Wedding

Furious Styles Wedding Band

Furious Styles Wedding Band

Our original band cancelled on us and I was heart broken but those annoying words ‘it will all be okay’ were beyond true in this instance. Furious Styles came to our rescue just four months before the wedding and I don’t know how we managed […]

The Sunday Garden Party

The Sunday Garden Party

I  lust over those American weddings you see in the films, the three day affairs with endless speeches and champagne in a gorgeous white tent. I guess that’s what influenced our decision to have a weekend wedding and probably why I opted for the gorgeous […]

Our Wedding Day

Our Wedding Day

Our wedding day was the best day of my life, just like it is for every other bride and I can’t think of a less cliché way to describe it. There is something so special about having everyone you love in one room, sharing a […]

The night before our wedding

The night before our wedding

I can’t quite believe that we’ve been married nearly four months. Time has absolutely flown by and whilst most people want their photographs and videos straight away, I’ve actually enjoyed the wait – anything for another excuse to indulge ourselves in memories again! Although it […]

The Honeymoon Post

The Honeymoon Post

Read about what we did on a honeymoon, where we stayed and what animals we saw at Richard Branson’s game reserve, Ulusaba.

Our minimoon

Our minimoon

Devon was never somewhere I imagined visiting with Jonny, especially not on our minimoon, I thought we’d be fifty before that trip took place. Our original plan was to go to Cornwall but our dream accommodation was taken (and there were lots of tears) so […]

Our wedding cake

Our wedding cake

You’ll know from my wedding cake post that I loved a wedding cake trial but also struggled to find the perfect person to make ours, that was until I met Kate. This woman is incredible, her ability to go above and beyond and really make […]

A sneak peak at our wedding

A sneak peak at our wedding

After 19 months, two supplier cancellations, 100,000 tears and lots of excitement I am officially married! I can’t quite believe that the day has been and gone (it’s almost been two weeks now), it really was everything I have ever dreamed of. I’m going to […]

A sandy pre-wedding shoot

A sandy pre-wedding shoot

A pre-wedding shoot was something I always wanted (Jonny, not so much) and I’m so glad we had one. It enabled us to feel more comfortable with Jo Bradbury (and her camera) and also gave us some stunning images in ‘ordinary’ clothes.  However, I was conscious about […]

My Hen Weekend

My Hen Weekend

Last weekend was my hen weekend and I have only just recovered from the hen do blues which will no doubt return as I write this post. It was a mammoth weekend of celebrations with 17 girls in one house and to top it off […]

I planned a hen do, here’s how I did it…

I planned a hen do, here’s how I did it…

When you first start planning a hen do, it’s all very, very exciting and then the reality hits. Not only is there the potential disappointment of the bride if you didn’t read their mind well enough (or sneak on their Pinterest boards), but also the […]

Wedding planning problems

Wedding planning problems

Planning a wedding is not all it’s cracked up to be… Yes there is joy in the form of dress shopping, cake tasting and venue hunting but there is also stress, disappointment and more stress. There have been lots of little things that have happened […]

Here comes the bridesmaid

Here comes the bridesmaid

2018 was also going to be a huge year for my friends, a new arrival was due (she’s here now and she’s beautiful) and two weddings were planned for the summer. They say things can only get better and 2018 just did. Six weeks ago, […]

Something blue? Why not a shoe?

Something blue? Why not a shoe?

My heart is set on blue shoes for the wedding but as Jonny isn’t much taller than me, I’m restricted by heel height which limits my options even more. I’m also worried about the amount of walking I will need to do on grass so I’m […]

Our Wedding Venue

Our Wedding Venue

With just 100 days to go until our wedding the time has finally come for me to tell you about our wedding venue! I’ve desperately wanted to shout about it for the last year but it was important to me that our guests found out […]

Why we needed to use our wedding insurance

Why we needed to use our wedding insurance

It’s been a busy and testing couple of months, our wedding caterers went into administration which put plans on hold but I finally found my bridesmaid dresses and we sent out our wedding invites!! Hear all about it here…

Our Wedding Invitations

Our Wedding Invitations

When we started thinking about our wedding invitations I knew that we would need something bespoke so that we could invite people to both days of our wedding. I also had a clear vision of what I wanted in my head – a combination of […]

The not so joyous task of bridesmaid dresses shopping

I love my bridesmaids, each one of them gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. When I’m with them I feel completely at home and I do believe they are the best bunch of girls on this planet. However, this feeling started to diminish slightly […]

My favourite bridal boutiques

My favourite bridal boutiques

When I think back to dress shopping, three shops come to mind, which I guess means they were the best ones that I visited! So here is my round up of the best bridal boutiques in the North West. Love Bridal A gorgeous little shop […]

Anxiety and the Bride

Anxiety and the Bride

It’s been just over a year since we got engaged and while it’s been extremely exciting, I spent a lot of 2017 battling with my anxiety. I spent spending endless nights googling ‘anxious and engaged’ and discovering hardly anything except for a few people discussing […]

I finally said Yes To The Dress!

I finally said Yes To The Dress!

A miracle has happened; I have actually bought a wedding dress!   I’m in disbelief, after 6 months, 10 bridal boutiques, an appearance on Say Yes To The Dress and trying on more than 50 dresses, I finally bit the bullet and made a decision. […]

October wedding planning

October wedding planning

I’m talking all things suits, cakes and honeymoons in my October wedding planning diary. Hear my thoughts on lots of wonderful North West wedding vendors including Whitfield and Ward, Marie Antoinette Cakes, Vanilla Nova and Virgin Holidays at the Trafford Centre!

