The Wedding

Stationery problem solved

August 16, 2007

So, a couple of weeks ago, I realised that the burgundy card I had bought to make the invitations with was, well, the wrong colour. This was particularly painful, given that I thought I'd finally cracked it, just a few days before. Honestly, I felt like I'd been round every art supply shop in London, […]

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Unexpected excitedness

August 13, 2007

I just booked the register office (apparently, it's not registry, as I always thought it was) for our wedding in February, and had a sudden and unexpected burst of nerves and overwhelming excitement as I did so. Squeee!! Now that I'm starting to get tangible evidence of impending nuptials, I'm starting to get much more […]

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Maybe the lavender harvest hasn't been a total bust

August 10, 2007

The thing about weddings is that the majority of the work is in getting the detail right. Luckily, I like detail. One such detail is how to do the place settings at the wedding breakfast. Everyone will have a specific place to sit, but how to we indicate who is sitting where? I don't like […]

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Waily! Waily! The wrong burgundy!

August 4, 2007

Dammit. I don't believe this. Not only is the mulberry paper I bought the wrong one, but the burgundy card I got isn't actually the right burgundy, even though it looked like it was in the shop. Waily! Waily! Waily!

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Is that burgundy, or more a sort of plum?

July 29, 2007

At last! After gathering a sample of pretty much every shade of burgundy card available in London, I've finally found exactly the right one! Yes, I will admit that I've been on a bit of a mission, and yes, perhaps I've been a bit more rigourous than maybe I needed to be, but I am […]

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The ring!

July 25, 2007

It's come! Finally! Yay!!! Kevin brought home some bubbly, and cooked a lovely meal and, just when I was least expecting it, he came round to my side of the table, got down on one knee, and re-proposed! Of course, I re-accepted. It's amazing to finally have the ring after so long. The stones are […]

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And progress on the dress, too

July 18, 2007

After the disappointment of the last dressmaker I spoke to, who turned out to have a totally unreasonable attitude towards whether or not one should pay for quotes (wtf?! If it was acceptable to pay for quotes, builders would do nothing else!), I turned back to one of the first dressmakers that I found from […]

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The joy of stationery

July 18, 2007

I've always found stationery to be very exciting. Don't ask me why, but the sight of a clean, pristine sheet of paper just fills me with joy. Blank books even more so… actually, to the point at which I have banned myself from buying new books until the ones I have are full up. My […]

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The right tulle for the job

July 12, 2007

Sunday I spent some time making a few back-of-an-envelope calculations at to how much tulle* I would need to make my wedding veil. I've spent quite a bit of time looking for patterns and instructions online, having initially found a really very simple set of instructions which made me suspicious because, well, it can't really […]

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Take a Break

July 3, 2007

Almost the first thing Kevin said when I got home on Friday was “Can you explain to me the cultural significance of Take A Break?”, at which point I burst out laughing. Yes, that's right, this week, I'm in Take A Break magazine (you better rush – it goes off the shelves tomorrow). A while […]

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More tiaras!

June 10, 2007

A couple more tiaras that made this week. The photos are a bit fuzzy, because my little Ixus isn't good at close-up stuff, but you get the idea.

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"This wedding is turning into a major craft project"

June 3, 2007

So said Kevin Marks yesterday when I mentioned that I've decided to make my own tiara for my wedding. (This is Kevin's blog, but not only has he not blogged for two months, he's not replaced his CSS either, so his blog is 'naked'. For shame, Kevin!) Kate came up to London yesterday, so we […]

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April 25, 2007

Bit by bit, I'm getting on top of my wedding plans. We've got the venue confirmed and have paid the deposit. (Actually, we did that ages ago but I never quiet got round to blogging it.) We got the gorgeous Canford School on a Saturday in February, which was possibly the biggest stroke of luck […]

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And the great thing about living here is…

April 21, 2007

When I found the flat that Kevin and I currently call home, I remember thinking how well positioned it was. Waitrose only 5 mins away. Holloway Road just 10 mins away. And a gym literally on the corner, just a short walk away. We moved in and promised each other that we'd join up to […]

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Wedding inflation

April 19, 2007

I had an email yesterday from journalist Elaine Pearson asking: I'm currently putting together a piece for the family magazine Take a Break called The Great Wedding Rip-off about how some businesses seem to go in for a spot of wedding inflation. As soon as they hear the W word their prices go up. I […]

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