Thursday, February 12, 2009

our wedding I: confetti

I am in love with confetti shots, always have been.
To me it's the perfect illustration of celebration, joy and the blessing of the community on a couple's marriage.
Besides that it's also colourful, fun and someone's usually pulling a funny face!

Liezl & Iwan


Margarita & Kobus


Angela & Eben
Phrosne & Matthys
And then it was our turn.



Once again, we'd just taken over the street. Cars? What cars? Gotta love small town SA.



After the confetti, we took a little break. Just hanging out in the street, as you do. I was being my usual expressive self and dear MIL Ansie captured it.


Yay, we're married! And now there was only the small matter of a huge party to attend to...

19 comments:

Darrah said...

Confetti is cute, but rice in the eye might be scary! My sister had a very safe bubble situation.

Superficialgirl said...

The colors looked so pretty!

London bride said...

I hadn't even thought about confetti before the wedding, but I was never that convinced by it and then my girls bought some along and some of my favourite pics are the confetti ones! I love the board of the pics of the two of you.

Being Brazen said...

I love confetti...I once saw someone used heart shaped confetti - so cute .

I would do rose petals :)

Julia said...

I haven't really thought about the confetti situation either... how did it work if, at the end of the ceremony you left the church first, and then everyone files out behind you? i guess we could hire some actors to wait outside and throw confetti on us as we exit ;) the second photo of the two of you is my favourite.

Elizabeth said...

I really like the confetti look, so cute! We got married at a rose garden so I couldn't have that type of thing so a cute alternative we used was little bells that everyone rang.

AmyJean said...

So Lovely! I love it! :)
RelentlessBride

Jess said...

I love all your photos! So beautiful!

Lisa D said...

Gorgeous! Just love the look of bliss that is on your guys' faces! Confetti is so fun. I love the pics that your MIL captured.

Ashley said...

awwww... love yours and the others you posted!

Globetrottingbride said...

So fun!! I love them all. I wasn't allowed to do anything messy like this but now I wish I had : ).

Once A Bride said...

Those photos are so great! I've been enjoying all the pics from your wedding these past few days...

naturally nina said...

Totally! I always dreamed of confetti too! I also once saw someone use dried lavender to throw on the bride & groom. Beautiful and smelled great! :)

lovelymorning said...

soooo pretty. you look so beautiful in your amazing dress!

Hayley said...

Just 'stumbled' across your blog and have been looking at your photos....so beautiful...and congrats!

javajune said...

Beautiful pics and love your dress.
The confetti is a fun touch.
jj

redframe said...

Darrah, yeah I don't really get the rice thing. And it kills the birds who eat it! Petals = nice and soft, pretty & biodegradable!

Superficial, I know and it's ironic cause I'd asked for all white petals and was a bit unimpressed... When I first saw the pictures, though, I realised it's all good!

I'm so glad your girls stepped up when you weren't sure, I adore confetti it's so fun. And thanks, I like those pics too!

BB, rose petals are classic and they smell good too!

Julia, ha ha yeah rent-a-crowd should do it. Wouldn't you be signing the register though? That's how all our guests got down the steps before us.

Elizabeth, love the idea of the bells!!

Thanks AmyJean, Jess, Lisa me too!

Ashley, I particularly like the multi coloured streamers!

Globetrotting, I think you should get some and toss it over yourselves on your anniversary!

Onceabride, thank you it's my pleasure!

Nina, my florist had suggested eucalyptus but I don't like the smell... Must tell a funny honeymoon night lavender story, thanks for reminding me!

Thank you lovely, hayley & jj!!!!

un-bride said...

Such beautiful pics - I especially love the ones of you just hanging in the street.

phros said...

marli, i also particularly like the streamers....:))))