Bridesmaid Duties : How I asked my favourite girls to be standing by my side!

So getting married is one of those life changing experiences and the girls you choose to by your side are just as important, with that in mind you want to include your nearest and dearest. We put a lot of thought into who we would choose for our bridal party so we obviously chose both our little sisters,as we both only have one sister each. My little sister Rosie is 16 and his little sister Emily who is 13 as they were a lot younger I got them more age orientated gifts. I also chose my best friend from College Sinead & My Childhood best friend Jenny. So when I went to visit them and ask them to be my bridesmaids I wanted it to be unique and to present them with a little gift.  I made these as a nice thoughtful way to ask them to be my bridesmaids …

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So as blush pink was my colour theme for the wedding I wanted to make them pamper baskets so I sourced  the following items with this in mind:

Pink Baskets filled with a bottle of Rose Wine & Radox Bath Smoothie & Body Butter &Pink Nail Polish. 

Pink Glitter nail file & Pink Illuminating bronzing powder & CocoBrown Tan.

 Pink Tan glove & Pink Vaseline.

All the items you would love for a pampering night with a Glass of wine in hand!

             

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I also wanted them to have a sentimental gift so I bought these beautiful miniature pendants from Simply Silver by Jon Richard. They are sterling silver with Cz diamonds and something small that will have forever. As both girls are different personalities I choose two different styles.

 

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As we love nothing more than having a glass of wine and a good girly chat I printed of my favourite pictures of us both and got them printed on to stickers with the following ”As I get ready for the day to become a bride, I would be honoured to have you sipping by my side..”

I really love thoughtful gifts, getting creative & adding sentimentality to your gifts the girls loved these and the ideas I had behind them, Its a great way to show your friends you are thankful for their friendship! 

Hope you enjoyed this post let me know if you have done this yourself or plan on doing them for your bridesmaids ??

🎀 Elizabeth 🎀
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Valentine’s Love that lingers ❤

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I love this gorgeous pillow my Fiancè got me as one of my Valentine’s gifts. I know it’s the summer but I love how it still reminds me of him. I told him not to waste his money on flowers and instead he picked me up a few beautiful sentimental pieces.. one of them was this fab LOVE cushion.

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How retro is my card..? I’m a Mason Jars lover and love finding ways to incorporate Mason Jars into the home. So this was a cute touch as he knows what I like. Have you any gifts that are treasured in your household ?

Elizabeth

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My Bachelorette Party Shopping Haul 💏 💍 🍸

So it’s officially 9 days until my Bridal Party💍Yay! or as we call it in Ireland “Hen’s Party” and for the guys “Stags”.I honestly do not know how us lady’s got stuck with “Hens” as a nickname for it I’ll never know 😂I think Bachelorette is better. My bridesmaid and I took a trip to Dundrum shopping Centre this eve.

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The Theme
My theme is “Old Hollywood/Great Gatsby” for my party basically anything with lace,sequins,or feathers. Obviously being the Bride I will wear white.

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The Outfit
Our first stop was House Of Fraser we literally took 10 minutes and cherry picked any dresses we could find in white from nearly every concession. We took every style,shape and material into consideration. Tried on them all and because I am tall I wanted a dress better suited to my body shape & height.

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I ended up going for a Grecian style dress from Miss Selfridges the pictures do it no justice as it is fabalous in real life.It’s flattering on the bust especially if you have a bust. In nips in on the waist and then falls it a flattering cut to the knees. The material is soft but thick so it’s not very skimpy and it has thin straps and a gold detail on the straps and matching gold belt. (Which I will remove and put a more embellished sash on the waist.

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I also fell in love with this embellished Bolero and couldn’t leave it behind what I adore about this is it’s a piece that will forever be in your wardrobe it’s well made and literally will dress up any outfit in a instant and after all Gatsby era was all  about  embellishment.

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I also picked up a pair of small block heeled shoes in Penneys these are super comfortable,and versatile as I am sure I’ll be dancing all night. Im opting for comfort over fashion on this one.Plus they were only €15 so you can’t go wrong.

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I plan on themeing it with a feather boa, satin gloves and a Gatsby art decoration head piece 💎

Will post pictures after my party 💏

Elizabeth

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Wedding fair

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So myself and the hubbie to be decided to go to a wedding fair as it would be our last before our big day. The first fair I went to was without him so I thought it was only fair we made a day of it 🙂 We went to Wedding Journal Show Live! it took place in Citywest Hotel it was a nice summery day 🌞 too which added to the occasion.

One of my favourite stalls at the fair was by Harvey Norman I was shocked as being a D.I.Y store it blew me out of the water how amazing there stand was. It’s amazing what you can find in a D.I.Y store, they really stock some beautiful vintage wedding items. And are worth taking the trip to.

