Weddingnesday… are you still getting married?

11 Aug

“Oh my god, I thought you’d called the whole thing off!”

This was a friend’s reaction recently to the non-enthused response I gave about our wedding planning.

Non-enthused, not because we’ve cancelled the wedding, but because we haven’t done any wedding planning for, well, nearly a month.

Cue slightly concerned looks from some friends and family… who didn’t look comforted by our ‘it’s not until next year’ rationale.

The truth is though it’s been quite relaxing giving ourselves a break from wedding planning. I mean we have a date, a venue, a band, a baker, a person to marry us, a potential dress (hiding in my side of the wardrobe), a list of people the OH’s mum wants to invite to the wedding… and we’ve nearly finished our save the dates. And we think we’ve found what will be my wedding ring!

That’s a lot right? Even if we did no planning between now and next June, we could still have a wedding!

So in the spirit of relaxed wedding planning, how lovely, chilled and/or blissfully happy do these weddings look?

(via Once Wed)

(via Rock n’ Roll Bride)

(via Snippet and Ink)

(by Kris Atomic spotted via A Cup of Jo)

And on a post on relaxed, fun weddings, I couldn’t not mention Hannah’s from Seeds and Stitches

Her and her mister recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary and she wrote this fantastic post on weddings and being married. Her brilliant advice to brides and grooms to be is something I think I may be re-reading a few times before now and I do…

“The most important part of the day is about making this insane (and it is insane) lifelong commitment to each other, of declaring your love to each other amongst the support and love of your family and friends around you. And having a good party. The other stuff, the details are secondary. Not unimportant, especially if you are a creative person, but secondary. And marriage rocks. It is incredible. But it isn’t easy. However, if you are both willing to look at yourselves in the mirror sometimes and say ‘I’m being a stubborn twat’ (really, very important), and if you’re both willing to compromise and talk it out, really talk, about everything, then in my experience the best is yet to come.”

Happy chilled Weddingnesday everyone (especially to Hannah!)

Intro pic via Amanda Pulley
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14 Responses to “Weddingnesday… are you still getting married?”

  1. Becky 11/08/2010 at 11:14 AM #

    I think fun and relaxed is definitely the way forward, no-one likes a bridezilla! It was a great post from Hannah, and another great post here from you. Love all the images you’ve shared, seen the first wedding in a couple of places and it just looks so amazingly chilled out.

  2. Bonnie 11/08/2010 at 11:31 AM #

    I think the first one’s my favourite but I do love the flapper dress from the third one. You might’ve see this before, but I’ve fallen in love with this very summery wedding: http://www.oncewed.com/30235/wedding-blog/real-weddings/vintage-cactus-wedding/

  3. HannahB 11/08/2010 at 1:33 PM #

    Thanks for a lovely post Zoe! (blush)

    I really love the look of the flapper dress wedding above, and I LOVE the wedding involving jigsaws and their friends lounge- so cool and unusual and relaxed!

  4. francesca 11/08/2010 at 3:21 PM #

    i think you’ve done quite enough wedding planning for now, you’ve got all the biggies covered so you deserve a break! maybe the rest will just happen more organically, that’s not a bad thing. are you having max wagner-esque wedding photography?

  5. Tonia 11/08/2010 at 7:37 PM #

    Keep the relaxed flag flying! It’s our anniversary next Tuesday and, looking back through the photos, I think our relaxed-as-much-as-possibly vibe transferred to the guests!

  6. Jules 11/08/2010 at 10:20 PM #

    Don’t worry! I can remember going for weeks at a time not doing any wedding planning and then having a mad few days when things suddenly came together or when I had a flash of inspiration or clarity about some element or another. I think wedding planning just has it’s own pace in a way. You have plenty of time, don’t let people panic you into thinking you have to sort everything out RIGHT NOW. and you still have a kitchen to finish, right?

  7. Mrs T 12/08/2010 at 4:23 AM #

    You are SUPER organised – is everyone crazy? We pretty much did everything in the last 99 days before the wedding (I do not recommend this – but it’s doable!).

  8. Gaynor 12/08/2010 at 1:09 PM #

    You have loads done! Funny how from when you get engaged until the wedding, thats all everyone expects you to talk about all the time!

  9. Katie Anderson 14/08/2010 at 12:31 PM #

    Well it all sounds good to me. The weddings still nearly a year away and there’s no sense burning out before we even reach 2011.

    And anyway, with a dress, a venue, a band, a cake and a ceremony – sounds like you’ve already got a pretty solid party!

  10. mysparethoughts 15/08/2010 at 10:18 AM #

    You’ve done loads! Completely agree with Gaynor once you are engaged it is the ONLY topic of conversation people seem willing to discuss. Keep hold of the relaxed attitude! Seriously it is a big party with a wedding ceremony involved enjoy it.

  11. Lisa-Marie 15/08/2010 at 5:51 PM #

    We got engaged at Chrsitmas and married in August, while is was in uni and working part time, and Dave was working toward his PhD. We picked a venue in March, did the guest list then to give people lots of time for planning (as we were getting married on a Thursday), and did nothing else till I finished placement in June, and we managed fine – I bought our table centres 2 weeks before the wedding and everything!

  12. Rhianne 16/08/2010 at 1:50 PM #

    I say stay relaxed and calm 🙂 and enjoy the planning without being obsessed with it. My sister just got engaged and her and my Mum are going a bit crazy with wedding planning and its not until 2012… madness.

    I love all the weddings you featured here!

  13. Becca 18/08/2010 at 7:15 PM #

    The long engagement is entirely difficult for most people to understand, and I don’t know why. We’ve done a grand total of one wedding thing this month (website copy) and only halfheartedly. With long engagements, you have time and no real need to gush about weddingy stuff 10 months out. Also, all those photos are perfect.

  14. glasgowbride 23/08/2010 at 8:21 PM #

    You’ve got all the big stuff done, what’s the problem?! Plus, people only want to hear the exciting stuff like the venue, the dress and the honeymoon. They don’t care about the numerous hours that you spend thinking about the details.

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