Something Borrowed, Something Blue.

When you're busy planning a wedding so much of it is stressful and expensive that a lot of the time you probably forget what the end goal is. Hopefully, throughout the planning process, you can stay focused and excited that at the end of it you get to marry the man of your dreams and live happily ever after. We thought that in honour of Mothers Day we would ask around for some advice from some of the mums in our lives to help you on your way to that happy ever after.  

When actually planning the wedding and making all of those nitty gritty decisions it's easy to get lost in the sea of options. Dominque Robinson who's daughter Cassandra got married at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney a few years ago shared her advice. 

You are only going to be married once so get exactly what you want ... no compromise.

That was certainly good advice as Cassandra's wedding was divine. She described it to Vogue Brides  "a deco-inspired forest." There was clearly a lot of attention to detail as everything looked picture perfect right down to the most minute detail. 

 A photo from Cassandra's wedding

A photo from Cassandra's wedding

 A photo from Cassandra's wedding

A photo from Cassandra's wedding

Young mum Lizzy Bath aka The Minimalists Styling married her husband Mitch on the sunniest day you have ever seen. Their wedding day was full of smiles and hugs all set against the backdrop of chic and fresh colour palette of peach, whites and blues.

 Lizzy, Mitch, Flynn and the whole gang on their wedding day

Lizzy, Mitch, Flynn and the whole gang on their wedding day

Lizzy manages to have an impressive wardrobe styling and consulting business as well as 2 gorgeous young children. I asked what advice she would give to her kids when it came to planning their wedding down the track. 

Take it slowly and do it together. On the day you will both be in awe of each other and what you created together.
 Lizzy and her son Flynn on her wedding day.

Lizzy and her son Flynn on her wedding day.

Now for the hard part, the actual marriage...

Always be kind, be thoughtful and try to be patient. Above all, keep a sense of humour and have a lot of fun together. Treasure the soul mate you have chosen!

This is amazing advice from my husband's mum, Pauline Pope.  Patience does not always come easily to everyone but these are wise words to try and live by. When reading a little more about patience in a marriage it's easy to see it has many benefits. Deciding to be patient will help you think before you speak which will help you fight and argue less. You will also have calm discussions meaning things get hashed out more easily and quickly than they would otherwise. 

 

 Jeremy and his mum Paula on our wedding day.

Jeremy and his mum Paula on our wedding day.

The advice from my own mum has been something that I am sure I have not yet fully understood the value of as I have only been married 18 months but my mum taught me that the face of love changes over the years. With that, you too must be willing to evolve and grow. What worked yesterday may not be what works best tomorrow so it is important to be open-minded and willing to continue to grow together.

I'm certain there's much much more we can learn from our mums. Happy Mother's day to all them out there! 

 My mum Jane (left ) and Jeremy's mum Paula on our wedding day.

My mum Jane (left ) and Jeremy's mum Paula on our wedding day.

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