I think one of my favourite things about Lolita is that it is perfectly acceptable for two people to be wearing identical outfits – it is even encouraged! To that ends, the Adelaide Lolita community hosted its yearly “Twinning” meet a few weeks ago. You are all probably quite aware about my feeling about Angelic Pretty’s Cotton Candy Shop print by now, so I was so pleased when Katie said she would be my twin for the day!
Sarah and Katie – Angelic Pretty’s Cotton Candy Shop
We went all out on the “twinning” part and matched almost everything. We even went so far as to do our make up the same!
JSK: Cotton Candy Shop by Angelic Pretty, myself in pink and Katie in lavender.
Matching special set pieces: Socks, bags and headbow
Shoes: Gold heels from bodyline
Accessories: Heart necklaces and bracelets from louvisa
Wig: Blonde, pink and purple
We all met up and had a lovely lunch at My Kingdom for a Horse! which is a little hipster cafe just on the outer ring of the city. I was really impressed with all of their food as they had many super Sarah friendly options (Eg they catered to people who are intolerant to everything). I went for my usual, eggs Benedict and got a side of halumi, it was the greatest thing ever. I am ashamed to admit though, that I was having such a lovely time chatting and eating delicious food that I never actually got around to taking any photo’s in the cafe! Oops!
Once we were done eating we all decided to go for a bit of a walk to the local park to take some photos. As is my usual, I couldn’t help but snap a few selfies with my favourites <3
Corrina and Enken – Angelic Pretty’s Sugary Carnival
We had such an awesome array of different styles and amazing twins I just had to share a few of my favourite outfits. First up, is Corrina and Enken! Enken actually had my sugary carnival dress on load specifically for this meet, which I was so excited about as she is not usually one to wear “sweet” Lolita. Don’t they both just look so darling? I think the cute little pig tail buns are what set it off for me. Sooooooo cuuuuttteeee!
Colin and Birtt – Metamorphosis Happy Balloon
Colin and Britt were one of my favourite pairs of the day wearing Metamorphosis’s Happy Balloon print! They even went all out and got themselves some matching helium balloons to match their dresses. I love how they are twinning, but both still put their own personal flair into the mix with different wigs, shoes and accessories.
Sophie and Finn – Fan Plus Friend
Sophie and Finn are one of my favourite Lolita couples, as they are almost always matching each other. For this meet, they both wore Fan Plus Friend outfits in different colours. I love that they are both even doing the same pose! kawaiiiiii! ^_^
Next we broke up into groups of “Gothic” and “Sweet” for more photographs! This is our gothic (ish) group below, they all looks so darling <3
As always with our comm, the sweet group was pretty huge and was a mess of adorable pastel poofy perfection 😛 and a lot of pink. I approve!
And of course, not meet would be complete without the obligatory whole group photograph!
Once we were done with photographs, we went for a wander through town and ended up getting ice cream and coffee at Cibo, and gossiping some more. By the end of the day I was so full of food I felt like I wouldn’t need to eat for a week!
What was your favourite pair from the day? Do you prefer sweet or Gothic coordinates?
So I totally entered a kawaii make up competition for a lovely brand called Lady Kawaii. This is a thing I did over a week and a half ago. I am so totally late to the party on this one, as I kept completely forgetting to write about it. So here I am, the day before the competition ends, saying hey! Check out this thing I did! And if you like it, do you think you could spare a vote for me?
I would love to win this competition, not just for the super sweet prizes (Lady Kawaii’s logo T-shirt with my name on it, plus a whole lot of Lady Kawaii’s products), but also because I think Lady Kawaii is a super cute company, and I would love to be involved with the and an ambassador.
It was almost like it was meant to be because a few days before I heard about the competition I had my Jeffree star order arrive! I ordered the Beauty Killer Palette as well as “Virginity”. Lets all just take a moment to appreciate how pretty it all is <3
The Make Up
I had been itching for a reason to go all out with my new colours, and this was the opportunity I was looking for! I decided to go for a pinkie purple look, because well, lets face it, they are pretty much my go to colours for everything lol. To begin with, I did my brows just a light brown, then covered my lower lid with “Princess” and my upper lid with “China White”. I then filled my outer crease line with “Violence” and then blended, then blended some more with a lovely fluffy brush. I have a gorgeous purple shimmer loose eye shadow that I picked up in Vegas a few years ago that I then dusted over the whole lot. Of course, black winged eye liner is a must for me every time (I just really love it 😛 ) so I went and added that next with a black oil base liner and an eyeliner brush. The finishing touch was a set of lashes from Model Co. You can see the close up of my eyes in the picture below.
