Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wigglin' On Mah Weddin' Day

As soon as our eyes locked, we knew straight away something crazy-wonderful was in store for us both.
Two years and few months later, The Phoenix and I married with the blessing of my beautiful children and a darling friend, one glorious Melbourne spring day.

No matter how small the ceremony, everyone was in a bit of a happy, flappy flutter.
I can guarantee it helps if the bride's wearing vintage:).
And ... make the day simple!

I arrive with The Stylist, Number Three Son and Danni-Long-Legs.
An' ah got mah wiggle on baby!!!

 Outrageous cutenesses all kitted out and feelin' mighty fine:).

The savagely gorgeous Danni-Long-Legs who is Number One Son's precious.
She and The Stylist shared wedding photography duties - I told you it was a simple wedding.

We're in the waiting room of the beautiful, heritage-listed, Victorian Marriage Registry, awaiting the arrival of the groom and Number One and Two sons.
I guess you want to know what I'm wearing.
Better get around to the really important stuff then eh?

The 1950s pink and taupe lace dress with a satin sash and rosette felt perfect.
I couldn't have asked for a better wedding dress, I felt so comfortable and ME!
No meringue dresses allowed.
Oh did I mention shopping details?
eBay for sixty bucks - I swear!!
No adjustments needed, it fitted perfectly.
I've had the vintage tulle and velvet flower hair piece for a long time and have sported her in many blog pics before.
I knew she would get very squished on the flight from Bris-Vegas to Melbourne, but a quick steam over a kettle and the little darling was back on form.

The granny beads were from Etsy and the vintage marcasite earrings were a wedding present from The Phoenix.
What a darling!

Love this pic -  I've got the horn for my sparkly pink VW Melissa's with the bronze hearts AND Danni-Long Legs' super gorgeous heels.

I've practically lived in this 1940s fur cape for several winters and it was just the thing for a wee cover-up.
I bought the vintage tapestry beaded bag for $12 from Dandelion Vintage and chose to wear a wrist corsage as I wasn't keen on a posy.
Everyone wore white roses from The Flower Temple - again, no outlandish overdoing it, even so, the roses were enormous!!
Oh but where is the leopard-print? 
Leopard nail stickers of course!
Yeah I'm real "stoylish" that way.

 Gorgeous man has made it!

I'm sure this seemed the right thing to do at the time - so glad for this disgracefulness!

Let's put it this way ... when the spawn lined up for this pic, both The Phoenix and I were just incredulous that I'd given birth this many times - haaaaaaa!
Don't they all look so beautiful?
I know, I'm biased.
I gave them free reign to wear whatever they wanted and I'm so proud of the way they looked:)).

 Love me boys!
I did my own hair, nails and make up - can't be arsed with all that malarky.

 We done it!
That's Suzanne, the celebrant, who told us we could hang around for as long as we liked.

 Mmmm ... let's keep it clean for the kids but you just wait!

Yes, let's start breathing again.

 I'm sure these two belong on a magazine cover.

 Are my seams straight babe?

 He's quiet with a incredibly wicked sense of humour - my Number Two Son.

Yeah, we're having a bit of a boogie to My Vision by Seal with Jakarta.
We chose it and Robbie Williams' Beyond the Sea as our wedding songs.

 Oh honey, do you like my dress?

I have no idea where The Stylist got this posing-off business from.
Isn't her dress gorgeous?  
Grey satin with black velvet spots, purple sash and beading - delish:)).
Also, white faux-fur jacket and sparkly flats.

And she has good posy taste.

 Who needs words?

 We's are Mr and Mrs now.

The Hotel Windsor, seen in the background, was the chosen retreat for The Phoenix and I and is in view of the the registry office.  
Everyday I would press my nose to the window to watch subsequent wedding parties and check out what they wore;).

 Leaving the building for a walk in the park.
The Phoenix needed his walking stick as his right ankle - which is almost destroyed from life-long severe haemophilia joint bleeds - was giving him some horrendous trouble.

What's that yoof carrying? 
Super-sour candy mouth spray of course - ewwww have you tried that stuff?

