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#1 Miss Em

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:08 PM

Well I can’t believe I am here writing in the newly weds section. After a 20-month engagement it seems very surreal that I am now out the other side.

Before I start writing about the wedding day I want to thank my 2009 twins. I joined back in 2007 and it has been a long journey. I have made friends with so many lovely girls who have been a god sent throughout the whole planning process. My wedding would not have been what is was without each and everyone one of my wonderful 2009 twins wub.gif

The week prior to the wedding was pretty relaxed all things considered. Friday was the only day I felt frantic and it was just non stop. Come Friday evening after our rehearsal we headed off to dinner. As the majority of our guests were from interstate and staying at the city we had organized a dinner at a restaurant were Matt and I had dinner on our first date. We had 40 people join us that night, it was almost like a mini wedding itself. Looking back I am so pleased organized that night as it gave us more time to catch up with our guests. It also made the wedding feel like a wedding weekend rather than just one night. It was also gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to be sitting in the restaurant of our first date the night before we got married.

After dinner we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. I had an early night and just as expected woke up every hour or so with excitement and nerves all bundled into one. Finally at 5am wide awake I gave in and got up and peak outside to look at the weather. It was the most perfect day! My MOH and I talked for a while and before I know it was 6:30am and my hair and make-up artist arrived. After this time flew. My 3 bridesmaids and I had a great time talking and laughing and mostly enjoying each other’s company. The whole time it was very surreal as I kept think holy crap this is my wedding day. But the same time I don’t think it sank it, I felt like I was almost dreaming and I was eerily clam and collected.

When my florist arrived with the flowers I was squealing with excitement, they were so beautiful. Better than I even imagined! Not long afterwards I started to notice the time… 12pm the photographers would be due any moment. This is when I started to get a little nervous. The funny thing is I was nervous about getting nervous….! I had been so calm I was waiting for it to hit me and I was nervous about that. When the photographers arrived I started to get dressed. It was a whirlwind after that, so many photos… it really did distract me and I was still quite calm.

When it was time to get into the cars I was really proud of myself. I had managed to get through the morning without any tears. I am a very emotional person and cry all the time, yet today I was holding myself together so well. I knew the ceremony would be the challenge. On the way to the Church all I could think about was Matt waiting at the end of the aisle for me. Matt is a very nervous person and I knew he would be anxious for me to arrive. I just wanted to be by his side. Luckily it was a quick trip. I was impressed to see the priest had managed to get nearly everyone inside. I’ll never forget standing on the steps and my MOH putting my veil over my face just before entering the church. It sounds strange but the way she looked at me and way she did it was like a moment between us... She was so excited for me. It was kind of like her way of saying... this is what you have been waiting for. It was a very raw moment and it hit me that this was really happening. I get butterflies just thinking about it.

Just before my MOH walked down the aisle she turned around and said something very cheeky to me. It cracked me up and made me so much more relaxed. I love her for that. As I walked down the aisle I looked around trying to remember to keep smiling. In a way I avoided eye contact with Matt as I knew he would be my cracking point. As I got closer to the end I looked at him and a few tears escaped. As soon as Dad had lifted my veil and kissed me, I grab onto Matt feeling very relieved and happy. We were saying our vows & married in no time and you couldn’t wipe the grin off our faces. It was so magical, almost like we were the only two people in the room. As we left the church I remember walking out the doors and it almost felt like we were floating. I felt like I could have burst with happiness.

Our location photos were a blast. The bridal party cracked us up all day. It was so amazing to have our closest friends all together. Our photographers were amazing and we had a great afternoon. 30 mins before we were due to enter the reception we had canapés and drinks in our room the bridal party. This was fabulous as it gave us all time to relax, catch our breath and freshen up.

As we walked into the reception as Mr & Mrs it was an amazing feeling. Everyone clapping and yelling… it was a great start to an incredible evening. We didn’t sit down for long as we wanted to be up talking to our guests and that is how it worked for most the night. Only sitting down to eat a few bites and then back up again. The speeches were marvelous, every single person did an amazing job. I was in tears one moment and then laughter the next. Matt said such a beautiful speech… I can remember the last line so clearly… “Emma, when I first laid eyes on you my heart stopped, and every beat after that has been for you… I love you so much”

The wedding dance went well, our lessons definitely paid off. Again I felt like we were the only two people in the room. The remainder of the night was lots of dancing and lots of laughs. I didn’t want to leave when they told us it was time to go. When I got to the leaving circle I left my MOH until last. I did this deliberately as I had to also say goodbye to her that night. She was moving away from Brisbane while we were on our honeymoon. When I got to her I bawled my eyes out. She as the best MOH I could have ever asked for. Not only that she was my best friend who had been like a sister to me and I knew I was going to miss her so much.

By the time we got back to our room I had collected myself. That time after the wedding in the room with my brand new husband was wonderful, one of the many highlights of the day. When we eventually did try to sleep and we just couldn't so we got back up and sat up just talking and reliving the day. We were so excited and happy we just keep talking and talking. It was very late by the time we actually got to sleep. I had been told it would be the most amazing day of my life but looking back it was more than that… It was the most blissful magical perfection. I have never been so ecstatic and content in all of my life. It was the perfect start to the rest of my life with my new husband wub.gif

So If I haven’t already bored you to death I have one more thing to add. The honeymoon was like the icing on the cake. Matt told me at the end that he had fallen in love with me all over again wub.gif

On that note… time for some photos!! I have non pro & a couple of pro to share. Hope you enjoy!


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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:21 PM

Oh Emma that is the most amazing beautiful wedding recap!! You can tell you are just so in love with Matt and you really did have the best day of your life.
It really is amazing how special one day can be hey, I understand the feeling of being able to burst with happiness. I got a lump in my throat when you were talking about your MOH!!
And how cute of him to say he has fallen in love with you all over again!! Too sweet!

I'm glad we got to share some of our journey together, your a lovely person and i'm lucky to count you as a 'friend' wub.gif

I can't see the pics coz i'm at work but can't wait to see them at home tonight - I bet they are amazing!


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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

Gorgeous Photos Em!!

Congratulations!! U looked beautiful!!
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:22 PM


They are gorgeous pics! good luck choosing the ones for your album wink.gif
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:32 PM

Just gorgeous wub.gif
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:34 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Emma - I love your dress, flowers, attendants outfits, cake, photography - what a stunning wedding and it sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

Absolutly gorgeous hon, you are so beautiful!!! biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:52 PM

Your story made me cry!!! And your photos are just absolutely amazing!!! Welcome to the club MRS!

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:54 PM

WOW what gorgeous photos. You were a stunning bride!
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

I'm all teary now - you look so gorgeous and happy - congratualtions
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:39 PM

Amazing story and pictures - you must be thrilled with the result of all your hard work!

You have beautiful taste - I especially loved the Flowers, Cake and your Dress!

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:44 PM

What absolute gorgeous photos.

Thank you for sharing your special day.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:58 PM

Awww Emma, im so glad you had such a wonderful day, we all knew you would!!
How sweet is your hubby with the last line of his speech, i got goosebumps and teary lol
You looked absolutely stunning, your pics are amazing <3
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

it's already been said - you look gorgeous honey!
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:10 PM

Amazing! I love it all! I especially love the style & colour of the bridesmaids dresses- what a great choice.

You were stunning- congratulations. Your story was beautiful and teared me up a little bit thinking of my own w-day!

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