Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Its gold and has a use. I'm sold.

You know when you order some tasty goodies online and you get their newsletter/catalogue? Well I love this. Not eco friendly I know but its like shopping - at home - without spending. That's ME friendly for sure! So this week we got the catalogue, full of geeky gadgets and crazy bits and bobs its always worth a look...found some ace stocking fillers for T (even though he would genuinely rather a stocking full of Haribo's).

I found this and wanted to share... its a iPod dj. Shaped like a cassette. A GOLD CASETTE! Whoop! We're thinking that we might get a wee band and no dj - or neither one, but we would use our iPod's or our guests and this could make it fun! I could totally rival grand master flash with this. I met him once, with 3 sisters who awesomely made friends with his 'crew' and got us on the bus! Good times.

x a bride named smith x

Wow - how sweet

check out this news story

that's romantic, bittersweet love for you eh?

x a bride named smith x

Look at this! ASOS strikes again!

I have been a bit slack with the old posts lately - been crazy busy at work and have had mega loads of crafting in prep for xmas to do. I have made a bit of progress but still a long way to go! In the meantime I have been perusing asos (wanted to show T a head band and ring*) and I saw this which in my opinion would be an awesome addition to any brides attire!! And £40? I love a bargain me...!

picture from asos

* ps thinking of getting a ring made to my taste cause i'm struggling to find what I want exactly...I'm thinking topaz or ruby BIG and then vintage silverwork with some tiny tiny tiny diamonds (brown ones if i go ruby)... mmm we'll see!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

all change! toot toot...!

So its all change on the soon-to-be-smith front! We have cut the budget and moved it forward so its now going to be October 2012, its going to be cheaper but still with all the bits we want with just less of the bits we don't need...we are moving the moving to Australia bit forward to by 2 years so it'll be adios in September 2013... Can't wait. CAN'T WAIT.

In other news I am getting all xmassy and crafting all my hand made xmas gifts and enjoying it!

x a bride named smith x

Sunday, 11 October 2009

1301 days to go - almost into a new '100'!!

Tried on the Bulgari ring today. *LOVE* it.

Watching House with T and thinking about xmas. Feel all snuggly!!

x a bride named smith x

Friday, 9 October 2009

I've lost count - but it might as well be a million days away!

Rainy day - boo! And we were supposed to have a lovely after work walk today but I am in no mood to get soaked to the core. Instead I decided to look online at various sites and saw these stunning dresses on Monsoon! Gold old Monsoon!

Perfect for a wedding guest or bridesmaid no?

x a bride named smith x

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The Wedding Show

T & I went to the Wedding Show in Friday and it was an experience...! We walked in to the same hall that the dog show had been in recently and I was disappointed that I wasn't there again. There was a HUGE barbie pink bus and some white rolls royces's and people everywhere selling their tacky overpriced extras that no bride needs! Ok that was overly negative I think, and I can see how people get caught up in this idea but I just can't imagine why anyone would need fireworks at their wedding? Or flip flops that say 'just married'? Again, I understand others wanting this stuff but doesn't it seem that we are buying into a fools idea of romance and a Hollywood perception of how a wedding should be?

Persoanlly I think it is a little bit of a waste, we are not scrimping on our wedding in any way but the focus is on things like the rings and the photography which will be with us always, the decoration will be mainly DIY and as much as I want it to look pretty I don't want a 12 course meal and matching table centres and monogrammed save the date cards and trash the dress shoots and engagement shoots and pre pre pre engagement shoots. When does it stop? People squeeze as much cash out of us as they can don't they?

Not to mention the 'Green' issue, we waste more than any other species on the planet and brides and grooms MUST be some of the worst offenders with not using the resources to hand...

Rant over. Hope I haven't offended anyone.

x a bride named smith x

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Cartier a-no-go

I went to the National Wedding Show (waste of time apart from the gorgeous free eclair thing) which I will report on later I think. T & I had an ace weekend shopping and talking and eating and walking. We went to the Cartier boutique at Selfridges and I saw my Ballerine ring and its tiny. And dissapointing. Now front runners are:


I love both! Long time to wait though so no rush!

x a bride named smith x