Ciao! I don’t even know how to catch up on the week that has been. I’d love to show you photos from this day however I couldn’t take one photo of beautiful Venice as it was raining so much! These beautiful shots from the day after will have to do.
It’s time to talk about day four being the day before the wedding. Look, things were getting a little stressful at this point. Day four was a Saturday and boy, did it rain! We had arranged a photo shoot with the photographers at 11am and would meet at San Marco Square. However, in Melbourne fashion, that idea was quickly changed as the square began to flood with water. If I were in Melbourne, I would never ever walk in the rain for 30 minutes let alone a whole day! It was actually one of the most thrilling experiences I have had. Whilst it’s bucketing down rain, there are fifteen of us and we decide to change plans and head to lunch about twenty minutes away. But, twenty minutes is a fast pace walk… it certainly takes a bit longer when you’re in a Congo line in the pouring rain with people everywhere! Some people certainly didn’t enjoy it like I did but I just really wanted to make the most of this moment. This trip was honestly all about moments that I would never experience again so it was so important to make the most of it and keep a smile on my face. It’s not like I could frown as I was in Venice!! After what felt like an hour, we ended up in this quaint little restaurant where the spirit was high as fifteen people walked in hoping for warmth and food as a few of us were a bit hangry at this point. It didn’t take long for bread to appear on our table and the most beautiful tortellini to be in front of us. I wish I could’ve gone back to this place once more before I left as it was very affordable and the staff were lovely.
After returning home shortly after lunch and having some much needed time out it wasn’t long before we were off to my sister’s to help finish the wedding dress and do lots of last minutes things. Yes, finish the wedding dress. If anyone knows my sister, you know that she tends to run late but this was not her fault at all! Her luggage had finally arrived around 4pm on Saturday, which had the last few pieces to attach to her dress. Thankfully we had a little bit of time to get some more things done before the wedding day and before we had to head out for dinner! Again, we found ourselves back in the pouring rain and heading towards the location for dinner. We were treated with a range of pastas as we got to know each other before the wedding day. Although, most of us knew each other, it was really special to get to know the people you didn’t by having all these occasions to get together. I had the pleasure of being a little babysitter at the dinner (although she’s not quite a baby) and keeping Bridget, the flower girl, occupied. It’s quite entertaining teaching a girl how to do her first plait but I was very proud when I had her doing a plait all by herself towards the end of the night! We also had some chats about wearing a little bit of shimmer and make up making her very excited to be the flower girl at the wedding. I was in bed by 10:30 and getting my beauty sleep for the most memorable day ahead. I’ve shared a few photos on my Instagram and Facebook if you haven’t seen them already but tomorrow, I will share more after the day that was my sister’s wedding.