As wedding season is fast approaching, I thought I would give you all a little peak into our very special day!
I met my hubby in the summer of 2010 through a mutual friend – love at first sight is an understatement! We immediately hit it off and from that day have been inseparable! He proposed in April 2012 at his parents caravan which was so lovely as it was a place which he had spent a lot of summers at as a child creating beautiful family memories. Now this is one of those special memories!
The hubby let me take the lead in organising the big day as he knows how much of a control freak I am! From a little girl obsessed with dressing up daily as a princess I knew exactly how I wanted the day to run from start to finish.
We had the marriage ceremony at my church where from a young age I attended everything going – Sunday School, GB, Youth Fellowship, you name it, I was there! We had my minister and Ashley’s minister both take part in the ceremony which made it extra special for both families.
We visited a few different venues for the reception but completely fell in love with The Galgorm. The room which we picked was perfect for our 80 guests and it needed very little dressing which suited our budget. My creative side went into overdrive and I dressed the church and venue myself (with the help of a local florist and my very patient and understanding family!!) By making the centre pieces and a few other details myself it helped keep the costs down and I really loved how personal this made the day.
I based the whole day around my love of lace and bows – this theme flowed throughout the day from the dresses to the flowers, the church and the venue. I just loved walking into the room and seeing all my little creations and ideas jotted around the place. This made the stress, time and planning spent in the months running up to the day totally worth it.
So here’s some photos:
My yummy mummy and gorgeous sisters:
I arrived to the church in my Dad’s car – this was his pride and joy!
I made these little sweet cones for the guests to munch on route to the reception:
These are a few examples of how I dressed the venue:
This is my bouquet, which I made from a selection of vintage and new brooches:
This is our beautiful cake:
I put some diamonte stickers on the bottom of our shoes – mine said ‘I Do’, Hubby’s said ‘Me Too”
The bridal party done a routine for the first dance!
If anyone would like a DIY tutorial of any of the bits I made myself for the day or to see any more- please get in touch!
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As I get asked a lot of questions on Instagram about where I purchase things and what I would recommend, I thought I would put together a blog post on a few things I have picked up recently which I really love! I’m thinking this could maybe become a monthly feature if there is any interest? Sure let me know what you think! This will be a random collection of items, so hopefully everyone will find something they like too.
Firstly, these little metal star tea light holders. As soon as Homely Rose put them up on their Instagram as incoming stock, I tortured Helen to put them onto the website so I could purchase a set! When I saw them I knew they would look great hanging from my ladder, especially with candles inside at night time. You can find Homely Rose on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/homely_rose/?hl=en Give them a follow as they have some really gorgeous home interiors!
Next up is this Toast rack from One Vision cnc. If you follow me on Instagram you will know how much I love Emma Bridgewater. This company engrave wooden items which compliment the pottery just perfectly. I purchased one of their chopping boards over a year ago with Rose Cottage engraved on the side and it’s as good as the day I bought it! So pleased now to have this little toast rack to match. You can purchase it here: http://www.onevisioncnc.co.uk/oak-toast-rack—engraved–4-slice-39-p.asp
The lovely Julie has took the plunge and set up an amazing business selling beautiful children’s items. Her stock is so different from what you would find on the high street, which is why I really love it! Here are some items from her website, so please check it out and follow her on Instagram for stock updates. Her website is: https://daisybelledreams.com
Beauty and Fashion
So I picked up this fake tan after it being recommended by a local blogger I follow. I normally stick to what I know with fake tan but this was on offer in Boots so I thought I would give it a go. I have to say I am really impressed with this tan – the colour is so natural, smell isn’t too bad and develops almost immediately. Definitely will be using this one if I don’t have time to tan the night before an event.
And lastly, these shoes!! I ordered these from H&M after seeing a few people/ celebs wearing similar ones. I wasn’t too sure if I would suit them or if I could style them well, but I am totally in love! I am a huge fan of the metallic shoes which are in fashion at the moment, as they can be easily dressed up or worn casually. They are also really comfy to wear, which is a big bonus! Find them here: http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0474111004.html#Silver
Let me know what your loving lately!
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