Michelle and Me!
This is the blog I have been putting off writing as I’m nervous to write it. Having a florist (Swaffham and Fakenham Florist) with my sister, the flowers at our wedding after the marriage itself is probably the most important thing to me. With floral’ing up over 80 weddings a year, to get to do mine is just so exciting, and stressful. As I mentioned last week I feel a lot of pressure with our wedding flowers as people often tell me, they can’t wait to see them. If anyone talks to me about our wedding the flowers are the first thing that are mentioned. So my motto with the flowers is GO BIG or GO HOME, I can’t disappoint now can I!
Afternoon all! Manchester town hall is one of my favourite wedding venues. I adore the gorgeous bee mosaic floor and the stunning architecture. Today’s wedding is a total gem, I love the blush pink, the luxe feeling and the authenticity captured by Mike. Plus those Louboutins…wedding shoe goals. Oli and Aimee took their love of food and translated it through their day, they ate in their favourite restaurant with all of their loved ones around them, I would have loved to have been a guest for the six course tasting menu which looks delicious. The story of how they met their photographer is also so very wonderfully serendipitous. Enjoy!
photography | Mike PlunkettRead More
Afternoon all. I hope your Monday is going as well as can be so far, I think I will try and get a Weekend Edit to go up tonight or tomorrow as I have a few things to update you on if you haven’t been following the vlogs. If you have watched the vlogs you would have seen these beauties a little while ago. We are taking a little visit to candle heaven today. If you know me at all by now, you will be aware of my candle love and the constant search for the perfect blend. The lovely people at Croydon Candle Co sent me some samples a few weeks ago and after vigorous testing I can tell all about their candles! Read More
Good morning dear reader! How was your weekend? I hope you managed to get a bit of planning stuck in amongst good food, long walks and naps? We have a pretty back garden on the blog today. Mia and Nathan wanted a truly informal day, and they totally achieved that. Filled with friends and family, they took everyone back to their house after the ceremony before an evening reception. They stuck to their 5k-10k budget and managed to pull it off to perfection. On top of this, Jenny managed to capture some stunning images of the couple in the early evening sunshine. I hope you enjoy!
photography | indigo & violet
This month’s foundation review is of Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals. You guys may have seen I’ve been doing some work with them, including being invited to be part of the Spring campaign shoot (literally as terrifying as it sounds, but such an amazing experience!) This brand is such a hidden gem of salon quality products with great benefits that much of it has penetrated my professional kit. During the last year or so I’ve tried lots of their products, and I have literally become addicted to this foundation on myself in the last few weeks, so I figured I’d review it Read More
Shortly after getting engaged, I found out that most of the groomsmen already knew Callum was proposing to me. He had also already asked them to be Groomsmen.. Luckily for all those involved, I accepted the proposal!
My best friends and sisters however, were all completely in the dark still so Cal and I organised to go back up north to share our good news! I remember organising to meet my girlfriends Kim and Gabri in a local wine bar, I had worn a baggy cardigan that bunched around my hands to hide my ring before the big reveal over some Gin & Tonics. I think they both screamed and there were a couple of tears, along with accusations of suspicion over my cardigan in the height of summer! We went on to have the most lovely evening and by midnight they had planned my hen do along with Callum (whispering around the table.) I hadn’t even asked them to be my bridesmaids! Although I never really needed to..Read More
I think we should start a new trend for a pre-wedding moon. Planning can be stressful, all-consuming and sometimes you can lose sight of what really matters in a wedding which is you and your fiancé. I can remember making an occasion of going out for dinner with my husband about a week before our wedding, it was a beautiful evening and it was so magical to stop and share all the excitement together and all that there was to come. What I really wished we’d made time for though though is a spa break and The Grove Hotel would have been the perfect place. Whether it’s a spontaneous romantic getaway before or after your wedding, The Grove is seriously the place to stay.
Like many kids of the 80s, if I was asked to name the most beautiful wedding ever I would probably name the iconic wedding of Charles and Diana. The unforgettable yards of raw silk, the sparkling tiara, the Cinderella carriage gliding through the crowds outside St Paul’s Cathedral: completely and utterly the stuff of fairy-tales.Read More
MEGATONE…..you have been reading the MEGA side of the wedding planning I thought it would be appropriate to hear the views of TONE. As you have all probably worked out I love to be organised and am a control freak, and not just with wedding planning in life in general. When it has come to wedding planning Tone has let me have full control of planning but with the help of him. Tone is the most laid back person I’ve and I’m sure any of you would ever meet, he doesn’t get stressed about anything (well maybe on the golf course) he doesn’t argue, he doesn’t worry and most definitely does not have the urge to be organised like me! I feel like I hit jackpot when it comes to Tone especially when it comes to wedding planning with all my requests he always replies YES DEAR!
Have you decided what kind of gift list you’d like to ask for? Or are you feeling like you don’t want to ask for anything because you feel too presumptuous? Or maybe you’re a guest going to a wedding this summer and stumped as to what to give as a gift? Today we’ve got your wedding gift woes sorted.. Read More