It’s WWW resident real bride Louise’s last post before she is a Mrs, how very exciting! She has been preparing the last few bits and pieces as well as having her hair trial. Then her girls treated her to an amazing hen do in Cambridge and by the looks of it, they had an absolute blast xo Lou
So we have hit the 1 month to go mark. EEEEK.
I really don’t know where the time has gone but it has totally whooshed by! To be honest I have been so preoccupied with a number of non-wedding related things that I feel like the day is creeping up on me now, and yes… There are still things to sort!
Over the past month or so I’ve been trying to get the table décor finished. Ed and I are visiting Devon a couple of weeks before the wedding and we want to take a load of stuff down with us then so it is one fewer thing to think about! Honestly, my brain is so full of stuff at the moment I feel like if I need to remember one more thing everything will come spilling out!
The thing I have learnt is – you simply CANNOT do it all by yourself. To start with I felt awkward asking people to assist me with stuff for the day, but as it approaches I realise how lucky I am to have such supportive friends and family and actually how much they actually want to help. Whilst we chatted over a glass of prosecco and stamped out name places they were able to tell me how excited they are for the wedding which was really lovely!
Last time we were down in Devon we managed to squeeze in a meeting at Deer Park (including a quick rehearsal of the first dance aaah!) and my hair trial. I chose Louise Alway to do my hair for the wedding after doing a lot of Googling for local wedding hair stylists. I knew I wanted a more ‘undone’ look rather than something sleek and I noticed that a lot of Louise’s images really seemed to capture the feeling I was going for. During my hair trial Louise and I briefly discussed my ideas alongside a few images that I had screen shot off of Instagram or pinned on Pinterest. Using this as inspiration, Louise created what can only be described as my dream wedding hair! My mother-in-law-to-be popped in for a sneak preview and simply said ‘It’s perfect!’ Louise asked me if I wanted to try anything else but I declined – it would be one fewer difficult decision to make!
So as I type this I am currently recovering from my Hen weekend. When I say recovering it is not from an apocalyptic hangover but from the overwhelming generosity that I experienced last Saturday and Sunday. I think the thing that perhaps made me burst into tears in the closing minutes of the Hen Do was how unbelievably well they all knew me. I had an amazing time in Cambridge making cocktails, eating great food, drinking prosecco, dancing, punting and afternoon tea-ing! The girls created six envelopes, one for each event, which will make incredible keep-sakes alongside the multitude of photos we all took. It was such a special weekend and I can’t wait for them to all be by my side in 4 weeks! (eeeeeeep!)
I guess this will be my last instalment before the big day itself… With so much to do it hardly seems possible! All I know is that I am truly very lucky.
I cannot wait to marry my best friend and love of my life. (After all this time – and always.)
Love, Louise xx