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India and Mark had it all…rain, sunshine, hail, thunder and even lightening. They also had glorious flowers, fields, ducks and dogs!
They got married in the same church as Marks parents did 30 years previous. They memorised their vows and their beloved Katie (the Dalmation) watched on lovingly from the front row.
And India rocked the most enormous bouquet and the story of her dress is a first for RMW. It melted my heart a little.
India The Bride: Our reception was held at the fabulously rustic Cold Harbour Barn in Ginge, Oxfordshire. We loved it from the moment we clapped eyes on it. We wanted a completely do-it-yourself venue, somewhere down to earth that we could really put our own stamp on. And we got it. Mark even had to make the bar out of a couple of old railway sleepers and some big wooden barrels. The owners, Steph and Richard, were wonderful, they let us have free-range on the barn for a full 5 days, and nothing was too much trouble. After the wedding, they bought the bar from us! It’s still there, with our initials and wedding date scratched into the wood!
I never thought I’d say this, but despite checking the forecasts obsessively during the week running up to the wedding, I would not swap the weather we had for anything. Watching the rain and the lightening from the big doors at the front of the barn, surrounded by our friends and family was really fun – like an alternative fireworks display just for us.… View the full post.
TKMAXX is proper retail marmite.
Personally I LOVE it (marmite and the MAXX) and with a festival themed wedding to attend this Friday (and saturday… and Sunday) complete with bands, picnic and camping I decided I’d try and get hold of some new festival chic clobber to rock up in that wasn’t going to break the bank.
Suits, nice shoes and fields generally don’t mix so I was after a suit alternative, something a little edgy perhaps, a cheap pair of shoes and a few accessories that I won’t feel too protective over if the heavens open and the picnic goes ‘swampy’.
A trip to TKMAXX on saturday yielded the following bargain purchases…
Jacket – Allsaints | RRP £200.00 TKMAXX £50.00
Tousers – Ralph Lauren | RRP £175.00 TKMAXX £30.00
Shirt – Ganesh | RRP £60.00 TKMAXX £19.99
Tie – Altea | RRP £50.00 TKMAXX £7.99
Shoes – Red Tape | RRP £40.00 TKMAXX £24.99
I got the whole outfit for less than you could buy the trousers for at full price. BARGAIN.
Here I am pouncing around RMW HQ sporting my new gear. Lauren somehow managed to keep the camera steady through the fits of laughter at my ‘catalogue’ poses… Well done Lolly.
So, what do you folks think of TKMAXX. I recommend it if you have a vague idea of what you want but not looking for something specific! And of course be prepared to rummage, dig, punch, kick, hit…*
P.S My best buy I think was that herringbone tweed tie… I have been looking for “the one” for a while now and this was most certainly it.… View the full post.