Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I suppose you could call it the 'Bridget Jones' Diary' (for the wedding industry); I've created it really as a way for me to vent about my upcoming nuptials without boring my nearest and dearest about things that, well, just aren't that important to them but are all I seem to think about now I'm a fully fledged member of the Engagement Club.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Astley Clarke Wedding Jewellery

Astley Clarke are a British company who offer a luxurious jewellery range for all occasions, including weddings, and even have a celebrity fan base.  Offering high quality wedding jewellery without the high quality price tag!

Wedding Rings

Saturday, 21 July 2012


We've decided on our honeymoon!

We're going to see the Northern Lights in Jeris, Finland.  We're planning on husky dog sledding, snowmobiling, eating sausages cooked over an open fire whilst in the middle of nowhere and soaking in the picturesque sights from the sauna (in our log cabin) and jacuzzi which is down by the lake.  

Image courtesy of Winter Wedding Company
Northern Lights

We're booking through the Winter Wedding Company who are tailor making our package which enables us to decide which activities we'd like to do while we're there which is ideal as we're asking guests who would like to buy us a gift, to contribute to the activities.  Basically, the more contributions we're lucky enough to receive, the more activities and memories will be able to be made!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Congratulations Sam & Nichole!

Just a quick congratulations to our friends Sam and Nichole who very recently got engaged outside Olivanders Wand Shop (Harry Potter for those of you that aren't familiar) in Universal, Florida.  

Image courtesy of harrypotter.wikia.com
It's such a relief that I don't have to watch what I'm saying around her now.  I've been panicking for months that I'd slip up but I've managed to keep quiet and now we can talk weddings! 

I'm looking forward to the engagement party as we chose not to have one.  We decided to save the money we'd have spent on the party and just put it towards the wedding.  Any chance for me to sport a nice frock and I'm there!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

DIY: Confetti Cones

Look what I've done! I know this DIY idea isn't very technical, the most time consuming or even an attention drawing feature but they do say that it is the finer details that matter.  And I love the thought of seeing something I've worked on in my baskets in the entrance to our church when I make my way to greet Mr S. 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Dear Blog, I Haven't Abandoned You, Please Understand...

Gosh it's been a hard past few months.  That's why I haven't been able to find the time to actually blog for a little while so I sincerely apologise!  Firstly, and as you'll know if you read my post on redundancy (here) I was made redundant from my job which I'd been doing for 7 years.  Admittedly, I did have a year and a half gap where I trained, qualified and worked as a travel agent, was a local charity fundraising assistant and did a brief stint in telesales (bleugh!), but still, 7 years I put into my last job.

Next I had to deal with my Uncle Phil's death (which you can read here) and then my younger cousin was found dead in his house, and which, to today's date, we're still unclear as to the details.  It's just so sad.