O Live You

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Todays mood board was brought to you from the masterful skills of myself and the iPad. These colours are slightly outside of my comfort zone. I prefer muted pastels and flouncy hues of grey and brown. Not to blow my own trumpet but I am loving them. I have a new crush on olive green. And where did this inspiration come from? A torn up thank you card that Michael messed up. 

I am now trying to find a nail polish in each colour. So far I have this one

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with romantic candlelight and stolen moments. We went to Homebase…

Its Witching Hour | uk wedding blog

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Whilst Michael games quite happily, I am in bed reminiscing. Like any child I remember being sung nursery rhymes to help me sleep. However this child was brought up in bonnie Scotland (you win some, you lose some) and my nursery rhymes could have quite easily been conjured up on a grey dreary day in a gothic castle in the Highlands. They have the language of Burns but the nonsensical nature of Jedward.

I turn to Michael and ask him if he can remember any nursery rhymes (he grew up in Canada). There’s a delay as he is shooting people/aliens. He says no. Stopped that conversation dead.

We have such different backgrounds, we are very different, where I would chose a coffee Michael would choose a milkshake, I like awesome music, Michael likes lame American soft rock.We are totally different people yet for some reason we were both in a bar in Stirling looking for nothing more than a good night out. Coincidence? Fate? Who knows. I’m having a blast though.

Thought this post needed some colour…voila.

Does My Bum Look Big In This?

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How involved should the Groom be? After all, he is one half of the whole. I asked Michael to answer a few questions about our day and what his thoughts were. Perhaps I should have done this during our planning process? Quel domage.
How were you feeling leading up to the wedding day? How much input did you have?

Leading up to the day I wasn’t really worried, I knew everything was under control. I was very much looking forward to it. The only frustrations came from family members and money issues. As for input. It was rather minimal but I asked for it to be that way. I wanted to be more involved but rapidly realised that my contributions were a month behind where Phoebe was at. Due to working full time, I couldn’t give it as much attention that I would have liked.
What was the morning of the wedding like?

I was excited, I woke up before my alarm, and I was ready to get in to it. I had a lot to do in the morning. Organising my ushers, odd jobs at the church, making sure everyone knew their jobs for the rest of the day. It was hard graft and stressful, but as soon as I got to the church, and as soon as people started to arrive, I calmed down. Only to get worried again when Phoebe was ten minutes late…
What was your favourite part of the whole day?
It’s hard to choose one specific part but seeing Phoebe in her dress was indescribable.

The day after…

I was gutted it was all over. It was the best day of my life, I loved being the centre of attention and talking to so many people that I hadn’t seen in a long time. The morning after was bizarre, I felt excited. It was like the feelings I had when I first met Phoebe, I felt a new loyalty towards her, like we were our own team now.


So how much involvement do you think a groom should have?
They should be involved in the main things like the guest list, venue etc but a lot of men realise that a wedding it mainly run by the woman. This however doesn’t mean that we don’t want to be involved, we just don’t realise it until we are given choices. I had no opinion of flowers, ribbon and favours until Phoebe came to me and asked for it. So I guess just giving us more visibility and opportunities to be involved even if you think we may not care about it would be great. 
Because I was involved in the planning I could enjoy the day and see all the touches that Phoebe had put on it. But because I didn’t select everything there was the sense of discovery and seeing it all put together was so much better than I could have imagined. Phoebe did a fantastic job. 



Final tips for grooms?

Make sure you pay attention to what’s important to your fiancee. Because when you do get asked for your opinion and you say you don’t really mind it’s not helpful and an extra stress for her to deal with. Its the exact same answer you give to the “does my bum look big in this?” saying she looks “fine” will have the same impact as saying you don’t really mind.

Just keep calm and think of the wedding night…

A Quick Q & A


Favourite Colour – Blue


Favourite Film – Hard one…How to tame your dragon.


