The setting was absolutely stunning. From the moment we arrived at Deux Belettes we were treated like royalty - shown upstairs to where we would sleep and seated down on the couch with a cheese platter and French movie while it rained outside. The beautifully decorated French guesthouse made the whole weekend feel so special - timber ceilings, fresh flowers all around, embroidered bed linen, old window frames opening onto a courtyard with vine covered walls. The attention to detail was really admired and appreciated.
For the past year I have been putting together little details to decorate the wedding - handmade linen gift bags with a Lomo camera, handkerchief and the story of how Reid and I met inside printed on fine paper, paper bags filled with blue and white confetti, jars of homemade strawberry, rhubarb & vanilla jam and marmalade placed on the table as gifts for our breakfast the following morning, and Italian glass jars filled with flowers hung from trees and placed all around.
The day was so overwhelming and emotional, and the most amazing and beautiful day of my life. I really did feel like a princess and I can understand now going through this whole process how important the wedding day it is to a woman. Not only the feeling like a princess part, but the sense of accomplishment I had in creating the setting and providing a warm environment for those I love meant a lot to me.
Overall the day in my eyes was perfect. The skies opened up after several days of heavy rain, the setting was beautiful, the string trio set the mood beautifully and the sit down dinner was enjoyed by all, which was something I cared greatly about as we're all food lovers.
I put my wedding folder away yesterday and felt a bit sad that it has come to an end as I really have enjoyed the planning and preparation leading up to our big day. But I look forward to the next chapter of our lives, whatever that shall be.
Thank you to all those involved. You really did make our day special.
Photography - Natalie McComas
Venue - Deux Belettes
Flowers - Flowers on the run
Catering - Your Gourmet
Hair & Makeup - Jane Smith
String Trio - Byron Barock Quartet