Thursday, 30 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Thank you thank you thank you you lovely peoples. It has become quite strangely reassuring and exciting to come on here to find lovely comments from of you :), and to find that my number of followers jumped by almost 50% today (from 3, to 5 I might add. it wasn't a massive jump!). I'm greatly enjoying finding more blogs to read, and I'm equally enjoying the increased freedom on here now that I've relaxed my self imposed rules on subject matter for my blog.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
That's rather why we liked our reception venue, there isn't a prescribed dance floor, waiting yawningly for us to get up onto it. We do, however, totally realise that as my family are travelling from the other end of the country, we can't just tell them to sod off at 7pm. (that and we wouldn't get to stay in the hotel after!) So in my mind it looks rather like a sort of jazz club, with some relaxed music playing from a 3-piece in the corner, with a few people dancing away (that aren't me!) and other people sitting around chatting and enjoying themselves.
I contacted - and by contacted i mean looked for in costas every day for a month, and then ran into him on the street when I had given up hope - a friend who used to do live music nights at the pub I worked in, to see if he could do anything akin to what we'd been hoping for, and he can, it turns out. In fact he suggested it before I'd had time to say it myself.
Then I had one of my day to day panics - its my favourite pastime - that the venue might not be able to have live entertainment. I don't know why I had this panic, it was fairly stupid thinking about it, but still. The basic response I got was that if you're not having a marquee (we weren't) then music is usually played on a hifi. er, no thank you. So we thought we'd go for a marquee. Then my mum audibly baulked at the word marquee this morning. So I had another panic, and rang the venue again. She was right to baulk. have you ever contemplated hiring one of them?! I'm in the wrong job. seriously. Which i could have told you anyway, but that's another story. At a ball park figure, it worked out more to hire a fully decked out marquee than it is to hire out the entire hotel for the night, and feed 70 guests, and to stay there, and have breakfast the next morning?!?! WHAT? I need to get me some tents.
So we're not having a marquee. If any of you have actually got to this point, I'm sure you'll be sighing an audible sigh of release on behalf of my mother, who I'm sure you'd like to know has escaped that heart attack the idea of a marquee was close to giving her. We must have sounded like really naive idiots for thinking they were an affordable addition to a wedding, ( I might add that these are stunning gorgeous fully heated draped carpeted marquees, but still) but for about 12 hours, we were happy with this idea because it meant we could invite more friends to the evening reception. That ideas been scrapped though, and potentially replaced with just inviting those friends and others to a party at home after the wedding (if I wasn't a partyer before I will be after this friggin wedding). i do sort of like the idea of a party though, as it gives me the chance to do all those DIY decorations that it annoys me I can't do for the wedding itself.
Back to the band. When I spoke to the venue lady this morning, during the conversation where I tried to keep my cool while being quoted redonkulous amounts for tents, she also let me know that it is possible to have the band in the bar room, dependant on numbers. So we're sort of back to where we started now. we can have a band, we don't have to have a marquee. whoop de doo. seriously. thats 24 hours of panic and worry I needn't have had...
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
p.s. every time I post about being non-weddingy, about 4 wedding posts appear in my head, so I'll probably be back sooner than I think!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
They're certainly all very pretty, I'll be honest though, inches do become bigger in my head than they really are, I think. So these may not get used quite the way I imagined. The idea for the guest book is still there though. The heart shaped doilies though, now they are gorgeous. so gorgeous I decided they warranted their own photo. I love them. I really want to get on and make this idea become real, I'm just scared to fold the doilies. that and I dont have any card yet. but when I do, you'll be the first to know!
And I think I might have found a lovely thing to hold them all in once its done...
letter organiser from yaneshops on etsy...as usual!
Monday, 20 July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
I'm an only child.
I like cookery and home improvement programmes (Hugh fearnley-whittingstall might actually be an idol of mine)
We're trying to grow some of our own vegetables this year.
My cats are my babies :) until I have real babies :)
I love weaving because of the pattern, repetition and watching a cloth being created in front of me. But I hate my current apathy towards it all.
I could eat pudding all day long.
I'm keeping a scrapbook of pictures and samples for decorating our house with.
I hardly drink at all, but I love a pear cider. One gets me happily drunk.
I cry when I think about walking up the aisle to the altar.
Only one person in the real world knows I'm blogging.
I love pistachio and tiramisu ice cream when I'm in Italy.
I literally CANNOT wait for the new harry potter movie.
Last week I tried to care for a baby sparrow we found in the garden.
I like my steak rare.
Anything else? Answers on a postcard - the comments box will do - if you want more from me.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
ok, I'm not 'off' my wedding, I just don't have anything to report at the moment. We are, however, taking a much needed break to Edinburgh starting sunday. any (reasonable) suggestions welcomed, for places to visit/eat/drink/do in the centre ish of the city. I have some old college friends who we're hopefully going to meet up with, I can't wait! We havn't been for a couple of years, which is stupid since we live so close, so we're hoping the restaurants we went to last time are still there! We found a lovely teeny tiny mexican in the old town, and Howies near the grassmarket possibly gave me the best meal I've ever eaten in my life. I wanted to go to the zoo, see the baby pygmy hippo thats just been introduced to the world, but its £14 EACH to get in?! so thats maybe off the cards. anyway, any ideas welcomed, and I'll tell you what I got up to when I get back. in the meantime, there may be more posts, I just don't know!
Monday, 6 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009
pearl necklace and earrings: weddingjewels
just in general... I can't believe the work in it.
since this post became rather longer than I expected, Ill post on my own jewellery thoughts tomorrow....
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
pictures from: Crosby Lodge
The other major thing we've booked is the photographer. In one of my first posts I mentioned my photographers, but we've changed quite suddenly at the last minute. I have no regrets about this, in fact I can't stop grinning, and I wouldn't have found them were it not for the blogging community. Heres a couple of their photos:
photos by: Lillian and Leonard
So yes, Peonies and the Boy, or Lillian and Leonard in their official capacity are going to be our photographers! Suddenly, I love living in Carlisle, because we're really close to Glasgow! Peonies has already been delightful to work with, coping with my Mum giving her the wrong year for the wedding, and me asking lots of stupid questions, and what I'm finding really wonderful is that I know she'll record all the little details for me, and that their style is so unobtrusive. J and I are quite camera shy, I love taking photos, although I'm rubbish at it, but I always look like a complete idiot when I'm in front of the camera. We were both a bit nervous of being very posed, doing grooms running up the road pictures etc, so we both really love their background style. Thank you Peonies!!
Lastly, thank you all for the lovely comments you've been leaving me, its nice to know people are actually reading the ramblings I leave here, please keep talking to me!
doilies from : pinkgrapefruitstyle
...So that eventually they look something similar to these cards below, which I'm also buying a pack of in case mine don't work, and so that if they do, it has a sort of mismatched look to it all...
...Then I'll put the cards out in a couple of boxes around the room, so that if anyone wants to leave us guest booky sort of messages, they can, and they're more private because they're in envelopes. Am I mad?