Monday, 9 October 2017

Wedding Days Series #6

Welcome to my blog series 'The Wedding Days' where other couples (some bloggers, some non bloggers) share details about their big day by answering some questions. I LOVE weddings and seeing a few photos too! I'm really missing the planning of our big day which you can read about here where I've answered these questions about our own wedding *here*. So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this series too. If you want to get involved and share your wedding day with us too then email me on mummymemories2013@gmail.com

Today we have Ruth Hitchcox telling us about her wedding to her husband Darren, I loved reading their story and now can't stop thinking about fish finger sandwiches...

Tell us a little bit about you and where you met your husband/wife? (include the proposal story if you want to)
We met online, I had been using Plenty of Fish since April 2013, been on several single dates and decided a second wasn’t an option and blocked many weirdos before meeting (that’s a whole different story the dating time). I’d just got back from Marrakech having met one very nice man twice, we parted in a pub car park with him saying ‘I think we have a great future together, get in touch when you get home’ when I returned I text him to see if he was free and got a rant back about how needy I was so I blocked him and decided to give it one more chance.

I went back on the site and saw a chap 6’2” who called himself a pyotechnician, lived in Plymouth and had a photo of him on a ship had clicked the like button. I thought Plymouth was a safe distance from Bristol so I’d like him back and we started exchanging messages. This was 20/10/13 a Sunday. He said he was going to move to Bristol but he didn’t know when, my Dad and his family are from Plymouth and we seemed to get on beautifully. We kept messaging and I found out he worked in an office so I wondered about the pyrotechnician, then on the next day he was moving to Bristol on Saturday 26/10/13……….I was becoming more suspicious but there was nothing to lose and he was good fun to message. No talk of sending odd pictures which seemed to be the norm and a proper conversation, we really hit it off.
We chatted all week. He wouldn’t have time to meet me on the Saturday as he was hiring a van to move so we arranged to meet on Sunday at 13:00. By now I was convinced he would not turn up, but I had a bus pass and we were meeting a mile from my home. Late on Saturday I got a message, he was in and exhausted but had forgotten his duvet. I really smelled a rat now and despite having a spare duvet I was not going to deliver that to him. As we chatted he said he had his cover and the rented house was warm. Next morning I was getting ready and got a message apologising for how he would look as the rented house did not have a mirror for him to shave……..curiouser and curiouser. By now I really thought he was pulling my leg but I so enjoyed messaging him I got my spare shaving mirror from the attic and jumped on the bus. I went to the car park we had arranged to meet at and got there very early, a few minutes later his little mini with his DAZ number plate turned up and I walked over to his parking spot.

He got out of the car and seemed to keep getting out, the first thing I noticed was his eyebrows, very curved and dark and giving him laughing eyes. Then he spoke and my stomach flipped, he has an amazing voice, rich, no accent and strong – he often gets compliments. I handed over the mirror and he told me he’d found the duvet in the car, after unloading a van he’d not seen it in the dark.
We did a walking tour of central Bristol, I pointed out the Nails, the gold ship and the best pub for a fish finger sandwich. We settled in a lovely old pub with an open fire for a few hours chatting all the time. We moved on to have dinner in a Japanese restaurant, then back to the cosy pub where he asked to be my boyfriend. In the early hours we were thrown out full of diet coke and he gave me a lift home. He drove off after we arranged to meet the next night. 5 days and 5 dates later including a work leaving do where I told him to meet me in the fish finger sandwich pub he’d seen once (yes he found it) he set off to spend a week setting off fireworks as his friend has a fireworks company so he really was a pyrotechnician!

On our second date he met my parents as they live in the flat below mine, that didn’t put him off and he moved in his coffee machine as I only had a plunge pot. By the end of the year he asked me whether I’d ‘like some jewellery, lots of jewellery or just live together’ I was 45 and had never lived with a boy so I said perhaps we could live together around February but that if he moved in he could never move out. He pointed out he’d not been home for a week so that was us moved in.
We’ve had lots of holidays and he’s had to help sort through documents going back to when I moved into the flat in 1992 to make space for himself and we were very happy. I did start to wish I’d asked for lots of jewellery. And at Christmas when his brother asked if we were getting married he said we would sometime.