This is Cook's Cottage, the childhood home of Captain James Cook, which was transported from England and re- erected in Fitzroy Park.

By this time, after all the walking, The Phoenix was almost passing out with pain from his ankle.
So we had a rest while the kids went nuts in the Cottage.

Always time for a kiss, we postponed further celebrations until the following evening to give that ankle some rest and special wife-y treatment.
To all you kind readers out there, thank you so very much for all your beautiful messages and comments.
We were both so touched and nearly in tears at the kindness from people all over the world who we've only known here in blog land.
Thank you beautiful darlinks, you all deserve a jolly firm arse-squeeze!
Desiree and The Phoenix xoxoxoxo


  1. What an amazingly gorgeous family! You all are so pretty!!!!!!

    CONGRATS! The Stylist's outfit is my fave. I LOVE polka dots!

  2. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I am so happy for the two of you! Congratulations! The children are gorgeous and your dress is divine. XO, Jill

  3. I am crying with the joy of it all Yes serioulsy this was just sooooo beautiful.I am sooo happy for you DD or should I call you Mrs Phoenix now?
    I have lost your ph number or I would have called you my old phone died on me.
    You look so stunning and your babies all so beautiful.Mr P is ever so lucky to have you and those lovelies in his life.
    Wishing you the happiest ever after xxxx mwah hugs and kisses xxx

  4. I'm quite new to your blogisphere.. but I thoroughly enjoyed this fabulous post! I love a good wedding, me!
    Congratulations and many years of wedded and bedded bliss..

    I am feeling really sorry for the Phoenix and his poor ankle. Wince wince. That's not fair to have to deal with that pain. Poor thing! Walking stick looks like part of the vintage design of the wedding though..

    Hope you're enjoying the post wedding glow.

  5. Ha,I simply CAN'T imagine where The Stylist gets her posing skills from....!!!
    OMG stunning wedding,y'all fecking GORGEOUS!!! Your frock is that same dusky pink as my one that I wasn't sure about a while back!! You looked MEGA HOT and you KNOW I am dry humping my desk as I perv.......PHWOAR! You two babes,awwwww,it's just so lovely!!!
    I'm perfectly thrilled for you,but wanna know about your underwear.......mmmmmmm

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm beginning to think that all good things happen in Australia. Thanks for the great post! I couldn't wipe the smile face the whole time I was reading.

  7. I'm blubbering all the way over here in Portland Oregon! These pictures speak volumes and exude immense happiness! Your family is beautiful and you both look incredible! I really wish you nothing but good days and great lays, hell yeah I said that! Kiss that hubby for me and make sure he slaps that fine arse of yours!

    Happy life darlings~*~

  8. WOW!! So lovely to see your day! Congratulations! Those stockings are killer too! xx

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  9. A beautiful bride and you look so happy, just wow - congratulations all around...

  10. They are fantastic wedding pics.

    Your fabulousness has rubbed off on your family!!

  11. Congratulations Desiree! You look absolutely stunning - one gorgeous bride and how lovely to meet the Pheonix! And your kids look wonderful all dressed up. When did you get married? Thank you for sharing the photos - you can see the joy in every one of them, all the best xxx

  12. CON.GRAT.U.LA.TIONS!!! You all look fabulous. Your dress is divine, your children are beautiful, and your man is a looker. Well done you. M x

  13. You all are so perfect!
    you are very beautiful bride!

  14. *Ahhh* Perfect now I feel as though I was at your wedding!

    You just screamed of Glamour Des & look so damn incredibly gorgeous.
    Your children DO all look so beautiful *nice job on em* ;)

    OMG the pic of the stylist posing is 100% you! Omg she even has the facial expression down to a T.

    Also I loved the pic of you being a good bending over and making a silly face.

    The Phoenix looks like a great guy!

    *Congrats to the both of you once again*

  15. Awww just so FANTASTIC!!

    Thanks for letting us share the magicals - are you to be known as MrsP from now on lol?

