I can’t believe the time has come for Amy’s very last blog post before she is a Mrs. EEkk. It has flown and it has been a pleasure. Amy is here to share ALL about her hen do and those final last minute plans. We will miss you Amy, I wish you all the best for your wedding day next week xo Lou
The One Before The Big Day
I’m actually feeling a little emotional while writing this. I can’t quite believe that after almost 2 years of planning, 1 of those blogging for the amazing Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, I am now just one week away from marrying my best friend, and starting the rest of our lives together with all the adventures that brings. I am truly going to miss sharing all of my thoughts, ideas and plans with you guys, there is soon to be a massive WWW hole in my life that I just don’t know how I’m going to fill.
As you can imagine so much has been going on, we’re on the final approach now and everything is becoming very very real! Ashley has been living it up in Marbella for his stag do, unfortunately I can’t report too much on that as the details have been very scarce – let’s be honest I don’t think I want to know, less said the better and all that! We’ve also had him and all his groomsmen measured for their suits, they’re looking very handsome if I do say so myself. Ash likes to take credit for the choice of suit, but it has my influence all over it. We went with beautiful vibrant blue suits, complete with gold cravat. At first Ashley was adamant he just wanted a normal suit, but as he was trying them on he realised he looked like he was just going to work, and he wanted to look more special. So we swapped the ordinary suit jacket for tails and he was all smiles. I can’t wait to see him properly suited and booted on the big day, he will look amazing.
Makeup and hair trials have been had by me and MoH Fay, both went very well indeed. I am beyond pleased with my choice of makeup artist for the wedding, Ashley Tyrell Greenwood has mad skills with a brush, but not only that she is super cool, funny and just an absolute joy to be around. Our hairdressers are the wonderful guys at Creator Hair (salon in Sheffield), even though they don’t normally work on a Sunday, they are travelling all the way up to Leeds especially to take care of us for the wedding. When I booked them for the big day I already knew I had nothing to worry about, and the trial just proved me to be right, they’re a talented bunch. All members of the dream team have been recruited now, I think I might actually be able to relax on the morning of the big day… maybe!
Happy Friday WWWers, I hope you have had a brilliant week. To start the weekend with a bang, feast your eyes on today’s super beautiful wedding.
The Inn at Whitewell was the perfect reception venue for WWW readers Hannah and Dave who were married on the 30th May 2015. They envisioned a day which was laid back, thoughtful and fun with a touch of vintage.
Hannah looked so very glam in her Platinum Eden dress by Jenny Packham, hearts for eyes indeed. Meanwhile Dave looked dapper in an ASOS suit with floral print tie and their daughter was adorable in a sweet dress. Let’s not forget how lovely the divine Peony bouquet, fluffy pink and yellow pom poms and maids in blush gowns looked too. Hannah designed the pretty floral stationery and styled the day to perfection, the marquee looked totally gorgeous. Such a wonderful day.
Looking for the perfect idea for your seating plan? Well how about this stylish and chic chart created by calligrapher extraordinaire Claire Gould at Calligraphy for Weddings? Let me pass you over the Claire who will share just how to recreate this darling table plan…
This seating plan is quirky, beautiful and only takes a couple of hours to make at home. Its selling point is the gorgeous antique frame; by adding your own hand lettering you’ll give it a personal touch, and the flowers add romance and colour – simply perfect for a rustic, hand crafted wedding!
You will need:
Antique or character picture frame
Hot pressed watercolour paper, cut into strips with a torn edge
Calligraphy dip pen and Nikko G nib
Black calligraphy ink
Fresh or dried / silk flowers
Step by step tutorial
1. Rule faint lines in pencil on your watercolour cards and then write names in modern calligraphy using your dip pen and Nikko G nib.
2. Tie multiple lengths of metallic thread to each table card. Using 4 strands per card gives a striking effect – just make sure you won’t run out of threads!
3. Remove the backing board from your frame, and set the frame to one side. Plan the layout of your table cards within your frame by laying them out evenly on the backing board
4. Carefully attach the metallic threads to the reverse of the backing board with drawing pins. I found it helped to quickly attach with masking tape before pushing in a drawing pin
WWW readers Katie and Daniel wanted to let their creativity shine through on their wedding day held on the 23rd May 2015. They booked the Cedar Field and opted for fun tipis and bell tents to accommodate their wedding party. There were lashings of DIY touches including a kissing booth, lemonade stand, bunting, stationery and fun chalk board signs. The whole day was a real labour of love.
Katie had two gorgeous gowns, lace and tulle for the day and short and sweet for the evening. Daniel went for a navy blue suit while the maids donned elegant blush Two Birds Bridesmaid dresses.
HBA Photography, thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful photographs with us.
Hey there WWWers. Thank you for your support on Sunday, your comments and emails really mean so much to me. I feel that little bit stronger and a lot less alone.
I am not quite sure what happened to summer this month, but I am secretly enjoying the cosy weather. Any excuse to pop on a cardie, have a soak in the bath and eat comfort food.. oops hehe. I hope those of you about to tie the knot are not too worried about the forecast. I have featured a fair few rainy wedding days on these pages and they are just as fun (plus it’s supposed to be lucky).
I am a super lucky wedding blogger right now as I have some truly beautiful happy days to share with you in the coming weeks. YAY. But for now let’s take a look at the week that was…