Our Wedding Video

We got our wedding video back last week!

Just in time before Topher headed off to Bloodstock so we got to watch it together. I may have watched it a few times since…

The video is by Tregoning Weddings and I think they did an awesome job. I definitely recommend them.

Check it out:

I’m so glad we decided to have a wedding video – as much as I love photos, video just captures a little bit more.

Enjoy!

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My Week #59 – Car boots and de-cluttering

*Car boot noms *New light fixture in the living room

*New sparkly shoes *Pickles being cuddly AF

 

The rain held off long enough for Emma and I to do a car boot in peace.

Phew! More stuff gone. I might even do another one this weekend if the weather holds out. Though looking out the window right now that may not happen! I’m really getting on it now with the house. I got so sick of all the rubbish in the run up to the wedding and now I have the free time to finally do something about it. Just wait, soon everything will have a place.

I lost half a pound at Slimming World

With the mountain of crap I ate this week I was shocked that I still lost weight. But the ladies there have a theory that I’m shedding the stress weight I put on just before the wedding. Fingers crossed I keep going the right way because I’m in danger of not fitting into a couple of things I bought ages ago for the honeymoon.

Speaking of the honeymoon…

Everything is now booked and currency is sorted. Plus I found out that The Color Factory existed through Instagram and immediately signed up to their mailing list to await ticket sales for September. How amazing does it look?! It only opened this month in San Francisco and so I thought it would be a cool idea to go while we’re there. Only a few days later they went on sale and I pounced. I got tickets for Topher and I and I am beyond excited.

I also got some new sparkly trainers which I can’t wait to wear over there. I immediately changed the shoe laces to regular ones (thanks eBay!) as I wasn’t a fan of the wide ribbon ones they came with. I’m already packing my suitcase in my head. Is it too early to start packing? It’s just under a month away…

In other news of capitalism I think I may have jumped on the pin collecting train

All in my head of course – it ain’t quite payday yet! So for those who follow me on Pinterest, I profusely apologies for the pin spam over the last 24 hours. I would say I won’t do it again but I’m lying. #sorrynotsorry It all started with this pin right here:

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How was your week?

On a side note – I’m looking for guest posters for while I’m away next month so if you fancy writing on here, get in touch. 

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Our Wedding Day – 15/7/17

Our wedding day without a doubt was the best day ever!

So far we’ve only had sneak peek photos from the day but they were so awesome I couldn’t wait to share them. Prepared to be photobombed.

All photos by our amazing photographer Nikki Cooper who I highly recommend – it was like having another friend there with us on the day.

There’s a running joke that Topher can’t dress himself if it’s more fancy than jeans and a t-shirt so I had to laugh when I saw they included a photo of him trying to put on his cufflinks. Bless!

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I had both my hair and makeup done professionally and it was really nice to feel pampered.

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It was such a humid day so this was inevitable. I love my bridesmaids!

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We got married at The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham and the venue were amazing every step of the way. They made my vision come to life. I’ll be doing a separate post with all the DIY details next week so stay tuned.

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I love this picture!

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Of course I had to get a jumping photo in there. I definitely don’t have enough jumping photos in my life so this is a great start! Will be getting at least one in on the honeymoon.

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My dress was from The Case of The Curious Bride, the bouquet I made myself and the veil was a custom piece by Crown and Glory adapted from their Nebula Ombre Embellished Veil that they collaborated on with Rock n Roll Bride. I felt like a princess. One that had free movement and didn’t need any help in the bathroom!

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We didn’t have any entertainment, just a spotify playlist. We were worried but it turned out amazing. Since we made the playlist ourselves it was perfect – actually a little too perfect. We spent the whole night on the dance floor and had friends saying they needed the bathroom but didn’t want to miss a song! So lesson learned, throw in a few less loved songs.

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All in all it was a perfect day. I loved having everyone we loved in the same room and I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos and also the video.

See here for all my wedding planning posts:

We’re Engaged!