Favourite Song –  The Fray – Enough for now


Favourite Month – April


Favourite Drink – Mojito 


Favourite Food – Lobster Thermadore


Favourite Word – Amazing


Favourite Perfume – Ralph Lauren Black


Favourite Book – Shogun – James Clavell


Favourite Quote – Respect isn’t given, its earnt


See here for how well (cough) I did.

Knowing Me…Knowing You | uk wedding blog

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Mr Michael Miller

Tomorrow’s post will feature my other half. He will be expressing his views on marriage, his feelings before and after the wedding and things that he thinks the groom should (and should not!) be involved in when it comes to the planning.

As you know, I always do a “Quick Q & A” after guest posts. I shall endeavor to answer them how I think Michael will. As we have been together for over five years, you would think this would be easy…
A Quick Q & A
Favourite Colour – Blue
Favourite Film – He will find it hard to choose, but perhaps Lord of The Rings?

Favourite Song – Something lame by The Fray

Favourite Month – It better be November

Favourite Drink – Mojito

Favourite Food – Steak

Favourite Word – Awesome? He uses it a lot.

Favourite Perfume – Ralph Lauren Black

Favourite Book – The Japanese One, Shotgun or something

Favourite Quote – The one about respect. I don’t know it verbatim

Feel free to play this game at home, although you may not blame me for the consequences.

Green With Envy?

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I think I have said before that I love this colour. I find it calming, serene and dreamy. I like to accompany it with grey. Well, I like to accomapny everything with grey. Have you noticed that? And perhaps ivory. Or gold? 





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Laduree of course

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I am getting an iPad. See how I tied that in to the title? 

Currently Loving…

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It’s the little things in life that make me smile. Last night Michael asked me what three things make me happy. At the time I could only come up with puppies (he wasn’t surprised either). Although most of my happiness stems from making other people happy, if I were going to be totally materialistic about it then the following things are bringing a lot of happiness into my life right now. And, they can all be bought. Win. 
Bought for me by my best friend (The Independent seal of approval)


The Goddess Experience – Gisele Scanlon

Lily of the Valley and Tulips from Miss P

The smell of spring in the air

A cup of tea

So what’s currently making you happy? And it has to be something that can be bought. Lets live in the shallow end for a while. 

I Once Knew A Pig Called…

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Blossom. Sometimes wedding inspiration can come in all forms. Today I was wishing for spring and the blooms that accompany it. This delicate pink compliments a variety of colours from sultry greys and browns to vivacious lime green and sky blue. All you need to do is look for it…not long now




Perfect for this grey friday.

If I were having a party…

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…this is where I would want it. Civilised and what not. This song would be playing and we would all have a wonderful time. Flights to America anyone?



This fabulous shoot was put together by the very talented Kevin Milz PhotographyErin McLean EventsTre Bella Flowers, and was held at The Stock Room event venue in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rentals by CE Rental

Going Grey

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Grey is an odd colour, but can be so elegant and beautiful. I wasn’t sure whether to have taupe or grey at my own wedding, so I had both. Greedy indeed. Accompany this portentous colour with blush pink, mint green or pale violet for utter wedding elegance.

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Cake Week Results

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A massive thank you to everyone who participated in Cake Week. It was an absolute pleasure blogging about some of the most fantastic cakes I have ever seen! 
Something that you may not know about me is that I come from a history of bakers. My uncles took over my grandfather’s bakery business after he died. They now have bakeries across east Lincolnshire. They in fact made my wedding cake for me. So you’d think it may come naturally? Well, I have learnt that although it looks easy, it most certainly is not. I reckon I would need at least four to five more attempts to get the icing right (I also need to find a larger nozzle). So would I make my own wedding cupcakes? No.

The rigmarole of practicing, failing, practising some more then actually making the cupcakes that would adorn my wedding is not only time consuming, but costly. I’d most definitely leave it to the professionals. I think this is something that you can’t DIY. It’s something that deserves love and affection to be poured over it, and that could only come from someone with the experience and the passion.

The cupcakes tasted delicious, the sponge was delectable and the icing wasn’t too bad. But looks wise, its no piece of art.
(no matter how many roses I put near it)

So are you still thinking of doing your own wedding cake?