Lewis and I spoke about eloping a lot over the next few months, talking about how cool it was to just shrug off the responsibilities that come with a ‘real’ wedding (i.e. a traditional one) and run away, free of the financial and organisational obligations and just thinking about the two of us and our own wants. It felt like a very ‘us’ thing to do. So much so, that when we were randomly chatting about marriage with his mum back in October, she told us that she wouldn’t be surprised if we ran off one day, and Lewis told her to expect it …
I’m Laura – a beauty PR and blogger living in Edinburgh, and just over three months ago, I got engaged to Lewis on our eighth anniversary in Paris. Safe to say, it was pretty dreamy, and I’ve been over the moon ever since...
Holy crap, our wedding is NEXT WEEK!
My post-dated passport is here, I’ve had my final dress fitting, the table plan is off to print and there is a strategic pile of wedding stuff on our sideboard...
Our wedding is in 8 weeks. 8 WEEKS.
Organised chaos is probably the best way to describe my current mind set. I’m trying to think of everything but I’m an inch away from being done with faffing over the little things and the stage of ‘if it’s not done, it’s not getting done’. The chances are if it’s not been addressed already, in the grand scheme of things it’s not important.
For a long, long, long time I was adamant I was going to do my own make-up. Working from home with only the dog to be offended by my face, most of the time I don’t wear make-up day to day anymore. When I do wear make-up it’s usually very natural, but I do occasionally go all out when I go out. I’ve been determined that on my wedding day I’m going to look and feel like me (on a good day), so doing my own make-up seemed evident.
The time has come for me to talk about the wedding cause closest to my heart – your flowers. I’ve said it in an earlier post and I’ll say it again – your bouquet is in the forefront of many of your photographs. You want it to look good . . .
With being a bride comes the biggest fashion commitment you’ll ever make in your life; thee dress. What does the bride who doesn’t like wedding dresses do? She goes to the lovely Wendy at Flossy and Dossy to have something bespoke made!
January blues – BE GONE! I’m back into the swing of working, February has been a busy month, and we’ve done lots of positive wedding things since Christmas. We’ve planned a kick-ass ‘posh-backpacking’ honeymoon around Italy. We booked a flight into Milan and a flight out of Rome before Christmas and now we’ve booked ourselves some rather lovely looking hotels in different cities North to South.
So while I’ve got flexibility with working on lots of other lovely weddings I guess I should be planning mine, right? Motivation level = zero. ‘Oh, it’s your year!’ ‘Countdown is on now!’ ‘It’ll be here before you know it!’ *pulls covers back over head*
So, wedding planning. Where do you start? To have a wedding you only need three things – someone to marry, somewhere to get married and someone to marry you. Everything else is optional fluff. Some will be valuable fluff, and some will be fluff you don’t care about.