The Proposal – His Story

Our Engagement Party

Adventures in Paper Flower Making

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Introverts

How to Stay Zen When Planning a Wedding

Wedding Planning – The Groom’s Point of View

Thoughts on Wedding Planning – The Good, Bad and the Ugly

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My Week #58 – A Week Full Of Food

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*Manchester University *Homemade paella

*Monday morning coffee *New hair

*Cocktails on the town *Outfit and tiles

*Luna *Introducing Emma to Mowgli

I didn’t realise exactly how much I did this week until I started writing!

I’ve been still dragging my feet getting back into my full routine but I introduced another section and feel a bit better for it. As for out of the house activities, they’ve been plentiful. We started the week by helping some friends out with their wedding dressing business. Apparently I really enjoy putting chair covers on. Quite satisfying and it was nice to get out of the house and help friends.

I stuck to Slimming World 100% for about 3 days and 50% the rest of the week.

And by some miracle managed to lose a pound so not bad going. My main worry was that the night before weigh in we went out for a friend’s birthday which included dinner and LOTS of cocktails. But I guess my hard work at the beginning of the week paid off. Yay!

I dyed my hair

Finally took the plunge and it’s now black with a hint of blue. I think I’m just about used to it now. It’s taken me a week. I love the length now so much – washing and brushing my hair is a breeze and my head feels so much lighter. Someone asked me if this was my new wife hair which made me laugh. My usual look is short dyed hair – I just let it grow long for the wedding so I could have it up. Yes I know that post is from 5 years ago but that hair makes me feel most like myself.

I left my natural colour in for the wedding I think because I plan on having a lot of different hair colours over my life so I wanted something natural for my wedding. Not sure if that makes any sense but it does to me and that’s all that matters.

I’m on a bit of a sorting out and decluttering spree again

Hopefully planning on doing another car boot this weekend (please don’t rain!) and I’ve been working hard to try and get the house back to normal again. I just let so much slide in the run up to the wedding. Everything is everywhere. I’m just glad I can work in my office again.

How was your week?

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My Week #57 – Back to Normality

*New purse! *The one time Pickles doesn’t move when you place one of his toys on his head.

*Tried takoyaki *New haircut

 

Getting back to normal is hard

I feel like I’m in some weird limbo where I’m tired all the time. But I’m slowly getting back into it. So glad we didn’t go off on our honeymoon right away – I think we would have just slept the whole time. And this is a jam packed holiday so I think it definitely wouldn’t have had the same impact.

Honeymoon planning is in full swing

I have numerous spreadsheets on the go and I don’t even care if that sounds a little bit overkill. This is my first adult holiday that is not Florida and I have to admit that I’m a little bit nervous. Particularly about driving in LA. And getting around in San Francisco. New York I’m cool as a cucumber but I think that’s down to it being a lot more familiar territory (I’ve been twice – once with family and once with uni). Planning is definitely reducing my anxiety though. We all have our things right?

Word of warning to those newlyweds who are both changing their name:

It’s a pain. And I haven’t even started changing our names on bills yet. But I know it will be worth it when it’s all done. We’ve done the bank and I’ve sent off for my new (and second of the year) passport. It is pretty satisfying getting things ticked off the list. Next week is definitely tackling all the bills.

I tried takoyaki

We got restaurant vouchers as a wedding present from Topher’s work so we decided to go to Yo Sushi. The menu has really expanded. They now had street food which included takoyaki. Since it’s on my 101 in 1001 list I had to try it. I have to say I was kind of underwhelmed. But of course I’m not going to write it off. I’ll just have to try the real thing when we go to Japan one day.

Since Topher is now off from school, we decided to go make use of our Cineworld Unlimited cards this week. You generally have to go see at least two films a month to make them worth it and with the wedding taking up so much time we hadn’t seen any this month.

So that had to be rectified. We decided to be ambitious and tick another 101 in 1001 off the list – see three films in one day. We saw Despicable Me 3, Dunkirk and Baby Driver. I really enjoyed all three for different reasons. I definitely recommend them.

How was your week?

my week #57 - Luna

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