Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Wedding Photos!


I know some of you will be saying "About time!"
I have to admit I've been a bit shy about sharing my wedding photos but it's Valentines and what could be more romantic than a wedding day. So finally, here they are - The Wedding Photos!




It was far from a conventional wedding, more of an elopement with Phil's parents as our witnesses.
In fact it was a call from them saying they were planning a visit in a month that sparked the idea. It was one of those "Let's do it!" moments. We had a month to get organised but everything fell into place as though it was meant to be. The celebrant we wanted was available. There was enough time to have our rings made and just one week before the wedding I discovered the most wonderful photographers, and by a stroke of luck they happened to be available that day. Even the weather was very kind to us with a lovely sunny day. 

The groom, looking very dapper

with his vintage tie and button hole,

and colourful socks!

I wasn't what you would call a traditional bride.

I guess most brides wouldn't be crazy enough to be up before dawn on their wedding day to arrange their own flowers. I listened to our wedding music and sang along as I worked. You can read more about the flowers in this earlier blogpost.

I was very happy when I found a dress within two hours of shopping. I couldn't go past pretty sparkles and the colours of a sunset. 



This beautiful bag was sent to me by a lovely friend a few weeks before, it contained the most wondrous gift, but more about that another time. The bag was a perfect colour match so I used it to carry my bits and pieces. The vintage rose fabric made it like a fabric bouquet.

Okay on with the day! 
Usually I'm the one who cries at wedding but Mr Daisy was the first to shed a tear when I began to pin his buttonhole on. 

His father looking on, bemused.

The ceremony took place at a reserve at the bottom of our garden. A beautiful setting surrounded by a cathedral of trees but to add some festivity we hung colourful bunting. We were supervised by curious kookaburra who watched from a nearby tree as we hung them early in the morning.  

The flags looked lovely fluttering in the breeze.


Everyone knows the best parties have pink flamingos!! 

Mr Daisy and I have been together and married in our hearts for quite a few years so our wedding was more a celebration of our continuing commitment rather than a beginning of a new life. Our vows were simple and reflected this sentiment. 




When we were deciding on rings this style caught our eye for it's simple modern look. We looked at the jeweller's info and nearly fell off our chairs when we saw Tristan Brazier was a Blue Mountains local. Tristan did a wonderful job of making them at short notice. Mr Daisy and I chose the different metals that appealed to us but the same design makes them a pair. A nice symbol of the way we're both quite different people but make a great couple. 

 Bronwyn Dollin was our celebrant extraordinaire. She was just so friendly, so positive, so organised and so lovely. She had a way of adding a warmth to the ceremony that was really special. Her husband Geoff was great too, he looked after the music and was there to generally help out.


Big happy chipmunk cheek smiles!!


more Big Happy Smiles!

Happy parents



Mr Daisy's mum surprised us with a proper wedding cake. Fully made and decorated by her. No-one had told Joan I was wearing orange, but somehow she knew.  


We were lucky to find the best photographers, Grace and Tim of Willow & Co. Two of the loveliest people ever!! I came across their website and loved their natural style of photos and instantly knew that they were the photographers for us. Even though it was just a simple ceremony having our photos taken added another special experience to the day. And I was glad not to think about having to take photos myself.
Grace and Tim have a great way of utilising locations in their photos as you'll see in these pictures taken in the gully at the bottom of our garden. Nowadays when we walk these paths we think of our special day. 












My very favourite photo of the day was this one, when a song began to play and we spontaneously started to dance.  The song was Pocketful of Rainbows sung by Elvis. 
It shows it was a happy dancing kind of day. 

This photo is pretty special too. 

And so that was our Blue Mountains Wedding.

I'd just like to add... 
They lived happily ever after.




90 comments:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Oh my goodness I am having myself a good cry! Happy cry!
You look absolutely radiant and I love the pictures. My favorite is the two of you on the quilt, eyes closed and holding hands.It says it all!
Congratulations again what an awesome couple you make!

