We’ve set a date!

Okay, I’m going to very briefly skim over the fact that I haven’t posted in a Very Long Time. We won’t worry ourselves with that. I’m sure you’re only really interested in what’s happened in that time! So here we go…

Here is the current situation as it stands!

  • Westwood Park has been booked for middle of May 2014 – yay!
  • The Barn Brasserie is booked as our reception venue! It was love at first sight, and affordable! Check out their reservations page for a great photo of the interior!
  • Photographer – booked! We have the wonderful Hannah MacGregor from Funky Photographers. I knew I wanted her as my photographer before I even got engaged! She’s that good. You should check out her website. She is Freaking Amazing. You will understand when you see her beautiful photos.
  • Harpist – yes we have booked a harpist for the ceremony and the drinks afterwards, the incredibly talented and incredibly accommodating Maria Beattie. I could not be more excited about it! I was at an open day at Fennes some time back when I first heard her and I literally thought ‘I’M HAVING THAT’. The sound was just the most beautiful thing. I cannot wait. She’s also been super accommodating by getting the sheet music for a deeply geeky song from a computer game we both love (‘Still Alive’ from Portal). She is completely and utterly freaking amazing, non?
  • Progress has been made with the wedding rings too! A separate post on that, too much to report here.
  • I have designed our wedding invitations (okay, I did several designs and I’ve FINALLY committed to one!) and I’m rather proud of myself actually, I absolutely love them. I don’t want to spoil the surprise so that’s all I can say here…
  • Evening entertainment is sorted! Two of our friends who will be invited to the wedding are magicians! And my extremely awesome and wonderful singing teacher has offered to sing in the evening (and she’s said she will get herself a pianist for the evening too!) I struggle to put into words just how grateful I am for this. I had been looking at wedding singers and no-one even comes close to her epic awesomeness. She has The. Most. Amazing. Voice. And I Absolutely. Cannot. Freaking. Wait. to listen to her on the day. I may even do an excitement wee.
  • We have decided on a colour scheme with the help of Trudy Cooper from House of Colour (okay, when I say ‘we’ I kinda mean ‘me’ ;-)) I have such a lot to say about House of Colour and Trudy’s awesomeness that I will need a separate post. Bridesmaids will be dove grey, groom will wear a grey suit with an Oxford blue cravat. Pink will be included too probably in flowers and stationery. I’m thinking of something quite neutral such as ivory for the chair bows at Westwood Park as silver won’t suit the room and Oxford blue will be too much.
  • I have tried on A LOT of wedding dresses. Over 37 at last count. I have yet to find The One. More on this later…
  • I have created a mood board on Pinterest. It’s helped so much to see the bigger picture of the day actually and I’m now completely addicted to Pinterest. Sadly for you, I’ve made a secret board and so only I can see it 😉 I promise I will share some more of what is on there at a later date.
  • A very lovely friend of ours has offered to do our wedding cake for us as a wedding present! How amazing is that? I don’t have much of an idea of what I want at the moment so I’m hoping she’ll be able to come up with ideas…

Okay, apologies for that wall of text! I will post more pictures in subsequent posts I promise. And I promise there will be subsequent posts!

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