my wedding

Planning my wedding...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ive been thinking of how to incorporate talking about my wedding plans on my blog.. Its a big moment in my life and Id like to share the details with all my readers but here's the thing. 
How do I do that?
 I mean every girl wants her wedding day to be surprise, that those special details are kept secret. And although you guys wont be coming to the big day (sorry!) and therefore I dont have to worry about surprises being ruined, a few of my good friends do read my blog.. and for them I want the secrets hidden until the day. So Ive decided to share a few key details here & some rough ideas Im thinking about but aren't certain..Then of course ill share everything after the big day. (which by the way isn't for ages! lol)

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So first things first.. the date has been set. Dave & I really wanted a spring time wedding & May tends (fingers crossed) to be better chance of reasonable weather. Plus flowers are of massive importance to me ( my mum is a wedding florist) and I worked in florists throughout school & college & all my flowers are in season in May. Above is a little stamp I got custom made with our initials & the date. I thought it would be nice to stamp on the backs of the invitation envelopes.
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My sister got me this book as a gift & Ive used it for reference so many times already. Creating hand made details is something I really want to do.

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Yay the venue is booked!! This place is called Larchfield Estate and is an amazing estate house with beautiful gardens (with donkeys & alpaca's!)  and converted barn & stables. This beautiful location is just miles from my house and a location I drive past all the time & it has always been in my head as a dream wedding location.
Luckily Dave adored it too! What I particularly loved bar the beautiful views were the different areas for guest to mingle & explore- the walled & sunken garden, old winery greenhouse, courtyard area & stables.

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This kind of gives you the overall feel I want to achieve for the wedding..Dave & I are both very relaxed and dont want to have a big formal do...something a little whimsical & fun that makes our guests smile. I guess everyone says they want their day to be unique..huh?

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Ive been storing all my wedding inspiration in this old picnic hamper... heres a sneak peek at a few little bits & pieces Ive been using as inspiration. So there you have it! My wedding plans so far.
Let me know if you like this post & if you'd like to see more of this kind of thing & ill work on keeping you as updated as I can about my planning.
Also you can see all my wedding pins on my pinterest. :)

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42 comments

  1. Oh exciting!! I love Larchfield, it's so nice. I love the wedding planning posts.
    S xx

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  2. Oh my gosh! I love this post so much, guess what? We've booked our wedding for May 2014 too :) hehe, it's a couple of weeks after your date! I'm so excited, maybe we can share some secrets at some point?
    I've got a few bits and pieces stored away too, to make favours and decorations. I know your wedding will be truly beautiful ♥ xxx

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  3. Some really cute ideas and yes would love to see more planning ideas. I've always dreamed of being a wedding planner and maybe one day I'll give it a shot but until then I love getting ideas from other peoples big days. xo

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  4. Your wedding is going to be perfect! I adore the stamps and I totally agree about wanting an informal do. If I ever get married I want a relaxed affair! Can't wait to see more ;)

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  5. Oh I love this post, your wedding is going to be so perfect, I love the venue!

    Julia x

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  6. All looks very promising!
    -Kati

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  7. alpaca's!!! I love the 100 layer cake blog, I use it for general party decoration inspiration even though it is a wedding blog x

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  8. I love wedding planning posts as I'm getting married too (next year) :) Can I ask where did you get the stamp made? It's super cute!

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  9. Wow, you really are organised and you have so much time left, I got engaged at the end of September 2011 and got married in February 2012 and in between we were building our new home, moved in and I also moved to a new job almost 200km from my old one. I got all done in time and all went well. I have a few photos on my pinterest page if you would like to take a look. I found it very difficult to get a nice wedding dress to suit me as I am quite small and most of them have way too much material all around the centre or are very low cut, didnt want a strapless one as they are very overdone at this stage. Looking forward to following your progress and enjoy

    All things nice...

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  10. Your wedding plans sound so lovely! Really enjoyed this post! One of the clients I write for is an online wedding magazine and love finding out about different traditions and ideas :) xo

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  11. Oh wow, I had no idea you could have weddings at Larchfield Estate, i'm sure it's going to be an amazing day! :)

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  12. I love this post, I'm not planning on getting married yet but all girls think about their wedding day. The venue looks gorgeous xxx

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  13. Yay how exciting, this all looks gorgeous so far and the venue looks amazing!
    If you need to commission anything crafty you know where to come :D

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this post. Your wedding is going to be perfect :)

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  15. Your venue looks stunning. I'm a blogger too getting married May 2013 and I'd love to share my ideas but I'm so secretive. :-)) I think I might post about it after the event as we're having lots if handmade elements and I'd love to show them to people like you :-)) good luck with the planning x

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  16. I'm getting married Sept 2013 and I've been having the same dilemma! All my family and friends read my blog and I don't want them to be bored on the big day. ... I've been posting little bits here and there and also pinning lots of ideas.
    Love your pinterest board -I'm probably your biggest repinner!
    Becky
    Http://www.doingitinstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. This sounds beautiful and so very you!

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  18. The venue is beautiful! I love the alpacas :)
    And I really like the cute style of the wedding
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I would enjoy reading about your wedding ideas :) I seem to watch any wedding related programme pretty much just to look the dresses.

    http://adventureswithcupcake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Everything looks gorgeous so far, never heard of Larchfield although I'm in NI too. It looks like the perfect venue for you. I love it when people do something a little different for weddings, I've had between 7-11 weddings each year for the past 4 years and I have yet to see anyone doing anything different so I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.

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  21. everything look great so far! wish you the best :) xxx

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  22. nice venue.. :) love it.. :) wish you the best :)
    Irene Wibowo

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  23. I am sure it's going to be a dreamy wedding! Until then I'd like to read more about the wedding details. Larchfield looks amazing! I am wishing you to enjoy every minute of the wedding preparation and don't let anything ruin your special moments. Regards from Greece! Dimi.B.

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  24. You are definitely set to have an absolutely gorgeous wedding! Love all of your plans so far! xo

    http://jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. This looks lovely, I love the stamp!

    Maria xxx

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  26. I LOVE this little post, i really wish i could come!! Haha!!! I cant wait to see pictures of the final day…please take 100s and 1000s!!!

    It looks like it will be such a sweet little day xxxx

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  27. The venue looks gorgeous! eee I'm so excited for you, and I love that everything is kept in a sweet little hamper! I think having it in May is a lovely idea, and hopefully the weather will be nice for you! The stamp to go on the back of the invitations is such a cute touch too :)

    louisejoyb x

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  28. Who doesn't love reading about Wedding planning!? :) I love this post! The pictures are very inspirational!

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  29. Congratulations! Im so excited for you, great photos

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  30. you are going to have such a lovely wedding! the theme is so darling!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  31. Congrats, I absolutely love your site and style. I love the fact that I can get caught up very easily, even when I don't visit everyday. I also love the look of Ireland. I would also love to see some wedding favors. #Abornewords loves you Vicki, and I know you and Dave will continue to enjoy each other.

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  32. Oh do blog about your wedding...
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  33. This is such a cute post. It seems your wedding is going to be lovely! Great blog, I'm following :)
    http://tie-dye-eyes.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I love this post Vicki, it's so nice that you are excited to share your wedding on your blog when it's such a personal thing. The venue looks incredible, I hope you have your dream day. I don't know what i'd want from a wedding yet but definitely a lot of laughter. Lizz x
    www.look-to-find.blogspot.co.uk
    p.s: brilliant hamper, i really think pretty much everything has a reason to be kept in a hamper :)

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  35. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog (: Congratulations! I love reading posts like this, Your wedding plans look amazing,really pretty details! and the venue looks beautiful (:
    I'm now following!

    Remia xx
    http://stylesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. omg, it's gonna be amazing wedding <3 ! do you know that i have NEVER been on wedding?!
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  37. What a lovely post, I would definitely like to read more of those! I've always been fascinated by weddings and since it's probably not ever going to be in the books for me (my boyfriend and I don't want to ever get married per se), I still love hearing about other people's plans and seeing pictures of so much happiness :) x x

    Noémie
    no-et-mie.blogspot.com

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  38. This was a great post and I'm with you on not wanting to share too much of your big day - I kept my wedding off the blogging radar until after our honeymoon. And May will no doubt be wonderful - we got hitched in late May and the weather was blissful : )

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  39. Love this post, Your right to keep it a secret. Have you read'rock my wedding' blog? its a good browse and great for your kind of wedding

    http://thelittlebigobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. I love your venue. What a fantastic place!

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  41. I want to achieve for the wedding..Dave & I are both very relaxed and dont want to have a big formal do.. dugun davetiyeleri

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