Happy Valentines Day!

I’d like to wish all of my readers and followers (and your other halves!) a very Happy Valentines Day!!!

It is my first Valentines Day as a wife and it was so nice to receive a ‘To my WIFE’ card from my husband this morning!! We don’t go all out on Valentines Day usually, and this year will be no exception – we’re getting a takeaway this evening and just relaxing on the sofa in front of the tv with our puppies.

Big hugs and kisses to you all!! xxx

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OMG I’m married!!

This is my first ‘married lady’ post for the Live, Laugh, Love, Marriage blog! Woo!

So it has been just over 48 hours since my HUSBAND and I tied the knot, and it has been go, go, go ever since! What I will say for now, is that the weather was PERFECT, the dress was VERY uncomfortable, but the day was the most wonderful mix of amazing and emotional moments!

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I’ll explain our big day in more detail soon and share lots of photos as soon as our photographer sends them over to us, but I just wanted to check in, say hello and let you know that I’d made it to ‘the other side’!

Happy Christmas.. and OMG I’m getting married in two days!

Happy Christmas!! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas Day with your friends and families, and big hellos to anyone who got engaged over the last couple of days!

In two days I will be getting married!! I cannot believe how time has whizzed by over the last few months! And my big day is almost here!

Tomorrow I will be heading over to our venue with a car full of decorations (plus we have roped in the Father and Brother in Law to help) to set up our venue ready for our wedding. Hopefully I will be able to share a few sneaky pictures with you all before I leave to go to ‘the other side’!

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I ‘heart’ alphabet stamps!!!

I bought this super cute set of alphabet stamps off eBay to create my name place tags. And I actually LOVE them! 20130913-173144.jpg

They’re SO handy! Not only have I hand stamped over 80 name place tags, but I’ve also decorated my wooden RSVP card storage box with our names and wedding date! It makes it the perfect keepsake once our big day is over!!

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And I’m pretty sure I’ll use them for loads of other things in our wedding too so they’re definitely worth the investment (of £2.99!)…

Escort card table inspiration: part two

After many hours of ‘research’ on Pinterest, we’ve decided to go ahead with our escort card display idea.

Originally we were going to hang our guest’s names on our snow covered LED tree, but we soon realised that hanging 80 names on it was going to look VERY cluttered. So now we’ve decided to buy some old wine crates and display the names in them. Our tree will still feature though; it will sit behind the boxes and we’ll hang some wicker hearts and other rustic decorations from it. In the middle of the display we will put the L & D wooden slice to personalise the display….

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I love it…

Washi tape

If you’ve never heard of ‘washi tape’ then you NEED to get online and look it up!

Its basically glorified sellotape BUT its so much better than the average see-through stuff – its SUPER pretty and there’s guaranteed to be something to match your colour scheme. I used washi tape on my envelopes to pretty-fy them and help seal the envelope flap.

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Seeeeeeee! So. Pretty! And whats even  better is that prices start from only £1 a roll!! And I only used one and a half rolls to decorate over 100 wedding invitations!

Cheap and pretty!!

Recommended company: Show Me The Pretty

If you’re planning a wedding, particularly a vintage inspired wedding, you NEED to check out Show Me The Pretty!!

Show Me The Pretty not only provides a comprehensive wedding planning service, but they also hire out GORGEOUS tableware, crockery among other items, they also do a bespoke bunting service – basically, you tell them what you’d like and they’ll make your vision come true!

And whats better, you cant get better customer service from the lovely Vix… shes recently been a Bride herself and so she knows what its like to have wedding style ideas running through your head 24/7!!

Check out her website for more information and inspiration!

http://www.showmethepretty.co.uk

Our invitations

Our invitations are probably my most favourite thing in our wedding. They are amazing. I love them.

The fabulous and talented Hannah Hubbleday at Love Doodle was the genius creator of our invitations. I gave her a rather un-weddingy idea to work with; my favourite childhood book and TV programmes, The Animals of Farthing Wood but what she has created is amazing. My fiancé and I met at a nature reserve and so we wanted to tie that into our wedding somehow seeing as it wasn’t actually possible for us to get married there! And what Hannah created merged our love of the outdoors with wedding elegance.

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I can’t tell you how much I’d recommend Hannah at Love Doodle; she put so much effort into creating the perfect stationery for us and even though we only sent our invitations out on Thursday, I’ve already had compliments from those who have received them!!

Please check out her website so you can see the amazing range of stationery she has already created, plus realise the scope for you to design something new with her.

love-doodle.co.uk

Photography by Anna Clarke