The Big Day
I was up at the crack of dawn mostly because I was so excited. My bridesmaids started getting ready at 7am. We had avocado toast and some fizz and enjoyed being together in our pyjamas that were all matching that I’d gifted them the night before along with heart necklaces.
The ceremony started at noon so we had plenty of time to get ready and take some photos outside. The weather was incredible and after weeks of rain the sun shone down on us.
We had 120 guests who were welcomed by and joined in with the Jaan, the first part of the ceremony where the bride’s family welcomes the groom and his family. Then the guests took their seats in front of the mandap. The ceremony was followed by canapés, champagne and lawn games in the garden.
Then it was time for some quick photos and back for the wedding breakfast, speeches, some golden hour photos and then a quick change before we cut the cake and danced the night away. There was no curfew at Elmley which was really important to us as we love weddings and loved having everyone together. We all sat around the fire pit, with tacos, margaritas, and marshmallows made by my sister until the early hours. Zack and I went to bed at 5am!
Looking back at the photos I feel so full of joy. What a truly magical and special few days, I can feel the love and happiness from every single image.