As much as I love Summer and sad that it’s over, I do love that the temperature has begun to drop and I’m allowed to wear fluffy socks, put the heating on in the house and I can begin to think about my autumn wardrobe; jumpers, coats and winter boots. I love the colours of the leaves as they begin to change and the leaves cover the ground like a blanket. I’m not such as big fan of reds, oranges and browns, it’s not colours I tend to wear or have in my home so here is something slightly different to consider if you’re having an autumn wedding.
It’s hard to believe 4 years have passed since I married the love of my life. I loved every minute of our wedding day. The planning was hard work, we arranged our wedding in less than 7 months! And me, being the creative type, I wanted to do a lot myself and took on too much but thanks to the help of friends and family everything came together beautifully.
This year I’m accepting my life as being ‘perfectly imperfect’. I’m always critical of myself, thinking I can make things better. Which is great in so many ways, but as Kev has pointed out to me this year it’s also a flaw of mine! Our wedding day was better than I imagined, being a visual and creative person all the little details were important to me but at the end of the day, the love I felt for my husband and all my family and friends who were there to celebrate was stronger than I ever imagined it could be. That’s whats important.
I feel extremely happy and grateful to have such a strong marriage. Kevin is the piece of me that’s missing. The one who will point out a flaw but not to put me down but to make me a better person. From the very first day we said ‘I love you’ (almost 12 years ago), we’ve told each other every day since. Kevin is often told he is a lucky man, but I feel like the happiest, luckiest woman to have found the person I cannot wait to share many more years with.
Happy Anniversary Kevin, I love you.
And if you want a laugh, check out our first dance!
Congratulations, you’re engaged! It’s such an exciting time for you and your fiancé. I loved the moment I got engaged, it was on Christmas day 4 years ago and I was not expecting it, at all! Christmas was already my favourite time of year and that one was filled with even more drinks, celebrations and parties than normal.
I had always said as soon as I get engaged I want to plan my wedding (probably why it took Kevin 8 years to propose) and my wonderful finance certainly hadn’t been thinking about planning the wedding, as he had been planning the proposal for months before, something we often forget about! It’s the first thing people ask, we decided to get married in the summer, on 6th August, less than 8 months after our engagement! We decided on this date because we had family coming over from Australia, it was important for them to be there. Yes I would have liked longer to save and plan but our day was perfect, everything I wished for.
So now the planning begins. Of course you will start off by calling your nearest and dearest by phone (the announcing on Facebook can come much later). You may need to get your ring resized and insured! Then you can begin on some practical plans.
1. Budget – This can be a hard topic and I certainly underestimated how much I would need to spend on a wedding but it’s an important discussion to have with your fiancé and parents.
2. Start your guest list – Begin to make a list of everyone you would like to invite, it’s also a good idea to have this discussion with parents as they might want to add to this list. This will give you an idea of the size of venue you will need.
3. Begin to think about dates and venues for your wedding,
4. Send save the dates – if your wedding is more than a year away it’s worth sending out a Save the Date card, especially if it’s around summer or Christmas when people have holidays or events planned.
5. Go onto Pinterest – I am addicted to Pinterest and wish I had know about it before my wedding. It’s such a great source of inspiration for all things wedding related.
6. Ask around – ask friends and family if they know a photographer, venues, cake designer, florists or dress shops. I found it was best to get recommendation. If you’re still not sure attend some local wedding fairs.
7. Say THANKS! Send a thank you note for all the lovely gifts you receive.
8. ENJOY! Make sure you enjoy the process, at times it can be very stressful and you will want your big day to be perfect. Just remember what it’s all about. You are marrying the love of your life, that’s whats important.
I love this time of year, the beautiful autumn leaves falling off the trees, crisp cold mornings and I turn into a big kid when snow if forecast, I can’t sleep! I also love Summer, the sunshine, beaches, warm water, lying by the pool (not in Scotland of course). I got married in August, I imagined a beautiful summer day with the sun beating down, getting married outside, everyone having drinks outside while we had our photographs taken. I would also have loved to get married in Winter in the snow. But I live in Central Scotland, where you definitely can’t guarantee sun or snow in Winter for that matter.
I am such a huge fan of grey and whites and love the tones in this mood board, the style is very classic Winter fairy tale