Welcome to my blog. I have never been the kind of girl that knew the style of dress I wanted for my wedding, I never had a particular venue in mind, infact I always thought i'd fly away to a paradise island and get married just me and him in the sunshine.

However, my other half is very family orientated and wanted to have all our friends and family with us...so I had a challenge ahead. All I knew is that I didn't want a traditional style wedding, so my search for ideas began.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

75 days to go...

75 days to go now until our big fat retro wedding...these last 3 months will be a mixture of emotions. Let's hope I don't get to stressed!

This week has been a productive one as far as wedding plans go. My pink Alexander McQueen heart peep toe shoes arrived...but they weren't right, not the right pink and didn't fit that well. So I started my search again, and found some pink silk shoes in Dorothy Perkins that have only just come out, they look so much better. I'm still going to keep my eye out for white shoes too, you can never have too many shoes.

We have been looking at ideas for music when we are signing the register this week, and we have a few ideas, so we just need to choose 3 of our favorite ones and then that is sorted.

I went looking for wedding make up on Friday and decided I like the look of the Benefit make-up and it is based on retro looks, so I was chatting to the lady on the counter and she advised that they actually offer a free make-over for purchasing customers...so I am going for a trial in May and if I like it they can do it on the day for me, for free. I will be buying a few bits for my make up bag anyway, especially the cute new 'Finding Mr Bright' make-up box, it has a few mini essentials in that I can keep handy on the big day. So that saves me the stress of choosing and buying all the make-up and saves my sister-in-law to be the stress of having to do my make-up while baking cupcakes and helping me get everyone sorted on the wedding morning.

Saturday the Groom and the Best Man went suit shopping, good work guys! They found the perfect grey suits, picked up some smart black shoes and my hubby to be was persuaded to get a white shirt, which I preferred, instead of a black one which he wanted, yey! Just the pink skinny ties to get now, but Next have them so that is the men all kitted out!

While the men were out shopping, one of my bridesmaid's and I went to visit the hairdresser, who was doing a practise run on us, she did an amazing retro style updo on the bridesmaid and I am so excited to see everything come together on the day! We had another practise run on my hair, and I still absolutely love the style I am having, we also had a quick practise of how to have my veil, so that is all decided too.

There is a cake stand that has been in our family for about 50 years, and has been used at most of the family weddings, so I went to collect this from my family members on Saturday so the cake maker (my brilliant sister-in-law) can begin her preparations.

I also stopped in at Ikea on my way past and collected a number of glass jars in different sizes so I begin my candy buffet plans. Next all the sweeties to buy, then I will have to have to be a good girl and not help myself when feeling peckish.

The RSVP's are due by 9th April, so then I will be stressing about the seating plan...what will I do once the wedding is over, I'll need something else to concentrate on...xxx


  1. You've been a busy bee! LOVE the sound of your shoes, have you got a piccy?

    Oh wow what a fab tip on the Benefit front, thanks so much :o) Funny, we went to geet the chaps suits last wkend too, gotta pop back tom as 2 of the ushers couldn't make it in the end. It's all coming together for you, soooooo exciting can't wait to see your pics xxx

  2. Glad the suits are sorted now, dark grey with a white shirt and pink ties :o)

    These are my shoes, they are very similar to slingback ones that Kurt Keiger do..but sooo much cheaper haha.x


  3. OMD they are amazing! I love them!!! I do love a bargain, I got my shoes in the Debos sale for £20, I was so chuffed.

    Good to get the suits sorted, I'd sort of forgotten about Garry until recently (selfish-wife-to-be alert) as I was so wrapped up in getting the right accessories to go with my dress haha.

    Yup the next 3 months is going to be a rollercoaster of emotions for us both, bring it on. Can't wait to see your pics :o) xxx