Yay, it’s Weddingnesday again… I have now been engaged for 2 weeks and 3 days, and here’s what I know so far:
We bought the Brides magazine out of interest and then I got completely scared by all the things in it. (Especially the ‘how much the average wedding should cost’ feature!) The cover stories of ‘fairytale dresses’ and ‘new ways with white’ really should have given the game away. Thankfully a friend then lent me the Offbeat Bride book and I’m now feeling slightly less freaked out!
• I’m no longer sure that I want to get a replacement engagement ring.
After 2 weeks and 3 days of my perspex diamond ring, I’ve grown rather protective of it. (Especially after the day we thought one of the cats had eaten it!) There have been a few people who have either been entirely confused by my ring or outright plain rude about it… and it really has made me wonder whether I should get another one or not. I kind of like the fact that it’s a bit more ‘us’ than a normal engagement ring. I guess we’ll see… especially as I’m currently much more obsessed with kitchens than diamonds. (Ours is a crazy kind of love indeed.)
• I’m going to have to face up to the fact that we live in Scotland at some point.
As you’re about to see, I’m still obsessed with the idea of having our wedding outside… I don’t even want to count how many nice days there were in Scotland this year but there weren’t many.
Anyway, on top of all that, this what I’ve been thinking about this week wedding-wise… trees, fairylights and flowers.
So far me and the other half have only discussed one venue… when we were down in London we saw people getting married in the plant house in the Barbican and since the other half popped the question it did strike me that we could maybe get married in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens (above).
Now I can’t quite decide if this is a great idea or just a mad idea. You see we live very near to these Gardens (in fact, we call it our garden) and we’ve been going there for years even when we didn’t live nearby so it is very personal to us. However we had a quick look at the prospectus and it seems, well, a little stuffy… and I’m not entirely sure they’d let me hang fairylights off their trees like these people…
How pretty are all those pics? My little sis sent me the link to Scout Holiday‘s wedding and I love it to bits. It has heart-shaped balloons, bunting, fairylights, origami – what’s not to like?
I’m also loving these flowers in jars that I spotted over at Handmade Romance.
So pretty but also rather thrifty which I’m loving too. The other half buys me yellow flowers probably every fortnight (it started after I accused him of not being romantic about a year or so ago… yes I know you think I’m insane now!) and I keep thinking how pretty the ones we have in the living room are right now. There’s a big bunch of yellow lilies in a vase and one little flower that fell off that’s in a shot glass…
I’m thinking it might be a bad idea to have shot glasses at the wedding though… there will probably be hangovers enough!
Anyway, I’m also loving this wedding… (make that adoring this wedding!)
I spotted Brittni and Jeff’s wedding over on 100 Layer Cake. How gorgeous is that 200 year old oak tree? I’m also going all girlie over the yellowy theme and her short dress. It will be interesting to see if I still feel the same about short wedding dresses when I actually come to try some on…
Ok, that’s all the weddingy stuff from me for one week. Happy Weddingnesday everyone xx