To get my cheeks such a lovely pink colour, I used a light pink highlighter along with a dark pink blush. My face is naturally always rosy red thanks to my Rosacea, so I enjoy being able to control the colour and contrast when I do my make up. For my lips, of course I just HAD to use Virginity. It is such a pretty colour and goes on so smooth. And OMG, it smells so DIVINE, I could almost eat it.Whilst it was still wet I got some loose dark pink glitter and pressed it onto my lips to give it a more textured look. And sparkly. We can'[t forget sparkly, because who doesn’t love glitter?
Since I did this way before Vanessa at The Cutting Concept fixed the disaster that was my not-quite-so-black-anymore hair, I opted to put on my favourite pink wig and do a little bit of an up-do with some cute pig tails 🙂 I love the colour of this wig so much, that I hope to one day get my natural hair dyed to this colour. But we will see, I still remember what happened last time I went pink :S But hey, a girl can dream
Of course no photo shoot would be complete without a full matching outfit, so I put one together that I thought would match the style I was going for. It was a miss match of colour, and a little bit preppy, but still cute.
Outfit run down:
Wig: Long and light pink, with bangs. It also has a lot of white strands through it, so the ends look even more light and pastel
Top: This top is actually a dress! (although, a very short one 😛 ) I purchased this off an Etsy designer a few years ago because I just adored the print, and i thought the little chiffon ruffled sleeves were just too cute to pas sup.
Skirt:The skirt is just a plain white pleated skirt, which I believe I bought off Ali express. You will see me wearing it a lot, as I love it so much it is one of my regular go too pieces for cute outfits.
Socks: are a baby pink colour, with a cute fat lace around the top, and a little love heart sewn on with a bow on either side.
Shoes: My shoes I bought in some little store in Tokyo several years back, and are the most adorable shade of pink!
Accessories: For my accessories, in my hair you will find a big white bow and a small purple bow on either side. Around my neck is my favourite necklace at the moment, which has a pink rhinestone covered heart hanging from a string of pink pearls. All of which were purchased at Lovisa (In the kids section, lol!).
Thank you so much for reading my make up post, and if I haven’t convinced you already…
Hello this is Sarah speaking. I’m sorry you are who? NO WAY! Hang on, you want me to what?! Me, be in the omegathon? are you serious? Do I want to? FUCK YEAH I DO! I mean, sorry, yes please that would be amazing. My email address? sure. You’ll send me the details this afternoon? wonderful, I’ll keep an eye out for the email. OMG thank you so much. I can’t wait to meet you either. BYE!
*internal screaming* *massive excitement* *extreme freak out* *SQUEE!* WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?! OMG DID I JUST GET INTO THE OMEGATHON? HOLY SHIT. I need to call my husband.
lol, that was pretty much how it went down when I got the phone call. Yes, I actually got picked to be a contestant in the Omegathon at PAX Aus this year. I know right? What are the chances of that happening? I had been pottering around the house cleaning when I got a random call from an international number. When I answered it and it was one of the organisers of PAX I couldn’t believe my ears at first! After mumbling out a few star struck almost unintelligible yes’ and word vomiting my email address at him, the conversation ended and I frantically started dialling Riccardo and then my brother to tell them what had just happened.
Everything since then has happened pretty quickly. I was emailed with a consent form I had to fill out, sign and email back, there was a questionnaire to fill out for the PAX schedule books, and I had to send them a head shot for the posters. Man, I think I took about a thousand photo’s trying to get a good one. I kept getting more and more frustrated as my phone camera was just not doing any good, and it was starting to rain outside and take away all my light. In the end, my lovely neighbour came over with his good camera and took a few shots for me and I settled on this one.
I swear it was the only one I took where I managed to not pull a stupid face. It wasn’t until after I had sent the photo in and it was too late to change it that I realised I have lipstick on my teeth lol. Oh well worse things have happened, right? Hopefully it looks ok and not to many people notice! I can’t believe my face is going to be on a bunch of posters. This is just wild.
