Bridesmaids; Amanda, me, Lorelle and Hannah
Selfies with the beautiful bride
The official signing of papers - eee!
Cute table decorations at the reception
Boyfriend and I
The glowing newlyweds
Best mate Blacky
The drunken groom and I
Barty and Blacky sharing some love
Relaxing by the wall
I had the honour and privilege of being a bridesmaid at my first-ever wedding last weekend, not including being a flower girl at my uncle's wedding when I was 11 or so.
It could very well be the first and BEST wedding I'll ever attend, there was so much to enjoy about it.
A surprise wedding, held by the river, a beautiful bride with bare feet and awesome groom in an op-shop suit, cute and quirky decorations everywhere, and not to mention the $1800 worth of champagne for all...
The newlyweds to be congratulated are two of my best friends, Narelle and Landon, who have been together since they were 13. Now, at 22 and 23 years old, they are officially married! It's crazy to suddenly have a married couple as your closest friends. I feel more grown up just knowing them.
As you can see from the photos, it was an amazing occasion. The 350+ people invited were surprised indeed, as they had originally been invited to "an engagement party".
For people who weren't too busy dancing drunk (cough: Blacky and Barty; see above photo of boys groping each other on the dance floor), there was a vintage photobooth to keep everyone entertained, with plenty of hilarious dress-up clothes to play with.
For me, the greatest thing about the day was being able to be there to support Narelle on her perfect, laidback and romantic day, even though I have moved interstate, away from her. She had let me in on the secret only a month or so ago, and I had only tried on my dress on the morning of the wedding. The whole thing was so exciting, with a hen's brunch in the morning where we gorged on chocolate and helped each other get ready before absolutely freaking out during the car ride to the wedding venue.
Well.... I was constantly complaining of sweating and wanting to wee myself hahaha, until we put on a 'gangsta song' and danced and laughed the rest of the way.
I led the bridesmaids down an undefined grassy aisle, to the place where we watched Landon and Narelle share their first kiss as husband and wife - so, so special.
:) Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding, guys.