Monday, 22 September 2014

Celebrating One Year Of Marriage.

I can hardly believe it's been one whole year since Grant and I tied the knot! Our first year of marriage has been challenging yet wonderful, and we've come out of it with so many reasons to celebrate. Grant has launched his own wedding videography company -Rhubarb Martini- and his first season has been better than we ever could have hoped. In December I finally began addressing my mental health, and after finding a great therapist over the summer I'm entering our second year of marriage in a far better place. Every step of the way we've held one another's hands, and it's really perpetuated that unexplainable sense of family that envelopes you after getting married.

Since our wedding we've got another year of university under our belts, been to Disneyland Paris, done a whole lot of baking, shared our first Christmas as husband and wife, been to the theatre, spent many hours exploring markets, planned our first comic-con visit, dipped our toes into cosplay, visited Centre Parcs with the family, stayed at a couple of fancy hotels, seen a lot of London, spent time with some fantastic friends, celebrated six years together, modeled together at Photography Farm, had tea on a steam train, and an awful lot more!

To mark the occasion, we booked a photo shoot with Emma Griffin - one of our favourite photographers. For our wedding my dad made us two amazing light up letters from scratch, and whilst they looked incredible in the corner of the marquee, we didn't get any good photos of the two of us with them. It was one of our very few wedding day regrets, so we decided to rectify it for our anniversary! It was great fun mixing up pieces from our wedding with a few fresh new goodies (and in some cases, a lick of paint!). Emma completely understood what we were going for, and as always made the shoot a complete joy. We're in love with the final photos!

To my downright brilliant husband, thank you for making this year so memorable despite the trouble I've had facing my personal demons, and thank you for never losing faith in me. I'm incredibly proud of you, and I can't wait to see what year two has in store for us...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

My Fabulous September Sponsors.

Last year Kat of Rock n Roll Bride and Sophie of Crown and Glory came together to create a bridal headgear collection like no other. It was crammed with glitter, bright flowers, and bold silhouettes, and this year they've done it all over again - except now it's the bridesmaids' turn! Featuring gorgeous new florals, stunning 'party' word headbands, and bunny ears encrusted with bright pink gems (yes, really!), this collection is too fabulous to just be worn for weddings!

Ginger Pickle -
Ginger Pickle is a fantastic little shop crammed with gorgeous pieces from British designers, and makes a great first destination for all things gifts. Whether it be jewellery, stationary, or accessories, Ginger Pickle has it covered. Their aesthetic is fun, playful and homespun, and they stock some of the sweetest prints for brightening up your home. Right now I'm eying up their new Lucky Dip Goodie Boxes!

Wardrobe Conversations -
Wardrobe Conversations is wonderful blog written by best friends Helen and Kimberley, who originally bonded at school over their shared hatred of P.E. (preach ladies!). Together they share their style and adventures, alongside colourful photos, bright smiles, and some fab vintage clothing. I was instantly drawn in by their photos of yummy food, drool-worth cocktails, and incredible markets. If you're a fan of upbeat lifestyle and playful outfits, you really need to check them out!

A blog for all the creatives out there! Ashley is an art student in her final year of university, documenting her thoughts, inspiration, thoughts and processes with a great big dose of charm and imagination. If you like the sound of posts crammed with inspirational photography, mood boards, collages, and adorable work spaces, I'm certain you won't be disappointed. Ashley's blog has a raw loveliness that you don't often see in blogs, and it's truly something to be experienced.

Curiously Lorin -
Lorin is a twenty something blogger who shares my love of Disney, mermaids and baking, so it's no wonder her blog is a hit with me! She's works as a stylist, so her take on fashion is certainly one worth reading. The pages of her blog are crammed with delicious recipes, beautiful photos, and tales of her travels. A great all-round blog, whether your interests lie in beauty, fashion or lifestyle!

Nic Ooh La La -
Nicola recently made a fresh start in blogging, launching Nic Ooh La La. Along with blogging delightful recipes and pretty outfits, Nicola is one of the loveliest, most supportive bloggers you will ever encounter. She always has a nice word to say on Twitter, and goes out of her way to brighten other people's days. For that reason, Nicola's blog definitely deserves a peek!

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