Friday, 2 September 2011

Time to think about weddings?

I still find it odd trying to get my head around the idea that in two months [i really really hope] we'll be married. It's got to the point where you have to see and sort things out beyond the visa interview because if you don't nothing will get done and it'll all just be an insane crazy rush. So i've been trying to get my head into thinking about weddings and how we want it and just the little details. We're never wanted a big wedding which is rather lucky because a fiancee visa doesn't really allow you much planning time [we have to be married within 90 days of me entering the USA] so we've always opted to wanting to be married by the Judge. That suits us just fine.We're eloping as much as we can - our families won't really be there. I know some people don't understand that, maybe it makes us selfish?

Because I've never really imagined myself getting married I'm not too up on what you need to sort and do. Thankfully Joe's work colleagues are helping us out and having a party for us after our honeymoon, as too his Gran is sorting out our rings, so that takes some of the stress out. [which is the source of all the above images] has always been a great inspiration to me, it's full of the quirky little real weddings you can actually see yourself having, rather then all the ones that fill the static wedding magazines.

So what is sorted? Our rings we're hopefully being given to us by Joe's gran [the story behind this is worthy of a post alone], my dress was high street [I just need to remember to pack it], my shoes colour I fancy something colourful but haven't a clue what, Joe's suit colour - we're playing with colour and it definitely won't be black but i don't know how formal it should be. For some reason we were talking about blue flowers for the bouquet and I haven't a clue as to why. Ahhhhhhh ...

And here's me thinking eloping was meant to be the easy option!Yet I still don't know where to start ... all ideas would be totally, totally welcome xx


  1. Oh getting married is all very exciting! I went for the las Vegas option so didnt have that much planning to do really as we didnt have to have a big reception out there. As long as you have each other, the rings, the dress and of course someone to marry you then alls good! (See i would have been rubbish if i had to plan a big wedding here) Scarlett x

  2. Oh how exciting! Congratulations in advance! Besides, it's the marriage that's more important than the wedding day itself.

  3. Thank you! I'm melting at trying to get my head around a small wedding and we don't really have that much to sort. I think i'm just frustrated because we can't book anything because still waiting on visa things. just want to do something productive and firm towards it.

    Need to remember to enjoy it all - that's the important bit!

  4. wow, best wishes! loe all the photos you posted!

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  5. That's so exciting! Congratulations to the both of you :)
    What I love about these images is that they are unconventional and quirky, which could be achieved even if you don't have much time! Even though you're not having a huge wedding, it still doesn't mean you can't make it beautiful :)
    Do keep us updated about any choices you make, I would love to see!

    xo Samantha Grace

  6. i will certainly hope to post more wedding things Samantha! No doubt crazy ones of me cracking up over colour arrangements or something lol

  7. cool!!!

    xoxo from rome

  8. OOOh that's no time at all. My only advice would be concentrate on yourselves- it's all too easy to get sucked into family expectations when it comes to weddings. Just do exactly what you want- we ended up having our reception at Pizza Express as their fiorentina is my ultimate favourite food! xx

  9. Thank you so much for your post mother of purl! I so glad there's someone out there that didn't have a huge reception after their wedding. We're thinking of just going to a restaurant with our guests afterwards too!

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