Once the initial shock had worn of, then I started to have a freak out. I had a bit of a google to find out how the competition usually goes down and what to expect. I was soon added to the Omeganaut group on Facebook, where I was shown an awesome video of what to expect and given tips on how to best take my photo. Al the previous Omeganauts are super nice, and I have spoken to a few of the new PAX Aus ones as well. Everyone is really friendly, which is nice.
Now I am just stuck with the panic of, OMG I HAVE SO MUCH PRACTICE TO DO. I have been waiting with bated breath to find out what the game line up will be, so I can make sure I have at least played each one of them before so I don’t look like a stunned goose in the comp. I have decided I am not aiming too high, although enthusiastic and eager, I am not the greatest gamer in the world. My aim is to not get knocked out in the first round 😛 I think it is a good goal.
One of the good points about this whole thing is that I have been forced to finally settle on a tag that I like. I have never been the hugest fan of “venusfury”. I picked it as a nickname a long time ago for a burlesque performance I was in, and it just kind of stuck. Though I never really thought it suited me all that well. I figured that Oh So Kawaii has been my catch line for so long now, that I might as well use it. So I have finally decided on “OhSoKawaiixoxo” as my tag, and as I mentioned in my previous post, I have changed all of my socials to reflect this.
Since I have never actually watched any of the Omegathon in previous years ( 2014/2015), my question for you guys now is:
What should I do to prepare myself for the Omegathon? Any tips on games I should play, or skills I should work on to best help me not suck at this too badly? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Oh my lordy, it has been way to long since I posted on here, and for that, I am truly sorry! Life became reasonably more complicated than I had ever anticipated and then I started having some serious technical difficulties in regards to the site. Its been quite the disaster, but I think I am slowly managing to put it back together.
You see, Shortly after the wedding, I started having some family issues. I was originally planning to write an essay on what happened and share a bunch of my feelings with you all after being inspired to do so by dorkface’s 2am existential crisis, but have since decided that the story really isn’t worth my time or yours. So in short, things got shit for a while, but now they are much much better.
I quit my job! (!!!!! 😀 )
Which is a thing I have been thinking about for a long time now, but finally reached the point where I had had enough back in August. It was the greatest feeling in the world and not only has it taken a lot of unnecessary stress off my shoulders, it has also opened up a lot of new opportunities for me that I never before though possible. I have picked up some casual work with two different companies in the disability sector, and I have also started up my own business. I have to keep it all hush hush for the time being as it is still under development, but I can’t wait to share what I am doing with you all!
I have also started learning how to code properly. It has been something I have always had an interest in since I was a teenager, and have managed to self teach myself enough to put together a blog. My knowledge of how and why things work though are patchy at best, so I figured it was about time I learned properly 🙂 I enrolled in an online course and have been chipping away at it slowly at night and so far am really enjoying it.
As for the technical difficulties that in itself was just a nightmare. This blog was originally hosted by Hostgator, and has been for a really long time (and they are great), but their servers are in the USA and their prices were in USD which was starting to make them quite expensive for an Aussie such as me. So I decided to find myself and Australian host that would be a bit cheaper and move over to them. Enter Ehost, my host as we are now. Suuppperrr cheap hosting and their interface is really nice, but gosh have I had a time of it trying to move my whole blog over to them from Hostgator :S In the end it has taken me over a month to get everything transferred over, and some of you may have have noticed that the site was down for a good week in there somewhere. I still haven’t got everything back to how it was, but it is close enough.
So, new jobs, new company, new skills and new hosting. Its been a big few months for trying new things, but I am so glad that I have. I feel as though I am starting to discover myself as my own person and to walk a path of my own choosing. I am so excited. Life is pretty sweet!
So what else is new?
Apart from the main drama of my life, there have been a few things happen lately that I never got around to sharing with you. One of the big ones was…
I GOT PICKED TO BE A PAX OMEGANAUT!
I know right?! So freaking cool. I pretty much lost my ever loving shit when I got the phone call. I will share all the juicy details in my next post 😉
I changed all my social media tags so they all match each other.
In light of having to pick a username for PAX, I did a lot of thinking and finally picked a username I don’t hate. So I have updated literally everything to the same name, so you can find me with ease across all your favourite social networks 😛 We are talking Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest and Sing! You will now find me across the board as:
I started a new nail business (Which is not the one I was referring to above, so I guess that makes two then!)
