It feels a bit strange to be planning a wedding when the world is in the midst of a pandemic. So much has been going wrong, so many ideas have flown out the window and many times we’ve had to start looking at backups of our backup plans. Alas, we’ve gotten this far and are only a few days away from the big event. If it weren’t for my amazing bridal party, I don’t think I would have been able to plan a bridal shower as it just seemed like such a chore when I couldn’t even get a wedding to go to plan. Regardless, I ended up having a lovely bridal shower which made me realise just how special my friends are, and how much I just needed a fun day away from the computer.
My day started with me getting ready for the event; originally I planned on wearing a pastel tulle vintage dress I was getting sent from Sydney but it never reached me in time so instead I went into my wardrobe and decided on a gorgeous vintage 1950’s grey/silver dress with pink embroidery. I found this dress whilst shopping in Sydney almost two years ago and it was originally from the tv show ‘A Place Called Home’ on the character Anna. One of my favourite features of this dress was that inside the dress on the lining, there’s a little label with ‘Anna’ written on it. It’s a lovely little thing to have. The dress was originally a little small so I had it let out by Beata from Chein Noir Dezines who did an amazing job. I paired the dress with a light pink sash, some vintage costume jewellery and pink satin shoes.
After getting all glammed up and putting on my makeup with a touch of extra sparkle, I went to get my hair done at Cherrybomb Beauty Parlour. Although I’ve been a pinup for a while, I still struggle with my hair because it is so naturally straight and it’s super soft so it struggles to hold it’s curl. I thought that since it’s a special occasion, I’d pass the struggle to someone more experience. I was styled by Chloe who is hands down the master of Victory Rolls in all of Australia and needless to say, she nailed it. I had two perfect victory roll on top of my head and the rest of my hair in a soft brush out. It was absolutely perfect and I was so happy that Cherrybomb could squeeze me in and make me feel so pretty. Of course, my maid of (dis)honour, Miss Vintage Orchid, and the face of Cherrybomb also had her hair styled for the day and she sported a gorgeous 60’s inspired bouffant styled by Dan.
I never wanted a rowdy night as I’m a bit more of a quiet person and crowded spaces make me nervous. So instead I was whisked away to the Crown and treated to a delicious high tea at Bistro Guillaume. The restaurant has an indulgent and opulent French theme throughout with velvet and plush furnishing throughout. It was light, open and airy with a calm and bright atmosphere. I had never been there before but upon entering and seeing a luscious green couch, I knew it would be a very glamour afternoon.
Once we were seated, the food was served on beautiful and modern three tiered platters and boy oh boy was it delicious. We found out that the restaurant is capable of catering to gluten free, lactose free and vegan (I’m sure they can cater to more dietary requests but those were the main ones we needed). The chocolate eclairs were some of my favourite treats (oh so delicious and I kindly offered to eat any left overs from anyone within ear shot). I was also a fan of the savoury tarts and the lemon meringue; I definitely love sweet treats so I may be a little bias when it comes to telling you what my favourite things were. I’m sure from the images you can see how delicious everything was and my facial expression will help you gague my overall excitement upon the food arriving.
If I had to nit-pick anything about the day it would be that the tea that was served was only served towards the end of the food. I always thought that for a high tea, tea should be served very at the beginning of the service but it was fine. I only managed to have one cup out of my tea pot as after visiting the ladies room, my pot and cup had been cleaned up. No matter, I just had a cup from a friend.
Hands down, the best part of the whole day was seeing my friends. After the year’s lockdown, being able to see my friends was such a precious moment and also a little overwhelming. I got a little anxious with all the attention but I think that’s more due to the fact that I’ve been very stressed and busy with work and wedding planning that all the attention was a bit much to handle. Oh the joys of anxiety. Alas, all was well and having such a large group of friends around me meant there was always someone to chat, cuddle and joke with. I don’t think I could have asked for a better afternoon to celebrate my upcoming nuptials. Just incase they are reading this, I want to thank my bridal party again for organising such a beautiful event with so many attending.
As the day wore on, we moved to The Waiting Room lounge, enjoyed cocktails and talked until the evening. When it was finally time to eat again, we were down to just a handful of us so we got a very opulent and fancy dinner … at Wok in a Box. Honestly, I didn’t care where we ate, as long as I was surrounded by beautiful people and I felt safe which I of course did. I never wanted a crazy, cocktail fuelled night so I’m grateful that my bridal party listened to me. I love how we couldn’t end the night because we just wanted to keep chatting. I felt so uplifted, loved and listened to by the end of the night. It was a perfect bridal shower, I honestly couldn’t ask for a better event and now I’m ready for my upcoming nuptials.
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