“Don’t be afraid to be yourself and be original. Follow your instincts and believe you can achieve what you want. Also – remember why you are getting married and that everyone coming is going to be there to support you (it will keep you sane!).
We had about four months to plan it all which isn’t long especially when you’re also making four dresses – if you can, give yourself about six months to plan it all. Any longer and it could drive you mad with ideas and any less – you can feel a bit pressured.
Above all else, make sure you enjoy it all – it is a fantastic time!”
You may or may not know that last year I competed with a number of other wonderful brides to become a Rock My Wedding Real Bride.
Unfortunately I wasn’t successful in my bid, however I have made some fabulous friends. One of the Brides Shirley Herron got in touch with us all winners and non-winners and we created a little group. We message each other regularly with ideas, problems etc and everyone is SO SUPPORTIVE. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever been part of such a supportive group of people. We are all doing such different things for our weddings and all ideas and thoughts are accepted, probably one of the most common phrases said to one another is ‘It’s YOUR wedding, do it YOUR way’, and often that is just what you need to hear!
Well….pretty soon after getting in touch with one another, the idea was floated of meeting up, this turned into us having a Hen Do together and so after several months of planning (mostly by the fabulous Shirley Herron!) we finally met yesterday!
I haven’t any photos, I wanted to just enjoy the day and the lovely Ben from Touch Photography was there taking professional photos throughout the day, so hopefully we’ll get a peek of those pretty soon! The gorgeous Laura Babb, a fellow RMW Real Bride applicant, and an up and coming wedding photographer (if you’re looking for a photographer for your special day I would definitely look her up!) also took a few snaps, which I can’t wait to see!
So, we met, and it was fabulous. Everyone was so lovely.
We met in the Balcony Room at the Shakespeare’s Globe, which is a lovely little venue for a party or get together. I didn’t know this before but you can even get married there!
We had jewellery making, some paper crafts, makeup and hair…. cake and cocktails….and lots of talk about weddings.
It was lovely to finally meet all these fabulous ladies in person, and to have a day of completely guilt free wedding indulgence!
I have SO much more to say about the day and all the fabulous people and suppliers that I met, but the puppy is whining and needs to be walked so I will have to come back to this post and fill you in with all the details…..come back soon!
Saw this today over on Amy Radcliffe’s website (http://www.amyradcliffephotography.com/search/label/about%20me) its called 30 days of lists, i found the complete collection over at the 30Days of Lists website (http://30daysoflists.blogspot.com/2011/04/30-days-of-lists-complete-collection.html).
I thought I’d be more adventurous for my friends birthday this year and had a go at making a cake inspired by the amazing work of Rosie over at sweetapolita.com.
Initially I wanted to make the fab ruffle cake, but I didn’t have the time and was a bit reluctant to have a go at making swiss meringue buttercream in a rush, so I improvised….
I used the chocolate sponge recipe from the ruffle cake, then I made traditional vanilla buttercream, made it a very light pink and iced my cake like the ‘Love Cake & Sprinkles’
Unfortunately my photos don’t look as good as Rosie’s.
If anyone knows of any tips on how to take great food photos I’d love to hear from you!
The cake tasted AMAZING.
I would definately recommend Rosie’s Chocolate cake recipe, found here:
I’ve been shortlisted to guest write on the fabulous Rock My Wedding Blog…
If you’d like to see me get through, click the link and write ‘Vote’ in the comments box!
“It’s one huge jump, in which you grab the hand of someone who is worth the risk, and you do not let go.”
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My wonderful friend has made a blog, it is all about her trials and tribulations with make up. My girl LOVES make up, she always looks fabulous and never over-done, I am always so envious of her make up!
What this girl doesn’t know about make up isn’t worth knowing, she has tried and tested it all and she offers her stories to you on her fabulous blog which you can find here (click the image to read the blog):
Her writing is beautiful and funny, read and enjoy….