May 2018

I had some lovely feedback from my previous post about our wedding ideas. I sound like a right Bridezilla- don’t I?! As much as I love Pinterest, once you spiral down that Pinterest hole there’s no coming back. Literally, spending hours looking at lovely images is easily done!

So I thought I would start off with the theme for the wedding which is simply: party. Party, party, party. I think if Sam could have it any other way it would be like a 24 hour rave like Tresor. No, I’m just joking! Or am I…? We want the day to be a day full of happiness, merriment, drinking (why not?!); a chance to bring loads of people together from all corners of the world. So basically we’re pulling off a big-ass party for 100+ people. I like the idea of it being like a garden party and the great outdoors. We both love going for long walks in the countryside and being out and about when the weather is blazing is what we love doing. Especially visiting National Trust places as well (helps loads if one can drive i.e. Sam and me the passenger who always falls asleep). Ok, I’m proper diverging here, my point being is that we’ve visited so many wonderful places over the past couple of years it’d be great to bring that passion into the wedding. We’re sort of explorers in our own right; continuing to explore the world with each other.



The whole aesthetic and artwork would tie with one another. The wedding invites would be flowers and abstract patterns growing out from the corners and this would be the same for the seating plans, name cards etc. I love that feeling when you have that light-bulb moment, which I often don’t have!


Moving on, we talked about the wedding cake. The cake. We had a heated discussion about this, but it was defo needed though. We decided to go for something simple like a Chinese cream cake- as long as it’s Hello Kitty then it’s all good for me!


We also talked quite a bit about the Chinese side of the wedding as this is when things get a bit complicated. Well, not complicated, but I suppose it’s more about thinking of the order of the day. I get to wear two dresses so boom. I’ll rope my mum, Barbara and Shoz to help me with the Chinese wedding dress and all the other traditional things we need to do but we have absolutely no clue whatsoever. I can’t say anymore than that as I need my parents for the heads up!


We were planning on getting a caterer for the food; as to what type of food we’re undecided but we need to make some calls first to see what they can actually provide. I would also like to have Chinese food as well so I don’t know whether we’ll need a separate caterer for that. In terms of the styling and layout, something quite simple with minimal effort.



Well, I’m going to end it here as I need to crack on with getting the guest listed sorted out! If you have any tips you’d like to share with me please feel free to leave a comment below.


Enjoy the rest of your evening!



So Sam and I sat down on Saturday and we managed to write down a very long list of what we needed to do… yes, cracking that whip and wedding planning has started- again! We’ve been stopping and starting over the past couple of years but we’ve decided that next year will be the big day. I’m super excited as well!



I already decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to have a ‘traditional’ wedding dress. I’m going to look for a gown instead as I haven’t seen any dresses that I’ve liked, whereas if I go down the gown route there’s loads more options for me. Plus, I’m really picky and I already know what I want. Ideally, if I had a couple of grand to spend I’d opt for a Valentino couture dress or a Gucci dress… I suppose I better get saving then!


I always knew I wanted to wearing something different and interesting so for a while I wasn’t sure what. But then when I saw one of Valentino’s couture collections from a while back I loved the combination of beautifully decorated fabric and the incredible detailing of the embroidery. I mean, it’s Valentino for frigs sake, what else can I say about it?!


And there’s more…



I have no idea if I’d be able to get my hands on a dress similar to these so if you do spot anything that’s within my price band and that’s not over £5,000 please send the link my way!


So, onto hair accessories. I’m sort of thinking Hollywood glitz and glam, 1940’s feel, myths and goddesses. Again, I’m totally in love with Gucci right not so I think I want to have my hair up with some fancy hair pieces dotted around my hair or a floral crown. I probably won’t wear a veil unless I see one I really like- like the one above with stars embroidered onto the lace.



Gemma Ward for McQueen popped up in my head and, taken from a couple of years ago, I love the placement of the butterflies floating around her head and neck. I can defo pull this off…!


We both wanted our wedding to be a big celebration with friends and families so of course means pulling off a one big party- (weddings are basically a massive party with drunken family members!). Sam wanted to keep things simple…. me on the other hand I really want a pop of colour around the venue with balloons, buntings, fabric hangings all over the place. In terms of the decor, my plan was to make all of it if possible such as the table decorations, placement cards, seating plan etc. (this includes roping in some very lovely friends to help me out and feeding them loads of food and plying them with alcohol!). By no means can I make a 1 x 1 meter paper pom pom but I’ll give it ago- me looking up tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube!



I’m going to have to leave it there but in my next post I’m going to be revealing my ideas and inspiration for wedding invites, flower ideas, colour schemes and more!


I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and if you have any tips and wedding advice please leave a comment below- I look forward to reading it!




Hey folks, how was your Bank Holiday weekend? I think we were blessed for having good weather over the weekend, although did anyone see the thunder and lightning in the evenings? They were pretty spectacular as I often don’t really see lightning fork so quickly. I’m off for the week so I’m going to spend my time doing some more personal artwork and rejig my website as it’s desperately in need of a revamp. I don’t like the theme as it no longer represents what I’m doing at the moment so I’ll be updating my website very soon.


To celebrate Etsy’s 13th year in the arts and crafts business I’ll be holding a mini celebration of my own by having a 10% discount in my Etsy shop starting from 18th-22rd June- so put that down in your diaries! It’s been a journey for myself over the past couple of years as I’ve learnt so many things online and through doing craft fairs. Etsy has been a great platform to showcase my work as well as to experiment with photography and trialling out different products. It’s been a wonderful experience and I suppose without it I don’t think I’d be where I am now. Granted, it’s tough as you have to put in lots of time and hard work into it but I love the Etsy community as it’s such a supportive group of people where you can always ask for help.


I’m going to leave it there; have a lovely week and take care.



Well, my birthday has come round pretty fast! Urgh, I’ll be 31 in a week and I say this every year but I’m not fussed about my birthday anymore. No, I really mean it. I don’t feel any different either!

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