Keira and Ben <3

On a perfect morning in March I headed to Branell Homestead to take care of Keira and Team Bride! Her perfect day was here! I’ve been very spoiled lately, not only to I have wonderful Brides but I’ve been lucky enough to visit Branell Homestead several times of the past months. I love the country views and the relaxed vibe I get every time I arrive… it was a simply perfect choice for Keira, she could have her four legged best friends attend the entire day! {Her horses} as well as let her chosen colours and theme for the day shine.

When I arrived at Branell I was met by the groom who pointed me in the right direction, it is always fun when both Bride and Groom share the homestead to get ready. Luckily there are two very opposite ends and helpful bridesmaids on patrol! Keira was smiling, in fact I don’t think she stopped smiling! We breezed through the preparations in record time which meant a little bit of down time for Keira and her girls to relax before getting dressed. Rushing is the LAST thing you want to be doing on your wedding day!

Keira and Ben’s perfect day was captured by My Lense Photography, what memories to have! A big thank you for allowing me to share a few of those moments with my post!

Keira, It was so much fun to take care of you and your girls on your wedding day! You were completely content and happy {not one nerve!}, wishing you and Ben every happiness in the future!

Here’s what the Bride thought….

What was your favorite moment of the day?
That would be a tie between Ben’s face when he first saw me at the ceremony and being introduced at the reception as Mr & Mrs Millis.

How did you pick your Bridal Party? Any tips?
Picking the girls wasnt easy. Mel (MOH) and Rach were my best friends all through High School and Ebonie was a close friend to me since I’ve been with Ben, as her partner and Ben were close friends in the fire brigade. I did originally pick another friend, who’s party Ben and I met propely at, but during the course of planning the wedding we had a falling out that was patched up by the wedding and Lenna helped me with the horses for the photos. TIP- You just need to pick those who are going to support you whether its in an official role or a role that no one else can do. I loved all my girls.
What personal/DIY touches did you add to your day?
I did my invites myself with the help of my Mum and MOH. They were simple but pretty as that was the feel I was going for. I put personal/themed touches to my table numbers. I ordered the numbers off ebay then painted them myself. But i really didn’t do too many DIY things due to work commitments. I still managed to get the close personal feel that I wanted for the reception.
I never saw a smile leave your face once on the day, not even a nervous glimpse! Do you have any advice for future Brides?
My advice for future Brides is to make yourself a budget and stick as close as you can to it. My best help in planning my wedding was that my MOH had recently married and I reused certain things such as table mirrors and tea light glasses. Plus I also shopped for the best prices and deals for decorations on ebay, eg table numbers and glass gems to go in my table center pieces. Also if you know you need lights to set a mood get them early in the christmas lead up.
What did you think of the makeup and service you received?
Tyneale your make up service was perfect!!!! You’re lovely to chat with (which helps keep the nerves down) and your make up is flawless!!! By the time I needed a touch up it was well into the reception and nobody cared plus I was enjoying myself too much to worry about a make up touch up. But I will say that I loved how you were able to make all of my girls and myself look quite natural yet the girls wee bit different to me I cant thank you enough!
Any other advice for future Brides?
My last advice to any brides is plan well so that on the day no matter what is thrown at you, you can believe in your plans and support group to take care of everything so that you can just enjoy your day. Oh and take a few seconds during the ceremony to look at both sets of parents and smile or wink so they know how happy your are in that moment of your life.

Images by My Lense Photography

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