On his birthday last year another Sunday 7/8/16 we went out for lunch and had a lovely day. Then settled in to watch a film around 10pm I thought he was coming in for a cuddle on the settee when as I went to hug him I realised he was on one knee and he asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes, gave him a big hug and had a tear and had to be told to open the box with the ring in it.
I asked if we could start planning and his response was that he’d asked me to marry him not get engaged but what was the rush? I told him Grandma is 96 and I want her there so we were online looking at options that month.

Where was the big day and when was it?

We booked the Doubletree Hilton at Congresbury at their wedding fair 6 months to the day before our wedding on 5/3/17.
And moved in from the Saturday to Monday including Gran who was coming from Plymouth.

What did the Bride wear (where did you get your dress, what were your accessories, colour theme, flowers, shoes?)

I bought the flowers first (Mum and I made up the bouquets), not logical! Then asked the bridesmaids, Grandmas oldest great grand daughter and my friends daughter both 15. We went out for a shopping day with the bridesmaids and their mums (first time they had met) my longest shopping day ever at 9 hours including lunch, but we found the dresses in House of Fraser (but I had to order online as they were pulled in the shop) Lavender grey – great colour theme sorted pink and grey. And some designer silver sparkly shoes for us all to match that were the girls first high heels. I got some lovely fur wraps for the girls.

I ordered my dress online at £39 inc postage and was going for pink as a mature practical bride but it arrived and it was perfect so I splashed out on an ivory one. Then found a lace bolero (at the 4th online attempt and I didn’t open it until the day as it arrived the day before) and a fur wrap.

Mum asked her hairdresser to start doing my hair at home and we agreed she would come down on the day (12 miles from home). Every hair cut became a trial for the day. But the bridesmaids live in Warwick and London so she only saw photos of them. I ordered lots of different hair accessories online so we could pick on the day.

Mum altered the bridesmaids dresses and set the fur wraps with press studs (she’s a tailoress) and confirmed mine needed nothing.
I wore a new watch from Range, my Maternal Grans engagement ring – she died in 1987 and Grandad died in 1992 so it was my something old and something of them, earrings from Claire's accessories borrowed from Mum and blue nail varnish on my little toes.
I went to some make up counters for a trial and wore my own attempts to work to make sure they last.
 
What did the Groom wear? (did you hire suits? Were they the same as best man?)
Eventually I persuaded Darren to think about his suit at the end of January. We went to slaters and got it fitted, he went for black and I persuaded him to have a white shirt. We chose pink hankies and ties for him his Dad and my dad to match the pink in the flowers and table centres.

The wedding party? (did you have bridesmaids/flowers girls/page boys and what did they wear?)

2 Bridesmaids as above. Mum wore a blue 2 piece dress, Dad his own new suit. And the best Mam (a female friend of Darren for 30 plus years who quizzed me about my intentions my first New Year with him much more than his parent did) chose a lovely trouser suit. His dad wore a suit and his Mum decided on red. We made button holes for a few of the party including people doing readings.

Did you have evening entertainment? (include little extras like sweet tables ect)

We had a home made sweet table that doubled as favours with bags printed for each guest ‘You helped make our day complete, now please help yourselves to sweets. Darren and Ruth Hitchcox 5 March 2017'. Centre piece was a Ferrero Roche heart with celebrate in the middle so that we can use it again (along with the table centres we have at our parents 50th anniversaries that both happened later in the year). We did a crossword about us, and people bingo (a grid of facts or skills e.g. Someone who has been caving/to France/Climbed rigging/can touch their toes/speaks Polish) you talk to the other guests and write a different name against each fact. All the tables with children had a huge bag of toys on one of the adults chairs to bring out during the day. Including butthead which I took out of the box! Pictures of bridesmaids playing that are quite cool. We also had a video booth which has left us a lovely memento.
 
