The Dress

Oh the dress. Personally I found the words of advise ‘you just know when its the One’ so very true.  I saw ‘my’ dress a year before I’d even tried it on at the Milton Keynes Wedding Fayre.

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It was from the wonderful ladies at The Ivory Wardrobe in Woburn Sands. I booked an appointment with them a year before the wedding. Tried on ‘the dress’ first followed by around 15 more but it was just a no for everything else. My heart was set on that first one.

It is, in my opinion, a modern princess style.

 

I got my shoes and veil with The Ivory Wardrobe also. A gorgeous, incredibly comfy pair from Pink. My ‘something blue’ gem stickers was simply from Amazon but I felt it added a nice touch.

 

I am unsure who my Veil is designed by but I will edit this post as soon as I do.

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I wish everyone the best of luck finding ‘their dress’ it really does create such a special memory.

K

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The Blue Rinse

The Blue Rinse band were phenomenal.

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We found these guys first. Originally we had booked them for 17.06.2017, a Saturday, but it turns out that when we fell in love with our venue the Saturday was booked!

I spoke to the wonderful Marie whom was very understanding, checked with the band members and hurrah, they could do the Friday!

So we re-booked, confirmed the venue and deposited on both of them. With the band, they ask for your first song, your top 10 DJ songs and a few other bits that we didn’t use.

Due to timings at the wedding I was very conscious about how tight things were going to be so contacted Marie and asked if the lads were willing to do an early extension. Of course this came with a cost but they were willing to oblige.

They were truly something else at the venue. They got people up, the songs were brilliant and they kept everything upbeat and positive throughout the night. Their DJ was brilliant, he played in between sets and ended the night for us.

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Our first song was wonderful, we chose ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri. I had been concerned that this would be out of their vocal range but I needn’t have been, they nailed it and it was an emotional dance.

K

Paper to Petals

From Paper 

I knew from the offset that I wanted a ‘unique’ bouquet for myself and my bridesmaids. I trailed the internet for absolutely ages before coming across Lily Belle Keepsakes on Etsy.

I instantly fell in love with several of her designs. I contacted her and we spoke about colours and themes before she made me and the bridesmaids a bespoke bouquet each.

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I chose a Cascade Tear Drop Waterfall for myself and a simpler version for my bridesmaids. These were brought two years before our wedding, kept under lock and key inside their boxes and out of direct sunlight. They looked just as beautiful two years on and its such a precious keepsake for me.

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I paid half the fee beforehand for materials, was sent photographs when finished incase there was something I wanted tweaking and once approved I paid the remainder. They came very securely not long after.

To Petals

For the venue, the toss bouquet and the presents for my mother and mother-in-law I wanted real flowers.

I found the lovely Sharons Flowers (you can find her on Facebook only) through my mum and she was a delight to work with.

Incredibly easy to talk to and bounce ideas off. Paid around a week before the wedding as she buys the flowers as fresh as possible. Nothing was too much trouble and she did a beautiful job.

We went mainly for the beautiful and completely inexpensive option of gypsophila and in the toss bouquet I had a ‘beefy’ white rose, which name escapes me.

I wanted something very bright and happy for the gift bouquets and Sharon suggested sunflowers. I thought it very fitting and was very pleased with how they turned out.

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We were very pleased with how all the flowers turned out and our guests really enjoyed the unique variety.

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Time Does Pass Quickly

From a house move, to a wedding, to a mini moon.

The last 3 months of our lives has been a whirlwind but I have so much to share with you all!

I will be doing a few different series based on the hen do, wedding, decorating and re-start all my old posts series’.

I hope that all my old readers will join back in with me and that any new readers feel welcome enough to give me a follow along!

I hope your all well and I can’t wait to get re-started.

k

 

 

Mini Drug Store Haul

On my little trip up the city to pick up my MK bag I dropped into Boots to replenish my make up stocks. Its mad I have so much make up but I always end up re-stocking on the same things.

So today I stepped out of my comfort zone and purchased new products of my classics that I’d run out of.

I’m looking forward to this new concealer, I’ve had many of my regular YouTuber’s recommend it as they had the wake me up which I enjoyed.

I have picked up a new mascara. I’d been using the Clinique High Impact for probably the last 4 years. I just felt recently that it was really, really lacking, my lashes just looked short and stubby, it seemed to clump them badly and I just wanted a fresh start with a new type.

Again this has been recommended by several YouTuber’s. I will be doing in-depth reviews on all these products.

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Last classic replacement was my Gimmie Brow. I’ve been using this for goodness only knows how long?! I don’t remember its been years. However since the re-launch. I’m not sure if they changed the formula or not but I’m just not happy with it anymore.

I’m quite excited about this one! I think the colour will match my brows really well and hopefully give some nice definition as well as taming them for the day.

Two other cheeky little purchases were a nude eyeliner to hopefully help me look more awake. I’ve also recently fallen back in love with the bold black eyeliner look, so I’ve picked up a nice soft black liner.

 

As I have said I’ll be doing an in-depth review of each of these and let you know what I think of them in place of my ‘classics’.

k

 

Michael Kors Bag Review

I went to Bicester Village in October with my Mum and Sister. It was a really beautiful, sunny, if cold day and was lovely to spend some quality time together. We shopped, lunched and I impulsively bought something as I had been saving so hard lately I just wanted to be a little wild!

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So, under ‘bad’ influence. I brought my first Michael Kors bag. It was half price, brand new in and such a stunning statement colour!

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I adore it, sadly I cannot find this any where on the internet to link it but I’ve attached Michael’s site for you.

Now I had gotten this out of its dust sleeve and used it probably 3 times. On the 4th time, out to dinner with friends, I head back to my car, laid it on the passenger seat and noticed a blue disk in the foot well.

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I was really confused as I picked it up, I sat for ages trying to figure it out what it was. Turns out its the blue disc from the inner keyring! Now if this was a £20 bag I’d of either just thrown the disc away or glued it back in myself.

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But this bag is worth £320.

This may be a drop in the ocean to some people, it may not be considered much for a ‘designer’ bag but for me? It was an investment and to have this happen after 4 uses I was so upset.

I’ve gathered everything up and am taking it back to my local store to see what they can do about it, if it can be replaced/returned or if they can send it ‘away’ to be fixed.

Edit: They thankfully took the bag in, no quabbles. They asked if i’d like to return it or send it off for repair, they seemed as upset as I did that it broke. So in 4 weeks hopefully it’ll be back and better than new!

k