Dedicated to my husband

First of all i would like to dedicate this post to my Husband Chris ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

For giving me the most amazing day of my life.

Sadly on the day before our wedding we had to say goodbye to our little dog Ralphy. He had suffered for since a puppy with his heart and we had to make the tough decision after he had suffered heart failure. As i had mentioned in previous posts Ralphy was part of the family. I know only dog owners will know how much a part of your life and heart that you give to a dog and what a dog can give to you. He was the most amazing dog ever and no matter how many times you watch Marley and me it can never prepare you.

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We had planned on the day before the wedding to decorate the venue. My wonderful husband, family and friends took it upon themselves to do it all as a surprise to me. I felt so blessed that even though everyone had so much to do that they worked until the venue closed to get it all finished!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And i can tell you what amazing job they did.ย 

Chris’s Mum and friend Becky worked all day to get this arch perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚ and it looked amazing!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Me and Chris had wanted as much as we could at the wedding to be homemade. From the decorations to the place cards.ย Image

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The place cards we had bought and with the help of Chris’s mum we decorated them. She made each individual bow and even stitched each individual little bead on to the roses.

As a little surprise to each guest i had bought postcards and written individual notes just letting them know how much they meant to us.ย 

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As i keep getting more photographs from the amazing Photographers, friends and family i hope it will show you how amazing the day turned out to be :).ย 

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Our first dance song

Since me and chris met we have had many songs that have kinda grew with our relationship ( i know that makes no sense but you get me) One of the ones that has meant more than any other is Dashboard Confessionals song Stolen. For some people it may not be the most romantic of songs. It says it plain and simple ‘You have stolen my heart’.

Hmmmmmm cake :)

I think picking your cake is one of the funnest things to look for at your wedding :). There are thousands of designs out there and thousands of people to make it for you. The one tip i would strongly recommend is tasting the cake before you order it. I know a lot of couples who have ordered there cake and on the day it wasn’t to nice.ย 

So here comes the fun part…….What sort of cake will you go for???ย 

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A funny one to show your guests your sense of humour?

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(http://www.robineau.co.uk/wedding-prodpage.asp?ProductID=7)ย 

A traditional wedding cake?ย 

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Or if your going for a theme how about his lovely vintage wedding cake.ย 

I knew as soon as i seen it which one i was going to pick ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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Again i wanted to include birds in my wedding cake ๐Ÿ™‚ i love the two little birds and their crowns on the cake ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see how it turns out ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

What comes next……the guest list?

So you have booked the venue, found your dress, you man his his suit and you will have your big day captured by the best photographer in the world so what comes next.

You need to invite your friends and family. No matter if its a little intimate affair or a huge hollywood wedding its the guests that make your big day even more special. For me my guest list came easily. I have loads of amazing friends and family that have been so supportive to me and chris.ย 

Once you have your lists for the ceremony and venue you need to get your invites sorted. For my invites i wanted this to be the first idea that the guests get to what our wedding is going to be like. I wanted them to reflect mine and chris’s personality to.ย 

Luckily i have a wonderful friend John who designs custom wedding invites ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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Since i was a little girl i have loved birds. One of the closest people in my life was my lovely Nan, Martha.

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My nan passed away almost 2 years ago and i do miss her everyday. She was such a beautiful lady. When i was little she always used to feed her left over toast to the garden birds and tell me all about each type and which was her favourite. She was a huge lover of tea to. In memory of her i had a tattoo designed.ย 

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My Nan was also really close to Chris and treated him like he was her own Grandson. So for our invites we wanted to choose something that included a bird theme. My lovely friend john designed the invite above ๐Ÿ™‚ (if you do like his designs check out his Facebook :-ย https://www.facebook.com/BeLiciousDesigns?fref=ts)

I have found some amazing invite designs and if you are on a budget there are loooooooooads of invite templates to design them yourself. ย 

Some of my favourites include:

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Pretty poker dot and bowsย 

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Very personal picture memories ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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Vintage handkerchiefs ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

If your not a keen designer you can pick up cheap and beautiful invites in card shops and supermarkets to ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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More about the bride and groom :D

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So more about me and my husband to be. I kind of think of us as the couple from up ๐Ÿ™‚ We met because we are both a little strange ๐Ÿ™‚ but i would like to think at the end that we both fly away in the house carried by balloons ๐Ÿ™‚ Speaking of up, if you love the film as much as me you need to check out this up themed wedding. Far to sweet for words.

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(loads more up inspired wedding pics on :-ย http://pinterest.com/pin/91409067407829170/)

So this is me and chris ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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We have been together almost 10 years now and we get married on our 10th anniversary. You could say we were childhood sweet hearts and the love keeps growing.ย 

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We have a scruffy little pet shih tzu called ralphy. He’s a little bit minging and messy but i wouldn’t change him for the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

And thats the basics for now ๐Ÿ™‚ย