You can find Oh So Kawaii Nails at the Facebook page below. Currently I am only doing nails locally, but plan to expand into doing press on nails to ship very soon. If you are interested in a set of these nails, or have a particular design you think I should start with, I would love to hear it in the comments below!
I’m starting up a You Tube channel!
Lol I know, i hope this isn’t another one of the things I decide is a great idea that then promptly dies in the ass too. I have had a few requests from people on facebook asking me why i didn’t have one, so I though why not?! I plan to start by making one introducing myself, as well as a new room tour video, but after that I’m not sure what direction to go in. If you have any suggestions or special requests, of video’s you would like me to make, I would love to hear it 🙂 I will put a new post up with the channel link once I have my first video up! So keep an eye on the blog and socials 🙂
I have started playing WoW again. Lol.
I know I am really bad for picking up games and letting them take over my life. But I had a bunch of friends that have been playing for ages, and Legion just looked so cool, and its all so different to last time I started playing. *Sigh* I have been really enjoying playing it again. Mr Tardo and I have been playing together and it has been great fun 🙂 We play Horde on Nagrand, so If you would like to play with me leave me a comment below ^_^
I’ll try my hardest to not leave Oh So Kawaii to be so neglected again<3
Yeah I know, I have been so slack about posting. I am really super naughty. Although I did go on several hiatus’, I have still been doing various nail art designs, when I could be bothered 😛 so I have a heap of new super kawaii nail art to show you since my last post back in November!
I went through a phase where all I wanted was block coloured nails with nothing fancy, then I went through another phase where I just couldn’t be bothered with them at all, so I had no nails on for a while there. But then I discovered the magical world of SNS, fell in love and have been playing with it ever since. It’s so light and strong, and goes on so thin they almost feel natural. They are supposed to be better for your nails that both Gel and acrylic, and the best part is (for me anyway) no allergic reaction! woo! I used to have to be so careful about what acrylic products I used or it would make my hands itch, but SNS causes non of that.
Anyway, enough of me rambling, onto the kawaii nail art!
Not really nail art I know, but I just had to share because this is just the perfect shade of Barbie pink, don’t you think?! I was so in love with it, this was one of the plain block colours I wore for a while.
This is a set of nails I did for a Lolita photo shoot I did a little while ago. I had just received my Crystal Dream Carnival Set in the mail, and the shoot was going to be my first time wearing it, and I was just obsessed. This I did using SNS as the base nail, and then I decorated using different Gel colours and some pearl’s I had in the salon.
Pastel galaxy nails! Gosh how I loved these! There was a tutorial going around a little while ago on how to do these, and I swear I got tagged in it on Facebook more times than I can remember, so in the end I decided I needed to give them a go. As the video instructed I did these using various Gel colours, and I was so pleased with the results.
I don’t remember the occasion, but these nails I did to match my Milky Planet JSK, because melty anything is just way to adorable. These were actually quite simple. I used SNS for the base nail, and then painted the design on using normal nail polish and an art brush.
These were my “I wants pretty nails but I just can’t be bothered” nails. Lol. I painted my nails a pretty pearly white, then stuck rhinestone’s on in almost a firefly design. They were super cute, but I didn’t end up having them on very long. The metal bows drove me crazy as they kept getting stuck in my hair.
These are the totally all the rage right now aquarium nails! These were another design that people kept tagging me in on Facebook that I decided to give a try. They were so cute, but the aquarium bit made them so thick, and they eventually leaked. Sigh. I will have to try this one again I think, but not bad as a first go I think! Check out the video i took of that balls moving around inside the nail below!
I would like to officially introduce, my fur baby Bella. She is a Maltese poodle cross, and will be turning ten in a few months. She has been my faithful companion since I was 19, and goes just about everywhere with me, including work! She was previously working as a therapy dog for our disabled clients on a day options program, but since she has been getting older and slowing down (and mummy getting promoted into head office!) she now spends her days napping on a pillow under my desk or sitting on my lap.
This post is part outfit post, part introduction and part ad 😛 This is my baby girl Bella, posing in her christmas outfit by the Christmas tree! I am a big fan of putting her in adorable outfits, and occasionally I share the photo’s with the world. In these photo’s she is wearing a super cute pink tutu, some matching pink bows and a pearl and diamontie necklace that I got her for Christmas. She was happy to wear them, but was way more interested in the green squeaky Christmas bone that came in her presents as well.