What’s the best bit of advice you could offer a future bride?

Don’t share too much about your plans, then people don’t have their input or have a clue on the day it was meant to happen if it didn’t.

Now the wedding day is over, is there anything that you regret spending money on?

Nope

Did you stick to your budget?
Didn’t really have one but under £6k for 70 day, 100 evening all the dresses and hair and the grooms suits plus the hotel for us, Gran and a cousin and all the extras I mention seems fine to me.

Finally, other than marrying the person you love - what was your favourite thing about your wedding day?
Having loads of people we love celebrating with us and enjoying an amazing day. The bar man even bought the groom a drink because it was such a lovely crowd – I think they were tipping him!

Our first dance still gets talked about too. Darren went and spoke to the DJ, who then announced the groom had changed the music. It went into 40 second of Slipknots ‘Devil and I’ with Darren head banging and me trying to look shocked and upset! Then 40 seconds of 15th century dance music we got into a ballroom hold for. At that point Darren pretended his legs had gone and there was a record scratch and the music changed to the conga, Darren led off, with me behind and the pre warned bridesmaids and we got the whole room up……..very us!

Ruth, your wedding day sounds so lovely and it's lovely to hear you don't regret spending money on anything too. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Monday, 2 October 2017

The Wedding Days Q&A #5

Welcome to my blog series 'The Wedding Days' where other couples (some bloggers, some non bloggers) share details about their big day by answering some questions. I LOVE weddings and seeing a few photos too! I'm really missing the planning of our big day which you can read about here where I've answered these questions about our own wedding *here*. So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this series too. If you want to get involved and share your wedding day with us too then email me on mummymemories2013@gmail.com

This week we have Liz telling us about her wedding day this year - a week before mine in a beautiful venue, I am loving all this colour, looks fantastic together!
Tell us a little bit about you and where you met your husband/wife? (include the proposal story if you want to) We met through mutual friends on the world’s most awkward blind double-date. The moment we were alone together though, everything clicked into place and we didn’t stop talking. Four and a half years later and we still haven’t stopped.


Where was the big day and when was it?

Our wedding and reception was held at Bassmead Manor Barns in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 18th March 2017, a year to the day after we were engaged.  The ceremony was in the stunningly restored, 200 year-old “Rickety Barn”.

What did the Bride wear (where did you get your dress, what were your accessories, colour theme, flowers, shoes?) A dress by Mark Lesley from Stunning Bridal in Northampton, shoes personally customised by Shoenique in bright colours with the bouquet flowers painted on them, as well as our cat’s paw prints. Earrings were tanzanite,  a small tribute to an incredible experience I had volunteering in Tanzania five years ago,  and the colourful spring flowers were by Dana Young Flowers.
What did the Groom wear? (did you hire suits? Were they the same as best man?) The groom, his two brothers and the father of the bride wore beautiful dark blue suits purchased from Abington’s in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire – the quality and service was exceptional. Waistcoats and accessories were hired, and I particularly loved the grey tweed waistcoats, which gave a softer, less formal edge to the suits.
The wedding party? (did you have bridesmaids/flower girls/page boys and what did they wear?)
My three bridesmaids wore Coast dresses called “Juliette”, in three different colours. All of the wedding party wore different colours and it really enhanced the bright and colourful feel of the day.
Did you have evening entertainment? (include little extras like sweet tables ect) We had Strobe Disco Roadshow as a DJ, with some stunning venue lighting. Evening food was wood-fired pizza, a popcorn cart (popcorn is my absolute favourite!) a selection of cocktails and a drum of beer bottles. We also had a photobooth, and of course cake!
What’s the best bit of advice you could offer a future bride? Try not to obsess over your weight and/or appearance too much beforehand. Life is too short, you are beautiful how you are and there is absolutely no point in making yourself miserable in the run-up to your wedding.
Now the wedding day is over, is there anything that you regret spending money on? Not at all! The only thing I wish is that we had spent a little more on the photobooth, as the quality could have been a little better – you couldn’t see the pictures you were taking on the screen at all, although it did make for some entertaining pictures
Did you stick to your budget? Not in the slightest! We had a rough “idea” of how much we thought we would spend when we first were engaged, but more than trebled that figure. We were comfortable with what we spent though.
Finally, other than marrying the person you love - what was your favourite thing about your wedding day? It is so hard to chose just one thing, but the colours really made it special for me – the flowers in their lorry centrepieces (my husband is passionate about lorries), the hanging lanterns in the reception barn, the beautiful bridesmaids dresses.

