So as many of you may already know (as I bang on about it often enough!) if you follow the #bloggybrides MASSIVE on Twitter, I got married a few months ago to a lovely man, my very own rock god.
If you haven’t had a chance to look at the lucius Wedding Photographs of the day then take a gander in my post ‘Bloggy Bride gets Married’
Well the time came a week ago when we jetted off on our honeymoon adventure to Italy, the land of our favourite cuisine (and also a massive driving force is our joint adoration for The Sopranos!), and today I am sharing with you all our amazing week of sunshine, cocktails, cuisine, history and amazing sights.
So as some of you may have seen in my post ‘Bloggy Bride Gets Married!’… I got married recently! Really?!?!? Surely not?!? So in true post Wedding style me and the husband are jetting off to our favourite place (well… we like all things Italian… I have been to Italy but the Mr hasn’t!) on Friday to leave the English nonsense behind for a week and bask in newlywed bliss.
The main thought that is accompanied by the term ‘Wedding’ is undoubtedly financial; strain; avoiding the financial strain would be just magical right? I mean don’t get me wrong Weddings are such amazing days of family, love and togetherness that the financial implications are normally thought of as totally worth it by far… but if we could avoid the strain on our purse strings I’m pretty sure we would feel a lot comfortable in our newlywed haze! I was lucky enough to myself steer clear of this and I am here to tell you how you can too…
If you have heard of, have suffered from or like me conquered ‘The Wedding Blues’ then you will know what i’m rambling on about today… but if you haven’t let me illuminate the concept for you a little. It is said that after you are married and after the potential years of meticulously planning, and most probably stressing about, your perfect Wedding Day, it is common for Brides or Grooms to suffer a certain lull in their lives; ‘The Wedding Blues’. This is due to a feeling of anticlimax and loss of goal or something to work towards in life now that your big day is over and done with (and believe me it is over and done with so so fast!) Here is how I conquered this feeling well and truly… and how you can too.
So wedding season is upon us and planning a wedding with a toddler in tow is an utterly daunting concept! I know how stressful it can be to consider your perfect day with a toddler in tow; If you haven’t had a cheeky gander already he’d over to my recent #bloggybrides post ‘Bloggy Bride gets married’ to see all of the photos of our gorgeous day! You spend years, potentially, meticulously planning your special day and you more than anything want you small person to be involved, but there is a part of you that dreads and worries for them and how it will all pan out with the unpredicablility of a toddlers whim. Here, and from personal experience, are my 7 essentials to help you on your way to the perfect day, stress free!
So this is it, the Bloggy Bride post you have all been waiting for with baited breath! Last week Clara from Utterly Feral talked all about ‘How to have a feral hen party’ and I cannot WAIT to see her post all about her own! This week, as we received our official photographs back yesterday (… thank god because otherwise I would have had to think of something else to post about!) so this is my official unveiling to you lovely people of the blogosphere! It was such and amazing day, went totally to plan and ran extremely smoothly; I could not have wished for a better day! So without further ado… Bloggy Bride get married!
Since my little man was…well… little, I have been of the opinion that whatever my feelings were at the time, even well hidden ones, he would pick up on them. Babies are like emotional meerkats and always are completely attuned to their Mothers worry, stress, sadness or happiness (obviously any other emotion applies here… I’m not listing them all out for you…) As the little man has grown in age and independence her still seems to feed off my emotions in a big way; and Ive noticed that my the Mr does too; a happy Mama really does make for a happy home.
So last week Clara from Utterly Feral shared ‘The worst things about planning a wedding’ and although don’t get us wrong we are psyched for our amazing days… there are some common negative vibes us brides to be feel that we can share and support each other with. As some of you may know, yesterday marked one week precisely until our wedding day. Now as well as being incredibly excited I am also suffering with the common ‘wedding jitters’; I’m not panicking about the whole ‘being married’ thing, more an array of wedding related worries that are common to most and I am listing them for you today to put you at ease that you are not alone! IWA: Imminent Wedding Anxiety (yes… that is a thing… that I may have just made up… but I like it) is brides natural state of mind when you are facing just one week until the day that you have been planning for potentially years.
After the amazing Utterly Feral’s instalment of #bloggybrides last week you should now have pretty much all you need to know to organise your big day… But as the fateful event of the ‘hen do’ looms and you think, what on earth shall I do? Well lets just say I had a pretty good idea of my perfect shindig on the smaller scale budget we had set for everyone (we had been invited to some pretty expensive hens and stags and decided that we didn’t want to put people in that awkward situation where they cannot afford it or get the time off work etc…) We agreed we would just do something relatively local… and for 24 hours. I had my heart set on a night out and then a spa afternoon the next day and started organising things when I was put to a sudden halt by one of my head bridesmaids; “WE will organise this for you…” Amazing. SO without further ado I invite you to be part of my gorgeous weekend… my ‘hen do’ adventures.
So wedding season is in full swing and all of our friends are getting married in very close proximity to another, including us soon! The first wedding was ‘child-free’ which gave me and the Mr a lovely day of ‘adult-ing’ without the worries of a little person in tow. The most recent wedding of two friends was more ‘bring your child or we will never forgive you’; the bride frequently looks after Jude and they have both become Auntie/Uncle archetypes. Seeing as my man was one of the grooms ‘best men’ and spent the night with his man clan I was faced with the prospect of getting me and the small prince ready and there in one piece solo!