Being My Own Florist

My husband is obsessed with all things green – in the summer you’ll find him on our allotment or at the back of our garden planting up seedlings. Our front porch is pretty much a greenhouse, so during warmer months is full of tomato plants. It was really important to me that our wedding featured a lot of greenery not only to represent a huge part of our lives but also to offset the grey’s and gold’s in the decor. I did look at having a floristry company curate what I wanted but it just didn’t come anywhere near our budget. It became quickly apparent that I needed to work out a way to do them myself. Luckily a close friend had done the same and introduced me to a local wholesalers only 25 minutes from my house.

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DIY Table Plan – Gold Hexagons

It was really important to me that my wedding felt consistent from the save the dates too the decor on the day. I’ve spent way longer than I care to admit swooning over table plans on Pinterest. One evening after a few glasses of wine, deep into eBay searches it all came together and cost me less than a tenner.

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Our Wedding – 4th October 2018

This last month has gone by in a complete whirlwind. It doesn’t even feel real now looking back thinking we had a wedding day & have been on honeymoon all in the space of 3 weeks. I’ve been super quiet on here for a few months – a DIY wedding means everything I was up to in my spare time couldn’t be shared. Now it’s passed and I have my preview pictures back from my amazing photographer I thought I’d share them.

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F&L: Venue Hunting | UK WEDDING BLOG

By Laura

Breaking news: we’ve reserved the date at our wedding venue and will be confirming it this weekend! I’m so excited I could burst and I can’t wait to show you where Fraser and I will be getting married but first I thought it might be useful to collate all the venues we looked at and write up a little pros and cons type post. Disclaimer: these pros and cons are of course, personal to us and they should by no means put you off visiting them because they might turn out to be exactly what you are looking for. But if you’re looking for a venue in and around the Home Counties then read on…

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Ace Hotel London | UK WEDDING BLOG

By Laura

Afternoon! Autumn has well and truly hit us although I’m rather enjoying these misty mornings, sun-filled days and crisp evenings. You might remember from our Instagram page that we visited Ace Hotel in the heart of Shoreditch, London a couple of weeks ago for their ‘Thoroughly Modern Marriage’ wedding show. It was a great evening with many different suppliers on display such as Space NK for all your bridal makeup to Halfpenny London’s new collection of incredible dresses. Project Love, a podcasting duo, hosted a panel with 3 couples all at different stages of their marriage talking and answering questions about life after the wedding. It was truly fascinating and definitely worth a listen if you get the chance. Ace Hotel were kind enough to let me stay the night too and if you’re a modern, city loving couple this hotel is most definitely for you!

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F&L: My Bride Tribe | UK Wedding Blog

By Laura

I’ve actually found this harder than I thought I would. I have 2 sisters (one aged 41 and another 24 – I’m one of 4 and my 2 sisters are the oldest and youngest of the lot!) and a handful of incredibly close girl friends, all of whom I would happily have as my bridesmaids. Oh and an 11-year-old niece who has been saying she would be my bridesmaid since she was 6.

So who do I choose? How many do I have? Let’s face it – is it going to cost me an absolute arm and a leg to kit them all out, hair and make-up, flowers etc.?

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F&L: I said ‘yes!’ | UK Wedding Blog

By Laura

Oh Barcelona. The dreamiest of weeks even without the fairy-tale ending. I’ve never been to Barcelona before, even though I studied Spanish at university and lived in Murcia in the south of Spain for a whole year. I’ve been banging on about wanting to go for years and so one evening in April while I was casually looking at flights to various destinations I found some super cheap ones for the middle of August. To my surprise Fraser said ‘shall we just book it?’ and that was that! The major plus was that the flights were with British Airways – result.

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Unique Wedding Rings with Serendipity Diamonds | UK WEDDING BLOG

By Laura

Hello! Did many of you spend the weekend at the National Wedding Show or Brides the Show? We’ve got some more inspiration to add to your growing lists in the form of wedding rings! So you’ve got the rock on your left hand, now it’s all about finding the perfect wedding band to compliment it as well as a ring for your partner that will suit their own style and personality. Serendipity Diamonds have come up with 5 inspiring ways to create a unique pair of wedding rings and we think they’re a great way to add that extra something to signify the start of your marriage.

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Honeymooning at Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast | UK WEDDING BLOG

facebook-profile-picture By Rebecca

Can you think of anywhere more breathtakingly romantic and special to honeymoon than on the Amalfi Coast? Or let me rephrase that, can you think of anywhere like Hotel Santa Caterina on the Amalfi Coast?! If you’ve been following for a while, you might have seen that we’ve been lucky enough to report back from some rather dreamy honeymoon spots around the world. But Hotel Santa Caterina is firmly up there as one of the very best and has such a special, old school glamour kind of vibe with service like nowhere else {and a beach club on the cliffs to die for!}. We’d love to share more from our stay and trip to Amalfi a couple of weeks ago, below if you’d like to see…

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The tale of F & L… | UK Wedding Blog

By Laura

Italy, 2017

Wow, I can’t quite believe I’m writing this post. I’ve always written about the wonderful brands we work with, telling you about various venues, designers and the like. Here I am, after over a year of working with So You’re Getting Married, I’m writing my first blog post about my own engagement! This is the tale of how we met…

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