So I’m starting to descend from cloud 9 post wedding now and have had a chance to reflect on the day a little.
Sooooo many people were saying to me in the run up that I shouldn’t get too stressed out about the little details because most people don’t notice them and there’s no point in getting hung up about little things. It is no secret that I’m a bit of a perfectionist about most things I do (with the stand out exception of drawing anything freehand, which I hate so much I think I actually almost aim to do it badly – is that weird?!) and getting the precise peachy colour for the Bellini Bar sign took about one hour and 44 minutes longer than it should have… But one thing I’m really glad I stuck to my guns about was the décor for the ceremony on the beach. Lots of people have been saying all kinds of crazy kind things about the wedding design, including all the event planners on island that I’ve been flogging my lanterns to, and it’s really made me very pleased that I took the time to do it.
I think my favourite element of the design were the old cigar boxes we used. I have to admit that (naughty naughty) I’ve become partial to a puff or two of a good cigar here in Cayman – over in the Brac, under the stars with a Barbancourt in hand. And Alistair is fast turing into a chain cigar smoking demon (I’m exaggerating Mum, if you’re reading this, don’t worry). So anyway, aside from the cigars themselves I also have totally fallen head over heels for the boxes that they are packed into.
Especially the Romeo y Julieta ones, they’re just beautiful!
Here are a couple of pics from our big day:
And here are some from the pros!
I reeeeally wanted to do this next idea with our leftover succulents, but we just ran out of time on the day. We used them in my bouquet and the boutonnieres, and they would have been gorgeous on the Bellini Bar too – oh well, I guess it’s good that that was the worst thing that happened…