Monday, April 15, 2013
#Nowplaying Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Exactly two months ago I got down to getting married. After a year and a half of planning, the weekend of 15th of February 2013 arrived and it was the goddamn best weekend ever.
Friday: Wedding Day
Started out with the traditional nikah at the mosque and it was a surreal experience. Being surrounded by a 100's of staring faces was pretty cool and all I had to do was smile, was a sweet deal, while I was a bag of nerves at the start. Once I was married, I was calm as ever. With my sweet paddy by my side I was all good and beeming. The wedding was
amazing we barely got a chance to eat, with all the excitement and picture taking that we went home at 12am! - exhausted!
Saturday: Reception Day
Is the day our 120 nearest and dearest were looking forward to the most. Started out bright and early at 6am with hair and makeup, and the photoshoot at 8am - at the Botanic Gardens. The reception was scheduled to begin at 4pm so you can imagine the wait and anxiousness.
So we rock up at our party early and we're waiting in the car because who does not want to be early to their party?
Once we made our entrance, the festivities began and everything went of according to plan.
Every moment played out like an indie movie, it was magical. The most perfect: music, entertainment, people, food and all round love everywhere.
i could not have asked for a better day.
After finishing off at 1am, we wake up at 8am to do hair and makeup starting at 9am. We're on minimal sleep here. So you can imagine how tired we are.
We get to the Walima hall at 12pm, the first to arrive - as planned, so we can greet everyone.
As we greet and try to remember names, we just want to sit down and enjoy the day. Well I atleast wanted to.
Knowing that the Walima was the last day of our 3 day wedding celebration was a bitter-sweet moment, because the next day we were set to leave for our 2 week honeymoon!
Here are pictures of my photoshoot
All taken by the amazing Bron from Vanilla Photography
That's all folks. Wait a bit till the honeymoon post. It might take a while.