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We couldn’t make you wait too long for part 2 of RMW Real Bride Julie’s wedding report.
This second instalment has an edge of melancholy which you may not be expecting, but I must say all credit to Julie and JP for reporting the events leading up to their wedding exactly as they saw them, no holds barred.
Not long after booking the reception venue, I felt I had made a mistake. They were not big on communication and it really put a massive dampener on the planning process for me and in the end the wedding itself. I just couldn’t get them to realise I wasn’t just down the road and I couldn’t just pop in on passing. I emailed many times about various things and often had no reply and had to chase multiple times to get an answer, which I think is just downright rude! I just felt they didn’t care, and they saw me as just another one of the 900 weddings they kept telling me they had already successfully hosted.
Your Day, Your Way.
It might just be me but no bride wants to feel like their day is just the same as everyone else’s, running to a set formula, every bride thinks she is different and unique in her own way but they were not grasping this at all. In my opinion they weren’t willing to go the extra mile. I had to cancel a lot of the decorations I had planned as they wouldn’t put anything up that wasn’t for on the table and I felt that it was unfair to ask any of the guests to do it.… View the full post.
This morning I am really pleased to bring you the wedding of one of our 2010 RMW Real Brides. Today it is Julie’s turn. You may remember that Julie decided to have a traditional Scottish wedding, complete with ceilidh, piper and kilts! As appears to also be traditional in Scotland, Julie also faced a battle against the elements on her big day back in July, when she married JP.
Before I hand you folks over to Julie for the penultimate time, it just leaves me to say that the beautiful pictures you are about to feast your eyes upon were taken by Love Lust members Archibald Photography.
The Person I Most Wanted To See.
I woke up at 6am on the morning of the 16th of July to the oh so familiar sound of torrential Scottish rain battering off my bedroom window, but I didn’t care because in 8 hours’ time I would see JP again, we had only been apart for 6 hours but he was the person I most wanted to see when I woke up that day and every other day of my life.
A Brides Perogative.
My mum, MOH Jennifer and I got up and started to prepare for the mania that was about to hit us. We were very calm, thought we had everything under control, but for some reason I cannot tell you what happened between the hours of 10.30am and 1.30pm. It was a total whirlwind! There was hair, make up, photographers, videographers, aunties, uncles, siblings and babies all buzzing around the house!… View the full post.
Im writing this T- 6 days ,but you will be reading this two days before the wedding. This isn’t actually the content I originally wrote for this post, but due to a computer malfunction, I had to do a re-write. My original post was a little different as I was feeling rather more stressed, however I’ve calmed down a bit now so I thought I should reflect that in my post.
Things have been a bit manic recently as you would probably expect. I struggled to get as much done last week as I hoped to, due to a very annoying cold which had me in bed for a few days. I guess I should be grateful it happened last weekend not this week. My mind has been racing, lists of things to do, things to remember, things to pack & things to tell people. I’ve been waking up at 6.30 am in the morning, even on the weekends, so i decided rather than lying in bed I’d be better going to the gym. So for the last month that’s what I’ve been doing. I had been doing 2k every morning and some weights, but today I smashed my target and did 5k! If you had told me a year ago that I’d turn into a gym junkie i would never have believed it. This wedding has defiantly messed with my head! I think its made me so much more motivated generally so I hope i don’t lose my Mojo when its all over.… View the full post.
Once I had chosen my wedding dress I promised myself I was going to treat myself to a proper pair of designer shoes to go with it. I wanted something elegant enough to match my dress but also something I could invest in that would be a staple in my wardrobe for years! I started searching for the perfect shoes, problem is my feet. Anyone who has met me will not have failed to notice the miniature nature of my stature. As you can imagine my feet are an equally miniature size 2 which has presented a problem ever since I grew out of my Clarks shoes with the key concealed in the sole, they were kind of like the Lilly Kelly’s of the 80’s! This was the main factor which influenced my decision to go designer on the footwear front, as I realised that most designer shoes are available in smaller sizes.
For some reason most specialist small shoes that are on the market seem to have a weird, ugly ‘correctional’ look to them with cumbersome heels and big round toes. As a result I got myself onto net-a-porter and quite quickly I found the ones. They were perfect, not too high, not too low, and not to fashion forward. Like the porridge in Goldilocks and the 3 bears, they were just right! After much sweating, rationalising and deliberating, I bit the bullet and ordered a pair of Christian Louboutin simple 70 nude pumps. I waited, and a few days later they arrived in the most amazing packaging, they were beautiful.… View the full post.
I’m sure JP won’t agree, but when we woke up on the morning of our e shoot, he had a face like a well skelped arse! I knew I would have my work cut out that day trying to snap him out of his mood and get him to look like he actually loved me, instead of the evils he was giving me across the room ‘for making him look like a total tool’. We got in the car and drove to the airport to pick up our photographer Mark Archibald. I got the silent treatment the whole way!
Mark greeted me at the airport with a hug and a smile and I knew it was two against one now and JP would have no option but to co-operate!
JP did not speak the whole way to our destination. He’s such a hard ass! We play this game all the time but he always thanks me for it in the end. If it wasn’t for me making him do things he doesn’t want to do, he wouldn’t have Ping Pong dim sum, Wagamamas, cous cous or wine in his life- his 4 favorite things now, obviously after me! He still doesn’t talk much when we are in Wagamamas, due to the sharing table’s situation, but he loves that Katsu curry so much it’s worth it to him.
Our destination was Cambridge, one of my most favouritest places. The first time I went there I was in total awe of the architecture and history of the city.… View the full post.
I’ve been a busy bee over the last few weeks, ordering paper samples for the invitations, sourcing cupcake wrappers, favour boxes, ribbons, buttons, all sorts of pretty bits and pieces for the next few DIY make offs! Time is quickly ticking away so I thought I’d better get started on my next project, sooner rather than later as my major stationary marathon is getting closer and closer and I need total concentration for that one!
Ever since last Christmas whilst watching Kristy’s homemade Christmas, I knew exactly what I wanted my favours to be- mini cupcake soaps! Whilst watching the show I saw Kristy making soap from scratch and thought the things she made were so beautiful I had to try it, the only thing that slightly put me off was some of the scary chemicals required to make soap from scratch and the thought that I might poison or burn someone with my beautiful innocent favours.
After a quick search on the internet I found you could buy readymade soap base which was completely safe, even for me to use.
So here is how I made my favour:
- large glass microwavable bowl
- wooden spoon ( preferably one you won’t be cooking with again)
- a syringe without a needle or pipette
- your favourite essential oil
- silicone moulds in your desired shape
- dried flowers for decoration
- melt and pour soap base
- cling film
I used 1kg of melt and pour soap base, which I bought from Ebay, this was enough for 50 of my mini cupcake soaps.… View the full post.