She is such a cute little girl, and after all my friends saw her in her flower girl dress at my wedding I was told she should have her own instagram account so they could see more of Bella being adorable on a daily basis 😛
So, without further ado, I give you Bella’s own instagram account @Bellathelittlefloof! If you need a daily fix a fluffy and adorable, we have you covered. Go give her page a follow!
I am so terribly sorry for how over due this post is, but I just couldn’t not share it as the photo’s are just too gosh darn cute! This is an ice skating meet that our local community had back in summer when the weather was tipping the scales at over 40 degree’s (Celsius!) on an almost daily basis. We decided that to cool down, we should go ice skating!
I wore my favorite milky planet set, I thought it was perfect for the occasion as it is covered in ice creams and snow 🙂 I have a super cute up-side-down ice cream cone head band that goes with it, but I thought it would be a little impracticable for ice skating, as it falls off my head a lot when I’m just walking around, so I opted for a plain cute bow instead 🙂 Over all, I am really pleased with how my coordinate looked.
Of course, with Milky Planet being such a popular print, I wasn’t the only one wearing it! We had a Milky Planet triplet going on, with myself in the pink (of course!) Chelsea (or Pocket Sized Vampire Pandah) in blue and Katey in yellow. The girls were complaining about their ice skates not matching their outfits, I’m lucky enough to own my own as I used to be a figure skater when I was much younger. Here is a little video I took for instagram of me showing off some of my mad skills (or not so mad… it had been a while since I’d skated, and my skates were blunt as) 😛
I was so keen to have a reason to wear my lyrical bunny jacket. It is just the most divine colour purple, and the fluffy bunny ears are just the cutest thing in the world. I pretty much lived in it during winter, but it had been safely packed away in the wardrobe for the summer months.
It was only a small-ish meet, but we all had a really great time and everyone looked super adorable. Christine is the only one that planned ahead, and put together a coordinate that would match the bright blue rental boots!
Once everyone was done with ice skating, they all went into town for ice ream! Unfortunately, I had prior engagements that afternoon and had to go home, but I had such a lovely time combining two of my favourite things into one activity. I can’t wait to do it again!
This outfit you probably recognize from my page header! I just loved this look so much I had to use it. I had never put little buns in my hair before, but thought they just looked so cute! This outfit wasn’t for anything in particular, although I think I re did it to wear to work at some point I loved it that much. I wanted to be a kawaii pastel space princess, and this is what I came up with 😛
Hair bows: Pink and purple – louvisa
Earrings: purple love hears with pink bows – handmade by me
Necklace: Milky Planet shooting star – Angelic Pretty
Top: Plain white t-shirt – Supre
Skirt: Toy Fantasy Mini Skirt in Sax – Angelic Pretty
Socks: Plain white knee highs – Target
Shoes: Pink platforms – Given to me by a friend
I just love love love how cute this dress is, and it is made from quite thick material, so although it is quite short, it is still rather warm. Its so soft and comfy to wear too! When I look at it, the first thing that comes to mind is the song “Sugar Sugar” by baby bash. This outfit makes me feel just a little bit sweet and a little bit naughty too.
Earings: Pink bows with a pearl – Rose Wholesale
Necklace: Pink pearls with a pink sparkly heart – Louvisa
Dress: Grey and white striped sugar dress – Onespo
Oh my gosh, where to begin! This was such a long, beautiful and full on day!
For me, my wedding day started at 6.30am, when my hair dresser and make up artists arrived. I was in bed out cold after finally falling asleep, when I was abruptly woken up by Bella loudly woofing to tell me they had arrived 😛 I was first up for hair as Anna wanted to pin curl mine to make sure all the curls would stay in and do what they were supposed to.
After that, I spent the rest of the morning running around in my hello kitty onsie moving chairs and making sure all the decorations were in place 😛 I may have been a little paranoid about it and insist on doing it all myself, but I just couldn’t sit still I was so excited, so I figured I should do something productive. I am so please with the look of the altar, although the fact that the table-cloth on the altar isn’t straight is probably going to haunt and annoy me for the rest of my life. lol.
Once all my hair and make up was done and it was time to get into my dress, my dog (and flower girl!) Bella did the cutest thing. We laid the hoop out so we could put the dress over it, and Bella decided that was the perfect spot for her to go and lie down. One of my brides maids managed to get this shot quickly on her phone. It was soooo cute! I can’t wait to see the one from the photographer, who also managed to get one from the opposite direction.
