Category: Lauren

Lauren and Vaughan Tie The Knot
21 Nov 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Advice From A Newly-Wed

As a woman who’s been married for over two weeks, I can honestly say I’m loving it.  All the wedding planning, the stress and exhaustion are more than worth it and we were blessed with a magical day. Here are a few ...

lauren-vaughan
12 Nov 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Wedding Of A Lifetime

It was a warm Franschhoek Saturday and I arrived in a garden with a tall canopy of trees and a sense of anticipation in the air. I had just spent ten minutes in the car with my nervous Dad and the driver whilst ...

dear-bride-to-be
1 Nov 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Letter To A Bride To Be Right Before The Wedding

To all brides who’ve gone before me, I’m sure you can testify to the fact that exhausted and frazzled are two key words you may have described yourself as in the week before your wedding.  Most people tell me how ...

lauren-8-sleeps
26 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Few Realisations 8 Sleeps Before The Wedding

With only eight sleeps to the wedding, my excitement grows, my energy wanes and bank balance resembles a balloon that’s just been pricked with a pin.  There’s a pop and all air escapes at a scary rate.  Whilst I ...

lauren-picnic
19 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Essentials Three Weeks Before The Wedding

Even though it’s only three weeks until I finally get to marry my dream man, I don’t this fact has full hit me. Strangely enough, I am more at peace now that I was a few weeks ago.  Gone is the frantic panic, ...

seating-plan
12 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Who To Seat Where At The Wedding?

Amongst the tricky tasks of wedding planning comes the bitter sweet table seating chart which needs to be assembled once all your RSVP’s have come through. There are many approaches one can take when setting out into ...

behind-the-first-dance
4 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Behind The Scenes Of The First Dance

Amidst the flurry of finalising flowers, dropping invites off around the peninsula and running around like headless chickens, time spent in the dance studio together feels like a holiday. Now as a couple, you may have ...

engagement-shoot-01
28 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: How To Have An Engagement Shoot You’ll Both Love

Amidst dealing with psychotic graphic designers who continually sabotage our invites (true story), people having random meltdowns and the possibility of you popping a blood vessel, an engagement shoot is like a breath ...

maid-of-honour
19 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 3 Things I Learnt As A Maid Of Honour

This weekend my cousin got married.  She has grown up beside me as a younger sister, so it felt like I was the one giving her away.  It was a beautiful spring day and one filled with many surreal moments, emotions and ...

Lauren engagement shoot
13 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: My highlights and lowlights of wedding planning

Whilst there are no down sides to being engaged to my beautiful man, there are certainly aspects of wedding planning that may drive you to stick your head in the sand, take a sabbatical in misty mountains where wedding ...

registry-planning
7 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 3 Questions I Have On Wedding Planning

So you would imagine that a bridal blog would be filled with great advice, helpful tips and funny stories of couples trying to plan their pending matrimony and lives together.  Whilst I love to share some of the gems ...

save-the-date
29 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 4 Reasons Save-the-Dates Could Save You

All I can say is thank goodness for save-the-dates! Back in my parent’s day, no one would’ve known what these were and just sent out invites to all their guests. Now, I’m not entirely sure what we would have done ...

first-dance
23 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Wedding Entertainment or Musical Extravaganza?

I am a fervent lover of performing arts, the stage and dancing.  I have danced my entire lifetime and love a bit of razzle, glitz and a spotlight.  Ballet still moves me deeply and dancing stirs something inside me ...

succulents
17 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Stalker Of Succulents

This is not the first time I found myself hunting down something wedding-related along the West Coast.  Months ago it was a wedding venue and this past weekend it was succulents.  Not just any succulent, a particular ...

order-of-service
10 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Few Things You May Forget Whilst Planning Your Wedding

As the wedding date draws ever nearer, we have found ourselves slacking in the preparation stakes somewhat. And that really is ok. Trying to prepare, plan and orchestrate consistently for six months may kill you.  So ...

honeymoon-planning
3 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Why Planning a Honeymoon is Way More Fun Than Planning Your Wedding

Now some wedding guides will list who should pay for what, precisely what you should’ve planned each month before the wedding and whose responsibility it is to organise the honeymoon, rehearsal dinner and anything up ...

bride-to-be-needs
26 Jul 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Few Things Every Bride To Be Needs

My fiancé is very good at pointing out the difference between my wants and needs.  And as a bride to be I will admit that one may often need some clarification. Whilst no one truly needs a five tier cake, a ...

surviving-bridal-pressure
19 Jul 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: How to Survive Bridal Pressure

Your mom wants Uncle Basil to sing at the wedding, Aunty Dot wants her darling daughter to be a bridesmaid and your grandma insists that her favourite blooms will be perfect for your bouquet.  Whilst planning a ...

engagement-bubbly
13 Jul 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 3 Things You’ll Never Have Enough Of When Planning A Wedding

No matter how long your engagement, the location of your wedding or the number of guests, there are some things you’ll always yearn for more of. 1. Time If you’ve had a long engagement then you may procrastinate ...

lauren-dress-01
5 Jul 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: The Magical Wedding Dress Moment

There is something so magical about trying on a wedding dress for the first time.  I don’t recall ever dreaming about it as a little girl or awaiting a fairytale wedding.  But this was really a special first.  My ...

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