Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I like most brides spent hours looking for my dress, I spent a fair bit of money purchasing "the dress" so when I say "I think I want to change into something else when we leave the reception" Mr TMF's jaw hits the floor.

What are your thoughts on changing dresses? I love the idea, my mum did it, all my aunties did it and I just think it's time to bring back the 70s/80s tradition. I have seen a lot of costume changes happening on various wedding blogs and it looks great. But, then a domino of issues arise... I have this amazing dress, that I will only wear ONCE (let's not mention the cost per wear) and there's only one time I'll be a bride so why not embrace it and keep the same dress on?

So I ignored my concerns and went researching for outfits here's some I love.
Cameo, from Johanna Johnson

Eliza, from Johanna Johnson

Ginger, from Johanna Johnson

But my favourite has to be this Elizabeth Filmore number
Isn't she perfect? Her name is Belle! I love the headdress too!

So, what are you thoughts? To change or not to change, that is the question!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Time goes by

And we are two months away from the big day! Where did the time go? I actually don't even know what's been happening. The wedding has been under control - I think. Is it just me or is the only thing that is stressful about weddings are family? I've planned 1000s of events so this is just another, but my family (i.e. DAD) has never been involved in those, hence why they all go ahead smoothly... I mean, I know they (he) are (is) excited and the European in them (him) is worried that people will be upset if they aren't invited or if my fancy food will make them leave hungry. I can't even type without shaking my head and rolling my eyes. Other than that, all is well.

In terms of events, I dyed my hair brown to get ready for the wedding. I had expensive re-growth (balayage) previously and thought I should try go al'natural. People keep telling me it "suits me", um duh it's my natural colour...

I had my last birthday before I get married, the last birthday as Miss V... (ah changing my name - that's a topic for another blog post) We celebrated with my bestest friends and a magnum of Moet, delicious!

After hours of drinking we re-fuelled and had some pizza. The wedding diet is going swimmingly. (I'm starting body trim next week - does anyone have any feedback?) I'm feeling the pressure, people keep saying "you can't have that, you're getting married"...  I didn't realise everyone sees themselves as walking nutritionists these days.

The day after my birthday I was surprised with a lovely bunch of flowers from my client - made my hungover Monday all that more enjoyable.

And back to the daily grind I go. Until yesterday when none other than the ice-cream man with his ice-cream truck came around the corner. I heard it from my desk and was running around like a dog trying to catch my tail... I haven't heard or seen one in years. I came back to my desk with a delicious cone. Wedding diet still going amazingly.

My final dress measurements have been sent off (before the ice-cream) and I tried my dress on with my shoes and jewellery. I still love it -thankfully. I say "thankfully" because I have been having doubts about some of the decisions I made for the wedding early on in the piece, including some vendors... . Has this happened to any other brides? Or am I just an over thinker? The only thing stopping me from cancelling things is the 1000s of dollars in deposits...