19 November, 2014


I've been getting distracted with wedding planning and been browsing holiday brochures instead for our Honeymoon, can you blame me? Looking at fancy resorts in Asia as it's totally gloomy in the UK at the moment, so I need something to keep me going! I've suggested to the Mr that we should look at a multi trip to Borneo and Bali - beaches, wildlife, sunshine and it won't break the bank. Have you been to either of these destinations? I would love to know any recommended areas or things to do :)

The dress & hair ideas

I'm so excited as I got a call this week from the Bridal store that my dress is ready to be picked up! I know it's super early, as it's ready a lot sooner than they said originally but better sooner rather than later right? I'll get it altered and fitted properly next year. I'll also be wearing a traditional Vietnamese dress in the morning of the Wedding, which my mum got for me from Vietnam. It's quite subtle and not too heavily embellished, which is a good thing for me - less is more!

Hair wise, I love the idea of a messy up do and soft curls. I've recently discovered Kate's channel The Small Things Blog for amazing hair tutorials and inspiration, so I'm going to start practicing on my own hair soon!


One of my top priority when it came to planning was to find an amazing photographer that would suit our style. After asking Twitter for any recommendations, the lovely Viv from Live in Love suggested Irene Yap (thanks again Viv!) Her work was exactly what we was after, soft, natural and romantic and stood out from the other potential photographers. After meeting up with her a few months ago, we're really looking forward to having Irene shoot our big day as well as pre wedding shoot!

Hen/Bachelorette party

That's what your girlfriends what to know right! A big thanks to my sister/bridesmaids for getting the ball rolling and booking our flights to Ibiza next year. I can't wait to party it up with my girls. What better way to let our hair down than the hedonistic party island itself? Have you been? Any good places to recommend ;)


I'm meeting a lighting company next month for ideas on decorating the venue and I'm still in the process of looking for a great videographer. I think I'm extra picky as I used to work in the film industry as an assistant editor, so I know exactly what I'm after!

Do you have any wedding planning tips & tricks please let me know!

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  1. Exciting!! We are 9 months and 12 days away from our date :) it's all going really quickly now!
    I haven't been personally but my parents adored Borneo, and my uncle got married in Bali and apparently it was blissful. Both seem perfect for a honeymoon destination :) we are going to Florida and I really want to go or return via New York as I've never been before! You're very organised with your hair ideas, I genuinely have no idea what I want... I might check out the youtube you've linked to :) xx

  2. So exciting for you, the next 9 months will probably fly by for you. Ibiza sounds amazing for your hen night! I have never been to either one of thse locations but it sounds like it woudl be the trip of a lifetime x

    Beauty with charm

  3. Ahh so exciting! I'm sure time will fly by too and before you know it, it'll be the big day! Cannot wait to see photos of this, and your dress! Bali would be so perfect for a honeymoon as well.

  4. AHH ibiza!?! I've always wanted to go and I hear nothing but amazing things. Maybe it's like the Vegas of Europe?? :)

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  5. Yay congrats!! Ibiza sounds like a great idea!! One of my best friends is getting married soon too, it's fun to be a bridesmaid too :) I hope you show us more about the wedding :D X

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  6. congrats! ibiza sounds like the perfect bachelorette destination. can't wait to see more dress and hair ideas!


  7. Aww we're getting married around the same time Dani :D I know it's scares me a bit how fast time is going by! Florida and NY would be amazing, hope you make the stop to NY. I think because I know my dress style, I'm thinking about what hair styles would suit it best :)

  8. Thanks Alina, I know I'm nervous and excited as the next few months get closer! xx

  9. Ahhh I know, I just have to remember to enjoy the day when it comes!
    Yes I can't wait to see what Bali is like :) btw loving your holiday snaps on insta!

  10. Haha I think that's what they say Alyson! Although nothing would beat sin city itself ;)

  11. Thanks Siham, I've been looking for an excuse to go Ibiza so it's a good time! Ahh that's lovely having your best friend get married soon, enjoy the journey together :) xx

  12. Thanks Sher! Yes we can't wait to go :) I'll share some more photos soon xx

  13. It's great to see a wedding update from you! I love the soft romantic hair ideas, I think it totally suits you! And Ebiza! I'm so jealous :)

  14. Ooh so exciting! Your hen party sounds like it's going to be AMAZING.

  15. Thanks Eileen I enjoy doing them :) Yes I can't wait hehe xx

  16. been following your wedding posts as I'm also planning my wedding. I know what you mean about the photographer, we've budged accordingly to have the perfect photographer. I'm worried about a videographer because the good ones seem to be as expensive! goodluck with planning

  17. How exciting :) I know I've contacted so many videographers but all the good ones are snapped up or over our budget!

  18. good luck with wedding planning! I definitely don't miss the planning part but I did love dress shopping ;)


  19. Thanks Carolyn, yes got to love dress shopping :)


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