Archive for October 2009


Friday’s Photo

October 30th, 2009 — 12:18pm
from here
Happy Halloween!

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Purple Cocktails

October 29th, 2009 — 11:19am

For a while now I’ve been thinking about the idea of serving a purple cocktail or drink at the wedding.

It’s quite an American thing to do but I think it looks really fun!

After the ceremony our guests will be served a glass of sparking wine/punch/bucks fizz (which ever we decide!) but I thought it would be nice to have a purple tint to those drinks.  Failing that Nailcote have a fully stocked bar so I could ask if they’d be willing to make a purple cocktail on the evening.

How tasty do these look!

1, 2, 3, 4

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Wedding Weight Loss

October 29th, 2009 — 10:21am

Lost 2 1/2 lbs!!!
Woo hoo!  Back on track baby!

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Ho Ho Ho!

October 28th, 2009 — 11:36am

Yes I know I’m early and Christmas isn’t for another 58 sleeps but I can’t help myself!  Christmas is the best time of year!!

I love the build up and excitement of Christmas.  The baking, decorating, watching classic Christmas films, (credit card, you got it!)  wrapping up presents whilst listening to cheesy Christmas songs, eating mince pies and drinking hot chocolate!  I am aware my idea of Christmas sounds like it came straight out of Hollywood, but it really is how I see Christmas!  I can’t get enough of it!
Another thing I love about this time of year is John Lewis.  Every year I spend a small fortune on new decorations for when Has and I eventually move in to our own home (We currently live with Has’ parents but are looking to rent somewhere next summer.)  I’ve been collecting Christmas decorations for the last 4 years!  Forget pots, pans and dishes at least we have a 2 foot ceramic snowman!
Last year Hayley got a job at John Lewisand her discount is finally kicking in next week.  I went to visit her at work this weekend and walked round the shop saying “Oh can you put me one of those aside, I sooo need one of those!”  Hayley’s reserve shelf now looks like a mini Santa’s Grotto!
I have been saying for a while that when we set up our wedding gift list at John Lewis I’m going to add a few Christmas items.  People think I’m joking! But in all honesty I would absolutely love a Christmas dinner set.  I have to confess to already owning a few Christmas themed serving plates and dishes, but I would love a matching dinner set!
I bought these place mats on Saturday.  They were far too cute to pass by.  Christmas is my weakness!
from here
The most exciting thing of all is next Christmas Has and I will be married and living in our own home!  And let me tell you something, Chevy Chase ain’t got nothing on me!

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Dear Santa…

October 27th, 2009 — 4:01pm
I’ve been a good girl this year, so pretty please with a cherry on top may I have a digital SLR camera for Christmas?

I don’t even want you to buy all of it!  Just some towards it and I’ll buy the rest!

I have been lusting over a digital SLR camera for a while now, ever since I went to New York with my friend Ian and saw some of the amazing, jaw dropping photos he took.  Some of my favourite photos of New York are the ones he took.

I would love to be able to make gorgeous photos of my own and seeing as we are going to some fabulous places on our Honeymoon I’d love to be able to capture those memories in the highest quality.

See, it would be an investment!

Yours thankfully
Laura x

Ian’s amazing NYC shots.

Ok, so Ian didn’t take this last picture (he’s in it, on the right!) but it was still done using his camera.  It’s one of my favourite photos from the whole trip.

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Signature Squares

October 27th, 2009 — 9:40am

The other weekend Hayley came round to help out with ideas for the outer wallet of our invites.

We sat at the dining room table eating copious amounts of treats, (could explain why it was a maintain that week!) sticking, cutting and embossing, trying to find something that looked good.

Hayley came up with a fab idea that I loved, and I’ve now added a little something to it.  I ordered extra ribbon from eBay and did the first set of mock ups last night.

What do you think?

Idea 1

Idea 2
Idea 3
The organza ribbon I bought is a pain to work with, so I may have to find a different type, failing that I could palm that job off to someone else! ;)
I took a picture of all three signature squares
Obviously these are only very rough as I just wanted to see what it would look like.  I shall be backing the signature squares onto darker purple card and will probably print the squares themselves on the same pearlised paper I’ve used for the inside invitation sheets.
I can’t really decide which one looks best though.  I do have a slight favourite but it would be interesting to see which one is your favourite…
So Idea 1, 2 or 3?

I’ve added a poll, oh it’s just like X Factor!!

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I bought these…

October 26th, 2009 — 3:56pm

Cute, and a little cheesy at the same time!

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‘Ush!

October 26th, 2009 — 12:57pm

Originally we were never going to have Ushers, but the more we thought about it, the more we really liked the idea.
Our choices were easy.

My little brother, Paul.

Paul and I get on so well, we never fight.  We have so many little in jokes that set us off giggling.  I shall be sharing a room with Paul the night before the wedding.  I couldn’t think of anyone better.  He’s so laid back so I know some of that will have to rub off on me!
Our friend Tom
Has and Tom went to senior school together and I met Tom when I met Has in college. Here we all are in New York at Madison Square Gardens watching the Knicks and at the Reading Festival last year.
I’m glad we can involve these two very special people into the day, I hope it shows how much they mean to us!

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This time next week…

October 24th, 2009 — 10:41am

Has will be home!

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The Best Men for the job!

October 23rd, 2009 — 3:00pm

Typically the Groom has one best man to help him out on the day, embarrass him during the speeches and organise a stag do the Bride doesn’t want to know anything about!  However Has has two brothers.  Mos and Taz.

Mos is on the left, Taz is on the right
As you can probably tell Mos is the “entertainer” he has a rather special party piece, which I hear he’s going to reveal at the wedding.  I won’t spoil the surprise!
Mos also teases Has and I A LOT about the speeches.  Has has actually banned Mos from doing a speech he’s that worried! hahaha!  I know both of them will do an amazing job as Best Man.  (Taz is an old pro now he’s been Best Man sooo many times!)

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