26 February 2014

The Wedding Diaries: Part Two | Personal

(Part One)

Hi guys, I hope the sun was shining for you today! It was here so we decided to have a walk around Badbury Rings and then head into Blandford for a look round the shops and to order our wedding rings. Unfortunately we did get caught in a few rain showers!

It's been a couple of months since my first Wedding Diaries post, so I thought it was time for another update.

I have found my wedding shoes, hurray!
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Bow Embellished Ballerinas, £26 @ Next
Not your usual bridal footwear but these are just what I was looking for. They are a nude/blush-pink colour with metal bow embellishments. These are great because I can keep them for use after the wedding day!

Our wedding invitations were ordered recently via a lovely eBay seller residing on the Isle of Wight. These are a few samples we ordered from various sellers:
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and these are the finished products:
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The handmade day invitations cost £1.45 each and the evening invitations were just £1.49 for a box of 10 (15p each!) in The Card Factory - bargain! I love the glittery purple butterflies and the font used for our names.

Our cake design will be like this one below, only with purple and silver butterflies and purple ribbon. We will be having just two tiers; one with vanilla sponge, cream and jam, and one with chocolate sponge and chocolate filling (for me, obviously)!

My two beautiful nieces are being our flower girls and they have their dresses, which also feature butterflies on the bodice.
These were from BHS and cost £35 each (purchased by Laura). We wanted the sashes in purple but they were out of stock so my sister, Laura, suggested purple hair accessories which we will be looking into. I am also planning on getting them a little basket each with purple flower petals to scatter up the aisle.
Dean got his wedding ring today; a 9ct white gold rolled edge 4mm plain band, £39.99 from Argos. I tried a couple but couldn't decide on the width as 2mm was too thin and the 3mm one I tried looked thicker than Dean's! We will be checking them again on Friday at a different store. We are choosing Argos as they have budget-friendly options and we both only want plain white gold bands. We always have the option to replace them in the future if we wish.

 I am struggling to find bouquets as all the purple ones on eBay appear too dark - almost blue - and I want a mixture of purple throughout the wedding. Laura found these flowers in their local garden centre, which are gorgeous and I am going to try and find a replica of these in a bridal bouquet size.
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The bridesmaids will either have these also or ivory flowers, possibly with diamantes. The reason I'd prefer artificial flowers is so that I can keep them forever.
If anyone has any online recommendations for artificial florists, please comment below!

I hope you've enjoyed this wedding post! Only 13 weeks on Saturday... yikes!
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