The bouquet dilemma

I LOVE my wedding bouquet. I can’t even describe how lovely it is. My florist, Penny, from Penny Jane Flowers in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, made me EXACTLY what I wanted.

I had two inspiration photos which I showed her and basically said ‘imagine you’re walking through a woodland and you just grab a load of flowers and greenery and tie it together – that’s what I want’.

And she made me a much prettier version of that, including pinecones that I collected from the Nature Reserve where I work, and where my husband and I met! Continue reading

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.


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.

Photography by Anna Clarke 


I am 140 days away from becoming a wife. 140 days. That’s not long really is it?!

However, having had 766 days (to date)  to get used to the idea, I’ve come to the realisation that I’m pretty damn excited.

If you’ve stumbled across this blog by chance, then let me introduce my story so far and our wedding to be.

My fiance and I have been engaged since July 2011.. we got engaged in Cornwall after 1 year and 4 months together. Our wedding isn’t necessarily the ‘traditional fairytale’ wedding; in fact, its a crazy mish-mash of what makes us, us. We’re having a winter woodland themed wedding in a small manor house in the countryside. We met at the nature reserve where I work and so it really sums up where we began.

Expect lots of photos and DIY projects over the next four and a half months…