Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Order of service.

We had our wedding rehearsal at the Church on Friday and the only way I can decribe it is surreal. Kieran and I were there with the bridesmaids, the best man and ushers, the readers and my Dad to go through what would be happening on the day.

Firstly, it was extremely useful as there is so much choreography involved! The walk up the aisle with my Dad felt very strange and as he looked at me just before we started to walk I really felt myself trying to hold it all together. There were some bunching issues with the bridesmaids who need to work on their timing and some funny moments as the priest interupted the readers with cries of 'louder!' but this is what rehearsals are for!

The moment that really got to me was when we went through our vows. I was certain that Kieran would be the emotional one and that I would be fine but as I was repeating after the priest, it all got a little too much and I got really choked. I'm hoping I got it out of the way and will be fine on the big day - that Dior mascara is not waterproof!!

Before the rehearsal, I obviously had to have the order of service finalised. I had printed off the inside (thank you work) but still need to complete the covers. I have made about 15 so far so still need to get another 60 done but I have all weekend and they don't actually take too long.

I've used the same ribbon and Cath Kidston wallpaper that I used on the invites to continue the theme. I then used the luggage tags and pegs to match the table plan. The heart theme is obvious through out the wedding so my heart punch came in really handy here. As did the stamp I had made by Vistaprint with the wedding details on. I also used all of the left over strips of pink card I had from when I cut my invites out.

I really like that each one is slightly different due to the wallpaper being patterned.

On the inside, it's all pretty standard. It did take ages figuring out which order to have the pages on the publisher screen so they came out in the right order when it was printed and folded! We did manage to sneak a Morrissey quote in though (after a search to find one that was wedding friendly)

So once these are complete, there are only a few odds and ends left to sort out! Can't believe how time has flown!! 11 sleeps!

Trials and tribulations.

I had my first hair trial back in February and loved it. I went to my regular hairdresser who I have been seeing for 7 years and she did exactly what I wanted. I was really clear that I didn't want it too look overly 'done' and asked for quite a messy style.

I also wanted my hair down as I have been growing it for ages and it is so long now! It was perfect! Beachy waves, a bit of volume on the top and a cool fish plait to add that something different...

However, when I went to try my dress on with my necklace, veil and hair down it was just all too much and I knew it wasn't going to work.

So, back to the drawing board! I searched high and low for up styles that still looked like that hadn't had too much time spent on them. In the end, I came across some of Pixie Lott that looked pretty cool so used this as my inspiration when I had my second trial.

Although I am a little disappointed it will be up after growing it, I know it looks best. I can always let it down later in the evening when the veil is long gone!

Please excuse my horrendous roots - they will be disappearing before the wedding!!

I still have the height on the top, I still have a little plait (not sure whether to have a fish plait or normal plait?) and I still have mess in the back so I am really pleased with it. It also felt really secure and I know that if it's windy or rainy - and that seems quite likely right now - it will stay in place.

And finally...

I know the house tour has taken sometime but I think I have saved the best until last. My room. Sorry, mine and Kieran's room!

The old owners had a pretty defined style with bold colours featuring heavily. However, the black in the bedroom was a little too much for me and had to go immediately! It made the room look so small!

The black op art wall paper was pretty crazy! However, it pretty much came down in strips so didn't take too long to get rid of! Obviously, this was quickly replaced with floral paper (total nightmare floral paper that shrunk once it was on the wall so took forever to put up!!)

The bed was from Very and came with a free mattress. I was expecting the worst ever mattress but it's actually really comfortable. The cushions are from Next and were a moving in gift and the bedset is also from Next (I think I need to join Next Anonymous!!)

So that's it really, our house is more or less complete now. We just need to get some cool art work to put up on the bare walls but we're hoping to have wedding and honeymoon photos that will fill some spaces.

On to the garden next...