Saeko Hamada Column Vol.25:My Honourable Bridesmaids05-06-2012
When you decided to get married, most of us start thinking how we organize the wedding no matter small or big it will be. My case was a same. I had a very clear vision for my own wedding since I was very young and as I organize many events as my job I was thinking I can create a perfect wedding for myself, but I didn't know that my dear bridesmaids could archive a lot more than I could do by myself. And also what a wonderful Bachelor Trip and Bridal Shower they organised for me! That is why I don't have a typical marriage blue that all the brides to be normally have before the wedding. I'm even gaining weight !!! (not a good news for Pronovia)
When I started to plan my wedding six months ago, I didn't plan to have bridesmaids at my wedding, because I love my friends TOO much, so I didn't want to force them to wear the bridesmaids dresses! (It's always a topic! Many single girls don't like to wear uniformed dresses at the wedding)
"I can't do that to my friends," was my first thought. So I told them I don't need bridesmaids, but one of my best friends said "You have to have bridesmaids!!! It's your wedding! I want everything to be perfect!!! "How sweet is that.. I was very moved and of course I said "Yes" to her. Specially knowing that she is the one who always wears only black simple dresses and keeps away from the pastel color. But I said "All the bridesmaids can chose their own color and style of the dress!" Then she said " No!!! Bridesmaids have to wear uniformed color and it is the one you choose and the dresses have to have the same length!" Again I said "Ok", because I was very touched by her gesture that she was ready to wear the pastel she never wears!
That's how we started our Wedding projects with my dear bridesmaids six months ago!
Many of my close friends know that I want to have a very small wedding. Because I want to create a very intimate atmosphere at our wedding. But since both Alessandro and me have so many family friends and just good friends, our wedding planning became bigger and bigger and by now is twice the size of the original number of guests.
The venue of the wedding
The venue is the only place in Marbella where I have wanted to get married. I've known that since I came to Costa del Sol for the first time. Yes of course it's a Marbella Club. We both wanted to have outside wedding close to the beach, so La Villa de Mar is the best and only place for me to organize our special day. My family and friends all agreed as well!
I know my best friends are all successful business women, but I didn't know that they could be so much on top of everything! They helped me choose the wedding dress, shoes, flowers, music, table flowers, wedding cake, menu, wine, makeup, hair style, gifts for the guests - EVERYTHING!!! And they even organised a Bachelor Trip and Bridal Shower for me!! Everything was a total surprise and they just told me to save the these dates. I imagine how much preparation they had done for me! And I can't express how happy I am right now and touched by their effort. How they remembered all the things that I love. The right food, places, people, things that I like, everything was perfect! I had a special treat by my bridesmaids and my best friends this week. I am literally jumping and hopping all day from happiness!!!
I already mentioned in my last column (Vol.24 The 2nd Proposal) about my future husband, who he couldn't have organised anything without the help of my maid of honour. She has always fixed all of our stupid small fights too! I don' t know other bridesmaids, but mines really deserve medals, not a bouquet!
My bridesmaids never cancelled any appointments regarding the wedding, even if they were very sick. One of them was actually more pale than my wedding dress, because she had a very bad flu for a long time and was hospitalised. She was just starting to recover at that time, but she still came to help me -to choose my dress and sending me ideas about the table setting, wedding cakes, music etc from her business trip, from the other side of the planet. And I have no idea how my maid of honour has found that extra time for my wedding planning between her business and her husband and million's things!!! All I can say is WOW...
Thank you my honorable Bridesmaids - Tiara, Dorothea and Angelika.
Thank you for been there always when I needed a help and thank you for watching us grow with Alessandro as a couple from the beginning and thank you for making such a wonderful wedding.
And also thank you to my best friends for making me so happy on my Bachelor Trip and Bridal Shower as well! You really made my day and you are part of my life!
A lot of love!
2 weeks before the wedding, Marbella...
By: Saeko Hamada
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my dear honorable Brides Maids..
Thank you so much for your time, love, effort, dedication, care , everything you gave me and for my wedding preparation.
I had a FANTASTIC time with you in Bridal Shower and Bachelor trip.
My emotion toward to you all is impossible to describe...
I am so happy right now !!!!!! I am jumping and skipping around all the time !!!!!!!!
Thanks again for all the things you have done and what you are going to do for me ...
a lot of love
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