Here is a picture of me in my dress, posing for photo’s just before it was time to head outside to go meet my future husband 🙂 I am still so in love with how everything turned out. My beautiful bouquet from Nic’s Button Buds was the perfect touch of colour that I wanted. My hair was just gorgeous, and the style kept the fact that it was still in fact purple, very subtle.
Once I was done having all my photo’s taken with the photographer, it was time to head to the altar! Trust me to pick this exact moment to decide I was busting for a wee! lol. With the size that my dress was, it took 3 people to help me go. Lucky I’m not a hugely modest person 😛 Unfortunately, until we get the professional photos back, this is where my photo’s end until after the ceremony. We didn’t want to have ceremony photo’s full of mobile phones, so we made it an unplugged ceremony. My bridesmaids walked in ahead of me, then I walked down the aisle with both of my parents, my dad on one side and my mum on the other. It was a good thing too, because the ground was so uneven I think I would have stacked it if I didn’t have them both to hold me up! We walked in to “sugar” by maroon 5 being played on the acoustic guitar by my dear friend Kara, and it was just perfect. The ceremony was short and sweet, and our vows were super cute. I vowed to “be his puntastic wife, for the rest of his life” and he praised me for being the “magical force that makes food appear”, among other more heart-felt and romantic things. We then said our names and vowed to loved each other always, to the exclusion of all others before exchanging our rings. Then it was time to kiss the bride, and go sign our marriage certificate!
Then it was all over, and we were officially husband and wife!
We made our exit dancing down the aisle to boogie wonderland, with our amazing bridal party boogying along behind us.
As we almost got to the end, the photographer stopped us for a few photo’s, I can’t wait to see what they look like! We were all on such a high and the music was still cranking so I am sure they will be amazing.
We waited at the top of the aisle for all the guests to come say hello and congratulate us. This was the first time seeing everyone except my bridesmaids for me, so I was super happy to see everyone. I got lost of hugs. Then it was off for photo’s!
These are two of my favourite group shot of the day so far, because I think they capture our friends and their senses of humor perfectly. The one above is of the entire bridal party pulling “Horse face”, and below making good use of the selfie sticks we had as party favors.
Whilst we were off having our photo’s done, we had a few different afternoon activities set up. We had a 9 hole mini golf course set up to keep people entertained. Our two friends James and Beck also put on a Swing dance class for all our guests to learn the basics before the reception. We had roaming entrée’s going on for most of this time too.
Once it was time to enter the marquee for the reception we were introduced as Mr and Mrs Guerra and walked in as they played “Enter the Jungle”. That wasn’t planned by us, but was pretty amazing none the less. We had our friend Tracy as the MC for the evening, and she did a wonderful job. The song was a surprise, and her idea. I was in stitches with laughter by the time we made it to the middle of the room! The next surprise was a rap she did about me now being “Sarah Guerra” (That’s pronounced “g-where-rah”, yes my name now rhymes 😛 ) to the tune of “The real Slim Shady”. This is how it went:
May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Its time for a toast, so please stand up. I repeat, its time for a toast so please stand up! (we’re gonna have a problem here)
Well Riccardo Guerra, he’s sitting over there-a. He was a total geek until he met Sarah. Played a lot of games online, and didn’t really care-a. Sucha gaming nerd with too much software-a.
Then Riccardo got to dancing, helped him with romancing. Cut a rug like a thug, and people started glancing.
And then there’s Sarah, wearing her mascara, skin so soft its like she’s made of alo-vera
She’s so tasty, better than Forrero Rochea, Sarah makes other girls feel ugly and dispair-a.
Oh then Tardo met Sarah, with her oh so pretty hair-a, skirts cut up to there-a, nearly see her underware-a!
and its time for a toast, so please stand up, please stand up, please stand up!
Yes Tardo met Sarah, Made her Sarah Guerra, Yes her new names Sarah Guerra, Incase you weren’t aware-a, wont the new Sarah Guerra please stand up, please stand up, please stand up!
Then it was onto our first dance as husband and wife.
We chose a lovely swing song called “La Vien Rose” by Louis Armstrong, it was so very romantic. Riccardo kept getting his arm stuck on me as I had to have my train hanging off my arm to walk as it was so long. You can watch the video of it below, it’s very cute:
Once we were finished with our first dance, I ran of to change into my second, smaller dress as I couldn’t even sit down in the big one, and they started taking orders and bringing out the main courses.