Shay said...

Oh Rachael- your wedding is so you. Everything about it is perfect - your dress, the setting, the fact you snuck quilts into your wedding pictures!

Thankyou for showing us parts of your your very special day.I loved seeing it all - you and Mr. Daisy look radiantly happy.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for sharing Rachael. What a lovely day for two beautiful people.

Heather said...

Those photos just made my heart sing. Thanks so much for sharing your special day.

audrey said...

What a beautiful day for you and your husband! Love how unique and special all the details are. Very personal and you.:) Your flowers are absolutely exquisite.

Erica Spinks said...

Thanks for showing us your photos, Rachael. I love seeing you all look so very happy. What a perfect day.

Susan C. said...

Oh how sparkilicious!! I have no quips to add, just a sincere congratulations to a loved up couple! I have been married now for 30 years......where has the time gone? Having the right person by your side is amazing, I can only wish that when you are rocking on your porch and zipping around on your mobility scooters bedecked with glitter and flowers...( and that's just Mr Daisy's) that you will bicker happily as only old married couples do because they can say what they need to say and no one takes offence..( unless they are hormonal) that you laugh until your teeth wobble and your cheeks droop, and you will forever hold hands as you close your eyes and sigh contentedly.....blessings to you both.

Barb said...

Oh Rachael -
The post I've been waiting for! I had immediate tears of joy for you and your special day.
What a beautiful love story of the day.
You were gorgeous, Phil is gorgeous, the banners, his parents the woods. What a fairy tale.
The cake was so sweet and your orange dress is fabulous.
Happily Ever After, indeed!
xoxox Happy Valentines Day

creations.1 said...

Just beautiful!

Diane said...

This was totally worth the wait! The photos are gorgeous, and you are such a beautiful bride. What a perfect day and I can't imagine the flowers could have been any more amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this special day. Wishing you a lifetime of love!!

shez said...

Wow Rachael what an amazing day,Thankyou so much for sharing your special day with us,I feel so blessed,I love it all and you both looked so amazing what special memories xx

Melissa P said...

Oh, Rachael! Thank you so much for sharing these fantastic photos of your special day. I can feel the joy radiating from my monitor as I scroll through. Everything looks so perfect!

beth s said...

Congratulations! Lovely, lovely wedding day. ;)

Marlene said...

What an amazing day so filled with love and happiness. It all looked so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Sandi said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos of your special wedding day with us. Your dress is lovely and if course your flowers were perfect of course.

Love your husbands tie and socks! This day was clearly meant to be as lovely as it could bre.

Congratulations to you and Mr. Daisy and all who participated to make the special day perfect...right down to your wedding cake.

Many years of love and happiness to you both Rachael.

DianeY said...

So beautiful! Congrats and Best Wishes to you both!

smazoochie said...

Honey Bun & Mr. Honey Bun!!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing your day with us! You both looked beautiful -- crazy for his white shoes, crazy for her orange dress!
Marriage is a process -- enjoy it!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

What a wonderful and beautiful day you and your Mr had. Congratulations xxx

Mystic Quilter said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful [photos with all of us. What a beautiful couple and I love the circlet of flowers in your hair, beautiful with your dress.

Linda said...

Such lovely photos. Love the setting for your wedding and of course the bride and groom looked fabulous. Your flowers were superb. So glad to see your photos and on just the right day, Valentine's Day. Congratulations again!

Allie said...

Well now I want to go back and have a new wedding - absolutely in LOVE with yours!!! That dress!!! The flowers on your head!!!! The bouquet!!! And holy cow the setting! The flamingos are the perfect touch - congratulations to you both!!! What a gobsmackingly gorgeous couple!

Havplenty said...

Rachael thanks for giving us a peek into such a meaningful life event. You personalized your special day in such a beautiful way. The socks and tie of the groom, how apropos.

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Sharyn Baldwin said...

