From the Bride… This truly was an international wedding that brought family and friends from Canada, England, Africa and Papua New Guinea all to Sydney, Australia. So it was most important that even though it poured with rain for the entire week leading up to the day, we showcased what the best city in the entire world had to offer. Jonathan, who is Canadian, and I met in the UK, where we lived for two years. Jon proposed on Christmas Day in the middle of New York City enroute to his family’s Christmas celebrations in Canada.
It was a complete shock but did not take long for planning to begin. The only problem was Jon and I were about to begin a new life in Papua New Guinea, so the entire wedding was planned via the internet. Emails back and forth and a few dress fittings when we visited family in Sydney pulled the day together.
The wedding was all about the small details, and flowers were the key. Jonathan is one of five boys, and I did not have sisters so making decisions about the bridal party was difficult. Following our hearts and sticking to the people we really wanted made the day very special, and they all complemented each other right down to our gorgeous flower girl, who wore a dress made with love by my aunty.
This Christian Louboutin clutch bag marks the height of high fashion.And this clutch is simple, but in person, that works out to its advantage.Christian Louboutin does make some of the finest collections of shoes and bag and this is just one example of his gorgeous creations.
For those who would rather go the faux-snakeskin route (or who would rather have a similar clutch in a neutral instead of a bright), check out the MaxMara Embossed Evening Clutch for less than half the price of the Louboutin bag.This design also comes in an all-purple iteration, but the bicolor models above feel much more current.Luxurious and so bold in red, this Louboutin handbag is made from pony skin and is sure to make an elegant impression.
Fur is defined by fall and winter seasons and Christian Louboutin has come out with this gorgeous mink fur clutch as an excellent fashion accessory for special occasions during that season.The Louboutin clutch definitely wins on color and material, but I think I prefer the structure of the MaxMara bag better.
We were married in the same church as Nicole Kidman and Keth Urban with spectacular views of Manly Beach. My dear friend Laura wrote us a song, which she sang acoustically during the ceremony. Our guests then made a short trip across the Harbour Bridge while viewing the Opera House and partied into the night at Darling Harbour, which was topped off with a surprise fireworks display.
Our favorite uncles hosted our reception, and we included photos of our treasured grandparents on their wedding day. We toasted during the cutting of our gorgeous Faye Cahill-designed cake with the same champagne glasses that my parents used 36 years earlier and my something blue included Manolo Blahnik shoes, which were put on special order and delivered to Sydney while I was in Hong Kong and a brooch that belonged to my great-grandmother. Jonathan and I were looking for quirky elements in our wedding that signified us.
Guests identified their seats via a map of the London tube, and the bridal party sat at Buckingham Palace. They drank Pimms with lemonade and ate McDonalds cheeseburgers for a midnight snack. Nothing would have come together in the end without the help and effort of Anthony Del Col, who saved our lives when the long-distance planning got to be too much. It really was the international wedding of my dreams.