We have had a super busy weekend. with a family wedding on the Saturday and a Birthday meal to celebrate Grandma’s ‘special’ Birthday.
of course each new wedding deserves a full set of new outfits. Here we are in our glad rags. Little Miss is wearing a fab super girly pink dress all the way from Macy’s in New York and a cardi from Ted Baker. Little Mr is wearing a next suit and a great navy tie with dogs on. He is in his socks in these picture as he was refusing to wear his shoes, he ended up going to the wedding in his red canvas shoes. They did look cute and though!
First stop was the church for the wedding ceromony. I didnt take any pictures outside as unfortunately it was throuwing it down so we were dashing to the car with toddler, baby and all the pariphanlia that acompanies them too.
The reception was held at a quaint village hall that had been decorated to perfection. It looked amazing and was a true testemant to all the hard work and attention to detail that had been put in.
What wedding is complete without your own Oscar Style family selfie.
We thought that the tash and eyebrows rather suited Uncle Ben and would be rather suited to 70’s ‘adult’ films!
Since Little Miss was asleep when we took the first selfie we did our own mini one with her.
We were also treated to a visit from an ice-cream van, it was delicious. Little Mr absolutely adored the photo booth too. I think he must have been on most peoples pictures. We had a few goes ourselves too.
The beautiful Bride and Groom during their first dance.
On the Sunday we headed to a lovely restaurant for a family meal.
If Carlsberg made weekends…
Now I am a little old fashioned when it comes to weddings and gifts, I much prefer to give a gift than a voucher or money and I am not really a fan of being told what to buy through a gift list either. So for our most recent wedding I made up a simple hamper with some hand crafted labels. One of my favourite purchases for my craft stash was a letter stamp set. I have used it countless times and love the effect it creates.
I chose luggage labels to stamp on for this gift to give a shabby chic, vintage feel. We were a little limited on budget as along with travel, outfits, hotel plus two more weddings and the fact we are now living on one wage, but I think we managed to pull off a presentable and thoughtful gift.
I chose a smallish basket, it was smaller than I needed but that stopped me buying more to fill it with. As soon as I saw the date block I knew I had to have it as I liked the idea of setting the date to their wedding day. I also packed the hamper with old fashioned sweets, a candle, prosecco (switched at the last minute as the bride doesn’t drink wine), a photo frame, plus crafty things for their children.
As the bride and groom already have 3 children I wanted to give them something that they could all have a part of hence the crafty things and sweets.
Ideally I would have wrapped this with cellophane however there was a severe shortage the day I went shopping and so tissue paper it was. I finished with ribbon and a Just married slate heart. I personalised this with there wedding date and wrote a message on the back too.
Now I have to think of something creative for the next wedding?!
Last weekend we travelled all the way to Sunny Suffolk for a family wedding. We travelled down on the morning of the wedding arriving in plenty of time to get ready changed into our glad rags.
The weather was perfect and the sun shone brightly the whole day long. Little Mr and Little Miss were just fantastic all day as weddings can be a long day for all involved. There were quite a few children at the wedding and it was lovely to see them all run around together and enjoy the day.
I love weddings, from the ceremony to the food to the disco, but I think once you have had your own no one else’s compares really.
What is your favourite part of a wedding? Do you have any coming up?
We are lucky enough to have been invited to a few weddings this year. So I thought I would share our first round of outfits.
My dress is from the Prettydresscompany.com. I love the colour of the dress. It is made from quite a stiff fabric which helps hide Mummy lumps and bumps, especially important since it is quite figure hugging.
My shoes are from Next and were a last minute purchase really (because the hubby offered to buy me them) as I had some nude ones but fancied a splash of colour albeit a very muted splash. I treated myself to the white leather bag also from Next which will get lots of use over Summer.
He wore a brand new suit from Hugo Boss. It was bought on a recent trip to the Trafford Centre for a small fortune but looks great. I think it’s a great colour and is a huge treat as he is unlikely to be able to buy one like this again over the next few years.
His shoes are from Ted Baker. They were a present for our tenth anniversary (together not married). You cant actually see them on any of these pictures but they are lovely brown brogues.
Little Mr has a smashing little number from Next. I knew I wanted to dress him in red socks to stand out against the suit. I chose a pair of shoes from the Little Bird range, which I adore and used red laces.
Little ‘Miss is wearing a cream dress with a lacy overlay from French Connection. She wore the dress with frilly knickers. I omitted the vest and socks as it was so hot.