The perfect way to start the weekend; with talks of hen dos, crafting and wedding countdowns. Ruth has been DIYing some amazing bits for her wedding and I just know it’s all going to look amazing once it comes together on the day. Thanks Ruth xo Lou
2 Weeks to Go!
I’ve just arrived home from my hen do weekend in the Lake District. My head is a bit sore and I don’t want to look at a glass of prosecco for a while, but the girls have spoilt me rotten. I’m overwhelmed with all the effort they made with the surprise Wayne’s World fancy dress, the hot tub, the alpacas, the wigs and the glitter… but more than all of that I’m overwhelmed with the laughter and the love I felt all weekend. People are lucky to have one girlfriend who is a clever, gorgeous, funny badass; I’m absolutely honoured to have this whole bunch of insane babes in my corner. I can’t wait to tear up the dance floor with them on the big day.
Since we last spoke I’ve taken a little trip to London to catch up with some lovely mates but even more importantly to pick up headdresses from the magnificent Hippy Poppins. The bridesmaid’s ivy garlands look gorgeous and will look great with whatever dresses/suits/jumpsuits/ they pick… I have no idea what the girls are wearing and it’s really exciting to have some surprises to look forward to on the big day. I have no doubts that they’ll look incredible. I’ve also picked up my own headdress it’s big it’s wild and I don’t want to take it off! I would definitely encourage brides-to-be who are striving to do things their way to enquire about getting things commissioned. It took me a while to pluck up the courage to contact artists and ask about having a unique piece made; I was worried I would feel obliged to buy, that it would be unaffordable or that they wouldn’t get what I had in mind. But if you shop around and you make sure you find someone whose work you love and you feel like you can trust then having something created that is just for you often won’t cost you any more than buying something mass produced.
It’s been a busy few weeks pulling everything together, all the final phone calls and emails dress fittings and the last few bits of craftiness: I’ve finally finished drawing the ‘order of service’ booklets. Armed with a few beers and no real plan my bridesmaid Em and I set up camp in her studio for the day and built what turned out to be, quite an impressive arch way, the inside is lined with brilliant boozy photos of me Tom and the bridal party over the last 8 years.
With fourteen days to go, I’m so excited but I’ve started to feel properly nervous! My philosophy since the moment we got engaged has been that we are very lucky to be getting married. Throwing a big party for everyone you love is an privilege. But it’s also a bit scary being the centre of attention; but if my hen party has taught me anything… being the centre of attention is a lot more fun than I thought it would be!