I have to admit that I have tears in my eyes, after viewing your beautiful photographs of your special day! You both look so happy, as evreyone is! There are many more happy days ahead for you both.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Sweet RAchael I'm shedding a tear here too with Mr Daisy...how absolutely romantic and so beautiful! And both of you on the quilt..stunning! I'm so pleased you overcame your shyness to share your Memories with us....Many Blessings and Love to you both....xo

O'Quilts said...

AW....You are so adorable...and the pix are great...you always make my day happier!!! This post is the bingo:)

Béa said...

Thanks for sharing this special day and wonderful photos. Many blessings and love to you both XXX

Terry said...

May you both share many long years with your best friend.
The photos are as beautiful as that friendship.
Love you Both

Quilts on Bastings said...

Congratulations again - what a stunning couple on a perfect day! Thanks for sharing ...

Deb R said...

Such beautiful photos, congratulations to both of you. Such a gorgeous wedding xx

Ann-Maree said...

THE most beautiful wedding pictures I've seen! Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

tracie @ beets+birch said...

thank you for inviting us in and sharing your wedding day with us.
what beautiful pictures!
you and your mr are a gorgeous couple!
i so love that your color was orange and that a quilt was part of the day.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Many congratulations! Looks like you had a beautiful day .. I will come back and look at your pics again when my eyes are clear of happy tears!

Karen S said...

Oh wow! I have tears in my eyes. This is so beautiful.
I love the setting, the rings the flowers, your dress, your handsome man and his socks, the trees and the flags and the wonderful cake .. and everything!
You look gorgeous - a perfect bride.
What a beautiful way to take your vows.
Congratulations again to both of you.
I am blown away by your photos.

Issabella The Cat said...

Rachel Congratulations to you both, you both look so happy, relaxed and in the moment! The setting is beautiful-you lucky duck having all that splendour within walking distance! You did a fabulous job with the flowers, your bouquet is perfectly voluptuous! & the colour of your dress is so pretty, I'm consistently won over by sparkles too :D Thank you for sharing your day, it made for very happy reading this morning.

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous........OMG how did I miss the post about you getting married.....CONGRATS........

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh Rachael! Thank you for sharing your very special day with us! You and Phil looked beautiful and his parents looked especially pleased! Everything about your wedding is very special! And may you live a long and happy life together.....xx

myrtovl said...

Congratulations! The best wedding ever!
Sending you my love and best wishes,
Myrto

Linda Robertus said...

What a fabulous wedding! Congratulations!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Sigh....that was so beautiful, perfect to share today. Loved everything about your wedding Rachael!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

balling my eyes out! Rachael what a spectacular day. You look so beautiful from head to toe! All the personal details and everything is just so you, and you and Mr! Love it all and so happy that all those magical things conspired to make your special day :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Jeneta said...

Well, I just don't know what to say! What an emotional post for me as the reader - it is so beautiful! I adore every single photo. Your flowers are stunning. I LOVE Phil's tie and your sparkly dress, as well as the flags, your rings, the flamingos and your quilts. Most of all I love your words. A big hug to you from me Rachael.

Quilting Dee said...

Such beautiful photographs of beautiful people! Thanks for sharing your delightful day. Mr and Mrs Daisy!! Perfect.

Di said...

It was a very special experience to have you share the photos of your very special wedding day with us, Rachael. Thank you so much! I could feel the joy and happiness, and I have no doubt at all that you and Mr Daisy will definitely live happily ever after xxx

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

OH MRS DAISY--BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful wedding you and Mr. Daisy created and I know the rest of your life will be as gloriuous as that day! So HAPYY you decided to share this with us--I felt like we were sitting on a branch celebrating with you! Sending all my Love!

DeborahGun said...

what a beautiful celebration - wishing you all the happiness in the world :-)

Kyle said...

What an amazing day the two of you had. Love was in the air! Thanks for sharing your special moment. I felt like I was there. It's the perfect Valentine post. You're just a cute as can be!

Vickie said...

