How to Plan a Wedding: The Guest List and Invitations
January 27, 2014
January 27, 2014
Photo Pink NYC
January 20, 2014
When it comes to planning your wedding, the venue is usually the first major decision you need to make. Not only is it often the biggest expense, but it is difficult to plan anything else until this is sorted out.Read more...
January 13, 2014
Regardless of how much you have to spend, planning an amazing wedding is completely possible. If you're cleaver with your choices and make smart decisions, you'll be surprised how far you can make even the most meagre of budgets go.Read more...
Claudia Rose Carter
January 6, 2014
As the weddings showcased on this blog show, there are a million different ways to say "I do". A large family gathering, a small DIY affair, or a budget friendly backyard bash - the possibilities are endless. While wedding blogs are great for showing you style inspiration when planning your own big (or small!) day, I'm yet to see one actually publish a really comprehensive guide on how to physically plan a wedding.Read more...
December 16, 2013
November 22, 2013
As this Marriage Mantras series comes to a close, I thought I'd conclude with 50 bite-sized pieces of advice that you can implement today and forever.Read more...
Made U Look
November 15, 2013
I've been away from Gareth for three weeks today - the longest time we've had apart since I was at University. I'm not going to lie, it's been really, really difficult. As a couple that spend 99% of our time together when we're in the same country (!) I've missed him terribly. Although I've been busy working and having an awesome time with my girls, every night I've been going to bed wishing he was beside me.Read more...
November 8, 2013
It's not a very sexy topic (the important things rarely are!) but working out how the two of you will run your home together is crucial. Of course the likelihood is that most of you probably already live together before you get married but that doesn't mean that this isn't something you should still discuss before walking down the aisle.Read more...
November 1, 2013
Money, the root of all evil. Not the most romantic thing to be discussing with your future husband or wife, but if you're incompatible in how you view it, it can be the ruination of a relationship.Read more...
October 25, 2013
When Gareth and I got married, there was one couple we really looked up to an amazing example, a benchmark if you will, of a successful marriage - my parents. They not only got married around the same age as I did (at 24) but they have now been married for over 30 years. Although their backgrounds were quite different (my Mum grew up in Dublin and my Dad in the UK) we admired how they always seemed so happy and in love, even after all those years.Read more...
October 18, 2013
It's inevitable at this time of year. Up and down the wedding industry comes those oh too familiar rumblings through blog posts and tweets about work/life balance, wanting to spend more time with loved ones and needing some time off. As we near the end of the busy summer season, everyone is desperate for a break, a marathon of their favourite TV show and a bloody long a lie in.Read more...
Made U Look
October 11, 2013
A few years ago, before Gareth and I were married, I became good friends with Hannah*. She was one of those effortlessly beautiful girls, someone who you'd do a double take at if you saw her walking down the street. She was tall, stylish, funny, confident and, quite frankly, everything I wasn't. We had mutual friends and we hit it off immediately, quickly spending a lot of our time together. She was single and the two of us would go out most weekends, making a little mischief but most of all just having a damn good time.Read more...
October 4, 2013
Unless your some kinds of freaks of nature, it's unlikely that you and your spouse will agree on everything. Arguments are a fact of life but how you handle them is vital to your continued happiness. One of the things we learnt very quickly was that throwing phrases like "You ALWAYS do this..." or "You NEVER do that..." when having a disagreement not only never resolved anything, but only ended up hurting the other person much more.Read more...
September 27, 2013
Marriage throws up some big life questions and often a wedding is just the starting block for making a lot of major decisions in very quick succession. Wedding planning discussions also invariably lead into deeper, more long-term topics. Things like if you want kids, where you want to live and what career paths are you're each going to take. It's no coincidence that lots of couples seem to move house or one spouse has a career change pretty quickly after saying "I do". Making this kind of commitment often encourages us to start thinking seriously about these other things too.Read more...
September 20, 2013
Although we share all kinds of details about our day to day lives, from what we’re planning for dinner to holiday snaps, Gareth and I make a conscious effort to keep the really personal stuff offline. At a glance, it can seem as though our whole lives are documented for all to see, but it’s really only the trivial stuff that gets put out there. A few pictures of our cats walking on their leads doesn’t actually reveal a great deal about us as a couple. The real story is in the detail like how we agreed, together, to get two maine coons, for example.Read more...
July 24, 2013
It's not something we ever want to think about, but the likelihood is that everything won't go perfectly to plan on your wedding day. A couple of weeks ago I actually asked via my Facebook page if anyone had anything go wrong and I was blown away by the response. I even had people emailing me separately to tell me their stories of woe! While I was at first a little nervous that all those comments would be scaring the bejebus out of you brides-to-be, I think it is important to realise that while things may not always go to plan, it will all be OK in the end. Whatever happens your wedding will still be awesome. Pinky swear.Read more...
June 18, 2013
When I talk to brides and grooms-to-be, one of their biggest pre-wedding jitters is how they're going to look in their wedding photographs. For most of us, our wedding day is the first time we've worked with a professional photographer and what with it being a pretty important day and all we want to get it right. Not being shy to a camera or two (!) here are ten simple tips from me to you which will ensure you get the very best results possible.Read more...
April 22, 2013
It’s a funny old world we live in. One where nothing is private, where photos are uploaded to Facebook and Instagram with frightening ease, and where the inner musing of our minds are shared, 140 characters at a time, without a second thought. The likelihood is that you’ll still be at your own wedding while photos are uploaded and the comments from Facebook well-wishers have started to come in.Read more...
Shell de Mar
February 21, 2013
What are you looking for in your wedding photographer? Someone who shoots images you love, who you quite like as person and that fits within your budget I'd assume. But today let's look a little deeper.Read more...
June 25, 2012
Kathryn Underwood was always last to be called in the school register. I'm not sure why it bothered me so much that I was stuck on the end every time, but it did. I felt like an outsider and I longed to be all snuggy in the middle with the Matthews' and the Smiths' and the Jones'. "It's OK though", I justified to myself, "when I get married I'll never have to be at the end of a register ever again..." And then I married a Williams.Read more...