Sunday, 28 February 2010

Update: 11 weeks to go

I completely missed the 100 days to go, the 3 months to go and any other significant days from which I could count down. And now we are in the final weeks, I'm glad I had a productive weekend to stave off any worries!

We managed to get our banns organised at our parish church (major legal requirement!) and I went for a dress fitting with my mum.
My dad says he has all the transport organised, so we can check that off the list.

Some slight concerns about no-one having had any info about my hen night which is in 3 weeks, but there's little I can do as it's all a surprise for me. My sister is on it, so I guess I don't need to worry.

This week will involve:
evening invite making
visiting florists
buying shoes

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Finally got our Croquembouche ordered after one cancelled order.

We went to where we should have gone to start with, Patisserie Valerie, as that is where we saw them in the window. They like to hide the fact they do delivery of wedding cakes.

It'll be like this minus the fruit.

Looking forward to it - yum!
Just need to sort out the sword for lopping off the top

It's a traditional French wedding cake, and usually the bride and groom smash the top while the bridesmaids hold the tablecloth to catch the pieces. Struggling to find a picture of people actually doing that though!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Rings bought

I forgot to post about our wedding rings

We bought them at a little independent shop in my home town. It's just one guy who makes them all there.
They were cheaper than we had seen in London.

Our choices are a bit like these:
This is James' (although in yellow gold)

And mine

Friday, 12 February 2010


We went for our tasting yesterday, with 2 bottles of wine in hand (which went wonderfully!) and it was all so good.
Which is really good news. I wasn't concerned that it wouldn't be, but there's always a niggle when you're paying so much.

Can't wait to eat it all again!

We also asked about our cheese table, which will be the 'evening food'. We wanted to check it wasn't just going to be a hunk of cheddar. As soon as he said the cheese is going to come from Neal's Yard I relaxed.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


The first invites have arrived with people this week and we've had some really good feedback.
One friend we saw said 'they must have cost you a pretty penny', to which I replied 'well, two weekends work and a computer printer', and let's just say she was surprised they weren't professionally produced.

That's a compliment!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Invites: all done

We finished all the invites yesterday and they were posted off today.
Kudos to all the family who dug in to help out (even if it was just cups of tea).
This was them all ready to go.

 And below is what they look like when they are opened.

On the front we have the wedding date in Roman numerals, to go with the sundial theme (because of the collection of sundials at the museum).
The pockets were hand made out of ivory card, and the edges touched with a blue ink pad. The pockets were stuck closed with removable glue dots.

The inserts and invite text were printed on ivory paper. Then there was an RSVP card in the pack too.
The names and envelopes were handwritten, and we added record cover stamps.
I can't wait for the responses to start rolling in.

photos from my mobile

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