Rock n Renovation: The Sink Saga

House Beautiful

I hadn’t planned on talking about our bathrooms for a while. Although they both definitely need replacing at some point (the downstairs on is a delightful shade of avocado) they are were perfectly functional, and actually in much better shape than the one in our own place, despite their age. That was, until this week when I dropped a glass bottle in the sink in the upstairs bathroom and shattered the thing… No, not the tiny glass bottle of Primark room spray, THE ACTUAL FUCKING SINK. Ughhh, how is that even possible?

I took to Twitter to moan/ ask for advice and although people suggested using sealant in the interim until we were able to replace it, Gareth has informed me that the crack is probably too significant for that. The sucker literally goes ALL THE WAY THROUGH. FML.

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Super Colourful Mexican Fiesta Wedding

When a couple cites the movie Up and Mexican fiesta vibes as inspirations for the feel of their wedding, you just know colour is going to be around in a big way!

Louise and Ross met in their local pub one Christmas Eve, and Louise thought he looked like the musician Ben Folds. Ross pursued the romance, however Louise said, “I well and truly friend-zoned him until around a year later when I realised I loved him more than a friend.”

Their summer wedding was at The Cloisters in Letchworth. Describing how they came up with the theme, Louise said, “We stressed for months over this one until we watched the film Up, with all the balloons in bright colours, and it occurred to us that the colours matched our bright bubbly personalities. The penny really dropped when we ate a Mexican inspired dinner and decided that a Mexican fiesta was the perfect idea for our big love day: Our love of Mexican food, a really good party and how the colours reflect us as individuals and as a couple! We got a lot of inspiration from Rock n Roll Bride and Pinterest, and the rest was using our imagination!”

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Intimate Wedding at The Las Vegas Neon Boneyard & a Bride with a Broken Wrist!

Charlotte and Ben’s first attempt at planning their wedding ended up being an exercise in pleasing other people, which didn’t work out as you can’t ever keep everyone happy. Sadly, they decided to cancel the wedding. However, not to be defeated, they gave it a second bash, and this time jetted off to Las Vegas with their closest family. The bride said, “It was a tough call, but ultimately the right decision. And this time around, we just did whatever we wanted. No overthinking or worrying about other people’s opinions. Our true inspiration was to get away from the stress of reality! Where better than Las Vegas!” Add in an Elvis officiant in a gold jacket, and I say where better indeed!?

Their intimate ceremony was at the Neon Museum’s Boneyard: Where Las Vegas’s historical neon signs are rescued and restored. Charlotte said, “It was just a small group – my mum, her partner, our two children and us. We were given the main boneyard in the Neon Museum because the North Gallery, which is the usual wedding venue, was under renovation and the work had overrun. Worked out well, as I loved the Moulin Rouge converted ‘In Love’ sign. It was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony.”

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Rustic, Elegant & Colourful Forest Wedding

Krystal and Nathan found the lead-up to their wedding full of difficulties, with even the morning itself being nerve-wrackingly filled with the threat of rain. However, the day turned out to be magical and full of colour, love, support and happiness. The bride said that their favourite part of the wedding was that, “We each got to marry our best friend.” Which is a surefire way to melt away any woes!

They were married at Oak Canyon Nature Center in the Anaheim Hills, California, a place that truly meant something to them, as the bride explains, “We actually have a history with the wedding venue. We have been hiking there since we first met. It felt natural to base our big day around this serene environment.”

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Nautical & Retro Wedding in Canada

Sarah and Drew wanted their wedding to really showcase where they grew up (and hosted their wedding): Newfoundland and Labrador. Although they had been living in Alberta for a number of years, they wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the most easterly province of Canada. “We had been living in Alberta for a number of years, and wanted our wedding to reflect our East Coast roots, so we included elements that evoked the island everywhere we could, “said Sarah. “The aisle was lined with rubber boots, we used a lobster trap as a card holder and the reception tables were named after Newfoundland communities. The head table was named Heart’s Content.”

“We also wanted the wedding to have a retro vibe, and that was reflected in the outfit choices. I wore a tea length, polka dot dress and the bridesmaids were in short, polka dot dresses with scalloped necklines from Lindybop. The groomspeoples’ suspender and polka dot tie combination matched us perfectly.”

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Industrial and Botanical Green House Wedding

Ellie, a florist, married Luke over the summer. They wanted their day to have both industrial and botanical elements and focused on DIY projects in order to keep things in budget. “Luke and I met at a Jamaican grill and rum shack via a mutual friend”, began the bride. “We both ordered the same meal: BBQ full rack of ribs and we knew from then it was meant to be!”

They were married on July 22nd at Langlands Garden Centre, York. “Our wedding theme was a combination of industrial and botanical. The raw metal beams of the green house mixed with a mass of mixed fresh foliage and trees, yes we wheeled real life trees into the venue. The inspiration came from our modern taste and love for the outdoors combined with my passion for all things natural, I am a qualified florist and I have worked in the industry for over four years. Nature’s movement, wildness and changing seasons inspire my work everyday so this was a big part of the vision. I had SO many visions! Too many! Thankfully my mother used to be a florist too and our friend Jo is a very talented one also so I made sure to get them on board.”

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