5.3.10

A to Z, e-i-e-i-o





E is for Elope. 
It took me a bit to think of a word for E, in my self imposed A to Z challenge.  I was even going to ask you guys, when doh! ( insert slapped forehead here), Derr Fred (people still say that, right??), I eloped. Elope starts with e, and our wedding day is a favourite memory of mine.

Sunset at Broadbeach, just me and my sons ( back then only Josh and a baby Tyler) , 2 hired witnesses and Rod. No flowers except the yellow blooms sprinkled upon the dunes, provided by god. 
We didn't think about music, which Kate ( amazing celebrant in QLD) brought along anyway. As we said our vows - You're  Beautiful by James Blunt started. It was all we could do to not burst out laughing, we despise that song and its now our wedding song, but it's an extremely us thing for that to happen so just made it more a perfect day.
A quick dip up to an Italian restaurant, then woolies pavlova by the pool of our hotel. And a whole week to hit the Queensland theme parks. 


I played with some layering, I started with a blue flower serviette, and then paint and more paint then some crackle medium and more paint. 


On the title side, a beautiful bride from a 1950s home journal magazine. The Elope and a few feature words, are written in black pen, then Dm'd and White spots added, just because!!
I stuck to yellow with just hints of blue, because the yellow flowers that stick out so brightly in my mind. 

Ps On that day, I wore a $20 dress. The men/boys wore $60 shirts each. And while this does not bother me, occasionally I use that fact to help decision making processes!! - Hey he knew what he was getting into! 

10 comments:

Laura said...

What an awesome wedding story! I had a backyard wedding and my dress was $150. Mr. Sahm's pants were twice that, and we won't even talk about the shoes. I have educated him since then in the frugal way. He loves me for it... most of the time. Thanks for sharing your story!

Angela V. said...

Beautiful story,beautiful pages!

Mandy said...

what a great story...love the layeringtoo...awesome arty work as usual...xxx

Tanya Tahir said...

love the arty stuff :)

Ceci said...

I love the journal...very inspiring! :)

Kate said...

love hearing your elopement story sarah. makes me wish i did it that way too!!! damn mother in law :( LOL xox

aussiescrapper said...

I love it my girl, the story is awesome, sounds so stress free and romantic, the James Blunt song made me smile that an actual song you didn't like is now your wedding song, and wowsers free flowers scattered on the beach, sounds so perfect and such a wonderful time, to top it off, pav by the pool, just gorgeous. This is an awesome page again, just love your artistic side, you are so talented.

Jessica said...

that is sooo wonderful! i love love it! my parents eloped and i always thought it was so romantic!

Kim said...

WOW WOW WOW thats all ive got to say!!!!

Heather said...

I really have to get caught back up with you.....I do remember ready that on your blog before that you eloped....I think that's a great word to use. I really like the "girl" pattern paper in the background too. That works cool with the word and story without being too "bridish" (is that a word! - LOL)