Oh and we have STAIRS! Although no banisters yet... the stairs will be carpeted at some point.
The ceiling in the bedroom is a different shade to the rest of the house. The wood needs to be oiled, and when Steven applied it to start with in the bedroom, I didn't want the whole ceiling to be that warm shade of orange. So after some trial and error, the rest of the ceiling is painted with wood oil and white tint mixed in, to retain the shade of the original blonde wood. You can see the difference in the image below:
Turns out Sam and Simon almost didn't make it because the winds were so extreme it made for difficult flying.
It rained for about 90% of the shoot, but we ran with it, and Sam and Simon are just so freaking happy and in love that the cold and the wet didn't seem to intrude on them at all. I'm looking forward to the wedding, I'm hearing lots of very cool ideas already :)
And tomorrow, I WILL go out and photograph the state of the house, and blog it..............
Jonathan MADE the wedding rings and Isabella's engagement ring. Originally, she had a fancy diamond ring that was custom made by a jeweller in town, but it was stolen in an airport, so Jonathan decided to make her a new one! Since he is a dentist, he was able to utilise his skills and the skills of a colleague to handcraft a ring for Isabella. And then, you know, because that was so straightforward, he decided to make the wedding rings too!
After a lovely, personal ceremony and morning tea, we headed out into some beautiful winter light for portraits (the very beginnings of spring had just appeared on the trees that week), and then into the warmth of Etrusco for the reception. As this was an early ceremony, for the first time ever I got to see the bride and groom drive off into the sunset!
Ahhh. More babies on the blog soon, and an update on the house..............
Lush. I'm off to bed!
The ceiling - a labour of love:
The fire, almost finished: