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This couple, who are both professional singers, performed barbershop song “Didn’t Want To Fall” at their wedding reception in front of family and friends. My fiancé has said he might sing something for me at the wedding…

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I’ve found the bridesmaids dresses! And surprisingly without effort. I was hunting around for a suitable dress for the next three weddings I have to go to and I came across the perfect bridesmaid dress in Coast.


It’s a relief as most of the bridemaids dresses I’ve seen have been all too…bridesmaidy. This is long, sexy and the right shade of blue. My two oldest friends from Secondary (High) School are my bridesmaids. They’re going to look gorgeous!

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If you’re thinking of a sweet way of celebrating your families on your wedding day then look no further!



Great idea from Jesse and Deanna’s wedding.

“We wanted to do something to honour our parents’ and grandparents’ weddings and although I loved the images of other weddings with tables filled with framed photos, I’m kind of obsessed with garlands.

To make these, we scanned in each wedding photo (or a photo of each couple from around the time that got married if they didn’t have formal wedding photos taken), cropped them, transformed them all into black and white files, and printed them on glossy photo paper. We then designed the frames in Photoshop and added name plates so that all of our guests would know who they were looking at. We printed the frames on cream card stock and cut out ovals with an exacto knife. We folded the frames in half like a top-folding greeting card and taped the photos to the interior with double-sided tape. We made two loops out of thin rectangles of card stock which we glued to the back of each frame and then threaded pink ribbon through. Since we weren’t allowed to nail or tape anything to the walls of our reception site, we tied the ribbon ends to two lamps that were jutting out from the wall above our beverage table.”

Or how about this layout with photos? Can’t remember the source unfortunately but love the way it looks


I haven’t said much on this blog about the look for the reception but what we what the room to have the feel of an enchanted forest …or something along those lines! My fiancé’s creative Dad is making tree trucks to frame the entrance to the room. I thought it might be a nice idea to copy the wedding photographs of our families, write details of who’s in the picture and wedding dates on the back, laminate them, punch a hole on the top and then attach them to the branches of the tree with ribbon. A REAL family tree!


This is a great idea too from design company Melangerie via Junebug

You could design a traditional family tree in your wedding colours to display to guests or even better how about a wedding guest tree which maps out all of your friends, family and wedding party and how they’re related to you and your fiancé?

I mentioned this idea to my fiancé and he said that Adrian Mole, the hero from Sue Townsend’s series of books, had also drawn his own friends and family tree:


Now I just have to route around for photos of our families weddings…wonder how far back through the generations we can go through?

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Two good friends of ours gave us a very sweet money pot as a present at our engagement party to help us save some money for the wedding. It’s based on Etruscan money pots found in Italy over 2000 years ago.

The tradition is that once the first coin is dropped the money pot must be fed until full, then smashed whilst making a wish.


Buy a pot at Terramundi Money Pots website

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My fiance says it was very unfair. He’s planned his engagement to me when none of his friends had any plans to get engaged. Then by the time he got around to proposing five of our friends were engaged!

So this year we have five weddings to go before our own. Which makes six weddings including our own. And I’ve just found out (through Facebook, typical eh?) that one of my friends just got engaged yesterday. So maybe it will be seven weddings this year, phew. It seems to be the way it happens or at least it did with me: one moment you and your friends are single, the next moment you all have serious boyfriends and then BOOM! you’ve got six weddings to go to in one year!

I’m very excited to go to all these weddings and will have to resist the temptation to bring a notepad with me to write down any great ideas I notice…

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