The food was delicious and was finished pretty quickly, just in time for the band to get started! We had a band called Lucky 7 playing for us, as they are one of our favourite Adelaide swing bands. We have done a few performance gigs with them over the years as well, so I am sure they have popped up on this blog once or twice in the past. Their first set was all swing music so we could get our dance on before we all got to drunk, then they played some cool part music. We even had a conga line going through the whole marquee at one point!
Then it was time to cut the cake. We had a little cake and lots of cupcakes, which were made as a wedding present by my very talented friend Alisha!
Then Tracy had another surprise for us! They got us to sit down back to back, and take off both our shoes. She then asked us a bunch of questions, and we had to answer by holding up one of the shoes. The questions were things like, Who steals all the blankets, who is the bossiest and who said I Love You first. We had quite a few giggles, and it all ended with me throwing my shoe at Riccardo for saying something hilarious but a bit naughty (I don’t actually remember what he said). It was a great game!
We also had a photo booth there the whole night which turned out to be wonderful, especially since its not actually what we ordered to begin with. When we were first arranging things, we had ordered this cool printer that could pick up photo’s under a certain hashtag on instagram, and then print them out. We had planned this as part of the evening, giving everyone selfie sticks as wedding favours and sending out email instructions prior to the wedding about how to use instagram. We found out two days before the wedding that the printer had been in Melbourne the weekend before, and had been sent back with the wrong parts. Not only that, but the parts were not going to arrive in time for the wedding. I was so cross and demanded they give us something else instead, they said they had a photo booth that we could use instead, but they couldn’t get it there until 2.30pm ON THE DAY. The wedding was at 2. I could have killed someone. So they ended up waiting until the ceremony finished then sneaking around the back to set it up whilst we were having photo’s done. In the end it turned out really well, as we had unlimited photo’s all night, and everyone just went nuts. We got some great shots, and it was really good fun.
The last little detail that made the day perfection, was the Arabella mermaid ice sculpture I was given as a gift by my grandmother. It was just magical, and let me tell you why. When I was a kid, my Nana used to write stories about all her grand children and we all had a magical creature as our side kicks/special friends. My cousin Kellie had gotten married several years before me, and at her wedding my Nana had arranged for everyone to release butterflies as they were her special creature. At the reception I went up to Nan and told her the butterflies were beautiful, but good luck finding my mermaid Arabella and getting her to come to my wedding. Boy did I swallow my words when I walked into the reception to find a glowing ice sculpture of a mermaid waiting for me next to our table. Below is a picture of me with Arabella just after I found her, and then a picture of me and Riccardo saying goodbye to her once the party was over and we were the last ones (or at least we thought we were, thanks Kenneth for sneaking up and taking the photo) left in the marquee.
Everything everyone ever said to me about wedding were true, it was a stressful ride to get there, but once we were it was the most beautiful day and was over in a flash. I could not have dreamed it would be so perfect.
I can’t wait to share the official photographs with you all when we get them back! Thanks for reading, I know this was a long one!
The common theme for these two outfits is the pink ribbon in my hair! I really can’t stand having hair in my face, especially when I am working or dancing, which is why you will quite often see me with it pulled back. I have let my fringe grow out quite long, so I can do cute pin curls in it and what have you, and am quite a fan of pulling the rest back of my face with a cute ribbon 🙂
Jacket: cute pink and short sleeved – found in a thrift store in Melbourne
Top: White, with black tubing and a small peter pan collar – Found in a thrift store in Adelaide
Jeans: White high waisted – Factory
Shoes: Pink and sparkly! – Ruby Shoes
I know it is not very often you see me in fact not wearing pink, but I happen to be a big fan of pastel blues as well! This is just another casual outfit I put together for work. The weather was not to hot and not to cold, so I could get away with just a cardigan. I have been a real fan of wearing cute socks with my Jelly shoes lately as well. There is nothing I hate more than having super adorable socks on, and the no one can see them because of your shoes. This way I get the best of both worlds!
Outfit Break Down:
Necklace: Light pink Pearls – given to me by a friend
Cardigan: Angelic Pretty
Skirt: Circle Skirt, Blue with white polka dots – Valley girl (although I bought it from Savers!)