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Weddingnesday… two years ago

24 Aug

 Weddingnesday... two years ago

 Weddingnesday... two years ago

 Weddingnesday... two years ago

 Weddingnesday... two years ago

Two years ago, my now husband asked me to marry him.

One red velvet cupcake. One perspex diamond ring.

One very important question…

That would eventually turn
‘you & me’ into ‘Mr & Mrs’.

*****

Inbetween then and now,
there’s been several other cupcakes,
another ring (my perspex one made in gold),
oh yes, and a bunch of other questions…

Like ‘it costs how much to rent toilets?!’.
Ah, the romance.

 Honestly, I love being married.
And having no wedding planning to do!

(After seeing an ‘after the wedding’ stream
on twitter started by cakes and bunting,
I don’t think I’m the only one.)

*****

P.S. The cupcake pictured got eaten immediately
after taking this picture. A very yummy
engagement anniversary present!

Eek, it's a sneak peek

19 Aug

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There is the teeny tiniest of sneak peeks
up on our photographers’ blog.

A good excuse for some cute pics
of animals peeking I feel.

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Strangely I’m suddenly very nervous
about sharing our day…

Not about the pictures themselves,
but how much the day meant to me…
it’s scary sharing something that important,
even though I can’t imagine anyone will say
anything but nice stuff.

But still… that kitten? That’s me,
hiding round the corner for a bit!

******

Have a lovely weekend everyone.
I’m off to another wedding!

******

1. http://i.imgur.com/yexvD.jpg
2. susansabophotography
(Both via pinterest)

Weddingnesday… our diy wedding invites

18 Aug

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesTwo months ago, we got married.

Three and a half months ago, we started making our invites.

Having left no budget (whoops!) for invites,
I’d decided we would make them ourselves.

I had a rough idea that I could use
my rolling stamp in some way…

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invites(Bought on a total whim, it came in rather handy!)

Then I came across some coloured library cards…

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesAnd thought they could tell the ‘story’ of our day…

As we’ve been together a rather long time,
I thought it would funny to stamp them ‘overdue’.

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesOur overdue stamp… found for me by the lovely My Spare Thoughts.

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesOh yes and the map paper?

Well, we used that to make our envelopes.
(It’s actually just wrapping paper but looks the real deal.)

envelopetemplate convopieces Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invites We made the template first and
then 130 envelopes… phew.

Then we got stamping…

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesAnd stamping some more…

(I had inky fingers for a whole week!) Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesAnd there may have been ‘a bit’
of handwriting too to fill them out.

Then the easy bit… envelope stuffing! Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invites

 Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invites

And hopefully lots of ‘awwws’ when everyone got them.  Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invites

And maybe even a little applause! Weddingnesday... our diy wedding invitesThen all we had to do was wait for the RSVPs…

Oh yes and organise a wedding!
But more of that once I have the pics.

Hope you like them.

******

P.S. To anyone thinking of doing their own diy invites,
make a decent playlist to listen to while crafting…
and always check that you’ve spelt a word right
before stamping it over several invites!

Because it's Monday… a little bit of rain

18 Jul

When I was little, very little, I thought I could control the weather.

Whenever there were tears running down my face,
the world seemed to weep with me.

Big fat raindrops to match my own wet chubby cheeks.

(I blame my literal interpretation of my Nana
singing ‘When You’re Smiling’ for this.)

Then you get older and realise that no, the weather just does as it pleases.

You plan a picnic and it pours.
You want a rainy day for movies and there’s a heat wave.
You want a white Christmas? Well, tough.*

And like most Scots, I learnt to just deal with it.

And then I learned to like it.

Blame living in LA straight after uni as it taught me to miss weather.
Every day there started with grey smog which would clear to blazing sunshine.

Brilliant yes? Well, kind of. After a while, I missed the unpredictability.
I missed the need for a cardigan. I missed the sound of rain.

****

We knew three weeks before our wedding that
it was going to tip it down. Proper, proper rain.

So we bought brollies, gazebos, wellies, the works.

Lots of people told us the day would be ruined if it rained…
And I never understood that. How? How ruined?
Would we not get married on account of the weather?

So when I spotted this little beauty below by Heidi Burton
I wanted to have it for our wedding day.

“I like people who smile when it’s raining.”

I do. I really do. And from the wedding pics I’ve seen so far,
my god, me and my now husband are two
of smiley-est people you’ll ever see.

Surrounded by lots of lovely other smiley people.

And maybe they sort of did control the weather
that day as it only really rained a little bit.

