Tag Archives: Winter Wedding
For our last entry, we’re going full-on Winter, with a particularly cosy looking winter affair from Becky and Tristan.
Some girls have a scrapbook; most girls have a dream. But I’ve never been one of those girls. While I never hankered after a big marquee, or a small country church, or even spent any time trying to conjure up a picture of how I wanted my wedding to be, I’ve always loved Christmas, coming in from the freezing cold and curling up in the warm. So, here I am age 28, planning my wedding – and those frost-tinged memories is where my wedding scrap book has been started.
To me there is nothing nicer than being curled up in a big old sweater drinking a hot chocolate or a good glass of red in front of an open fire. Consequently when Tristan and I started the daunting task of shaping what we wanted our wedding to be the one thing I was sure of was it had to be winter and our special day had to be crammed full of those cosy, loving feelings.
It was really important to me that Tristan had a genuine opinion about our day other than “Whatever you want, I just want to make you happy” (I’ve learnt this is a default groom to be answer when faced with a decision). On a Sunday afternoon I sat him down with a pen, piece of paper and some magazines and asked him to write down 5 words he didn’t want our wedding to be and 5 words he did.… View the full post.
Next Up, we’re bridging destination and winter with Katy’s wedding to El Chico – styled to match the Paraquayan Winter…
I am getting married to El Chico (not his real name!) on the 7th Jan 2012 – about 7 months away.
I don’t really fit into the first categories so I would be the OTHER CATEGORY. (I would say I am a multiple personalities bride!):
The wedding is on the 7th of January 2012 (Winter Bride)
The wedding is sustainable as I can make it/convince everyone to make it (Eco Bride)
The wedding is to my darling El Chico who is Paraguayan. I am English. (Multicultural/Bilingual Bride)
We are having 2 weddings! One in UK and one in Paraguay. (Lucky Bride)
I (and my lovely friends and family) am doing DIY bits (DIY Bride)
I am planning the entire wedding via the internet as I live and work on womens health in Paraguay in South America. (Overseas/Cyber/Crazy Bride)
Basically the wedding we want reflects the relationship El Chico and I have, our personalities and our individual cultures. The theme is “We walk in the Winter woodland” and the colours are brown, green and white.
Each part of the theme has a different meaning:
We walk – El Chico and I met on my GAP year and spent a year together. I then went back to the UK and studied for my Biology degree and we saw each other in my summer holidays (when I could afford it). We once went 1 and a half years without seeing each other.… View the full post.
Ian and Kate got married last Winter in the face of so much adversity that I can’t believe they actually managed to pull it off. If you’re having one of those days where you start to think it’s just not worth it, or everything is getting on top of you, then this is well worth a read, just to remind you not only what is important, but what a real disaster is!
Aside from the fact that they actually pulled the day together despite the weather, I really love the pale greens, muted golds and cream colours in this, helped along massively by the just lovely photography by Debs Ivelja – our latest talented find
Ian and I (Kate) got married (just!….the weather nearly got in the way of that one!) on Saturday 18th December 2010, apparently the snowiest day down South for about 40 years…. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Nicholas’ Church, Hedsor, and the reception at Hedsor House.
My dress (and fur jacket!) were from ‘Windsor and Eton Brides’ in Eton. The dress was a Veromia gown called ‘Grace’, and the fur jacket was made by Lynne, the very talented seamstress used by the shop.
I was about to leave the shop (having tried on a few and not been bowled over by any of them), when my sister pointed it out as it was brought down from the upstairs dressing room. I wasn’t struck by it at first, but that all changed when I put it on.… View the full post.
A restaurant (or in this case Gastropub) wedding has a special place in my heart because thats what I did, but it’s also a genius idea when it comes to the budget… get the right kind of place and they often only charge for the food/drink consumer disposing of costly hire. And when they have as much character as this venue, you save on decor too!
Genius all round… lets get back to the snow filled Christmas cheer!
Most couples worry about how much they spend on their wedding, but for us it had extra significance as Andy found out he was being made redundant not long after he proposed. We knew we still wanted to have a proper celebration for our wedding, but it certainly kept us focussed on the budget! We sat down and prioritised what we felt was really important and what came out on top was the feeling of having a great party for our family and friends – great food, a cracking DJ and a decent amount of booze to get everyone in the mood. Having people who played a key part in our lives was also important, so we kept the guest list to just 60 people and didn’t necessarily invite family if we didn’t actually have that much contact with them. We quickly ruled out traditional wedding venues and started looking at restaurants that would be able to offer a more informal atmosphere.
The Peasant gastropub in Clerkenwell really fitted the bill.… View the full post.