Good morning! I think if you follow me on twitter you will know that this weekend was met with stress, hangovers and parties. I got to see my parents for an overnight stay and swap presents on Friday and then threw a party on the Saturday. I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to self cater but I decided to go for it, on one of the worst hangovers I have had of 2014. It was a good party though, canapes went down well and I think I will get a blog post up about what was made today (depending on how good the pictures are, haven’t checked my SD card yet!)
I am not particularly looking forward to this week because Atticus is going in to surgery tomorrow. He has had a problem with his paw for a little while now and seems very agitated by it, so its time for investigative surgery on the lump. He will have a biopsy in the morning and if they think it could be cancerous they will remove his toe in the afternoon (whilst under we are also getting his manhood done, why not). Obviously I am very worried but any positive stories about your dog losing a lump/toe would be grand. Schnauzers are prone to this kind of thing which is why I have always checked him for lumps and bumps so hopefully we have caught something earlier, if anything at all. He may just have glitter lodged in his paw.
On to today’s beauty of a wedding. As you may or may not know, I am half Scottish. I lived in Scotland, started school in Scotland and returned up there for university. It is one of the most beautiful places I have visited, the drive up there was always so breathtaking, and I actually considered a few locations for my wedding. I am so so excited to be going up there next year for one of my friends weddings at Edinburgh castle, and I am hoping to maybe squeeze in a visit to Lock Lomond as I have never been. When Laura submitted this I knew it was going to be gorgeous, the scenery is breath taking, Jess and Gordy chose such a good photographer to capture just how stunning their wedding was. I hope you enjoy and I hope you have a lovely week!
The Engagement: I knew that I wanted to marry Jess from pretty early on in our relationship. About 8 months into our relationship we decided to move in together and I used that moment to propose. As Jess’s family live in the USA, I took the time to schedule a FaceTime call with them a week before I intended to pop the question, as I knew asking for their blessing would mean a lot to Jess. On the day of our move, I spent all day carrying our stuff from our respective flatshares to our new apartment. I was exhausted but wanted to go through with it just the same. I proposed that evening, in the privacy of our new flat, away from prying eyes. Jess was as emotional as I anticipated, which meant the privacy was a good thing! The following day I took Jess to Tiffanys on Old Bond Street to buy her a ring (I already had a ring in mind, but knew she’s love the shopping experience!). After that, it seemed like no time at all until we were standing on the banks of Loch Lomond saying ‘I do’…
Formal Highland Dress, Argyle Tweed from MacGregor & MacDuff
Bride’s hair accessories/veil: David’s Bridal
Laura Babb at Babb Photo
3 tier cheese rounds from Waitrose, prepared by the chefs at Ross Priory
For Gordon, it was the groom’s speech – connecting with everyone in the same room all at once was very special and was the only moment during the day that that was possible. For Jess it is impossible to pick just one moment, but a funny memory is running downstairs with her maid of honor to strip their corsets off after the meal!