Thank you for taking part Liz, your wedding looked beautiful! I love all the colours, the outfits and everything worked so well together. The venue is stunning and sounds like you had your dream wedding day! You are right, life is too short. You were a beautiful bride, congratulations!

You can find Liz on twitter and Instagram on @llcornall

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Monday, 25 September 2017

The Wedding Days Q&A #4

Welcome to my blog series 'The Wedding Days' where other couples (some bloggers, some non bloggers) share details about their big day by answering some questions. I LOVE weddings and seeing a few photos too! I'm really missing the planning of our big day which you can read about here where I've answered these questions about our own wedding *here*. So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this series too. If you want to get involved and share your wedding day with us too then email me on mummymemories2013@gmail.com

Today we have Nicola who blog at Mummy To Dex telling us about her wedding day to her husband Neil!

Tell us a little bit about you and where you met your husband/wife? (include the proposal story if you want to)

I met Neil in Leeds Festival in 2010. My friend and I were camping and were rudely awoken by a chair being thrown at our heads. When we went to investigate we found a very intoxicated man and his friend who was very apologetic. We spent the day with this pair and later on their friend Neil came to join them. That was the moment I met my husband! We did long distance for two years, got engaged in Cairns, Australia then moved in together in 2012. Two years later we tied the knot.
Where was the big day and when was it?
The big day was in my hometown Denbigh in North Wales on April 5th 2014. We had a church service in St Marcella’s followed by a wedding breakfast and evening do at Faenol Fawr in Bodelwyddan.
What did the Bride wear (where did you get your dress, what were your accessories, colour theme, flowers, shoes?)

I wore a white dress which I purchased from Wedding Belles in Llandudno along with a chapel length veil. My shoes were by Benjamin Adams, although they didn’t stay on for long!
We had a travel theme to our day. The tables were named after cities we had visited; we had Bangkok, Sydney, Barcelona, Marrakesh to name a few. The centrepieces were hot air balloons stacked on top of travel books and the favours were world globe cake pops. We had a table with a vintage suitcase for people to leave us messages on old postcards I bought from eBay and our guestbook was a vintage world atlas.
What did the Groom wear? (did you hire suits? Were they the same as best man?)
The groom hired suits from Moss Bros and they accessorised them with teal cravats.
The wedding party? (did you have bridesmaids/flowers girls/page boys and what did they wear?)

The bridesmaids wore teal dresses by Dessy. Each had their own style to suit their figure which I loved. My flower girl wore a white dress from John Lewis.
Did you have evening entertainment? (include little extras like sweet tables ect)
 
We had a DJ (who didn’t follow my playlist, urgh!) and a buffet. I spent most of the evening outside chatting and drinking! In between the wedding breakfast and evening do, there was a period of about two hours, so my Uncle hosted a quiz which went down really well. It was also the Grand National that day so my brother-in-law hosted a sweep which was great fun.

What’s the best bit of advice you could offer a future bride?
Get a fantastic photographer; it’s worth spending the money, so that you have memories of your special day. It goes by so fast; it’s hard to keep up with what is going on. One of my favourite memories is going to the castle between the ceremony and wedding breakfast giving Neil and I a bit of time to soak in being man and wife.

Now the wedding day is over, is there anything that you regret spending money on?
Inviting lots of people to the evening do. I think only 15 turned up!
 
