Monday, 30 November 2009

My Bubbles

We just got back from a Monday night trip to the supermarket, but this time I rolled in the door back at the flat with a bit of a swagger.

We just scored all our wedding champagne for less than half price. Quality stuff for about £13 a bottle!

We got some funny looks at the counter, it looked like we were going to have a GREAT Monday night.

Image from stock.xchng user vierdrie

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Suited and booted

J has gone, with his best man, to get his suit fitted today and organise the hire. He was really excited about it! I have not taken any responsibility for this bit of organising, all I need to know is what colour ties/ cravats they go for.

He is (as far as I know) going for a classic 3-piece morning suit, with hat. He'll look fab!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Awww! How sweet

We went to my boss's wedding reception at the weekend. It was a lovely evening with a very lively dance floor.

The bride was wearing a dress from Candy Anthony (so jealous) with a red petticoat.

There were (very yummy) cupcakes, gramophones, and plenty of free drink on hand.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Mini champagne

Back onto the wedding planning, as there are things which need to be done.

I read a wedding ideas book this week, which had been given me by my MIL (she picked it up at a charity shop). It wasn't great, but I picked up a couple of things.

One was handing out mini champagne bottles (or champagne splits as I think they are called) with straws to guests at the drinks reception. This would look quite kooky in the photos!

Images from: ivillage and 88events

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

This week has been tough. A friend of ours passed away this week. He got married to his long term girlfriend just 10 days before, after realising that they would regret it if they didn't.
The wedding was a small affair arranged in 6 days with just family in attendance, but it was a happy, simple day full of love.

It kind of adjusts your priorities a bit...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Gift lists

The hot topic of conversation in the house this week has been gifts.  We would like a list a Selfridges, just because it is the best shop in the world! But it would be too much to expect that to be straightforward - they either do a selection of items in their wedding shop, or a 'pot' of money which you can then use to have a spree.

I like the sound of the spree, but not sure that all the relatives will...

Monday, 9 November 2009

Spotted: Mr Boddington

The stuff this stationers are churning out is just great..go look! It is so quirky and original

Via Style me pretty

Sunday, 8 November 2009


I'm compromising on something.  While I'm not being a bridezilla (as far as I know), I am being quite singleminded in terms of most of the decisions. This is, however, because it takes me so long to make a decision, so I can't cope with then having people changing my mind.

I mentioned previously that my mum didn't like the idea of me wearing coloured shoes. So after a discussion, I've decided I will have a pair of proper ivory satin heels for the ceremony and during the day, which I can then kick off for the evening and switch into a pair of coloured flats!

Everyone wins! I know I won't survive in heels all day anyway, especially if I want to have a dance.

(I since found out that my MIL likes the idea of coloured shoes, but I guess that's not enough)

Some pretties:

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

I bought a new diary for next year, and began the process of adding important dates. Starting with the most important I managed to write "WEEDING" on 15th May!

Arrrgh how irritating...
Possibly need to invest in a new diary

Monday, 2 November 2009

Etsy hair accessories

After yesterday's post on hair accessories I headed to etsy, as I often do, to see what was on offer there. No surprise, there was so much to choose from. This is a selection of pretties, having only searched for headbands. The best thing is they are all so reasonably priced and handmade.

First up, this pearly one from The Lovely Lamb

My Lavaliere has this swallow headband. It is simple but pretty
This one is from Live in style. I love this whole shop. This headband is maybe a little big compared to what I actually want, but it was too pretty not to post - there are plenty of others on there I could choose instead.

As well as beaded headbands like this one Little White Dresser also has a really pretty beaded sash
Quirky beauty live up to their name. I found it tough to pick just one.

This sequinned one is from Wee Gardens.

And last up, this one from Ice Cream Candy. This shop has a large range, and I particularly like this one as it is on ribbon not on elastic so it will have a 'tail' at the back. 
There are so many other etsy shops with great stuff which I could have shown, a few include: Bethany Lorelle, Heart of light, Be something new, and Beautiful blossoms

Images from individual etsy shops, please visit them to see more great handmade goodies

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Hair accessories

I need to sort my hair out, I'm not happy with my current cut but I'm hoping it will grow on me(!)
Whilst at the hairdressers last week, she found a grey hair - horror of horrors!

Anyway, wedding wise, I would like to have some kind of hairpiece but nothing so fancy as a tiara. My ideas are very much still as I first imagined for my hair. How about something like these

I already have one a bit like this from being a bridesmaid earlier in the year, so I could just wear that.
Or a pretty hairband. This one is a bargain at topshop at the moment

Images: First two from 2) Yarwood-White, 1 &3) Flutterby weddings, 4) Topshop

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