Tag: "planning your own wedding"

The Calm Before The Storm
23 Nov 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: The Calm Before The Storm

This week I can’t give you an update on the wedding plans and activities…simply because there aren’t any. We are still (very happily) getting married, but I think we’ve reached that lull between the initial ...

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 ...

Wedding Ring For Him
16 Nov 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Ringing In The Changes – HIS Wedding Ring

This past weekend saw our first venture into a jewelry store together…and this time, to look at wedding rings for him. With less than 6 months to go, apparently it’s something we should start looking at, at least to ...

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 ...

candice-timing
9 Nov 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: All About The Timing – Choosing A Morning Or Evening Wedding

We were set on a morning wedding, but due to a recent change in plans surrounding our venue (construction work and noise in the area that only finishes at 17h00), it’s suddenly changed to an evening affair. It’s ...

children-at-wedding
2 Nov 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Children At The Wedding

As we’re now reaching the time where we have to finalize guests lists and work on save-the-dates, the decision regarding children needs to be made (to clarify, whether they are going to be at the wedding – not ...

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 ...

candice-shoes
25 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Choosing The Shoe

The Great Shoe Hunt is officially starting. One of the many joys of the lead up to summer months is that the shoes available suddenly triple in selection. I’m slowly starting to eye shoe shops in search of my special ...

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, ...

Struggling to Commit
18 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Struggling to Commit

With just over six months to go until The Big Day, I feel fairly comfortable that we have all the “big” things booked and arranged – venue, church, photographer, bridal party. I then look at all of the wedding ...

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 ...

candice-honeymooning
11 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Honeymooning!

In all the bustle of wedding planning, I think it’s easy to forget that there is a wonderful holiday for two waiting at the end of it -  time to get to know each other as husband and wife, bask in the “newly wed” ...

candice-veil
5 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: The Grand Unveiling (Or Is It?)

For someone who didn’t care too much about the great dress idea when all this wedding planning started, I’m now becoming rather attached to the idea of mine. The “base” dress is already there, the fabric for ...

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 ...

engagement-shoot
27 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Engagement Shoots – Yes or No?

It’s just over a month till our engagement shoot – with our wonderful wedding photographer, Tiffany Burnham, and it’s prompted a few people to ask me “what’s the point?”. Well, we’re looking at it as ...

candice-bridesmaid
20 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Matter of Money between Friends

I’ve reached the point in my planning process where I have to start thinking about bridesmaids – I’ve already asked two friends, so the main part is out the way. Now it’s on to dresses, colours, make up, hair ...

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 ...

candice-dress
17 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Addressing the Dress

To the shock (and perhaps horror) of my friends and family, my wedding dress was not my main concern when I started the planning process. I was much more concerned with finding a wonderful photographer and the perfect ...

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