Tuesday, 31 January 2012

5 months to go!

So I've almost finished H2B's cake figurine. I still need to add some material for his handkerchief, I have a swatch of the cravat material so am going to cut a tiny piece from that.
I am still in the process of making my own one but have to wait until my dress fitting, I can't remember exactly how it looks anymore! Also i have to decide if i'm wearing a veil or a tiara. Having H2B around is also making things difficult because i have to keep hiding everything as he thinks it is bad luck if he sees anything i am wearing. He has seen my wonderful strapless bra though! oh well, it's not exactly a stunner but it did cost a bomb at £36!

I bought some pearl beads and have decided to try and make my own tiara. Some of them are so expensive and a few look quite easy to make. This is what i've done so far but i think i may go for smaller beads so they don't stand so high on my head.

 (excuse the picture - I couldn't take a picture of myself wearing it)

This is a picture i found online, i was thinking of doing a more simple flower with beads, like this which i made using sating ribbon and beads

I'm on the verge of ordering a veil, but am just waiting on 2 colour swatches so that I get the right colour. I was thinking a shoulder-length one which will sit behind my head. I dont' want something that will cover my shoulders so it will be quite narrow and plain. Something like the picture below.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

More wedding plans

I'm still waiting impatiently for my shoes to arrive! Supposedly they were with the courier yesterday morning so hopefully I will get them this afternoon......

I ordered some place cards from breast cancer care (which you can purchase here), they come with little pins, either ribbons, hearts or butterflies. I thought it would be a nice touch in rememberance of H2B's mum who passed away from breast cancer.

I've been trying to decide on a cake topper. I really don't want to pay a fortune for something that I could make myself - and what happens if the figure looks nothing like you when it arrives, I'd be so annoyed! So I purchased myself some little wooden figures that I was going to paint to look like myself and H2B. They look something like this:

But in the end I decided to get my fimo out and see what I could come up with. I will post pics when I have finished them, but I am quite happy with how they turned out. Originally I wanted to use fabric for the outfits but couldnt' find a sample of suit material and because the figures are quite small it was going to be very time consuming and tricky. I used acrylic paint instead and will add a few touches like fabric for my veil and some scrapbook-type flowers for the button hole. H2B insisted I make him with a goatee as I was going to leave him clean shaven, but it looks quite cute!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

wedding plans continued

'Yippee, my 'I do' stickers arrived today - now just waiting impatiently for my shoes!

I'm still trying to decide what i want to do with my hair for the big day. I want to have it slightly off my face but not all tied up, and possibly with a shoulder-lenght veil attached behind my head, not on top.

H2B and i are deciding on wedding favours. We have found some flip flop bottle openers for the men and some silk and bamboo fans for the ladies. H2B wants to get the openers engraved and there is another company that prints on the actual fan - but this will bring up the cost a lot and i'm not sure if it is really neccessary. Not all the guests will be sentimental and keep the favours.

 from here

from here
I also liked these from the same place
these would also be cute

Monday, 9 January 2012

Wedding plans so far

I can't believe 2012 is here and our wedding is in just over 6 months - help! Although a lot has already been sorted I still have a lot to organise.
I found my dress after my second attempt at dress shopping. I walked right past it on the rack of dresses but when the lady in the shop insisted I try it on I was pleasantly surprised. It is a Tia 5011 by Benjamin Roberts. I admit from the website picture it doesn't look much. I will post of picture of me in my dress once my H2B has seen it (on our wedding day only of course!) I've chosen the ivory one, not the gold colour.

I am still trying to decide on shoes but am swaying towards blue ones. I have never liked white shoes and since our colours are silver and blue thought it would be a nice flash of colour. The dress is quite long so you won't really see the shoes anyway. I have ordered both of these from Debenhams so we'll see which looks better - can't wait for them to arrive! I also ordered some diamante 'i do' stickers for the bottom of my shoes!

For jewellery I am undecided whether I want to wear a necklace or not, but if I do I am considering a thin strand of pearls, or a single pearl on a silver chain. I really like the idea of a pearl bracelet with 3 strands

Ayedo.co.uk-dbl strand

  I am toying with the idea of a parasol as well - but probably in white. It will be nice for the photos so maybe I should get one for each of my bridesmaids....?

I am still deciding on the favours, H2B seems to be willing to spend a lot on them but I don't know if people will even keep them - I'd rather spend it on sparkling wine for the toast or some extra bottles for the tables!