Thank you for sharing your day, it was a beautiful setting to celebrate your life together. Each and everything there was perfect to represent who you guys are. The two of you are just the neatest. coolest people... May God bless you with many happy, prosperous years together.

Dawn said...

Thankyou for sharing.
You are beautiful, he is beautiful, all looks beautiful, what a wonderful day! Weddings make me cry xx

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OH, they did/do/are living happily ever after!!! I cried, it's OK for commentators to cry, right? I took one look at your dress and his tie and went
PERFECT! And the socks :) Just wonderful and peaceful, no madness swirling about and with a kookaburra and flamingos all is right with your world!!! Thank you for 'giving' me this at 6 AM.

Mary said...

Oh my goodness! I am crying! Seriously, tears!!! Where do I begin? What beautiful photos. I can feel the love all around. Your dress is AMAZING! And you look amazing! The flowers! The cake! The groom! Perfect! Thank you for sharing...this was the perfect start to my day!

Karen H said...

What an absolutely perfect day you and Mr. Daisy had. Everything was so unique and beautiful. The pictures are magical! Thank you for sharing.

Tamie said...

Thank you for sharing. It was obviously a beautiful day and the pictures are wonderful. Congratulations.

Julie said...

Thank you so much for sharing, one of the photos has Mr Daisy gazing in wonder at you - it brought a tear to my eye. You both look so happy.

Gorgeous dress and flowers.

Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni ragazzi!
Siete bellissimi!
Tanti, tanti, tanti auguri!
Ciao

Sharon said...

What a perfect post for Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing your special wedding day with us. I was so touched as I read this. You and Mr. Daisy both look so happy! Congratulations!

I loved all the special touches you included in your day that are so "you". Love the dress, the cake and the flowers! And what a beautiful setting for your ceremony. And it must have been meant to be, because of how it all came together so well. A perfect day - and you can't ask for a better wedding than that!

rebecca said...

Best Valentine's Day ever! What a marvellous wedding. You are the Queen of FlowerS always. Thank you for sharing the pics with us. It was such a special treat.

Motherdragon's Musings said...

Thank you for sharing. Such beautifulness and sparkliness. And lovely weather as well.

Kristin in Alaska said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Chris said...

Forever blessings to the happy couple! A more special wedding, I have never seen. Simply lovely!

Nifty Quilts said...

What a beautiful day--one very special day in your long love story! You both look SO happy and at peace with one another. You, in your stunning sequin dress and joyful flowers could not be more beautiful. It's fun to see your dear one too, in all his cute and handsome glory. The day looks so brightly YOU! How lucky you are to have each other. Wishing you both a long, loving, joyful life together! Xoxo

Lynne Shandley said...

Aww, thank you for sharing! You both look happy and lovely together. I wasn't a traditional bride either, though I did have a long dress and long sleeves (but it was very early spring...and only about 5C out!).

Leanne said...

Oh wow Rachael, that's so awesome! ! I'm so happy for you. It looked like the perfect day ....
Here's cheers to Mr and Mrs Daisy ! xo

Karen said...

So very beautiful! All of it! You both looked wonderful and I adore your bouquet/colour theme for the day. Thank you for sharing some of your photos. It was a highlight of my day reading your blog post. It gave me a happy heart knowing it worked out so beautifully for you. I had a very similar experience when I organised my wedding. Everything just fell into place like it was meant to be. I also organised mine on a short time frame. No time for procrastinating! Wishing you and Mr Blue Mountain Daisy a lifetime of happiness.

Katy Cameron said...

Love the colours, the flowers and the location, absolutely perfect :o)

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Oh Rachael... your wedding is so amazing!
Everything about it's perfect and I Iove your wonderful dress! Thanks for sharing - Wishing you all the best!
Hugs, Deborah

janice15 said...

I just stumbled across your blog this morning. I'm Janice from San Francisco California. I very much enjoyed your mountain wedding photos every single bit as I read along it was just wonderful love your dress and flowers roses orange was perfect your face was beautiful... Have a wonderful Sunday you and Mr. daisy with love Janice
P.s. Come by and join me

Catherine said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. So nice to see two people looking so happy!

