The Wedding

Mmmm, stationery!

April 15, 2007

It's amazing how much of the stuff that needs to be organised for this wedding hinges on one thing – the dress. Whilst I still haven't entirely solved the dress problem yet, the shape and form of that problem is resolving in my mind, along with little fragments of the answer. I now know, for […]

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The unholy bureaucracy

March 25, 2007

It's fairly obvious to anyone with half a wit that organising a wedding is a relatively involved thing. You are, after all, organising an event for some 60 – 100 guests, (or more… or less), and that takes a bit of doing. But one thing no one really needs is complications, yet there are complications […]

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Engagement ring goes into beta development

March 21, 2007

Monday night, friend and engagement ring developer, er, I mean jeweller Nigel Lowe came round to have a chat about the silver model he made for us and which I've been wearing nonstop since Feb 15th. It's been great to have the model, to be able to get used to it and make sure it […]

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The health kick begins

March 8, 2007

I've never really been one for diets. Whilst, in many other ways, I could be described as a stubborn bitch, I lack the kind of will power that's required for dieting. There's a reason my personal blog is called Chocolate and Vodka, and it's got nothing to do with those words sounding nice. But let's […]

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Wedding Dress Industrial Complex

March 4, 2007

A couple of weeks after we got engaged, Kevin wrote a post about the 'wedding-industrial complex' – the commercialisation of weddings. Yesterday, I discovered the 'wedding dress industrial complex'. My friend Kate came up to London, and I met her in Victoria armed with a list of bridal wear boutiques and stores, ready to try […]

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Alpha testing my engagement ring

February 20, 2007

Last Tuesday, as I was on my way up to Manchester for a conference, Kevin asked me to swing past Farringdon briefly. We met up at the tube station, and he produced from the depths of his venerable TedGlobal bag a small padded envelope. From this padded envelope, he produced a silver ring – the […]

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Who knew?

February 12, 2007

Thank you to everyone who has sent us congratulations. We've had so many cards, emails, IMs, Twitters, messages via IRC, Second Life and carrier pigeon. Ok, I made that last one up, but still, thank you all. I have so many emails to reply to, it's quite overwhelming, but in a nice way. Overwhelming in […]

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