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Wedding Wednesday: the garter

You might have spotted that we got married at the weekend! I haven’t quite got my head around it yet so instead this post is about the tradition of the bride’s garter and a sneak peek of my own! The modern garter tradition actually coincides with that of the throwing of the bouquet but originally […]

Wedding Wednesday: the final countdown, 2 weeks to go

Not long to go now and I bet you are hugely excited. Or maybe you are a bit like me and still can’t quite believe it! This week I have been rushing around trying to sort all the final details out before we go on holiday so that then I can relax whilst we’re away […]

Wedding Wednesday: involving children in a wedding

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about whether children should be invited to a wedding. Well, they are certainly coming to ours! A quarter of our guests are aged under 16 including my own 3 little ones. So how can we keep them interested in the lead up and then entertained on […]

Wedding Wednesday: the tradition of the white wedding dress

I always assumed that the white wedding dress was an old one based on notions of purity and virginity but actually it originated with Queen Victoria! In the Western world it was usual for a bride to wear her most elaborate and expensive dress at her wedding as a sign of her social standing. This […]

Wedding Wednesday: picking the perfect bouquet

  My wedding flowers have arrived! It makes the whole thing start to feel a bit more real! I won’t share pics of my flowers until my big day but I thought I’d tell you a little of the thought process that went into this very tricky decision! The first decision I had to make […]

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