Friday, March 30, 2007


If ANYONE has photos of ou special day... can you please forward them on to us ASAP
Muchly appreciated...
The Bride & Groom

Wedding Photos #2

Mr & Mrs Melnyczenko

Windy Kisses

Handsome Hubby

Secret Moments

Doing the K-Mart catalogue poses :D

My Hunky Husband

Sisterly Love

Me & Mummy

Poem Reading by
Danielle R, Wendy P & Danielle A.

My Beautiful Girls

Just before the Chapel
I look so excited... like I'm going to burst :D

Stephanie & Me

A Beautiful Close Up

Daddy's Girl

Danielle & Danielle
Wedding Entrepreneurs

Happy Smiley People

Bridal Party

Wedding Photos #1

Our Beautiful Bridal Party

Danielle & Steve Kissing

The Big Chapel Exit

Signing the Register

Making our Vows

Giving of Rings

Rememberance Candle
for Steve's Mum Shirely

The Chapel
None of my relatives sat in the front two rows... hahaha...

The Dress

Bridal Portrait

Big Kisses
Dad, Me & Mum

Another Bridal Portrait

Checking my Dress

Radiant Excited Bride

Stephanie putting my earrings in... oxox

Wedding Slideshow

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mr & Mrs Melnyczenko

AKA: Mr & Mrs Mezza

The Day... The Story

Danielle & Steven's Wedding Day...

I wake up in the motel with my sister beside me. The room is dark and cool so all I want to do is sneak back in between the covers. But alas I am too busy as it is our saturday... our very special saturday and I am a bride. I am rushed into the shower and then I drive over to the hairdressers. Zandra knows exactly what she's doing and i trust her completely. We decided to GHD curl my hair using a light natural hold hairspray by DeLorenzo. I recommend this to anyone who hates hairspray as much as me. It was also meant to be pinned half-up/half-down but I liked it so much when it was just down. She shoved a few pins in to hold the veil and then I was rushed off back to the motel for my makeup with Dora (the explorer hehehe) and she was so fast and it was so perfect. She had already finished the girls and my mum by the time I got there.

Then we had to check out of the motel and into the Sebel Hotel. I got my early check in of 11am so I was very lucky. The change over was pretty quick and painless. After that I had a quick shower, picked up the flowers from reception and "ooooh'd and ahhhhh'd" over them for a few minutes. I attached the charms to my bouquet handle and I was set. The girls got dressed and the photographer arrived to capture it all. The room at the Sebel was very old world... dark greens and burgandy's and dark polished timber. I liked the rooms at the Motel better... oh well...

After we did all the posed brides family and party shots we went to leave for the chapel and my friend Wom rushed up and said "don't panic... the celebrant still hasn't arrived"... I was in some kind of euphoric state because I didn't panic, I just said ok lets take some more of me and the bridesmaids outside while we wait. It turns out the celebrant left the house in thongs not her special celebrant shoes and drove all the way back home to get them... WHAT THE??? So the ceremony started 28 mintues after 1pm... I'm sure Steve would have needed a stiff drink... poor thing.

It's stinking hot. Bright blue skies and no breeze... bridal hell. It had rained all week and was overcast the days leading up to the wedding. I wanted rain... I begged for overcast skies... nope, oh well. luckily the wedding wasn't outside but in the Sebels cute little chapel... the cute little airconditioned chapel :D Everything looked better than I had imagined in my head all this time. Everyone was doing the right thing at the right time. The celebrant was now stressed cos she was so late and rushed through the ceremony practically bossing us all around. If i wasn't in my euphoric state as meantioned before I think I would have been inclinded to violence :P She used the old copy of the ceremony not the new one I gave her so half the words were wrong and the sentiments I added were non existant but I didnt' catch on untill it was too late. Oh well. She also left the marrage certificate on the floor and a guest came up and handed it to us when we were having photos taken. Nice huh.

We had a "thank you line" straight after the recessional and i think it was the best thing we could have done for our guests. It gave each of them a few moments to say how beautiful everything was and how much they loved us. I didn't want to do it at the reception as we wanted to stay as long as possible. Everyone also loved all the ceremony showbags :D The bottles of water definately came in handy and the fans were priceless due to the weather. OMG Steve and i both cried right through the ceremony so the tissues were totally nessessary. I had big burly men with tears in their eyes and quivering bottom lips... it was so beautiful.

My entrance was... pathetic :D I was totally calm and smiling then as soon as I saw Steve I almost had a breakdown. Dad had to hold me up. I wanted to bawl like a baby but I had to keep some form of composure. I ate my tears, composed myself and set off down the aisle on my daddy's arm. My bridesmaids had practically run down the aisle so the music so I had a few moments to gather myself. I was so happy. I walked down to "Bitterweet Symphony" by the Verve and it was AWESOME. EVERYONE in the chapel cried. In the video you can see Steve blubbering like a baby :D After about 5 minutes at the alter I kicked my shoes off and shoved them under the signing table. No one could believe I did it. I did it because my legs were shaking and I thought I would faint. I would rather take my shoes off than fall on the floor in such a pretty dress :D

After all the photographs and hoopla we went back to our room to chill. Steve had a quick shower and aired out his suit to wear again at the reception and I did the same with my dress. I did my best friends make up for the reception and hung out and had a glass of bubbly and a girly chat while listening to Steve snoring on the couch while having a quick cat nap. Soon enough it was time to get re-dressed and touch up the make up. I would recommend every bride do this. I allocated an hour for me and steve to chill. I think that if I didn't make time we wouldn't of had it. We went the reception clean, fresh and raring to go :D

The MC was amazing (My dads best friend) and everyone including the hotel staff said the room was gorgeous. The staff all agreed that mine was the best layout, design and decoration they had ever seen in the Lachlan Macquarie room. So that made me quite thirlled and proud. The room I chose to use was the hotels smallest and boring conference room. Not even a room they reccomend for weddings. They've asked for a copy of one of my photos to use as a hotel reference :D I wanted full artisitic control so I hired all my decorations like table covers, candlabras and crystal.

