General wedding musings · Wedding to-do list

Ticking off the to-do list – 18 weeks to go

First things first, I found out this week that our wedding venue is going to be hosting The Vintage Wedding Festival on 22 November, and I am excited. It's billed as offering the best wedding services for the unique, creative and vintage-loving bride, and on a good day, I like to think I'm all three.… Continue reading Ticking off the to-do list – 18 weeks to go

Wedding beauty · wedding hair

Time for a (hair and make up) trial – 23 weeks to go

One of my favourite beauty salons - no, actually, one of my favourite places - in the world is Dollie Mixtures in Hitchin. Run by sisters Sarah and Hayley, it's all about vintage inspired loveliness (just look at the decor - the photos, the chaise longue!) but just as important is their emphasis on body… Continue reading Time for a (hair and make up) trial – 23 weeks to go

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Fun at Twinwood – 24 weeks to go

This week marks six months to go until our wedding, a thought which simultaneously thrills and terrifies me. We celebrated by attending the wedding of two very lovely friends, where well-meaning guests nudged us good-naturedly and said "Ooo, yours next!", little realising that I feel as though we've planned next to nothing and am beginning to… Continue reading Fun at Twinwood – 24 weeks to go

Wedding venue

We’ve found our venue! Take two – 26 weeks to go

Lights, camera, action! Let's take it from the top! The venue search is in the can, people! As you may have guessed from the movie-related sayings, one - I'm hilarious, and two - our new wedding venue has a Hollywood theme. Or, more accurately, a Pinewood theme. We'll be getting married at Heatherden Hall, in… Continue reading We’ve found our venue! Take two – 26 weeks to go

Wedding fashion

What to wear to a vintage wedding: Lady Vintage – 45 weeks to go

Happy Easter one and all! I hope you've had a wonderful day, whether it means church, family or something else entirely to you. I'm sure many of you will either be working your way through your Easter eggs, or teetering on the edge of a sugar coma, and don't want to listen to me prattling… Continue reading What to wear to a vintage wedding: Lady Vintage – 45 weeks to go

Wedding theme

A passionate defence of why a wedding theme doesn’t have to be hearts and flowers – 50 weeks to go

***SPOILER ALERT - THIS POST CONTAINS DETAILS ON THE WEDDING VENUE*** My lovely Auntie (she really is lovely) said to me over Christmas, "You're getting married the day before Valentine's day - your theme should be hearts and flowers!" I smiled politely and said we'd see, but I think she might be disappointed, what with… Continue reading A passionate defence of why a wedding theme doesn’t have to be hearts and flowers – 50 weeks to go

General wedding musings

My lovely, quirky wedding: An introduction – 52 weeks to go

Oh hello there, hi! Welcome to my shiny, new, wedding-related blog. My name's Carrie-Ann and I'm an almost-30 year old (typing that surprises me - I'm still trying to decide which GCSEs to take), slightly neurotic bride-to-be, obsessed with all things vintage, with a fiancĂ© (otherwise known as The Boy) who is obsessed with all… Continue reading My lovely, quirky wedding: An introduction – 52 weeks to go