Hi everyone, I'm Louise and I have been engaged to my gorgeous fiance James since just before Christmas (I didn't want him to propose in front of my family on Christmas day) so he did it on the 23rd Dec 2011. He didn't do anything major as it's not what I wanted, I went with him to get the ring (he choose even though I was going too) and I am in love with it! We have been friends for about 6 years and been together for 3. When we got together we were both rebounding off of our ex's lol, it worked in our favour! Now I cannot wait to marry him and plan a wedding, and we are also ttc our first baby so this is definitely going to help take my mind off it for abit.
I have been browsing wedding dresses since Christmas and thought I had and idea of what I wanted. I was all for sparkles and lace and had a few in mind until tonight...
I have found the one I want, I love it, I know I need to try a similar one on to see for definite but I am pretty sure I want it. I almost cried when I came across it online. I am not sure whether I want ivory or white yet though, it's plain but beautiful! Instead of a sparkly dress I have decided I want a big sparkly bouquet instead!
Today I have been looking at possible wedding venues and have 5 on my list! James likes the New Hall Hotel & Spa because it has a nice swimming pool and looks the most expensive, we haven't set a budget yet but I get the feeling it's well out of our price range so it's more of a dream venue. Another fave is the botanical gardens, since we hope to marry in spring/summer time.
Also I can not for the life of me decide on a colour scheme! Originally I wanted pastel colours but not so sure now. I have found a beautiful lilac and ivory bouquet on ebay for cheap, but didn't want to go down the purple/lilac route. I wanted something different but the more I look, the more I sway towards pink/lilac. James was all for pink but I just can't handle too much of it! If I get the lilac ivory flowers, the bridesmaids can have pink with ivory.
The guest list so far is a nightmare surprise surprise! Me and James both agreed on invitation style a long time ago, we want origami and James will make them because he loves that kind of thing. Something along the lines of these would be nice, he is going to be busy with these! I think we will probably having matching place cards aswell.
I have just seen the jewellery I want on ebay for less that £10 inc postage!! Ivory coloured pearls, so cute! I am getting them next week so I have something to hold onto as it's going to be a long long wait!
Ebay is going to be my new best friend.
Edit: I am not so sure now, James likes it but I am no longer in love with it haha. I don't know whether to have sparkles, or lilac lol as I am going to have lilac hair pins! Ahhh choices choices!
We want our wedding to be fun for everyone and I have been racking my brains trying to think of ways to make it abit different, so for wedding favors I have come up with a few ideas, 90's themed items are my fave so far.
I would love to fill up the bubble bags with stuff for the kids, and find some 90's sweets etc! If anyone has any ideas please let me know x
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