Every month, The Wedding Boutique shares a story of a bride who had an intimate and personal wedding. These brides are sharing how they made their wedding fit their personality, they are sharing their struggles and they are sharing their most beautiful moments. I hope you will walk away feeling strengthened by these stories in the knowledge that you are not in this alone.
Each of these stories are written by the bride herself and I did not alter them in any way.
What was your biggest struggle when creating a small & personal wedding?
My biggest struggle was trying to decide who, and who not to invite. You don't want to hurt any one's feelings by not inviting them but at the same time, you have to be a little bit selfish when it comes to your own wedding and do what's best for you and your spouse.
Which part of your wedding are you most proud of now?
I am proud that we didn't do anything to please anybody else. The day really was about mine and my husband's love and marriage. We picked the cake that we loved, we picked the venue we loved, food, flowers etc etc. As much as we were unbelievably grateful to have all our friends and family there to celebrate one of the most important days of our lives, I didn't want to look back and regret any decision I made because it was based off what someone else wanted us to do.
What aspect of your wedding day had the biggest impact on you?
Being able to get married to the love of my life and have my Grandpa (who I love so much) there, alive and well, to witness it.
What advice would you give to yourself if you were to do it all over again?
Do your own hair and makeup and get rid of the earrings ... hahaha! ;)
Is there anything else you would like to share with brides who are in your shoes today?
Do what's best for you. Your aunt hates chocolate cake but you love it and have dreamt of a double chocolate chip wedding cake your entire life? Have the chocolate wedding cake! This day is about your love and declaring your love in front of the people you love most.
About the bride
Rachel is originally from Canada but moved to Australia 5 years ago where she met the most incredible man ever and got engaged at 19 years old, only six months after meeting. Over 4 years in and she still believes that marriage is the best thing ever!
She also has a serious passion for all things design (you can check out her lovely website below) and healthy baking!