I have love-hate feelings about Halloween, I’m never sure whether I really like it or not. I love the pumpkins, the colours, the feelings of festivities, but I’m not so keen on the plastic tat that fills the shops. With my personal feelings out of the way, I wanted to acknowledge the day in some way – I considered doing a round-up of gorgeous pumpkin inspiration, but there are lots of other blogs who’ve done this well in the past week I decided I would probably just be repeating it all.
I know it’s rather late to be posting, but I just wanted to share a few words and pictures on this very exciting night. Tomorrow is my 5th birthday party – no, not myself, but for The Natural Wedding Company. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that during March we celebrated 5 years since the website launched with loads of wonderful offers and competitions, if this is your first visit then welcome!
Tomorrow I have 11 lovely guests – all readers of The Natural Wedding Company blog and girls who have used the directory to help plan their wedding. Some of them are brides-to-be in the midst of planning their weddings, others like myself are recently married – one only just got married yesterday!
I have a huge desire to throw a party, a party like our wedding – one where I can spend ages dreaming up and creating all the little details, perhaps one without the stress of saying ‘I do’ in the middle of it. Planning a wedding is such an exciting time, I miss it and am naturally on the hunt for the next celebration I can throw a party for.
I am a great collector and hoarder of old finds, perhaps you are too, and I especially like finding new and unusual uses for them – whether it be around my house or for my wedding, or any other celebration. I love this idea of using an old muffin tin to display things – I was really keen to do fairycake decorating for the kids at our wedding (it didn’t happen), and I think this muffin tin idea would have been a fun way to put out the different toppings. It looks like sugar has been used to anchor the flags with the description of each ingredient, another simple but fitting idea.
When we planned our wedding we really found that we wanted it to be an extension of our lives, albeit a bit more glamorous and how I would like to be living, so I love any ideas that bring a homely feel to your wedding.
Last night I was lucky enough to have an invite to the Love My Dress Summer Soiree in Newcastle. My outfit included painful but gorgeous peeptoe shoes, the first ever pair of patent leather shoes I’ve ever owned! I always wanted them when I was little but was never allowed them.
Mark and I drove together and ate a glamorous dinner at Little Chef. The party was held at the BALTIC Centre and was full of gorgeous people in equally gorgeous outfits. We drank cocktails, munched our way through scrummy cake pops and shoe-shaped biscuits, watched an incredible burlesque performance, and took some bad photos in the photobooth.
If you’re looking for an incredible wedding venue with a difference, look no future than the stunning giant tepees from PapaKåta. They are holding a Spring Open Weekend on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2011.
Held at Escrick Park Estate outside York, there will be a chance to view these magical wedding spaces between 10am and 4pm. Having seen these giant Kata tents in the flesh myself, I would highly recommend a visit if you are considering them for your wedding. You can’t help but be wooed by the fantastic atmosphere these spaces create when inside them.
Venue: Escrick Park Estate, Escrick, YO19 6EA.
I can’t believe that my hen party was nearly two weeks ago now – where does the time go! It was organised by two friends of mine, with a lovely lunch and afternoon tea, but the main part was a gorgeous woodland walk before having hot chocolate with marshmallows in a bell tent deep in the wood. It was perfect.
A big thank you to May and Jane for organising it, and to my friends Maria, Sophia, Kate and my mom and sister Izzy for coming to share the afternoon with me. It was lovely knowing nothing about what was planned, and a really special way to celebrate getting married.
PapaKåta – the specialist in hiring out the giant teepee Kata tents – are holding a Spring Open Weekend in York so that you can see for yourself these stunning and magical party spaces.
Ideal for weddings, parties or events, the Kata tents will be set up at Escrick Park Estate outside York on 16th and 17th April 2011.
The Open Weekend runs from 10am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday – don’t miss your opportunity to see these unique venue spaces set up for yourself.