The Bride Diaries. Ashley Is Counting Down

Hello lovely WWW readers! Time is continuing to fly by for us, and we now have a mere twelve weeks to go until our big day! We are busy as always and our to-do list seems to be getting bigger by the day. Eek!


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Despite the ever growing to-do list, we have ticked a few biggies off these past few weeks. Back in the middle of June we had our planning meeting with our venue, which was really exciting! The director of events, Andy was great at advising us on our menu choices and helping us select the right wines to compliment our menu. We had a fab time discussing the timings for the day and sharing our vision for the wedding with the team at Rockbeare Manor. It was great to have the opportunity to ask the questions I’d had in mind for a while, and I feel really relaxed about the day running smoothly as I totally trust the event team at our venue.


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Will has FINALLY sorted his suit out, this was a big source of anxiety for me recently so I cannot tell you have relieved I am to have it finally under way! Will is having a suit made by Reiss, who offer a complete personal tailoring service, as he wanted to get something that was really special for the big day, but that also fitted perfectly. Will has struggled to find suits that fit well in the past so this was an opportunity to create the perfect fitting suit for him. It was such a fun experience, and the Bristol store where we went totally spoiled us with prosecco which really made the experience feel special. Will was able to personalise every detail of his suit, and we are so excited to see the result of his choices when it comes into store for his first fitting!


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As time moves on, my DIY projects that I once had loooooads of time to complete are becoming more of a priority. We have purchased lots of white candles from Ikea which I am decorating with copper tape to tie in with the other metallic accents which are appearing throughout our wedding décor. I have also designed our orders of ceremony and menus using Canva, which is fab for creating DIY stationery and super easy to use (although I won’t be printing these till a little nearer the time to allow for changes of plan!).


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I am also going to be doing my own make up for the wedding, as it is something which I am quite confident in doing, and the money I would spend on a make up artist I can spend on make up to keep (any excuse!). After trying out many different foundations I have finally settled on Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Finish foundation which gives a really pretty luminous finish and is a dream to apply. It also has no SPF in it, which means that I avoid any issues with flashback – although I have been told this is rarely an issue with modern wedding photography I wanted to be sure! I’m setting my foundation with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, and I’ve gone for a Charlotte Tilbury eye palette.


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We are now looking forward to our join hen and stag do (or Stendo as we are calling it), which is next month! Later this month I also have my first dress fitting to look forward to as my dress has now come into store, as well as needing to decide on the rest of my make up for the day.


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