Tuesday, 26 August 2014

We're Getting Married #1 - Rambling

Here it is, my very first wedding related blog post. *gulp*
This is probably one of the strangest blog posts I've ever had to write. I feel excited, nervous, and a little daunted.

From the start I want to try and define how I'm going to be documenting our wedding on here. First of all, I think we can all safely assume how integral DIY's will be to the day - we wouldn't have it any other way! We are both really excited to have fun with this day, and inject as much of ourselves into it as possible.
However, I want this experience to be all about us, and I don't want to add any unnecessary stress. Though I want to keep certain things between us until the day, I really want to be able to share our progress and any DIY's that I can along the way, but at the same time I don't want to blogify* the whole thing. (*you know what I mean; "wait, don't glue that down yet I need to take a step by step photo for the blog!").

So for now I thought I'd do a little progress report of how things are looking so far. We've set a date, booked a venue, and written the guest list. We've got a little book that now lives on our coffee trunk to scribble down ideas, notes, and anything else we've forgotten about.
As far as DIY's go, we already have pages full of ideas. Oh my goodness, this really is the best part. Curled up with J bouncing these ideas around has been so much fun, and brings a cheshire cat grin to my face. We've come up with an invite idea that we genuinely can't talk about without smiling, simply because it is us. The plan is to get started on those when winter comes, ready to send out in the new year. Hopefully then I'll be able to post about them here.
There is another DIY that could be a complete failure, but it will be really fun to try. I'll probably have to blog about it even if it does fail, and even if it does I'm sure we'll come up with a back up plan - it really is all part of the fun :)

And finally, the dress. Ah the dress. The samples in the above photo are from White Tree Fabrics, and man are they beautiful. I can't even string together a sentence worthy of the laces.
I have a plan coming together, though it has already veered off course from my original plans and I am already pestering my brother's girlfriend (a costume designer!) more than is probably acceptable to talk things through with.
It's funny, but I never envisaged myself as a bride. I went dress shopping with my sister a few months back and in all honesty I felt a little bit silly. So this dress is going to be really special for me, but not in the traditional sense. I don't want to feel or look like a princess. I want to feel comfortable, and I want to be me, and for every stitch and seam that goes wrong, I really hope it will be worth it in the end.


  1. How exciting! :) your coffee-trunk book sounds like a genius idea for keeping your ideas close by when inspiration strikes! Looking forward to seeing your invitations :) xxx

  2. How exciting! I can't wait to see the progress you post!

  3. Eeeeee! weddings! dresses! I am so excited already!

  4. Ah, so exciting... I love everything about weddings!

  5. Congratulations again Skye! Such exciting news :) Looking forward to helping out with fabrics :) xxxx

  6. Omigosh! Congratulations!!! I love your blog <3



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