 Because it's Monday... a little bit of rain

*******

* Likelihood of snow at Christmas is now pretty likely I know!

P.S. My lovely print was framed by the lovely people
at Curiouser & Curiouser. They did a fab, fab job!

I heart mini-moons… our too cute vintage airstream caravan

7 Jul

I love the phrase ‘mini-moon’.

It’s fun to say… and even more fun to be on.

For our mini-moon, we wanted to do something chilled,
low effort and relaxed, without having to travel far.

Somewhere we could sleep, eat, drink and be happy.

So to start our mini-moon, we rented an airstream
from Vintage Vacations on the Isle of Wight.

I can’t tell you how much we loved our wee caravan.
It was just so perfect. A perfect start to married life.

So while we’re waiting on wedding pics,
here’s some snaps from our mini-moon part 1…

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanOur French chocolate and caramel wedding tea
from my Dad and his girlfriend…

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanOur lucky charms breakfast from my little sis…

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanOur caravan… the Sparton Manor.

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanSunny deck chairs… for two.

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanSunny Hendricks gin and tonics… for two.

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanMe and a fox mask from our wedding…
(we brought it on mini-moon as we forgot all about it on the day!)

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravan

One of the comfiest beds in the world…
and it has a yellow blanket too! I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanTwo very tired but very happy people…
getting married is exhausting!

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravan

I also took a few Diana shots… I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravan

One of the fires we lit… so we could sit
outside until the stars came out. I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanOur favourite caravan on the site… the dinky Doris!

 I heart mini moons... our too cute vintage airstream caravanSo much a favourite that we took
a Polaroid of us outside of it!

Oh to have my own little airstream!

How lovely that would be…

****

Totally happily married…

4 Jul

 Totally happily married... So we got married. And it rocked.

It was honestly so much fun.
Far more than we’d ever
imagined it would be.

As a result, I grinned
like a loon all day.

It was a little haphazard
but it was heart-felt, happy
and at points hilarious.

I’ll share more of our day later
(& the crazy run-up) but for now
I am one very smiley married gal!

*****

Photo by family friend.

Weddingnesday… the little days before the big day

16 Jun

As some of you know/have already guessed, our wedding is now just days away.

And as you’ll guess, we’re a mite busy! But I thought I would do
one more ‘single’ gal post – with some quick snaps from life here
– and then see you all on the flipside!

P.S. Check out my awesome wedding present from my future hubbie…
my very own personalised suitcase (with my new initials on it and everything!).
I think he might be a keeper!

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Weddingnesday… my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting-y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend

1 Jun

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on the Saturday night of my hen weekend.

By this point, I’ve had a family do on the Friday with my besties,
aunts and cousins where we drank tea cocktails,
ate cake and learned to read tea leaves.

There may have been a lot of giggling there too.

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On the Saturday, I had a burlesque lesson with friends…
(The drinking of cola wasn’t actually essential
to the lesson… but it was thirsty work!)

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… then we all checked into design porn hotel Citizen M.

 Weddingnesday... my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend

 Weddingnesday... my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend  Weddingnesday... my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend(Don’t you just love the bunny in my room?!)

This was followed by a dinner of extremely yummy dim sum,
lots of lovely Hendricks, and then off to Club Noir‘s American Dream night…

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Which explains why I am dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

(For the observant, yes I am sitting on a stool
shaped like an elephant!)

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(My other half actually made me my headpiece and a real torch…
look at it glowing in the dark! He is one crafty fellow my future husband!)

Anyway, here’s a few more of my favourite hen do pics…

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252732 10150258126248615 671518614 8756612 4775659 n Weddingnesday... my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend Oh yes, it’s me wearing a sash… and look it has cake on it!

(My maid of honour actually had a different sash for me for
everything we did so I was very co-ordinated! She knows me well!)

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fortune cookies… how cool is that?

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250097 10150258112128615 671518614 8756501 6588829 n Weddingnesday... my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend Skipping ahead to Saturday… around 3am on Saturday when the last
of us got back to Citizen M we decided to occupy this sculptural sofa…

Honestly it’s the comfiest thing ever.

I would sit on it everyday if I could…
god knows where I would put it though…

250451 10150258115748615 671518614 8756563 7123772 n Weddingnesday... my cocktaily, burlesquey, bunting y, sparkly, giggly hen weekend And as for the rest… well, a lady never tells!

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If the wedding is half as fun, then
we’re set to have a brilliant day!

*****

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