Where do I begin?
You and Sammy were, by no exaggeration, perfect! Not only did you both set the scene perfectly for the day, but you nurtured and pampered us and created not only the greatest setting by which to begin my wedding day, but also the perfect canvas to carry it through!
I began the morning of my wedding pretty bleary-eyed and tired after what proved to be a particularly rough evening (my mother-in-law and I have a somewhat strained relationship and she didn’t fail to live up to that on the night before) and despite my efforts to go to bed early, I ended up falling asleep well after midnight and puffy from tears.
So while I didn’t wake up feeling particularly chirpy…
When you ladies arrived and put on Doris Day while setting up, it delighted me to no end and put me in a headspace whereby I was warmed and excited and ready to embrace my wedding day! You both looked incredible and showed the same dedication to creating the perfect 50s look for myself and my precious Ladies of Loveliness! Each one of them looked incredible, and you helped to make them look and feel like the truly beautiful women each of them are!
And my Mum! Goodness…
She looked stunning and by the way she carried herself, I knew she also truly felt it! In that room sat three generations of women, each as valuable as the precious stones they wore (Grandma wore her 120 year old pearls – the very same mum wore on her wedding day; mum adorned emeralds; my sister wore diamonds and I wore my mother’s sapphires and vintage rubies).
I can honestly say there have only been a handful of occasions in which I have felt truly and utterly beautiful, and by far, my wedding day was the greatest of them all! When I originally emailed the Lindy Charm School to enquire as to whether or not you could do our wedding hair and makeup, I did so with a very particular vision in mind.
I was to be wearing my mother’s dress and we were to be married in a fully 50’s garden party and I didn’t want any old makeup artist copying a look and plastering it on me in the name of ‘vintage’. I spent months researching proper 50s hair and makeup artists and as I mentioned to you on the day, I was so excited by the Lindy Charm School and what you run by way of vintage styling classes and fairs, but felt that it was impossible to ask simply because of where you are based. Yet as the weeks passed and I continued my research, I kept coming back to the Charm School and, knowing no one else could do quite what you ladies do, figured I had nothing to lose by at least enquiring.
Well, let’s say you absolutely, 100% lived up to my expectations and dreams!
From the moment you arrived I knew I was in the right hands! I felt utterly stunning and in every way the Lady I envisioned I would be on my wedding day! You and Sammy did an incredible job and I cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm and excitement and for still committing to come considering both the distance and the turmoil in both your lives at the time.
I felt utterly blessed to have you both there and to see the transformations each of my special Ladies and I went through, and feel that true sense of ‘beautiful’ we all felt on my wedding day.
And the wedding…OH MY GOODNESS!!! I had an absolute ball!
I wasn’t remotely stressed out and I only cried when i heard the music starting for the girls to walk down the aisle. But by the time i got there i was all but bursting at the seams with excitement!
The weather was perfect, the flowers were in bloom and the cattle next door were doing their thing and I got to marry my greatest friends under the most glorious giant Moreton Bay Fig in front of the our most dearest friends and family.
Then we ran through paddocks, climbed fences, lay under willow trees and posed in barn yards, and then topped it off with a sweet little choreographed Swing dance as our First Dance! As the light fell, the millions of fairy lights and hanging garden lanterns turned on and guests were swept up in the magic of it all.
It really was the most perfect Secret Garden-esque wedding and I wouldn’t change a thing! Jason and I loved every second and cherished the whole day!
Again, my genuine thanks from the bottom of my heart! Will be in touch when photos come through!
– Much love, Beth Stewart-Wright!