Oh isn’t Swamps gorgeous? I’m dying to see her all in her dress – Not so long now! I’ll hand straight over to her today where it’s all about..
Decorations & Decor
Hello you bunch of lovelies. I hope you have all had a super lovely Easter and the Easter Bunny brought you LOADS of chocolaty goodness. I, however, am now ALL SYSTEMS GO on the wedding bod’ and therefore the most exciting thing I shall be eating will be a banana for energy before ‘pumping some iron’ down the gymio! Yawnnnn! I also hope that your fellow fiancés have not played any horrible April fools jokes on you that is making you reconsider marrying them. This may seem a little extreme I appreciate, however, the year Matt pretended my car had been stolen was not AT ALL funny. Frankly he is lucky to not have been charged with wasting police time when I very nearly called 999!!! Naughty boy.
So I am sure all of you fellow brides will be able to relate to me when I say there is a definite wedding lull after the initial excitement of getting engaged and starting your preparations. You start looking for venues and you think “oh em gee, I’m going to be sooooo busy!” purely based on how stressful people say the experience is. Then this is followed by giving your notice of marriage, which I feel I shouldn’t brush over too lightly. We had heard that it was a rather nerve racking ordeal. My understanding was that the only two circumstances where we would have a problem would be if Matt was in fact a sibling of mine, which would be the only time I would condone the phrase “the awkward moment when…” or if either of us were already married, which I was fairly certain we weren’t You’ll be glad to hear this was confirmed at the meeting along with us not marrying to gain British citizenship…Phew!! Matt spent the half an hour before our appointment quizzing up on me and everything relating to me. This extended to what my favourite food was. Alas, they weren’t looking for that kind of detail. We did have a small discrepancy on what each others job titles were, but the nice lady decided to give us the benefit of the doubt. Who REALLY knows what their partner actually does, pfft! (Most people do I know haha). Apologies, I digress, where was I… Oh yes, being totally bored of having nothing wedding related to plan. So in the quieter weeks where I had nothing to do I spend this time cramming my head full of lots of wedding inspiration. This is what I will grace Rachael’s lovely blog with this week.
Once I had chosen my dress my next source of wedding excitement was my accessories to the day. I am hoping that my accessories issue will compliment Rebekah’s ‘Accessories Ahoy!’ post and help you pull a few more ideas to the table for your own super lovely wedding’s. I too share her love of all things moustache. It’s a rather unexplainable and irrational adoration, but I know that we are not alone. Matt Bee has had THE most magnificent moustache when I met him.
He has continued to surprise me with his fine array of facial hair throughout our relationship. He’s like a facial hair chameleon, never a dull day without a whisker related surprise! Continue reading
You’re all used to Rebekah now guest posting for Marry Me Ink.. Let’s delve straight in and she what she has in store for us this time..
I hope you are enjoying the Accessories Ahoy posts. If there is anything you would like to see, please leave a comment.
Today is all about clutch bags. I find that no matter what size of bag I have I will fill it (usually with things I don’t need). When I got married I decided against a bag. Big mistake. After ten minutes in the sun my make up was melting off onto my wedding dress. If you do want a bag, don’t feel trapped into a silk ivory number unless its your bag (sorry). I decided to post about the amazing Kate Spade and share her creative clutches.
Kate worked as senior fashion editor of accessories when she decided to take the leap and start her own line. In 1993 she began with handbags and now it has grown into a global brand with jewellery, clothing and other lifestyle items.
My favourite part of Kate Spade New York is the clutch bags. They are unique and she has so many styles to choose from. Here are my favourites that would add some unique flavour to any wedding or night out. It would sure make the never ending search for my keys more interesting.
First up is the Radio Samira Clutch. This retro radio feel would look great for you vintage vixens. Continue reading
Happy Monday morning! Today I get to introduce you to another lovely lady – Jaye of Tux & Tales Photography. It’s that time of year where you might be thinking of having an engagement shoot before your big wedding day, Jaye is here to talk about 10 things you must do when dressing for your engagement shoot.
Engagement photo sessions are an excellent way to get an opportunity to work with your photographer before the big day . They will make you feel more comfortable on the wedding day as well as give you some excellent photos that tell the story of your pre-marriage selves.
As a wedding photographer, my clients often ask me for a little advice about what they should and should not wear to their engagement session. Many people have never had to specifically ‘dress for the camera’ – so it is natural to need a little extra guidance.
1) Wear something you feel yourself in. Nothing makes you feel more uncomfortable in front of the camera than feeling like you are stuck wearing your big sister’s outfit!
2)I know this can seem really basic – but make sure to look over your clothes and make sure there are no small stains or holes. It is so common that I come across a torn pocket, etc only after the photo session has happened! A little dark spot on a sleeve that we barely even notice in person can look really distracting in a photograph. Continue reading
It’s that time again, to get the juicy info from Marry Me Ink reader and bride-to-be Swamps!
February’s installment was all about feeling like a princess when choosing her wedding dress, today it’s all about..
VENTURES OF THE VENUE HUNT
Hello lovely people, so glad that it’s blog time again. I hope you have all had a super romantic February. I spent my Valentines Day with Mr Bee (of course). We filled our faces with LOTS of Italian food, which is my absolute fave. There was a set menu with inclusive cocktails, and as Matt Bee doesn’t drink I drank them alllllllssss, which in my books is only ever going to be a good thing.
So onto this months feature..
I changed my mind a couple of times as to what I wanted this months post to be about, so after much deliberation I fell back on the order that I started to plan my wedding in. Continue reading
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