Our wedding: A Groom’s Point Of View

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This is a blog post written, not by me, but from the one I always talk about on here – Joe! He wanted to have his say on the wedding day and share with you his favourite bits about the day, with a few tips for other grooms. It’s longer than my normal posts, but I hope you enjoy this really sweet and heartfelt post

Bathroom, meet Cabinet.

Dinosaur wedding wrapping

Bathroom, I’d like to introduce you to someone very special: your brand new cabinet. I know you’ve waited a long time for this to join your little family, but it’s finally here! Wait a minute. What am I doing? Writing a letter to our bathroom? Back to reality I think. One of our wedding presents, out of those which are house-related, has alreaady been put into action!

Wife mission #1: Change my name

Change your name

One of the first things I did upon getting married was start the long and I’m told, quite stressful, task of changing my name. This is an important task for me though. If I’m going to take the plunge and change my name, by gum I want to do it right! (Although I must admit, the temptation to change it to something absolutely mental is

The Quest To Find 3 Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid Coast Savannah Maxi Dress

I think of all the tasks of the wedding, this was my most stressful. Hands down. It was absolutely nothing to do with my bridesmaids – they’ve all been so supportive. I think no-one will mind me saying that we’re all short-arses. The tallest of us (and yes I include myself here being a bit of a stumpy one) is Amy, my sister and maid-of-honour at a

We’re married!


We did it! On 12th April 2013, Joe and I got married. It was AMAZING! Many many blog posts will follow in the near future when we have all the pictures gathered together but for now I’ll leave you with this sneak preview 🙂

The Little Book of Wedding Etiquette

Wedding etiquette

When we got engaged, Joe’s parents gave us a book to have a flick through. It was “Wedding Etiquette” by Margot Lawrence. It’s what they used as guidance during their own wedding plans – 35 years ago! I absolutely love it. One thing that’s been lovely about being a bride-to-be (and I’m conscious that this time is coming to an end!) is all the lovely

Karen’s Unofficial Wedding Vows

Unofficial wedding vow

A while ago, I saw a blog post over on Bride Baby Bride which discussed  the ‘unofficial vows’ of a marriage. They are not necessarily the things you would say in front of everyone at the ceremony, but they’re the daily dedications that keep you going through the years….so I’m told 🙂 So I had a quick think. What would I offer Joe? And what

Review: Save The Date range by Paper Themes

Paper Theme Save The Date

This month, I’ve been offered the opportunity to share my thoughts on a Save The Date range by Paper Themes. Save The Dates is something I actually did a ton of research on last May after becoming engaged, but never followed through with. Mostly because we had made certain decisions (no children and a mid-week wedding) which meant that we felt it was better for

Mourning the Maiden Name

Miss to Mrs

I sometimes forget that my surname will be changing really soon and I must admit, I will miss my current name. It’s something that I don’t think is written about all that often because brides are so unbelievably and over-the-top excited about becoming Mrs…Whatever. And don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly one of them. But I do think it’s a little sad that most brides

1 month to go!

Civil ceremony

I can’t believe this time has come. It’s officially one month to go until the wedding. I still feel like I have SO much to do, although in reality it’s just confirming various details, attending our final meeting with the venue, and doing a few bits of crafty DIY decorations – I’m going to blog about all of this eventually, but I’ll do it after