Saturday, 25 January 2014

Wedding Planning

I'm struggling...really struggling to get motivated with the rest of my wedding planning that needs to be sorted. I have just under 9 months to get everything organised and I'm becoming slightly panicked! We have booked our venue, and luckily we are both really pleased with it, its very pretty, with a bit of a vintage feel to it, and most importantly its within our budget. It was one of the first places we looked at online and we both fell in love...so thats the venue and food sorted. We are getting married in a pretty little cricket club pavillion and we are having the reception in a big marquee on the cricket pitch!
I found my dress very early on, I just popped into Coast on my own for a quick browse, ended up trying this dress on, just to see what it looked like, and then found myself back there on my own a couple of weeks later purchasing the dress. I've had it packed away in a box for months, not daring to get it out incase it gets dirty, but I'm so pleased with it, its got that vintage/retro feel I was after and I'm very excited to wear it on the day! Even more exciting possibly are my gorgeous bargain Vivienne Westwood shoes...pastel blue with a shiny red heart. Blue is the main colour theme, although we are not having a strict theme at all, the bridesmaids are wearing pale blue and probably the boys ties too.
I've designed the Save the Dates - yet to get them printed though - and need to design the invites too, although I haven't a clue about invite etiquette and timescale...
So...things I still need to sort out are:
1. Photographer - maybe one of the most important things to decide on, but I am struggling to get motivated on this one, it scares me a little, having to pick one person to entrust all your photos to!
2.Rings - I feel like this is something we are going to forget to buy!
3. Decorations - we have a lovely clubhouse room to decorate as well as a big marquee - I think streams of bunting, and paper pom poms hanging from the ceiling, vintage floral tablecloths and all that lovely vintage china I have been stashing away for months!
4. Cake! I would love a 'naked cake' for our wedding...basically a tiered Victoria Sponge decorated with fresh fruit and maybe flowers too.
5. Flowers! Yes definitely need to get on the hunt for a lovely florist, at least for the bouquets, I think loose, blousy pastel coloured blooms will work well with our vintage style.
6. Erm...hen do?! Spa and pamper weekend with afternoon tea? Hmmm...
One thing I can tick off the list is groom gift...I found this vintage cricket bat tie clip and cufflinks at a vintage fair in St. Albans, I hope he will love them, they were such a lucky find, especially as we are getting married in St. Albans too...
Let the planning commence (she says nevously!) xG

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 Looking Back

2013 
Cosy days indoors
 Fresh hyacinths, tea and laughter
Finding treasure for our wedding
 Vintage goodies
Visiting Norfolk - our favourite place
 Staying in gorgeous Cooper's Cottage, Sheringham
Visiting Sheringham railway station - my favourite place to visit
 Falling in love with the place all over again
 Wrapped up against the chill
 Loving the suitcases!
 Drinking lots and lots of tea with biscuits
 Sitting by the fireplace keeping cosy
 Walking down to the beach huts
 Finding vintage goodies
 Purchasing my wedding shoes on sale and absolutely falling in love with them!
 Admiring the flowers in Green Park
Reading my favourite magazines
 Visiting Hampstead Ponds on a gloriously sunny day
 Wearing my car boot sale bargain maxi dress
 Revamping the living room
 Celebrating my 26th birthday
 Meeting the lovely Selina Lake for the second time at her vintage fair
Attempting to grow some flowers in our window box (they didn't last long!)
 Designing my favourite book yet
 Spending a day strawberry picking
Baking my favourite blueberry and lime drizzle
 Visiting Whitstable and staying in this gorgeous cottage
 Enjoying fish n chips in the retro kitchen
 Having a fab retro day out with a wonderful friend
 Catching the train to Brighton for the day
 Paddling in the sea!
 Having one of my very best days of the year
 Enjoying the view from the pier
 Walking along the beach huts in Kent
 Visiting Margate and Broadstairs on the hottest week of the year
 Getting ready for autumn with cosy magazines and Downton Abbey
 Finding a perfect wedding present for Albert
 Watching From Here to Eternity at the theatre and absolutely loving it
 Celebrating Hallowe'en
 Visiting the Country Living Fair
 Preparing for Christmas, and being inspired by this magazine
 Getting dressed up for a 1920's Christmas party
 Decorating our Christmas tree
Reviewing the year that was...
Happy New Year!
May 2014 be full of wonderful things to come - the year I become a married woman eeeek!
x

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Happy Christmas everyone - hope you all have a fantastic day and enjoy the festivities!
Thanks to each and every one of you that reads my blog and heres to more blogging in 2014!
xG