Did you stick to your budget?
No, we over spent by about 3 or 4 thousand, but that was probably our honeymoon to Thailand which I really splurged on. Food was definitely the biggest expense but it was gorgeous.
Finally, other than marrying the person you love - what was your favourite thing about your wedding day?
Spending time with family I hadn’t seen for so long and seeing them so happy to see each other.

Thank you so much for taking part Nicola, your wedding day looked beautiful! Your dress was one that I had ripped out of a magazine and stuck in my wedding planner! Looked stunning. You went wedding dress shopping in my favourite place! Llandudno was my childhood holiday destination, my parents lived there before I was born too. Our husbands picked very similar outfits! I love the traditional look.

You can find Nicola on twitter too - @mummytodex and don't forget to check out her blog mummytodex.com
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Monday, 18 September 2017

The Wedding Days Q&A #3

Welcome to my blog series 'The Wedding Days' where other couples (some bloggers, some non bloggers) share details about their big day by answering some questions. I LOVE weddings and seeing a few photos too! I'm really missing the planning of our big day which you can read about here where I've answered these questions about our own wedding *here*. So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this series too. If you want to get involved and share your wedding day with us too then email me on mummymemories2013@gmail.com and I'll keep this going for as long as I've got posts to publish. Hopefully a new post every Monday :)

Today we have Sarah who blogs at Casual Gamer Mum and you can find her on twitter too at @causalgamermum 
Tell us a little bit about you and where you met your husband/wife? (include the proposal story if you want to)I'm Sarah, a Danish language student and parent. I live in Denmark but I'm originally from the UK. I met my Danish husband on a computer game called World of Warcraft. We first made contact on a forum then played the game together. After visiting one another, I moved to Denmark to live with him.
 
There wasn't a proposal as such. We weren't planning to marry so soon, but with dreaded Brexit looming, we decided to simply go and get it done in order for our family to have a little more security. I know it doesn't sound romantic, but we still had a wonderful wedding day and we love each other immensely.
 
Where was the big day and when was it?
 
We married on September 30th, 2016. We chose to marry in Ribe, Denmark's oldest Viking town. It's a charming place with plenty of history. Since my husband and I have a keen interest in history, it was an ideal location for us. We married in Det Gamle Rådhus (The Old Town Hall), a gorgeous old building.

What did the Bride wear (where did you get your dress, what were your accessories, colour theme, flowers, shoes?)
Budget was an important factor in our wedding day. We didn't have much money to spend. I wanted an outfit that I could easily wear again. I bought the whole outfit from ASOS for a steal at £50!
I wore a short chiffon dress in ivory, some nude tights and peach suede flat shoes for comfort, as we'd be wandering around the town after the ceremony. Accessories included a glittery headband and a hot pink clutch bag. I chose not to hold a bouquet due to practical reasons. I had a colour theme in mind for myself. I was inspired by peach and pink.

What did the Groom wear?
 
Comfort was key. My husband purchased his outfit online. He wore a light blue long-sleeved shirt, beige chinos and black leather shoes. Simple, but smart too.

The wedding party?
Nobody was invited to our wedding so we didn't have a wedding party. If I did have a wedding party, I'd want them to wear what they wanted, but fitting into the chosen colour scheme.

Did you have evening entertainment?
 
We went to a grill restaurant in Esbjerg. We treated ourselves to the 'all inclusive' deal which meant we could have unlimited drinks, even including champagne!

What’s the best bit of advice you could offer a future bride?
 
I know this is said a lot by people, but make sure your wedding is what you and your partner want. Don't give into pressure. You may only get one shot at it, so do it your way.
 
I'm actually on my second marriage. My wedding to my first husband wasn't what I actually wanted after all. It was too fancy and mainly for the guests' benefit. My second wedding was much more my 'thing'.

Now the wedding day is over, is there anything that you regret spending money on?
Not much money was spent, so I have no regrets.