On Wednesday night I rang to confirm everything with my photographer for the millionth time and he said yep sure no problems Caterina will be there first thing. WHAT THE??? Apparently i had been informed that i was no longer getting Dave, I was getting some chick name Caterina whom i'd never meet, spoken too or seen her work. I was NOT happy. Actually I was quite distraught. Dispite my apprehension of Caterina I was thrilled with her. She was very comfortable to work with and she blended right in. I hardly noticed her at all.

Thank you all so much for making it this far... and I haven't even told you the half of it :D

Our Wedding Day

Thank you to all who were there to share our day...
Love Mr & Mrs Melnyczenko

Saturday, March 17, 2007

NEW Charms... Replaced Stolen Ones

Treble Clef... "M" for Melnyczenko... Wedding Shoe... Horseshoe/Clover... Love/Hope/Faith

Steve & I went into Prouds this afternoon and I replaced the charms that were stolen.

I managed to get EXACTLY the same Horseshoe/Clover as the one I had before so that was nice.

The "M" is a bit nicer than the other one I had.

I was going to buy the wedding shoe ages ago but I kept putting it off... glad I did.

The Treble Clef was given to me by Emily AGES ago... it reflects me.

The Love/Hope/Faith is lovely and I'm glad I bought it. The faith relfects Steven.

I'm still bummed about my Butterfly Pendant... that was really special and irreplaceable... Oh well. I'm hoping to buy a glass box framed Ulyses Butterfly to put in our home. Maybe when I go up to Townsville next I'll buy one from there.

Anyways, just wanted to share... OXOX

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I think I'm and addict

I think I'm addicted to

Its the wedding forum I'm always telling people about. They're having construction for two days. Today and tomorrow. I can't go online. I can't tell them about the stoopid wedding robbers. I don't like not having my forum...

Stoopid Construction

New Clutch

A planned purchase that I left to the last minute. Its exactly what I was looking for and it was 30% off so that was a nice surprise...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Replacement Jewellery

Not a good photo but hey, they stole my camera remember!!! I can't use Brittany's anymore as she's leaving soon and it's better if she keeps everything together.

ANYWAY... Here are the earrings and the bracelet I bought. I think I did ok for an impluse buy. I got about 60% off so my wallet is very happy.

I hope the person who stole my perfect earrings chokes on their own vomit in their sleep...

Bali... Honeymoon Loving on a Budget

The plan so far...

7 Days of...
Retail Therapy
Spa Therapy
Aroma Therapy
Bali Therapy

Good value for money and close to everything. It's not a family hotel so it will be mainly couples. They have a sunken pool bar **drool** and it's pretty much brand spankin new. Airfares will be cheap and we could probably do the whole thing for $3k including LOTS of spending money for bintang... hehehe :P

10 More Sleeps...

I can't wait for the Hen's Party!!!
All my favourite girls in one room, lots of booze, lots of photos, games and memories. I understand some can't come due to traveling and other situations. We will think of you all and have a drink in everyone's honour.
By now everyone should have recieved their beautiful handmade invitations that Danielle Andreoli made for the event. If not, then they are on my desk right now waiting to be hand delivered as they arrived in the post this afternoon.
Remember it's rainbow theme so don't be shy and wear some colour!!!
Love to all my girls OXOX Danielle

Products... girls gotta have em

When I was at the Clinique Counter earlier today I purchased the Lipstick and the Lip liner that I would need for the wedding. They have their BONUS promotion on at the moment... and I got a cute little make up bag. I'm not 100% sure if I like it, it's very 70's. Anyway in it for FREE I got:
  • Trio Eyeshadow (my FAVOURITE colours :D)
  • Mascara
  • Lip Gloss
  • Compact
  • Eye Cream
  • Clarifying Lotion
  • Cleansing Milk

I also purchased the skin care resiegm:

  • Foaming Facial Cleanser
  • Clarifying Lotion
  • Moisturising Lotion
  • 3x Facial Scrub Samples
  • Skin Reguvination Lotion sample

So I was quite happy. I got a free make up trial, make up, skin care goop and all that jazz :D

Monday, March 12, 2007

NEW Make Up

In the Car

At Home

Changing make up lady as she was too hard to get a hold of. I think this is pretty much the same and I'm happy. Plus she can travel to me on the day so me and the girls won thave to drive anywhere.
I'm also thinking that I like my hair all soft and flowy and wavy. NO HAIRSPRAY :D
What do you think???

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Wedding Show Bags

Wedding show bags will have all these goodies inside...

  • Order of Service Booklet
  • Fan
  • Tissue Bundle
  • Water Bottle
  • Extra surprise stuff... I'm not telling!!!


I havent quite finished yet. I'm thinking of changing the red to blue or brown... What do you think???