Shayla Sharp said...

Such beautiful flowers, cake, décor, setting, and most importantly, people! The photos are just wonderful----and you look fabulous (so in love with the flowers in your hair)! My favorite photo is the bw one of you two kissing (the horizontal one)--I hope you get that wall sized and hang it in your home! I'm so happy for you two!

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful day, beautiful couple, beautiful photos!

Ella and Nesta said...

Congratulations! A stunning setting for a lovely wedding. Thank you for sharing your happy day!

Sooli said...

Lovely, lovely photos! Looked like such a special day, just right for you. Some days are diamonds and that was yours!

Pickles Quilting said...

Congratulations!!! I love the wedding photos, they are absolutely beautiful. My favorite is both of your rings on the tree stump. And your dress, I LOVE it. So many sparkles!!! :)
-Brittany

pennydog said...

Congratulations! This is so similar to our wedding last year and I've not posted the pictures yet either ;) Love all the orange bits, that tie and cake especially! And the dress!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your special day! Everything looked so perfectly meant to be, from Mr. Daisy's socks to the wedding cake your mother in law made. Congratulations!!!!

Aoife said...

Everything about this is beautiful and clearly speaks to the heart of who you both are, individually and together. Congratulations, I really, truly couldn't be happier for you x

pandchintz said...

What a beautiful wedding Rachael; the flowers, the setting, the rings, the outfits, the cake.........all perfect. With best wishes indeed for happily ever after.

Margaret said...

Thank you for letting us share in your happiness!
My very best wishes for a long & joyful life together!

the girlfriend gap said...

Teary eyed and wishing I was a little mouse watching this beautiful occasion. REALLY REALLY Beautiful. The love is clearly evident in every photo. Wishing you all the best together. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Daisy :)!!!!!!

Janita

roccagal said...

congrats to the newlyweds! just a beautiful wedding- a lovely lovely couple! I got very teary eyed reading your post! thanks for sharing your special day with us!

Janice said...

Just beautiful. You both look so very happy. The photos and your words show just how much love you have for each other. Thanks for sharing your special day.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh but OH!! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your special and beautiful day with us :) Gorgeous and flowers and photos and quilts as usual (and another lovely sighting of Oy Emu!) It seems like you are on a wonderful path together!

Helen said...

What an album of Joy! I can only imagine that your life together will be filled with many beautiful moments.

pompom said...

What a romantic wedding! The photos are certainly not conventional! but why would they be! Best wishes to you both. May you always be this happy together.

Judy said...

Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us!! Such a lovely way to celebrate your wedding and I love your dress, it just suits you so well. Best wishes to you both!!

quiltsomore said...

I can't see to type I have tears in my eyes I'm so happy for you and Mr Daisy

Thimbleanna said...

Wow. Just WOW! Ohmygosh -- everything is just so Beautiful! I LOVE the colors. The bunting. The dress. The FLOWERS!!! And the cake -- such a fun surprise and so beautifully co-ordinated!!! Congratulations Rachael!!!

Helen L said...

Thank you for sharing the photos with us. They have made me smile!! I love your dress (it is my favorite color too!) your flowers are just extraordinary, the setting was beautiful, and I love the photo of Mr Daisy looking at you with so much love in his eyes!! It warms my heart! And you have a beautiful smile! So happy for you!!! Congratulations and BIG hugs to you both, from H in Healdsburg.

SarahZ said...

What a glorious celebration! So happy for you both!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I enjoyed revisiting these - such a happy day and beautiful photos! My mother in law is also named Joan. :)

Sharon said...

What a beautiful story. I LOVE your dress, his socks, your flower head piece, oh my, it all looked amazing. My favorite photo is the one with you both walking up the path, you with your flowers, and him, carrying your quilt. I think that photo is absolutely gorgeous! Cheers to you both.

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