    Best wishes and congratulations again - and now I need a lie down after this stun-fest xxxx

  16. I've already seen these all once today but happy to look through again. I adore your dress and wrist posy, just the sort of no-fuss wedding I like. I hope The Phoenix's ankles are feeling better now xx

  17. Dearest Desiree,
    I always cry at friends weddings and now it's official that I cry when I read blog posts about friends weddings too!
    What a gorgeous & joyful post, CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! The kids look fabulous, The Phoenix is very handsome & dapper and as for you my dear, you look like a bona fide silver screen starlet!
    I'm all for a small intimate registry office wedding & non meringue frocks, all that expense lavished on the one day just blows me away & personally I just couldn't do it.
    Our big day cost us the grand sum of £500 including all the threads, registry office fee & wedding certificate, buffee lunch at a local pub and a self organized London pub crawl by double decker bus using public day of my life!
    I flipping love being married, it ROCKS!
    Please my darling Desiree, I'd love for you to e-mail me your address ( so that I can send you guys a wedding gift.
    Again congratulations, I am super chuffed to bits for you both!
    Lot's of love,

  18. What a perfect day! You all look so happy x

  19. This is all just so beautiful. Best wishes!

  20. Congratulations! You all look so happy, and of course, you look stunning as always x

  21. Let's all say it together now, AAAAWWWWWW!!! all so gorgeous, the stylist is truly outdoing herself on the photography front, isn't she? Such great shots! You both look spectacularly happy, good on you, may you have many happy years together.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

  22. Okay, I don't cry at weddings. But I've got tears of joy dripping down my face for you and your glorious family! I hope you all will have many happy years together! Bliss, this post was pure bliss, after so much much sadness in the world a happy occasion has raised my spirits enormously. Thank you so much for sharing your special day!

  23. Eee! Love the photos, looks like you had such a wonderful, intimate wedding. And, I would like to steal Danni-Long-Legs' shoes!

  24. Wahoooo! Mazel tov, beautiful!

  25. Just come back for another look - that last photie of you two on the park bench is just GLORIOUS. You should have that blown up HUGE SIZE and wallpaper it onto a feature wall somewhere.

    The Nuts in the Cottage one too lol!

  26. I am just lost for words. This has been one of the most beautiful blog posts i ever seen or read. You just blow me away with your vintage style and beauty. Your right your dress was just made for you. Im sorry to hear about your husbands ankle i hope he gets some relief from it soon. You both make a wonderful couple and your children are just beautiful just like you. I hope you enjoy a very happy life together. dee xx

  27. congratulations, gorgeous bride!!! what a beautiful day! i love your vintage dress! you look stunning!

  28. This is the loveliest post I have seen in such a time! xx Congratulations and you look beautiful!

  29. CONGRATULATIONS! You are a gorgeous pair and look wonderful together and the kids have obviously inherited their beautiufl Mum's good looks.
    Your outfit looks fabulous and The Phoenix looks extremely dapper with his gold topped cane, way to go.
    Captain Cook's cottage? I love it. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  30. You are a beautiful bride! I love this so much more than a huge pretentious wedding with a cookie cutter overpriced dress. You have a lovely family and how wonderful to find someone who loves you just as you are. Many years of happiness! -T

  31. Ah, Desiree, if I ever get married again, I want to look as ultrafine as you did!

  32. Congratulations! You and your mister make a gorgeous couple. All the kids look ultra spiffy too. Have an awesome happily ever after!

  33. What wonderful pictures- they make mah heart sing! YOU LOOK INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS, lucky Phoenix! What a bee-yooo-tee-full family you have- and tell no.2 son I love his bright blue tie!

    Wishing you the best- and lots of love to you on your special day!

