Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our Backyard Wedding .....

Hi all and thank you all for your well wishes.

But I know you want to see pictures, well I have lots, hahaha

I hope I won't bore you all too much with the next few umm lots posts about our wedding, but I loved every minute of the preparations towards it. We spent Thursday and Friday getting all the little bits done which was fun. On Friday the house was full of flowers, I made our bouquets and all the flowers around the place were put causally into vases.

I used gerbras(hmmm is this the right spelling it looks wrong) as they were all I could get at this time off year (cheap). The pink ones were lovely and I also used pink lilies in my bouquet and lots of flowers from the garden.

Cassie decorated all the straws with peoples names and little words all on them, now they looked cute. I think it's all the little things like this that make people now you care.

Then we filled up the water jug with fresh water and slices of lemon. I picked this up in Brisbane when we went down looking for Chloe's wedding dress and new it would be perfect for the wedding.

This was all put together on the side board with glasses and wine glasses that I have been collecting for months...52 wine glasses so if you need to lend any you know who to call..

Time to move onto the teabags...Emma spent hours cutting out the hearts and gluing them to the teabags..

Cups and saucers were then all washed up and put out with milk jugs and sugar bowls. All starting to come together....

Below the girls are hard at work..

With the veranda I set up all the round tables and chairs. Lots of flowers out here as well and table clothes to finish it all off.

I used balloons as decorations as well as banners that we made. Then all the furniture was moved into the boys room so we had one big open room.
Now the house is finished lets do the yard.

 Now this was the boys job....Cleaning up and setting out chairs..

I used paper lanterns and more banners out in the garden..
 Looks much better all cleaned up and decorated.
as I said earlier I so enjoyed getting every thing ready and looking pretty for our big day..

I  hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of our preparations...There isn't a lot of photos as I was so busy getting every thing ready I forgot to take many.
I will show more later in the week of what I have though.

Blessings to all


  1. it looks so nice and some great ideas:0)

  2. Gorgeous attention to detail! Very thoughtful extras.

  3. Looks beautiful, can't wait to see the rest!

  4. Congratulations Mandy, you sound so happy and it all looks so lovely. xx

  5. Everything looks so beautiful. Can`t wait to see more pictures. Congratulations to you both.

  6. I love Weddings like this with everybody chipping in. Homegrown?made special things. Can't wait to see more.
    Caroline xo

  7. Congratulations! What a lovely day for a wedding. Everything looks great. So happy that everything went well. I'll be checking back for more photos.

  8. everything looks amazing Mandy congrats again and lots of love to you all

  9. Congratulations to you both, happy to see the weather was beautiful, the house looks amazing, so much work and fun with everyone helping.
    Hope you are able to post some more photos soon.
    It is all the little special touches that make a day like that so memorable...well done.