to buy than hire and then the guys got an awesome gift to keep the suits!

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    1. I hear you on the spreadsheet idea - I've also kept a budget spreadsheet since day one and it definitely makes life easier. Thanks for the jewellery reccomendation - I'll have to pop into the store one day after work! We ended up finding our suits at DJ's, also in a pre-xmas sale! Gotta love xmas sales! xx

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  3. I got married just a few months ago in September and apparently I was the most chilled out bride ever! I had the budget and to do list on a spreadsheet so that I could keep it organised and then I wasn't stressed about anything because it was all on the spreadsheet!
    I found my jewellery at The Glitter Co in Carillion Arcade in the city, they can custom make any colour and any stone etc and its all made locally they don't send it off to China or whereever like a lot of jewellers do so it is a pretty quick turnaround. I found all our hair pieces from Collette they were inexpensive so I bought a few for the girls to pick from on the day and they always have sales on. For the mens suits we found ours at Myer on their mid year sale, maybe you will find some at the Xmas sales. It was cheaper to buy than hire and then the guys got an awesome gift to keep the suits!

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