Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wedding House Party

Wedding house party... what is this!  Well I've seen a few lovely venues offer 'sleepovers' the night before the big day, specially venues you hire as a whole.

Have private'adult' boys/girls sleep over!  This lead me to thinking, if we get married and aren't inviting family, would I just love a big house party?  

* Hire a large manor house in the country for the weekend (Fri - Mon)
* Hire a local venue for the wedding (hotel / church / registry office)
* Wedding breakfast at a local hotel / restaurant or hire caters to provide it at the house
* Ask your guests to arrive either the night before or on the day (they'll only need to cover their travel costs)
* Use a local supermarket to order food/drink and have it delivered to the house

Cheap / fun and a cool alternative wedding party!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Single Pink Rose

When my mum and dad got married in 1984 they were young and in love... but limited on cash.

Their wedding was for 50 close friends and family at our local Abbey.  My dad wore his soldiers uniform, Mum and my Nan (her mum) made the wedding dress, which was very on trend at the time and she carried a single pink porcelain rose!

After the wedding my nan kept the rose on a shelf at the top of her stairs... it was only recently several years after my nan passed away and I am thinking about my future wedding that I remembered the rose.  All those years as a child climbing the stairs, seeing the rose but not realising what it stood for!

Even now 12 years after my parents split up that rose has meaning, and I really wanted to use it on my big day.  Sadly 30 years after their big day the rose is no longer :-(

Monday, 17 February 2014

ASOS - Latest High Street 'Wedding Dresses'

Looks like ASOS have had a new drop of some lovely 'weddingy' or second dresses - wear them for the ceremony or in the evening!

Virgos Lounge Roanna Cami Midi Dress in All Over Embellishment £150

Virgos Lounge Raina Maxi Dress with Embellished Shoulder £95

Virgos Lounge Georgia Cami Maxi Dress in All Over Embellishment £200

Needle & Thread Secret Garden Maxi Dress £275

Little Mistress Maxi Dress with Sequin Bodice £75

Little White Lies Midi Dress With Embroidery Lace Insert £185

Needle & Thread Lace Midi Dress £175

Frock and Frill Embellished Lace Skater Dress £115

Needle & Thread Geo Era Midi Dress £200

Solace London Curtis Midi Dress with Strappy Back £85

ASOS Amazing Embellished Smock Dress £150

ASOS All Over Sequin Bodycon Dress £55

Lydia Bright Skater Dress With Crossover Neck And Pleated Skirt £85

Tempest Lucy Dress In Sequin £125

Solace London Ritts Dress with Low Back £65

Needle & Thread Ornate Prom Dress £150

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Tulle Wedding Dresses - Grown Up tutus!

So also big love for tulle dresses at the mo... thinking this will be my look for our formal 'family friendly' engagement party!  Very Carrie Bradshaw.  Might also put the bridesmaid in something similar for the big day...

Check out my Pinterest board!

Keira Knightly - Wedding

Carrie Bradshaw - Sex in the City

Sequin Wedding Dresses - shine like a star!

I just love long sequin dresses for the big day at the moment, they are a little bit different, give a great silhouette and just BOOM all eyes are on you.  A must have I reckon for not so weddingy weddings!

Plus you can buy them from most high street stores, or prom shop and get them at a cheaper price as the word wedding isn't necessarily attached.

Maybe try a different colour too...

Elli Saab 2011

Check out my wedding board on Pinterest - some more great dresses!

Wedding Bird Cages

One of the gals in the office asked me about these the other day, and to be honest it was the first I had heard of it... now I am seeing them everywhere - in the magazines, on-line and even Amazon emailed me about them!

Pick yours up at Amazon, Not on the High Street, eBay, Confetti and Wedding Mall

Monday, 10 February 2014

Get married at Thornbury Castle this Oct for £3000

This beautiful Tudor castle on the edge of Gloucester has an amazing wedding offer for Sun - Thurs weddings this October up to 20 guests for only £3000!  Find all the details below.

On selected dates in 2014.
Wedding Ceremony to take place in the Library or Lounge area of the hotel, Flowers for the registrar table, Wedding Breakfast (3 Course) for 20 x people with Coffee, Reception welcome drink after the ceremony – Either glass of house wine or soft drinks, Canap├ęs to be served with reception drinks, Glass of Red or White House wine to be served during dinner, Toast Drink with the speeches – a glass of Prosecco per person, Accommodation in classic 5 x bedchambers for the evening of your wedding on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Photo Memory Books!

Don't want the standard wedding photos... maybe try a memory book?  Everyone gets more than one pic, they are a little bit more expensive and just a little more modern!

Photobox   Tesco   Albelli   Vistaprint