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WEDDING SONG OF THE DAY: KINGS OF LEON - WAIT FOR ME

I adore Kings of Leon and have been a massive fan for years, mainly since their 2nd album ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ came out. This song is from their latest album and is such a beautiful song, great for a first dance if you want something a little unorthodox

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WEDDING SONG OF THE DAY: PHARRELL WILLIAMS - HAPPY

HAPPY FRIDAY!! What a great song to start the weekend and I’ve also heard that this is THE song to have as your first dance these days….

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If you are planning on producing a lot of the creative elements yourself for your wedding, there are a couple of stationary musts that I would really recommend to get you started. These few basics can help you all the way through and can be used in various different scenarios.

Notebook – Your bible for all things wedding. Take it to any wedding meetings you have and use it for notes, to do lists, plans, sketches and your general go to place for anything that you feel needs to be written down or documented

Storage Box – This is a great place to store all ‘bits n bobs’, whether it’s the collection of stationary for save the dates, favour elements, magazine cuttings, paper samples or envelopes; it keeps everything in one place

Sharpies – These are great for save the dates, table place names, table layouts, drawing plans. Anything where you need a bold font

Stamps – I bought one for £10.00 off EBay and it is really useful as you can change the wording on it so you can use multiple times for save the dates, favours, invites and RSVPs. It’s quite fiddly to change the wording around but if you need the same thing stamped numerous times it does just the job. It also has that nice vintage feel so perfect if that’s the type of vibe you are going for!

Decorative stamps – Great for adding to save the dates or corners of things to subtly tie in the theme

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I have found that planning a wedding can become all-consuming very quickly. Even if you have everything under control, each decision you make is a small but significant mile stone and with it brings opinions and the occasional argument.

One of the best pieces of advice I was given was to take a weekend off; 1 weekend a month where there is no mention of the ‘W’ word and you get back to spending time together doing the things you love: Eating, drinking, cooking, sleeping, baking, exercising, shopping, all of the above. Just RELAX.

The pictures above were my weekend with no ‘W’ talk….

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