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Happy Friday everyone, and how are you all today? I hope you have had a good week so far and are looking forward to the weekend? I have two wonderful days planned. Today I am off to the Cinema with Dexter to see the new Christopher Robin film, I was such a big Winnie the Pooh fan when I was younger, so I can’t wait to watch it! Then tomorrow Nik, Dexter and I we are off to Gloworm festival in Nottinghamshire. It’s a festival especially for families. We went last year and it was the highlight of my summer, so I’m hoping it will be as good again! Today though I have a lovely wedding which was sent into me by one of my gorgeous readers. I met Hayley via my Boho Brides and Grooms Facebook group, (If you haven’t joined already, then what are you waiting for! Come and join the wedding chat!) It has been lovely hearing about her day and seeing the final results here in today’s post.
Hayley and Ross were married on Saturday 9th June 2018 at Haughley Park Barn in Suffolk. ‘Haughley Park Barn is beautiful and the team there are so kind and were very helpful in accommodating any ideas that we had. Ross grew up 2 miles from the venue so we were very lucky to have such an amazing place that close to our home. We had 90 guests for the day and an extra 42 for the evening reception. We were engaged for 20 months so were able to spread the planning out and avoid any stress!’
Today on the blog we are talking about one of the most fun parts of your wedding planning, choosing your wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. Now, for some, choosing the dress can be THE most exciting part but for others it can also be the most daunting. To help you on your way and to give you a bit of a check list I have asked CocoMelody to give you all some much needed wedding dress advice. CocoMelody have been in the business for 19 years, selling dresses both in their stores and on-line, so they really are the experts. I hope you find their advice useful.
Do Your Research
Before you go to a bridal boutique, get your wedding magazines out and your pinterest boards full and do your research. Pull some ideas together and keep a record of them to use as a reference for when you actually start trying things on. You may spot a dress at a wedding fair or magazine that you MUST try on. You will need to research the designers you like find out who stocks them.
Happy Wednesday everyone, well done, you have made it to the half way point of the week! If you are working then the weekend isn’t far away and if you are surviving the school holidays, don’t worry it is closer to wine o’clock! Today we are heading across to Texas for the wedding of Carolina and Steven who were married on 9th March 2018 in Nevada. However, this isn’t Texas as I imagine it to be, these photos are filled with the most amazing blossom trees that give an absolutely perfect backdrop for this gorgeous wedding. With a beautiful outdoor ceremony and touching first look, this wedding by April Pinto Photography really is something special.
This afternoon it’s all about the boys! Finding a unique gift for the men in your wedding party can often be harder than you think. With so many age ranges in one wedding it can be difficult to find something that suits everyone. Today I would like to introduce you to Groovy Groomsmen Gifts who are here to make finding your groomsmen, ushers, best man, father of the bride, any of the males in your life the perfect gift. Their website is full of unique, quirky and personalised ideas. Today they are here to share a few options with you. Do let me know what you think.
When picking groomsmen, you’re typically inclined to choose your best mates. Your buddies have been there for you through life’s ups and downs and it’s natural that you choose them to play an important part in your wedding.
It’s also a tradition to give your groomsmen a gift as a way of thanking them for their help in the wedding. It’s a great memento of your bond, so gift them something they’ll love, something they can use, something like a mug for their drink. But regular mugs are too mainstream.
Thankfully, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts offers unique ideas to those who need help in finding a present. They specialize in gifts that can be personalized for each of your groomsmen, and some of their bestsellers are unique utensils with which one can use to imbibe their favorite poison. Check them out!
Starting off with class, a decanter not only makes alcohol look good, it can also refine the taste of the drink—perfect for gentlemen and ladies with a preference for luxury.
If you’ve got people of culture among your groomsmen, browse over a dozen styles of decanters on Groovy Groomsmen Gifts’ website. Some are available in sets, like the Sip & Smoke which comes with cigar holders and cutters or the BarFriender that’s complete with two lowball glasses, a wooden tray, a wooden ice bucket, and a wooden ice tong.
All of them, even their boxes, can be imprinted with your recipient’s name, just so you can make the gift more special.
Today we are heading off to not so sunny Italy, as Jenny and Adam share with us their rather rainy destination wedding. When you think of a wedding in Italy the first thing that comes to mind is sunshine, blue skies and very hot weather, instead in today’s wedding in Italy we see lots of rain. However, if anything it made Jenny and Adams wedding even better as it really did add to the magic of the day. Jenny and Adam didn’t let the rain stop the celebrations, they put the brollies up and got on with it. Soon after the ceremony the rain stopped which meant they were able to walk the Italian streets for their gorgeous couple shots. With the reception right on the beach front, the views are stunning, as is the pastel colour scheme and table decor. The whole wedding is captured by Jess Yarwood Photography and planned by My Secret Italy wedding planner and is just gorgeous!
Jenny and Adam were married on 14th June 2018 at Santa Maria di Castellabate, Italy, with the ceremony at Torre Perrotti and the reception at Lido Azzurro. ‘We have both always loved travelling abroad, and when we couldn’t find exactly what we wanted at home we decided to go abroad. I popped into a travel agent who said most Brits go to Italy or Cyprus to get married because the legalities are easier, so there was no question about which – Italy it was! After lots of Googling and searching I came across a woman’s blog on her own wedding in Italy. She had used My Secret Italy wedding planner. After speaking to Julie from My Secret Italy over the phone, I knew this was it! I had an instant connection, how Julie described the town, the possible wedding venues and how she plans the weddings. I spoke to Bazz (Adam) and he got the same butterflies. After looking over the costs and realising it wasn’t as expensive as we had expected, we booked with My Secret Italy and started planning our wedding in Santa Maria di Castellabate. After discussing what we wanted with Julie, and sussing our personalities, she recommended the venue and reception venue. I’d briefly looked at other options, but trusted her judgment fully so went ahead. Guest wise we had 24 adults, 4 children and the 2 of us. We booked with My Secret Italy about 18 months before the day. Engaged for 2 years.’