Did you stick to your budget? Finally, other than marrying the person you love - what was your favourite thing about your wedding day?
We stuck to a small, decent budget. The budget was a bit lower because I didn't have a bouquet.
 
My favourite thing about my wedding day was being able to relax and not stress out. We didn't have a set plan after the ceremony and brunch. It was nice to simply wander around, visit the local Viking museum, then eat ice cream and Belgian waffles at the ice cream parlour. Total bliss!

 
 
Thank you Sarah, it was lovely reading about your wedding day! It's lovely to see how everyone's wedding days are so different. I completely agree with you, it's important to make sure your wedding day is what you want and it sounds like you made your day just what you wanted it to be. I love that you can wear your wedding outfits again too - I think I'd get weird looks if I was seen out in mine :( I love wearing my wedding shoes out though :) @causalgamermum
 
 
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Chocolate Sprinkle Stix by John Adams - review

Today we got an exciting delivery from John Adams - one of our favourite toy brands, it's a brand new food craft product called Chocolate Sprinkle Stix. It's designed to let kids aged 6+ to create their own chocolate sprinkle stix treats! In the box was also some chocolate for melting, sprinkles and breadsticks. I also had some free from chocolate buttons too so Isabelle could get involved as well (she's got cows milk protein allergy but that doesn't stop her having a chocolate treat with this cool toy!). A cool new allergy friendly treat idea if you adapt it a little - for gluten free, you can get free from bread sticks too and suitable sprinkles. These have wheat in but Isabelle can tolerate wheat now.

I didn't tell Oliver that we were getting this and as soon as he saw it he said he has seen it before and wanted it. quoting "sprinkle stix's, sprinkle stix's, melt the chocolate and dip!" - he must have seen it on tv?! Anyway - Why wouldn't he want it? Kids love cool things like this and treats too. It's kept them quite for ages this afternoon, ok they may not eat all their dinner today though - oops!





The Chocolate Sprinkle Stix lets you make your own bite sized treats at home, quickly and very straightforward to use. So easy to put together and very simple to follow instructions included. Safely melt your chocolate using hot water from the tap! At first I thought yeah right - how's that going to melt some chocolate? But this clever little toy does just that - safely without boiling water! I did add a little extra warm water from the kettle that had been boiled a while before because we were short on time.
Dip your breadsticks into the melted chocolate so that the sprinkles will stick to it creating your yummy treat.

Finally it's time to pour in your sprinkles for the impressive sprinkle blast!

This toy is so much better than I originally thought it would be! I'm impressed.

The children both loved it and had lots of fun. Oliver is age 8 and Isabelle is 3 - she's used to playing with toys for older children because she's got a big brother and it's impossible to keep her away from his toys. She needed a little bit of help but actually it is so easy to use she was just fine using it too!

Requires 2 x AA batteries for the sprinkle blast to work.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this toy to anyone else, it would be an ideal gift for Christmas too and I'd happily buy it for someone as a present.




Move over cake pop machine that's now redundant in my kitchen because I don't have to go to so much effort now for my children to have a chocolatey sprinkle treat, in fact with this they can even do it themselves - yay!





*Please note that we were sent this item in exchange for our honest thoughts!*

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Plan A Themed Birthday Party That Your Child Will Remember Forever

We all remember our best birthdays. It could have been when you hit double figures for the first time, and you ran downstairs at the crack of dawn to find an exquisitely wrapped Gameboy complete with an official case and Tetris. Nothing has ever come close to that birthday. When you’re a child, your birthday holds more significance, and you place a huge emphasis on the party, the food, and the entertainment. As a parent, you want to provide your child with memorable experiences and what better way to do this than to throw a themed birthday party. Take a look at these celebration ideas to inspire your party planning.

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For The Comic Book Fan

Lots of boys and girls like to think of themselves as the next superhero. What with Marvel and DC comics bringing out multiple films every year, popular culture is rife with Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. If your child’s reading book of choice at bedtime is a comic, it might pay to plan a superhero themed party. The dress policy could be heroes and villains, the cake could be in the shape of your child’s favourite character, and you could set up a sleepover night complete with an Avengers movie marathon.

