August 5, 2009

My Best Friend’s Wedding

My best friend, Shannon and her gorgeous man Al married yesterday in beautiful but freezing Tasmania.  We have had the most wonderful time with their family and friends, decorating and celebrating their wedding.  Shan and Al shared their first kiss at Richmond Bridge, Tasmania five years ago exactly, which is why they chose the 4th of August to exchange vows.  Truly sentimental, the poignancy of the day was heightened at every step.  The bouquets, handcrafted by the bridesmaid (me) and the groom, included handmade sugar hearts that Shan and Al made together last week; Al composed the music that Shan walked down the aisle to; and Shan recited some of the “80 things she loves about Al” as part of her vows, a list she wrote when they first began dating.  This was a truly romantic celebration of love.

Here are some of my favourite happy snaps from the day.

David (my husband) and I took these cute happy snaps during the day, so I can’t wait to see what the professional comes up with!  This was a beautiful wedding – filled with tears and laughter and love.  Congratulations Shan and Al – may your lives together be as filled with love as the past few days.

Happy Celebrating!



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  2. What a beautiful wedding Kathryn. Congratulations to Shannon and Al. The bouquets are beautiful. I didn’t know you did wedding flowers.

    Comment by Sandra Caruso — August 5, 2009 @ 10:46 am

  3. The wedding looks amazing Kathryn, you look a bit cold though

    Comment by Kathy — August 5, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  4. Oh I love winter weddings! It looks gorgeous with your hair pieces and the candles!

    (It looks freezing!)

    Comment by Polka Dot Bride — August 5, 2009 @ 11:58 am

  5. what a beautiful’s my dream to have a wedding just like that..

    Comment by Wedding Favors — August 5, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

  6. Everyone should have a best friend like Kat! Al and I hired a large house in Tassie where the wedding party and close family stayed for the week. Everyone was astounded as the Pink Frosting team transformed the open lounge and dining area into a fantasy Reception wonderland. Al and I couldn’t have even imagined anything as incredibly beautiful – although I should have known that Kat could, with such limitless creativity and love for everything she does.

    I can, with absolute certainty, say that I had the perfect wedding, with a perfect ceremony and perfect reception. Couldn’t have done it without you, Kat. xoxo

    Comment by Shannon Armstrong — August 10, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

  7. You have excelled yourself Kathryn! You look gorgeous, as does Shannon!

    Well done sweetie!

    Comment by Samantha — August 10, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  8. Gorgeous photos, beautiful people, glorious day – lovely!

    Comment by Veronica — August 10, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

  9. Love all the little details and all the candles – a wedding to remember!

    Comment by Cathrin D'Entremont — August 15, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

  10. looks just beautiful Kathryn! xx

    Comment by suzi — August 15, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

  11. Kathryn, Thank you to you and David for the fantastic decorating you both did for Shan and Als wedding. Warwick and I have never seen our daughter look so beautiful and happy and now we have a wonderful son-in-law who completes Shans world and makes her glow. Love Ruth and Warwick.

    Comment by Ruth Armstrong — August 17, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

  12. lovely winter wedding..i like the use of the quills..

    Comment by Fete — August 23, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

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