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We sat down and watched the fashion show which was funny as the models have some great dance moves in their runway. Graham enjoyed the Grooms part as the male models really put a lot into their performance.
I really loved some pieces at the fair so I snapped some of my favourites especially these LOVE uplighters how amazing are they.
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There was so many ideas to take on board from D.I.Y weddings, rented decor, vintage cars like below I love the 1920s & 1950s these cars are immaculate inside and out!

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Cute Mr & Mrs champagne flutes great idea for a gift for the Bride & Groom or you can use them for your own wedding day!
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I fell in love with the starlight white dancefloors they have multiple settings and honestly I love how they look they add a lot of glamour to the setting.
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We even got asked for a photo by one of the photographers there which was lovely as it can go into our album of memories 💏
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We had a great day at the show and took lots of ideas home I think Graham enjoyed getting in and out of cars and all the free food..Ha! even though we have our cake booked he couldn’t help himself when offered some 🍰

Are you getting married this year? Have you attended a wedding fair if so what did you like most?

What I Wore to..My Engagement Party

So when you are recently engaged you want every excuse to wear a white dress.. I was super excited to have a engagement party. So of course I wanted a dress I would cherish forever and I decided on a fab white Crystal encrusted Rachel Gilbert . I was so excited when it arrived and was worth every penny. image  It was a strapless dress but I felt it needed straps as I felt I would be pulling it up all night as the crystals are quiet heavy and I am quite busty. I visited a family friend who is a seamstress and got her to add straps to the dress. image My theme was Old Hollywood so I wanted a lot of glamour I picked a pair of diamond stilettos up in a shoe shop in the Liberty’s in Dublin City they were worth a small fortune but looked amazing on. image image Earrings were Crystal Pavè bezel drops by Jon Richard and the hair clips were by Vincenza for Debenhams I loved the vintage plating on these as it really added character to them. image I booked into Citywest Hotel Angel Hairdressing for my hair to be done. Stylist washed, dried and ran the wand through it to get the relaxed Hollywood curls I asked for then myself and my lovely friend Serena had lunch in the hotel with our fresh makeup free faces before we set off to get our makeup done. image Tada the final look that Debroah from Closer2Fabulous created having worked with Debroah as a model. I cannot praise her work enough whether it’s under pressure or in a relaxed environment she always manages to make you feel like you are far away from the stresses of the outside world. She also takes her time to make sure you are 100% Fabulous and I opted for dewy Hollywood carpet fit makeup! L❤VE It !! image Some photo’s my man took before we left our room for our party. The bracelets I am wearing are Pearl charm by Thomas Sambo and the Crystal bracelet in the middle is from Forever21 image Myself & My handsome Hubbie to be at our party 💏 (Note the sky scraper Crystal stilettos I earlier wore had to be changed for a comfort /lower heel) 😂 image Have you a engagement party to plan.. if so what are you planning on wearing ? 💏

🎀 Elizabeth 🎀

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Personal ways.. to number your Wedding tables

So you’re getting married and you want to add some personal touches without getting to carried away..

I have looked for ways to add my own little touches to my wedding day. If your blessed with a great venue as I am that does not need much decorating then that’s great as you don’t want to go too OTT.. But it can be a expensive so be realistic I love photography and photographs to me really are sentimental. so I decided Instead of your plain numbers I wanted to put photographs of us at different ages in our lives as the table numbers as we are having 170 guests that’s 17 years in photos from Age 1 to 17. I also thought it was a fun way for your family & friends to have a giggle over your childhood photos.
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On a recent trip to Penneys I came across these wooden heart-shaped frames perfect for my tables they were €5 each but were reduced to €2 each and I ended up getting exactly 17 of them for €36 what a bargain.. So keep your eyes open and always buy in sale to keep your budget down!! Plus these frames will be amazing scattered throughout your house when you get married. With social media taken over today its seldom people actually print photographs out so this gives you a perfect excuse to organise those snaps and get to a printers.

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🎀 Elizabeth 🎀
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Shine Bright like a Diamond 💎 2014 in Review !

image So this year was a very Happy one… This year brought me many happy moments from start to finish ❤  January I celebrated my 1st year being Engaged even though I was very sick, I managed to have a lovely New Years meal with my Hubbie-to-be and drinks with friends. image Got to see one of my closest friends Karen become a Mother for the first time which was by far the most magical time ever. We welcomed her beautiful baby Jack into the world.

Baby Jack Dec 2013

  February I celebrated my Birthday at our wedding venue at a wedding fair only to get a beautiful suprise present of a new engagement ring. My 1st was beautiful but boy did my Fiancè break the bank on this new one and completely shocked me. 

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