  34. I enjoyed this post SO much. I teared up a little, haha. So sweet. And I love that we got to see all of your children! :) Congrats <3

  35. Oh my Lord, it's done my heart good just looking at you and your gorgeous husband and beautiful kids! And coming from a right old cynic like me, that's really saying something!
    You look totally stunning, of course, and the whole day sounds just perfect.
    Congratulations - and welcome back! I've missed you!
    PS. Gotta agree with Helga about the undies - come on Mrs P, don't be shy, tell all!!! xxxxx

  36. Comgratulations Amores!! You all look like gorgeous super modelos I love your extradonary frock and furs. shoes are to die for!
    especially the famous stylist. love that cheeky foto of you doing a booty dance. cottage is adorable, I love old cottages.
    so happy for you amorcito.
    besitos and hugs

  37. Congratulations to you both. What a great looking tribe you have and you and the Phoenix make the loveliest, flabbiest couple. I agree you have to make your wedding YOU. I finally married my honey after many, many years together and we held a 70's inspired little party in our tiny house and invited our closest friends. We did hold the ceremony in our local church but hired a 40's style double-decker to take us to the wedding in groovy Carnaby Street style. It was a great day for all. They make the perfect weddings in my opinion. Much joy, peace and happiness to you both. I love your dress. The perfect colour. xx

  38. Just arrived back in town and Yipee!
    How beautiful and lovely you all were (are!!!). I too chose a simple wedding, did my own hair/make-up and found a reasonable dress.
    I am SOOOO happy for you and The Phoenix and the beautiful mini-you is so precious :)
    Many loving years, doll!

  39. You look gorgeous and your children are incredibly beautiful! Congratulations.

  40. COngratulations to you and the Phoenix and your beautiful children. I am so happy that you have found each other and I wish you a lifetime of love and laughter. You look absolutely beautiful - thank you so much for sharing these pics with us.

    Sarah xxx

  41. Congrats Desiree! you are so beautiful! the dress is wonderful and your hubby looks so sweet!

    Ariane xxxxx

  42. What a pleasure sharing your beautiful day. Your children are gorgeous! I'm so happy for you and the Phoenix. Sending many blessings.

  43. Dear Desiree, love your name by the way...i see you are a new follower, thanks so much, i think you have great style and you are so, so pretty, thanks again and congrats again you lucky girl

    Ariane xxxxxx

  44. Beautiful family and pictures
    Now you may all live, "HAPPILY EVER AFTER"

  45. "Congratulations and jubilations..." Thanks for sharing pics of your special day, my husband and I got married in the same palce waaaaay back in 1990 (I wore vintage too) and your post has brought back lots of happy, happy memories x

  46. D! Wow! I'm so happy for you and your darling. Congratulations. Beautiful photos (and dialogue) from what looks like a beautiful day. Love seeing you in all your mischievous fabulousness in these pics. Your darling girl looks stunning. As do the boys of course. Wishing you and The Phoenix a lifetime of peace and love and happiness. k xxxx

  47. How dare you have such a gorgeous figure after giving birth to those four wonderful children??! What a fabulous day, and you all look as if it was the best ever day to bring that beautiful family together - I love your kids' poses too, especially the James Cook mock-up!

    Glad it was a super-fabulous day and hope you can get the Phoenix back to health soonest... I do not have words for your style and taste that would do you justice, but Helga put it very well! Love and luck to you all - Fhina xxx

  48. Thank you so much for posting these pictures. I wish you and your family all the happiness in the world!
    You look so beautiful and your dress is amazing! and your children - <3

  49. You once was awesome, perfect, or all others also very beautiful! I wish much happiness and love you!

  50. Loved, loved, loved your wedding! Best wishes to you both!

  51. Relax, wonderful and fun, just like every wedding should be.
    I cannot get over how beautiful you all are...
    Much love my dear friend and CONGRATULATIONS to all of you yet again.

  52. Desiree! And the Phoenix! My warmest congrats - a tear sprang to my eye at these fabulous photos and the happiness of everyone! You all look beautiful but Desiree, you are breathtaking. Simply gorgeous. Wishing you both every loveliness in life! Mwah! xxx

  53. I just found your lovely blog via Penny Dreadfull. And I'm awed.
    Now that's what a wedding should look like! Little bit of vintage and glam, but mostly just warm feelings with the most important people in your live. Not too much fuss or too fancy parties with too many people you hardly know. Happiness is what makes people beautiful. I salute you and wish you all the happiness in the world!

    Greetings from Rhia
    The Evil Dressmaker

  54. Lovely photos. Wish you all the happiness in the world :)

  55. Im loveing your dress not over the top just perfect.
    I love everything about your relaxed wedding day your family are amazing.



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