Saturday, 25 February 2012

Finished at Last

A Rather Successful Making Day

In short, progress has been made on the photo booth and the table plan is done!

It took 9 hours of hard work, but we made it!

H2b and I had some words about the wall but now I think he’s all on top of it. We have finalised the design and h2b knows where he’s going with the idea.

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H2b has been working so hard on the booth, I really can’t wait to see what it looks like!

Friday, 24 February 2012

Feeling a Little Stressed

Although Things are Ticking Along

It is only six weeks until my h2b and I tie the knot. He seems very calm. I am not very calm.

I think I feel as if I’ve got all this wedding stuff to do and it’s not being done. I feel like one of those brides on Wedding SOS who get to three days before the wedding and still haven’t bought a dress or something ridiculous like that.

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It’s not until I write a blog post like this that I realise I’m actually on top of most things.

Monday, 20 February 2012

My First Fitting

An Hour and a Half in my Wedding Dress

The title of this post is the best thing about today! I had to stand in my wedding dress for an hour and a half!

dress fitting

This isn’t me in the picture, but I was picking up the layers of my wedding dress so that the seamstress could make adjustments to the dress.

I can not express how different my dress looks now that it’s been shortened. It is as if the dress is MY dress, the length of the dress is perfect! The seamstress had only pinned up my dress to adjust it later but it felt so different.

The only problem was the bustle.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

49 Days to Go!

Our Wedding is Right Around the Corner

When I saw that it is only 49 days until our wedding, my heart choked in my stomach a little bit.

I can’t believe it’s so close! Lots of things have been happening on the lead up to the wedding: the first thing is, I went on my hen do!

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We went to York, in the snow and the freezing cold and we had the most amazing time!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy St Valentine’s Day!

A Very Happy St. Valentine’s Day to All My Lovely Readers!

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s always important to take some time out for romance, and what better day than Valentine’s day?

The card companies, shops and television will be encouraging you to spend heaps of money on gushy cards, cute teddies and expensive flowers.

Can you tell I’m not a fan of Valentine’s day?

not a fan

Monday, 6 February 2012

Marrying a Foreign National

The Legal Bit

This is an unusual one. Out of all the British friends I have, I’m the only one marrying a foreign national (at the moment!).

Things are a lot different from marrying a British citizen, and I’ll tell you all about it!


Church of England Ceremony

If you are getting married at an Anglican church in England, like h2b to and I, then hopefully this will help you to know what to do. I hope our experiences will help other people.

A Common Licence

If you are getting married at an Anglican church (and possibly any other church, mosque or temple) and you are marrying a foreign national, you will need a common licence.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Days to Go: 63


I’m starting to worry! With only 63 days to go, I’m not going to have time to lose weight, there’s so much to be done, are we going to get everything done?

H2b on the other hand seems rather calm!


Still to do is:

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Marriage Classes

Getting to Know Your H2b

We have just got back from our third marriage class at the church. It definitely makes us giggle. It does make it hard to participate because h2b and I have been together for 9 years.

Not every couple getting married these days has been together as long as h2b and I have been. We met and fell in love in 2003, at the end of university, so that by the time we’re walking down the aisle, we’ll have been a couple for 9 years and a week!


There are a number of things h2b and I know about each other after being together for so long:

  1. Conflict occurs when h2b feels he isn’t being listened to
  2. If h2b wants me to pay attention to what he’s saying when I’m reading or using the computer, he has to shout ‘Fran!’ before he starts talking
  3. If I want new shoes (or anything expensive) I have to check with h2b that we have enough money
  4. I am awful with money

And lots of other wonderful things. H2b is cautious (or as I call it, indecisive) and I’m impulsive. But we also have lots of things in common. We both like watching TV and we’d both like a relaxing but interesting holiday.