Category: Bride To Be

Join the Engagement Club
9 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Join The Engagement Club

My Bear and I got engaged one month after and three weeks before other couples in our circles and while they may not be close friends and we may not be attending each others’ weddings the euphoria of the greater ...

Love Don't Cost A Thing
2 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Love Don’t Cost A Thing

At any stage of planning a wedding you will be aware of the many, many expenses that come along with it. Our wedding is a small beach affair with endless DIY projects and you may have something similar or even more ...

Engagement Party Cupcakes
26 Aug 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: To Engagement Party or Not to Engagement Party?

One of the many highlights of the day we got engaged happened long after my Bear drove me to my favourite beach, treated me to yummy lunch and went down on both knees making me by far the most elated little girl in the ...

Where, oh, where do we begin?
19 Aug 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Where, Oh, Where Do We begin?

Bear and I were dating for 2 months when he first took me to visit the small fisherman’s village where he spent his days as a young boy. Paternoster is a charming little sea side town where the holiday houses look as ...

Our New Bride to Be - Ellle
13 Aug 2013

Meet Our New Bride To Be – Elle

We're so excited to introduce you to our new Bride To Be - Elle. Thank you for sharing this journey with us, we look forward to every step of the way. My name is Elle Hughes-Blignaudt and 22 June this year saw the ...

Advice from a newly wed
20 May 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Advice from a Newly-Wed

As a very newly-wed, I’m excited to share some of my wedding tips and planning experiences with you.  One of the first “hurdles” I encountered as a very newly engaged person was the devastation at how ...

Candice and Luke
14 May 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: After All That Planning …

After months of planning, waiting and organizing, I can happily (and finally) greet you as Mrs Bresler! We are back from honeymoon and happily settling into our new reality – and reality is wonderful. After spending ...

Happy Honeymoon
23 Apr 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Hello Honeymoon!

With 4 (eeek!) days to go until we get married, it’s very easy to get caught up in table settings, marriage certificates and photo shoot locations.  I have one more full day of work before the wedding, and find ...

I Wrote a Letter
19 Apr 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: I wrote a letter …

During one of the evenings of our pre-marital-course, the presenters mentioned an interesting idea of writing a letter to your partner-to-be’s parent (s) before you get married. I thought it was a great idea at the ...

supewoman
15 Apr 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Superwoman

There comes a time when you realize you aren’t superwoman. That time has now arrived for me, two weeks before our wedding. At the start of the wedding planning process I battled to come to terms with the fact that I ...

Rollercoaster of denial
8 Apr 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Denial

I’m getting married in 3 weeks. I’M getting married in 3 weeks. I thought perhaps seeing it in print would help me believe it, but it seems my brain is still firmly stuck in the “denial” phase of ...

When I First Got Engaged
2 Apr 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: When I First Got Engaged

When I first got engaged, losing weight before the wedding was (almost) my first priority. Having always been slightly overweight (depending on your view of overweight) I thought that getting married would be the ...

Walking Down the Isle
22 Mar 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Walking Down The Aisle

Although the idea of “walking down the aisle” has all sorts of deep and meaningful connotations – getting married, pledging your commitment and starting a life together – I mean it in the most practical way ...

Buying the Bouquet
15 Mar 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Buying The Bouquet

With 6 weeks to go until we get married, one could say I have forgotten about my bouquet somewhat. Well, one could say I have forgotten about my bouquet completely – and you would still be right. I have given more ...

Decorated Table
8 Mar 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Wedding Manager

With our wedding officially next month (yay!), I’ve started thinking about some of the practicalities of the day. I’m making and baking all the after-ceremony treats myself, and plan to do all the flowers (except my ...

Colleagues Kitchen Tea
27 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: The Colleague Conundrum

I was in two minds about inviting my colleagues to our wedding, but when I returned to work this year after the December holidays, the countdown to my wedding was mentioned on my first day back : it was ...

wedding-mojo
22 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Getting Your Wedding Mojo

Last week I wrote about my bout of wedding apathy : of losing interest slightly in the wedding planning process, and being more excited about being married than about the ceremony. This week I hope to share a few ...

Candice
14 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Case Of Wedding Apathy

For the past two weeks or so, I haven’t been able to bring myself to do anything vaguely wedding related.  Invitations need to be designed and sent out, dress fitting appointments need to be made…but to be honest, ...

A Wedding In Two Parts
7 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Wedding In Two Parts

My fiancé and I are doing a marriage preparation course for 8 weeks, and part of this entails meeting wih an older married couple for dinner, a chat and whatever advice we may need. Our first dinner with them was ...

Getting Pretty
24 Jan 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Getting Pretty!

With officially less than 100 days to go, I’ve started paying a little more attention to my beauty, skincare and overall health habits. While I’ve always taken reasonably good care of my outsides, every bride-to-be ...