I am actually participating this month!!!! Hurrah! I have a reminder on my phone which has gone off so many times now and one thing or another has happened and I haven’t posted for months now!
This month my 10 things are all about our wedding planning and what not…
We are getting married in my Gran’s church where I was christened as a baby and where my parents got married 30 years ago (this year!!) The outside isn’t the most beautiful but inside is a wonderful big hall with wooden pews, a nice long aisle and incredible stained glass windows. Oh – and a HUGE organ!!!
Our reception is currently under negotiation but we have two possible venues at this stage that we will confirm soon hopefully.
This is maybe one of the hardest things for me (I wouold say us but Dave is happy to leave this one to me…) to choose…we need to send out Save The Date cards sometime soon and I have yet to decide what I want…Theme wise I am loving a little bit of old school retro like this:
(yup – you are getting a sneak peek of my wedding book where I am sticking all my little bits of magazine inspiration into!!!)
I can’t seem to choose what ‘look’ I would like for our day and Dave is so lovely and laidback about it that anything would go! I think I need to decide on what items I want as key decorations etc and use that as a basis? As you can see the look kinda goes one way or another from the bits of mag I have been clipping…
We were having a Skype call the other day with Dave’s mum, my parents and my sister and tossed around the idea of taking home/sending home Wedding Rock/Brighton Rock as a favour…I love the idea but Dave needs a little more convincing.
We have our main photographer booked and I am a little nervous since we haven’t met face to face yet but he has said we can always Skype so I might add that to a list of things to do so we can get a feel for what he is like as a person, how we get along etc (so that we feel at ease with him taking our photos!!!) and to discuss what sort of photography we want…
I also would love to ask a friend or someone I know to join in as a sort of second shooter…to take the photos of the boys getting ready and to be with us later in the night when our Photog. leaves us. I have yet to think of who I could ask. Something to ponder.
I can’t really share too much here so that I don’t give away the whole thing…but we have chosen our songs for during the ceremony and a couple for at the reception but we still need to think about prior to the ceremony and also whether we want a band or a DJ for the reception.
We got a sample menu from one of our potential reception venues and I am drooling!!! We are now just waiting on some refinements and a little secret mystery shop visit (Thanks to our Mums) and we will have confirmation!!!
Any ideas guys? I know what I will have to get to the reception (top secret)…but we don’t yet have any definate ideas for the boys and bridesmaids and also for the ride from ceremony to reception venue(s).
This is the part that really gets me excited!!!!! I was thinking of lots of little ways we can decorate our reception venue and I am aching to get home, do some shopping at Spotlight and get sewing. Check out my wedding Pinterest board for some recent pins of stunning Cath Kidston fabrics…getting the ideas mulling over!
Just a couple of blogs I read now and again to see if I can ‘borrow’ anyone elses great ideas for our wedding!!!
Rock and Roll Bride
Rock my Wedding
And that’s my 10 things for April. 11 months till “I Do” day!
When I decided to restart my blog a little while back I said to myself that this could be an ideal monthly schedule I could make use of. Now it is just to keep the habit going!
From Shimelle: “Every month, we blog ten things on the tenth. Your ten things can be absolutely anything you feel like sharing! Link to your specific blog post on Shimelle’s blog so we can all come read your own list of ten.”