Category: Bride To Be

Elle - Best Day Ever
7 Mar 2014

Elle’s Bridal Diary: The Best Day Ever – my thoughts of our wedding day

I cannot believe it’s been more than a month since I walked down that sandy aisle to a new life with my Bear. It was the perfect day. Not perfect in the sense that nothing went wrong, not in the least, but perfect ...

The Final Countdown
20 Jan 2014

Elle’s Bridal Diary: The Final Countdown

It's the Final Countdown - Cue the dramatic music, drum rolls and fireworks. The last week before the wedding is bound to be filled with euphoria on the highest levels. Just as the engagement has flown by, so will this ...

You Are Loved
17 Jan 2014

Elle’s Bridal Diary: You Are Loved

The days are flying by and we are steadily moving towards our big day. And just in case I lose track of the countdown my beautiful friends, who will be standing by my side on that day, prepared a box full of treats to ...

Money and Time
13 Jan 2014

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Making it work – Money and Time

They say there are a few things you’ll never have enough of while planning a wedding: Money and Time. Well, here and there we cheated the money bit. As for time, we would have to agree, you definitely don’t have ...

Well Groomed - Interview with the Groom
7 Jan 2014

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Well Groomed – Interview with the Groom

Well Groomed - Interview with the Groom: I thought we could start 2014 with something a little different. You’ve heard so much about our wedding and you’ve heard it all from me, I thought it was time you heard a ...

A Family Affair
23 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: It’s A Family Affair

I am blessed to have been part of and grow up as part of a big, noisy family. As mentioned in my previous post, my mother has been a rock throughout our preparation for our big day. Today I’d like to share with you ...

Mother of the Bride
18 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Mother of the Bride

Growing up as the only daughter and sister in our home I am unashamedly a daddy’s girl. It is with little surprise that I expect water works in full supply the day he walks me down the aisle as he did the day my Bear ...

Shall We Dance
9 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Shall We Dance?

My friends have quoted me as saying “dancing is my life” and while this may have been a broad, wild statement, dancing is a big part of who I am. My Bear says it’s one of the things he loves about me and we have ...

Mismatched Bridesmaids
2 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Mismatched Bridesmaids

I have written about my bridesmaids on two occasions already but please bare with me as I write about them again – they really are my favourite ladies. This time, I would like to tell you a bit about the mismatched ...

Stop and Take a Break
25 Nov 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Stop and Take a Break

Stop and take a break while planning your wedding - I write this post after enjoying a spontaneous sunset walk with my Bear. It was while we were walking, taking in our pretty surroundings chatting about nothing in ...

Wedding Hair Ideas
18 Nov 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Hairs and Graces – Wedding Hair Ideas

I am not one for rules; I always believed that you should be motivated by more than simply fear of punishment or fear of judgement. I believe you should be motivated by love, passion and even a dream. I apply this ...

Wedding Favours
11 Nov 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Do Me A Wedding Favour

Wedding favours are increasingly popular and some believe it to be an absolute necessity. I personally see it as another opportunity for you as bridal couple to share a bit of your personality and story in a fun and ...

Lessons From A Wedding Guest
4 Nov 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Lessons From A Wedding Guest

As many photographers will have you know ‘tis the season to get married. Wedding season is in full swing and I was blessed to witness the unions of some special people this October. As our special day is less than 90 ...

Marriage Preparation Course
28 Oct 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Our Marriage Preparation Course

While preparing for your wedding day may be the most exciting time of your life, preparing for your marriage may be the most crucial. I think there may the temptation to get caught in the details of the big day and ...

Glorious Wedding Food
21 Oct 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Food, Glorious Wedding Food

Nom, nom nom … my favourite words and to be honest, one of my favourite pastimes. I love eating! I love cooking. I love food. My Bear and I love food and we enjoy creating and discovering flavours whether it is at a ...

Wedding Invitation Inspiration
14 Oct 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Tips, Ideas and Wedding Invitation Inspiration - I have read that the invitation to your wedding is easily the most important element of your big day as this is the guest’s first impression of the bridal couple. While ...

No Stress For The Wedding Dress
7 Oct 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: No Stress For The Wedding Dress

I’m no girly girl and shopping sprees do not excite me. The only shoes I collect are used either for trail running or dancing. Hence my expectation that shopping for a wedding dress would be the toughest part of ...

You Don’t Have To Do It all Yourself
30 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: You Don’t Have To Do It all Yourself

I would like to start this week’s post with a confession: I don’t like help. There, I said it. Now, hands up those of you who enjoy being helped. Mmmm, didn’t think so. Many of us do not enjoy admitting that we ...

My Turn To Propose
23 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: My Turn To Propose

It was my turn to propose - In my previous post I introduced you to my half of our wedding party and shared with you why I asked them to be part of our special day. To follow on with that, I thought I would share with ...

Of Maids and Men
16 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Of Maids and Men

Almost immediately after the Bear slipped this beautiful ring on my finger and we did our dance of joy I was filled with elation at the thought of choosing the ladies who would stand by my side the day I say, “I ...