A wedding update – Rings, hand made flowers, shoes, plus the place cards we picked from Paper Themes!

I’ve not posted as much about the wedding as I’d planned to. Everything just keeps happening all of a sudden and it’ll be over and done with before I can even think to post about it, which is a good thing really, so much is coming together.

We’ve all but got our cake booked, I’ve finally visited the venue, we’ve got clothing sorted for almost everyone (though some bits left to get for Azii), we’ve got plans in place for flowers, we’ve got ideas for the centre pieces, the invites are out and we’ve started getting RSVPs. Yes, it really is all coming together. Though it still feels like there’s Loads left to do!

You may remember that the lovely people over at Paper Themes gave us some samples of place cards so that we could decide which ones we’d like to use for the wedding, and I could tell you what I thought about their designs, the quality and their site (post HERE). Well their service was impeccable and it was really difficult to decide which of the gorgeous designs to pick but, as you can see above, we went for the black floral design on a pearlescent card; I think they’re beautiful and will really help bring our tables together.

Believe it or not, each one of the flowers pictured above are prototypes of the styles of flowers that my Mum is going to make for the wedding. Yes, I said prototypes! These are her First attempts at making these and I am just thrilled with how amazing they look. I’m so excited by the idea of having flowers these beautiful and so so different.

I wanted to share this real bargain find with you, too. These are Skye’s bridesmaid shoes – They’re just the perfect colour and they’re so so pretty, they’ll go with her dress so well. These were only £6 from Primark but even if they’d been more from elsewhere they’d have been the perfect shoes to go with her princess dress.

A couple of days ago Azii went to pick up the rings that I had ordered us. We’ve gone super simple – You’d never have seen us with anything particularly flashy. Getting the rings is Definitely exciting, makes it feel incredibly real.

This is one of my many eBay bargains for the wedding. We’re being incredibly cheap and the Best Man and Father of the Bride are going to be wearing their own suits, but with ties that we’ve bought them. These ties were listed as champagne but I just caught a hint of dusky pink in them and had to order the sets. The colour is just the perfect mix of the pink and the champagne/ivory shades that I’ve been favouring and they were £3. We’re going to have a very unconventional looking wedding party but I think they’ll look good!

That’s about it, really. My Mum’s got plans of what to do for centre pieces, as well as the flowers for the boquets, I need to pay the deposit for the cake people and decide on flavours, I need to send the photo list off to the photographer, need to get my dress altered, need to get the finishing touches of Azii’s clothes… it’s mostly finishing bits. It is coming together really well but I feel like there’s a lot to do, still. Wow those next 12 weeks are going to fly by! I’m so excited about the wedding but I’m also a little heard broken because a couple of weeks after we get married is when Ethan starts school, he may be challenging right now but I am going to miss him so so much. So I shall just focus on the wedding and then when school comes around, well Ethan will be so excited that there won’t be time for me to be upset, at least that’s the plan!

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  1. Kate Musgrove May 26, 2014 / 10:55 am

    I love how your Mum is making your flowers, there unique and personal to you that way and very special. You've found some great bargains, just goes to show you can have a fab wedding on a budget. It's not about how much you spend, but how you spend it and what better way then with great family and amazing friends. I hope you have the loveliest day Laura, you truly deserve it! xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  2. Vicky Charles May 28, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Lovely post; those flowers are amazing!
    Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

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