One Year of Marriage & The Farm Yard of Dreams

Oh goodness. I have news. Big news. Blogosphere, I have found my new home. We spent our anniversary weekend in Newcastle at the gorgeously luxurious Slieve Donard. Such. A. Treat. As cliche as it sounds, I can’t believe it’s been a year already. That means it’s three years since I discovered the oh-so handsome bassContinue reading “One Year of Marriage & The Farm Yard of Dreams”

BRIDE BLOG #15: Top Ten (wedding-y) Tips

Here we are…the end of the Bride Blog series! It’s been lots of fun, mainly because it meant I got to marry my best friend and begin the most exciting journey I’ve ever been on, but also because it meant interviewing tremendously talented people, sharing tips I gathered from wiser souls, and the inevitable ooh-ingContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #15: Top Ten (wedding-y) Tips”

BRIDE BLOG #14: WEDDING DIY

Ok so! Wedding DIY. We picked a beautiful venue (Riverdale Barn) that is like a pretty blank slate – and actually, if you added nothing to it, it would still be beautiful. The pond, trees (especially in Autumn!), two barns and fire pits speak for themselves. It was nice knowing that when we planned ourContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #14: WEDDING DIY”

BRIDE BLOG #7: AN INTERVIEW ABOUT ALL THINGS WEDDING MUSIC

Today I’m delighted to continue the Bride Blog series with an incredibly lovely interview with one of our friends, Craig Skene. ‘Skeeno’ has been involved in the wedding industry for a little while now (you’ll see how below) and was one of the first people to give me sound, reasonable and hopeful advice about weddings whenContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #7: AN INTERVIEW ABOUT ALL THINGS WEDDING MUSIC”

BRIDE BLOG #6: SIX WEDDING WEIGHT LOSS TIPS (BECAUSE NO ONE LIKES A FAT BRIDE)

Dear bride-to-be, Congratulations on your engagement! You worked hard at achieving that slim body and hey presto, result! There’s a ring on your finger (oh, and someone who put it there). It was all worth it, huh? So, what you did was great and you should be proud. But girl, we need to keep going!Continue reading “BRIDE BLOG #6: SIX WEDDING WEIGHT LOSS TIPS (BECAUSE NO ONE LIKES A FAT BRIDE)”

BRIDE BLOG #5: MEET OUR VIDEOGRAPHER!

Previous Bride Blog posts. So our wedding is fast approaching – less than 5 months to go! I’ve enjoyed sharing a few parts of the journey so far with you on here, and I wanted to add some other voices into the conversation. One of the funnest things has been picking the people we’d like to workContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #5: MEET OUR VIDEOGRAPHER!”

BRIDE BLOG #4: HONEY, I LOST THE MARRIAGE

Ok, no, I haven’t. And I’m suppppper excited about being married soon! It has struck me though that there is a crazy expectation that engaged couples spend all of their engagement wedding planning. There is SO much information out there about engagements, weddings, home-building. And that’s usually really good stuff. However, there is little about marriageContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #4: HONEY, I LOST THE MARRIAGE”

BRIDE BLOG #2: an ETHICAL wedding?

I wrote last week that I felt the wedding industry was like a blown-up version of the beauty industry; it would be more true to say that the wedding industry is like a louder, brighter, bigger version of everything…food, transport, accommodation, clothing, decorations, printing: a lot of everyday things wrapped up in bows for aContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #2: an ETHICAL wedding?”

BRIDE BLOG #1: the beauty industry & me.

So I know I said I wouldn’t talk too much about the wedding, and I still promise I won’t. However, we are making some of the big decisions at the minute and I feel the need to write because I would love to hear your thoughts. Let’s begin… It all started when we got backContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #1: the beauty industry & me.”