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For The Mad Scientist

As your little darlings grow up, they become more curious and want to know more about the world around them. Whether their obsession is mini beasts, chemistry experiments or space, you could immerse your child in a scientific theme. Set the playroom up like a science lab, complete with party food that has morphed into science experiments. You could make jelly in brain moulds and place fruit cordial in test tubes. To take the theme even further, purchase one of the many cool science kits available for your little mad scientist’s birthday present. You could opt for a kit that concentrates on plants, the human body or making a live volcano. Give your child a white lab coat and see their face light up as you reveal their party theme.

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For The Sports Enthusiast

Whether your child loves athletics, cycling or football, you can create an active birthday party theme for your mini Wayne Rooney or little Laura Trott. This theme lends itself to particularly good weather, so if your child is blessed with being born in the summer months, you can utilise your garden. Set up some races, games and active challenges to add a level of competition to the party. If the weather is not so balmy, think about venturing to a local trampoline park for a bouncy day out or head down to your nearest indoor athletics track for your relays.

We have only touched upon the hundreds of possible themes that you could select for a celebration. A themed birthday party is one of the best ways of ensuring that a birthday lingers in your child’s memory for many years to come. Coupled with a thoughtful gift, a delicious cake and being surrounded by family and friends, your child will feel your unconditional love and appreciate all of your efforts when planning for his or her big day.


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The Weddings Days Q&A #2

Welcome to my blog series 'The Wedding Days' where other couples (some bloggers, some non bloggers) share details about their big day by answering some questions. I LOVE weddings and seeing a few photos too! I'm really missing the planning of our big day which you can read about here where I've answered these questions about our own wedding *here*. So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this series too. If you want to get involved and share your wedding day with us too then email me on mummymemories2013@gmail.com

Today we have Emma - who I grew up living next door to! I remember like it was yesterday being told off for sneaking through the hedges instead of walking the long way round. My mum still lives next door to her parents who are lovely and Emma is who told me about my own wedding photographer!
 
Tell us a little bit about you and where you met your husband/wife? (include the proposal story if you want to)

My name's Emma and I'm 31. I met my husband online. He proposed on my 29th birthday by doing an indoor picnic (it was raining outside) and putting my ring on the hand of a m&m on a m&m birthday cake.

Where was the big day and when was it?

We married on 21st May 2016 at The De vere Hunton park.

What did the Bride wear (where did you get your dress, what were your accessories, colour theme, flowers, shoes?)

I wore an ivory princess style wedding dress. Brought it from Anns bridal in Leighton buzzard. I didn't have many accessories just a fingertip length veil and a silver bracelet. My shoes were ivory satin brought by my mum. My colour was Cadbury purple.


What did the Groom wear? (did you hire suits? Were they the same as best man?)

My husband wore a dark grey suit with ivory waist coat and ivory cravat. We hired all our groomsmen suits. The groomsmen wore the same suit but with a slightly different colour waist coat and a purple cravat.

The wedding party? (did you have bridesmaids/flowers girls/page boys and what did they wear?)

I had 2 bridesmaids in purple chiffon dresses and 2 flower girls in ivory dresses.

Did you have evening entertainment? (include little extras like sweet tables ect)

We had a dj for evening entertainment and also had a popcorn machine and sweets.

Now the wedding day is over, is there anything that you regret spending money on?

I don't regret spending anything on the wedding day. I feel like I didn't have anything that wasn't necessary.

Did you stick to your budget?
We got as close as possible.

Finally, other than marrying the person you love - what was your favourite thing about your wedding day?
 
Wearing the dress of my dreams and feeling amazing.

Thanks Emma for sharing your wedding day with us, the photos are beautiful and you looked amazing too. There's so many bits that remind me of our wedding, the perfume you wore and the flower girl dresses to name just a few!

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