It took a while to decide what we actually wanted from our wedding day. We did know however our day would not follow a traditional path. I'd always liked the idea of eloping to Vegas to get married by a fat Elvis. I'm not the biggest Elvis fan, we do share the same birthday however (which was yesterday!). I think I just liked the irony of a serious commitment in a somewhat comical environment. Who knows. My mind works in mysterious ways, even to me. Anyway that was not to be. The husband on the other hand was happy for a party with friends and family. Both of our initial thoughts were very non-traditional and low-key.
Eloping sounded great (to me) but given we live in the land of Oz and are quite isolated there was going to be a lot of organising and I knew deep down that I wanted at least my closest family and friends to share in this day. Also knowing that not all of them could afford the plane ticket to Vegas. 
Our compromise or mash of these two ideas was to get married at the Registry Office in the Old Treasury Building here in Melbourne (and if we weren't from Melbourne it would almost be like eloping), witnessed by our close family and friends and then to take them all out for dinner. So we did. 
And dinner was at one of our favourite Spanish restaurants. If you can remember we got engaged in Spain, so we felt this was a perfect fit. We had the most fabulous day, rain included. And it's true what they say, that it goes so quickly!
 

18 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

OH Evie these are the most beautiful photos.
You wedding and party look perfect.
I'm especially loving the pics of you and Jake together you can see the huge love and friendship there.
You look stunning too!!
oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday!xo

Heartbeatoz said...

Looks like you had a Fantastically Happy Day

Congratulations from Jacki in Adelaide

P.S Happy Birthday :)

amy w - over and under said...

You both look bursting with happiness :D
What a lovely, intimate day, and I love your DIY details (cake toppers!) Happy birthday to you & Elvis

pixelhazard said...

so cute and very happy belated birthday wishes to you for yesterday :)

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Kate said...

Happy, happy birthday!
Your wedding looks and sounds divine. A real celebration of the two of you and your love. Actually, its making me want to get married all over again.

Ames and Tash said...

Happy birthday and thanks for sharing your photos. They are absolutely beautiful. So good they must be shared - will post about them on my blog. Hope that is ok :) Ames

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one yellow jumpsuit. said...

Oh Evie, they are all such beautiful photos. That looks like it was the most beautiful day. I love that you went to the Resistary Office. It just looks so special. Thank you for sharing it with us. xxx

And Happy Birthday to you both. I'm sure it would have been a beautiful day. xx

Luna said...

That looks so special and may I say your choice of dress is GORGEOUS! Congratulations! X.

Madeleine said...

Evie, there are not enough words for how beautiful your wedding day looks... So I won't even try!!
Thanks so much for sharing. You and your husband look and seem so very in love which makes me smile and smile again. Congratulations! Again! Xx

Danielle said...

it certainly was such a beautiful and special day :) love lots xo

AnastasiaC said...

what fantastic photos - looks like a perfect day!! congratulations!

Nikki said...

My fiance and I are trying to get our heads around a small, intimate and still fantastic wedding, and these photos show it can oh so be done! :)

Kate @ lovelornunicorn.com said...

Congratulations again, beautiful people! Looks like you had the most gorgeous day. Stunning photos and I adore the crafty details too!

prettylittlethieves said...

thank you for sharing these amazing photos! congratulations! everything looks perfect!

Little Jane St said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! I love your dress:)

mel bomba said...

oh so very sweet, magical even!!

hope you had a great happy birthday!!

Clouds said...

congratulations. it was such a gorgeous wedding, and you two looked so happy. :)

Bek said...

Congratulations, looks like it was a lovely day of celebrations and the perfect fit for the two of you.

(And, you look so cute! I love the dress, the cardy and the hair thingy.)