Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I finally got around to sitting down and going through some of our wedding pictures! You girls have been so sweet and supportive of my planning process during the past few months, and I really appreciate all of the kindness and suggestions! As many of you know, my husband and I were married on the beach on September 21st. I was worried sick for about two weeks leading up to the wedding. We planned most of it ourselves, and although we did receive generous help from both of our families and close friends, it was an incredibly daunting task nonetheless. Nate and I aren't big party planners, and neither of us really like too much attention so the whole thing was a lesson in confidence and stress management. However, the big day was beautiful. The sun shined brightly, despite the gloomy weather that had taken place all that week. A good sign! 
The worrying I had done did hold some validity though.There were some things that didn't go as I'd hoped. It was extremely windy that afternoon, so my hair and veil were kind of all over the place for most of the ceremony and reception! Also, even though our florist did a gorgeous job on the flowers, she left out some rose petals that were supposed to line the aisle in a swirl design. Some of my Etsy decor got lost in the shuffle, and didn't make it onto the tables. But, I felt so loved by our friends and family members that it ultimately didn't (and doesn't) matter. I married my better half, my best friend. I am so blessed, and I feel it every day I am with him.

I am only sharing a few pictures, partly because there are just too many to post and partly because I want to keep some private for ourselves. I hope you enjoy :)

My dress was designed by Essence Of Australia. Layers of lace and chiffon, complete with a lace-up corset in the back. It was altered three times due to the length, and the bust had to be heavily altered as well! It came with a gorgeous train, but because we got married right on the sand, that had to be bustled underneath. 

My husband and brother-in-law :)

Sweet Layers wedding cake, made mostly of red velvet. It was so delicious!

We had a sand ceremony, quite fitting for the beach.

Pinterest was my best tool in planning our wedding. However, if I were to do it all over again, I would hire a wedding planner. WORTH IT! Unless you enjoy planning of course :)

* It is true what they say, you know. I was an OCD, anxiety-ridden wreck months before our wedding. But the day of, I was actually really calm. My bridesmaids helped with that. And everything went by so quickly! The best advice I can give future brides? Relax! Enjoy it! It's only ONE day!

* In case you are planning your wedding right now, I wanted to share a 15% off discount code with you to Simply Bridal. They offer dresses, veils, and other beautiful accessories for brides-to-be! They were kind enough to reach out to me and offer my readers this discount. At Check-out, enter code SBL263BG.

If you have any specific questions on decor, the ceremony, or reception, feel free to ask! 
♥ Noelle


  1. Love this post - you got every detail just right for the wedding! Love the pic of you doing the sand ceremony - you look gorgeous!!! Your wedding hair and makeup were perfect.

  2. Gorgeous photos!! I still don't know how I didn't choose to get married on the beach!

  3. Thanks for sharing these! Everything looks classy and beautiful.

  4. Congratulations to you! It looks like your wedding day was absolutely perfect! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  5. Stunning! You were such a gorgeous bride and these photos are beautiful. Love all of the details. The 6th picture from the bottom is my favorite of the bunch.

  6. Beautiful! You looked so beautiful! I love your dress, it's gorgeous. Looks like all your hard planning paid off. SO happy for you both!

  7. Thank you so much everyone! You are the best :)

  8. STUNNING!!! These are absolutely beautiful and you looked gorgeous!!

  9. You looked absolutely beautiful and your wedding was gorgeous!! I love that spot!! We got married in La Jolla at the "wedding bowl park" and I loved our wedding on the SD beach!! Yes I live in Harveston and I do love that area too! =) Suzanne xoxo

  10. You looked absolutely beautiful and your wedding was gorgeous!! I love that spot!! We got married in La Jolla at the "wedding bowl park" and I loved our wedding on the SD beach!! Yes I live in Harveston and I do love that area too! =) Suzanne xoxo

  11. Absolutely gorgeous. You are such a beautiful bride. I'm so happy for you that everything came together so amazingly!


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