Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wedding Shoes

So I've been craving Diane Hassals Buttercup shoes nearly as long as I've been engaged, but..... (and there is a very big BUT) they are more than I really wanted to pay for my wedding shoes.

So I went on the hunt for the best price I could find. I got my list of Irish stockists from the Rainbow Club website and started calling. I knew Elegant Steps had them for €230 so I hoped to do a bit better than this.

Well one of the first stores I got through to was Chamarie in Mullingar. I told the girl I had got her number from the website and asked did she stock the shoes. I had expected to have to order them in but turns out she had buttercup in in a 3!! (my size) and, and, and, they were on sale!!

I headed down there the next day from Kildare, and I have to say the shop is just fabulous. Before I settled on buttercup the girl there was so helpful and brought me out lots of other options in my size she thought I might like. There was so many great choices there that I found it hard to decide, but eventually I went for Buttercup. I thought I might regret it in the future if I didnt go for my first love. In the end they I got them for €170, so very happy with my bargain.

I have to say the experience in the shop was great and I would definetly recommend anyone looking for beautiful shoes to try there.

Also to all you Mullingar residents, I haven't been to Mullingar since I was a kid and you guys are spoilt for some great shops and boutiques down there. I'm so jealous.

Heres my shoes....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Day

Well its the last day of May and I'm finally getting round to putting up pictures of our May Bush.

From Wikipedia - "Another common aspect of the festival which survived up until the early 20th century in Ireland was the hanging of May Boughs on the doors and windows of houses and the erection of May Bushes in farmyards, which usually consisted either of a branch of rowan/caorthann (mountain ash) or more commonly whitethorn/sceach geal (hawthorn) which is in bloom at the time and is commonly called the 'May Bush' or just 'May' in Hiberno-English. Furze/aiteann was also used for the May Boughs, May Bushes and as fuel for the bonfire. The practice of decorating the May Bush or Dos Bhealtaine with flowers, ribbons, garlands and colored egg shells has survived to some extent among the diaspora as well, most notably in Newfoundland, and in some Easter traditions observed on the East Coast of the United States."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Recent Purchases

I've been looking for lanterns that will go on the pews down either side of the aisle, (SEE PIC) but haven't been able to find any that fit my budget.

A Weddings Online user did mention that they had seen lanterns in Penneys. So I went to check them out. Well they were 3 big, but I got 2 of them anyway. I think they'll look well in these 2 alcoves on either side of the church door.

Then my Dad could pot up some nice pots with plants and flowers to place on the ground underneath. I think it'll look when its done.

So heres the lanterns themselves. Theres a pen next to one for scale. They come in pink, blue, black and the ivory that I chose. And they were only €3 each.

Easter Cupcakes

A bit late, but heres the cupcakes me, the boy and my sister made on Easter Sunday. Sister did most of the work with a mix from Tesco and me and the boy did the decorating.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Sewing Machine

I got an amazing new sewing machine, thanks to my Conor! Hopefully I'll be able to make lots of great things with it. For now I've just been trying to figure out how to work it! Its very different from my old machine.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wedding Colour Scheme

One of the first things that we had decided on when we started planning was the colour scheme. I had seen a wedding somewhere that was navy and green colour scheme.

This was that wedding....

I had already found Snippet and Ink which is a great blog where you can find inspiration boards for just about any wedding colour scheme you could think of. Once I saw some of the navy and green boards on here I was convinced. (Conor liked it too :)) So heres our inspiration board

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Seriously falling behind on documenting the planning. We have loads done now.

Hotel booked and deposit paid

Church booked

Band booked and deposit paid

Photographer booked and deposit paid

DJ booked (supplied by band)

and lots of research done......