The Wedding Edit

The Wedding Edit

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to what was possibly the greatest wedding show of all time, The Wedding Edit. This yearly, girls only spectacular is hosted by the lovely Emma from Love Bridal and her husband/superb wedding photographer, Jonny Draper. […]

Wedding Cakes, the sugar highs and lows…

Wedding Cakes, the sugar highs and lows…

Cake, cake glorious cake. I blame cake entirely for my bride to be weight gain (9lbs wahh). However, the deliciousness that is a lovely slice of the sweet stuff is pretty fundamental in weddings. Obviously there are alternatives for non cake lovers like cheese, pork […]

Documenting your perfect day!

Documenting your perfect day!

As soon as we booked our venue we prioritised the search for the perfect photographer and videographer. I was obsessed with this task for at least a month.  My nightly routine was… get home from work, go to the gym, have tea, spend 3 hours […]

August Wedding Planning

August Wedding Planning

So a month has passed since my last update (where did that month actually go?!) and we spent August thinking about ourselves! By that, I mean that we’ve been shopping for suits and wedding dresses – it’s been a dream! However, I am struggling to […]

Manchester Big City Wedfest – Victoria Warehouse

Manchester Big City Wedfest – Victoria Warehouse

I love long summer days filled with BBQ’s and bottles of wine but I definitely love wedding planning a little bit more.  With the Summer wedding season behind us there is now an influx of wedding fairs for brides to be to spend our weekends pottering […]

Wedding Dress Shopping Part One

Wedding Dress Shopping Part One

So most of my fears did come true when we went dress shopping on Saturday (especially the boobs one) but I think that added to what was a wonderfully lovely day with my Mum and Sister. If you want to see how the day went […]

Dress shopping fears

Dress shopping fears

Tomorrow I am going wedding dress shopping. I’m booked into three boutiques and I’ve invited my Mum and Sister along so we can make an occasion of it (any excuse for cake!) I am really excited to spend the day trying on stunning dresses and […]

July wedding planning!

July wedding planning!

Hello again, So now we have less than a year to go to the big day, I’m going to start doing a monthly wedding planning vlog. I’ll be telling you what I’ve been up to, what’s being stressing me out (wedache!) and also giving you […]

I’m getting married in a year!!!

I’m getting married in a year!!!

This weekend was a monumental one for us as far as planning our wedding goes, it was our one year until we get married milestone. The 14th July will be our future anniversary so we weren’t going to let it pass by without a fuss. […]

DIY Save the dates

DIY Save the dates

The secret is out! We are getting married on Saturday 14th July 2018!!!! Now that’s out, I wanted to share with you what we sent to our day guests so they knew when the big day was! At first I imagined we’d get these made […]

Wedfest ’17

Wedfest ’17

Yesterday I spent an almost sunny day with my beautiful bridesmaids. It was a birthday/bridal hybrid event which was excellent because it meant I was spoilt with both wedding fever and presents! We spent a couple of hours at Wedfest ’17 at Capesthorne Hall, which […]

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal

So, if you saw my last vlog then you’ll know exactly how I proposed to my beautiful bridesmaids. It really was one of the best days ever, the laughter, tears and sarcasm (thanks sis!) made me realise how important each friendship is. For weeks, I […]

Flower frenzy

Flower frenzy

  I never saw myself as the type of bride who would become fanatic about florals until I found myself in wisteria hysteria last week. I’ve had a couple of appointments with some amazing florists so far and we’re still making some final decisions so […]

I popped the question to my bridesmaids!

I popped the question to my bridesmaids!

This weekend I had the pleasure of asking my sister and my best friends to be my bridesmaids. It was a really nerve wracking, exciting and lovely experience and I’m so pleased that I decided to do something special for them. I chose to create bridesmaid […]

Thornton Manor

Thornton Manor

For as long as I can remember Thornton Manor was on my dream venue list so it was one of the first viewings I booked and my god did it live up to expectations! We arrived and were greeted by Georgie, oh Georgie, I have […]

Hilltop Country House

Hilltop Country House

So now we’ve booked our venue (more on that soon!) I wanted to tell you about a few of the venues we saw during our search, and we saw a lot! First up, Hilltop in Prestbury, you may recognise this venue if you’ve had a […]

Our engagement party 🎉😍

Our engagement party 🎉😍

It’s been a busy few weeks at our house as Jonny started a new job and we had our engagement party!! We decided on a low key affair with all our nearest and dearest and it really was lovely. One of my highlights was my […]

The Liverpool Wedding Show

The Liverpool Wedding Show

Today I went to the Liverpool Wedding Show with my Mum and Sister. I’m a bit pessimistic about wedding shows as whilst I love to be caught up in the Bridal bubble, I often feel that they are a bit over crowded which makes it […]

Finding the perfect venue!

Finding the perfect venue!

Oh, the venue search… I don’t think I really understood what an emotional rollercoaster searching for the right venue would be! We decided to see as many venues as we could in the space of two weeks as we didn’t want it to be a […]

My best friend’s wedding

My best friend’s wedding

I couldn’t start a wedding blog without telling you about the wedding I went to in Italy back in June 2016… When my best friend said she was getting married in Italy, I expected a day that would be sunny, stylish and scenic. Whilst the […]

My proposal story

My proposal story

A few months ago we’d decided that we’d spend money on a post-Christmas break rather than on presents for each other so with a £25 budget I expected my Christmas presents to be underwhelming. We live in Manchester and were heading to Sheffield (Jonny’s home […]