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Sunday, July 21, 2013

And so I'm married

After much virtual prodding from Allison from A Fabric Fixation, here's the ins and outs of the wedding! 

I didn't make my wedding dress and I'm glad.  I tried to knit a bolero for the day in lace knit and got bored halfway through the back and in any case it was too hot to wear anything like that, so I think if I'd tried to make the dress not only would it have been stressful but I would have run the risk of falling out of love with it and giving up.  I bought my dress online after seeing it on Pinterest.  I LOVE Pinterest.  I spend hours on there if I'm not careful, but I have to be thankful for the beautiful things I've found on there.

This is my plum coloured wedding dress, copy write
This dress was cheap as chips but made me feel a million dollars with the underskirt and seamed stockings and my Irregular Choice shoes, even if I did have to take the shoes off as soon as we'd been married!  It was so hot my feet swelled and I'm not used to high heels of that vertiginous height and had to admit defeat.

My bouquet was the talking point of the day and I was very sad to dismantle it yesterday so I could start giving back the brooches to those who had lent them to me.  I have to warn you though if you're thinking of making your own brooch bouquet for your wedding, lift some weights first.  Seriously.  These things weigh a LOT.  However, they do come in useful in crowd control!

My hair and make up went perfectly, my stylist for the day Sophie was so excited, I think she had more enthusiasm than I did at first as I was just nervous.  She made sure I got the look I wanted and we were both thrilled with the results.  She's now got her own page on Facebook if you want to check her out under the name Rusty Cherry, she was working for Emily Rose Vintage at the time though.  I cannot recommend her enough as she talked me through everything giving me hints and tips so that I could try and recreate the look in my own time. I say try as I'm a bit useless as I'm still learning!

Here's the three taster shots I've had so far from my lovely photographer Kate Carrington:

Me and J copy write Kate Carrington photography

My beautiful if painful Irregular Choice heels and J's stripy socks!  Copy write Kate Carrington Photography

Me looking out the window at our beautiful grade II listed venue. Copy write Kate Carrington Photography
I'm so very happy with the shots I've seen so far and can't wait to go through the rest.  I know I was there and everything but she does such wonderful things with light and composition, I just beam every time I see these!

I have such happy memories of the day; I didn't fall, everyone turned up, the weather was perfect and the food was delicious!  I've had nothing but compliments about how relaxed the day was, which is what J and I wanted.  Nothing too fussy, just family and a few choice friends to share our day with good food and good drinks and fun and laughter.  Speaking of good drinks...I as the bride got to have a VERY special welcome drink!  C'mon see who can guess what I had waiting for me??  Have you guessed yet? 

A margarita!!!!  Woo Hoo!  Everyone else had Pimms or a non alcoholic version of Pimms and I had the lovely lime, tequila, salt mix that is a margarita!  Can you tell I like being spoilt?

And then we went on our glamping honeymoon.  If you've never tried it go for it.  I'd never been camping before but this was bliss.  It was a bell tent with a double bed in it and furniture and enough room to stand up in and a little stove and everything!  It was so peaceful and luxurious...yes you read that right, luxurious!  We were both so relaxed and had such a wonderful time, it really was the Seventh Heaven it goes by the name of!

Outside of the tent looking in

Inside of the tent looking out

view of the tea light chandelier
I would go back there in a heartbeat.

So that's it.  I'll have to show you pictures of the bouquet and cakes another time as I didn't get photos of them myself and am waiting for pictures from friends and family who attended.  Thank you all for your lovely comments leading up to the wedding, you all kept me going as sometimes I thought I would loose the plot!


  1. horray!!!!(sorry if I'm annoying- you are under orders to feel the love, internet style)

    Your dress is gooooooregous! and the whole thing sounds utterly lovely.

  2. Thank you!

    You're not annoying, you gave me the gentle nudge I needed. Just wanted you to get the credit! xx

  3. Congratulations on a beautiful, unique celebration of your day!

  4. I'm so thrilled for you! It sounds like a perfect day, which is what every girl wants for her wedding, right? I do have to say I'm just so curious about the bouquet! So happy for you!

    1. Thanks Medha! As soon as I get any pictures of the bouquet in all its glory I'll post them. Wish I'd taken a few myself now. Hey ho

  5. Congratulations Mimi! You look beautiful, and love the dress. Your hair looks cute too :-)
    So glad it was as special as you'd dreamed. Xx

    1. Thank you! I was really shocked it went so well to be honest! ;)

  6. Congrats, sounds like you had the perfect day! I love the colour and style of your dress so I'm curious to see more photo's now :)

  7. So so happy for you, and so so glad to see a few photo. They are just lovely and the shoes.......... perfect!!

    1. Thank you! Might have to put the shoes in a display cabinet!!

  8. So so lovely!! Congratulations!!!

  9. Congratulations! You look absolutely smashing and those shoes are divine!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, everyone loves the shoes!

  10. Hi there - I’ve awarded you the ‘Super Sweet Award’ – hope this is ok – you can find out all about it in the 6 August post on my blog. Look forward to seeing more wedding photos!


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