I am a bit stumped for ideas for the bonbonniere’s … you know, the little gifts on the tables for the guests… back in the 80′s, a net bag with a few pink & white sugar coated almonds were a standard… I’ve gotten my fair share of rather boring bonbonniere’s! I don’t want to give something that is going to end up left in the guest’s cars, or left at the wedding. I don’t want to give a useless ornament, or a bottle of liquor. I don’t want to spend a fortune either!

I would really love some ideas! What are the best (and worst!!) bonbonniere’s you have received at weddings? Time is running out and I am really clueless!! Ok, I lie, I have one idea! :p

Help a girl out? :)

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Sparkly Stuff!

Girls love sparkly stuff right!


Ever since I first tried on wedding dresses (read here and here) and got an idea of what I wanted, I have been on the lookout for something very VERY specific – jewellery-wise. I’ve searched EVERY shop in Fourways Mall and Brooklyn – and various places inbetween and didn’t find anything remotely similar to what I had in mind…

So I turned to Esty – and found ABSOLUTELY EXACTLY what I wanted within 30 minutes of browsing!
(If you don’t know what Etsy is: Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys. Many individuals also sell craft supplies like beads, wire, and jewelry-making tools. – from Wikipedia)

Anyway – long story short – I ordered my whole Bridal Set of jewelery off one of the shops on Etsy (hand made in Israel, I might add!!) and my parcel arrived last week! I was beyond myself with excitement – all the items are so gorgeous! *Especially* the very special one I have been searching for for months and months!

You want to see some photos? Alright then…

The lovely lady also included an extra pair of earrings as a little gift :) they are also lovely and I’ve worn them a few times already :D

Pretty hey! Am rather excited about it, and keep taking out the boxes to peep at my sparkly stuff!


In other exciting news – I sent our wedding invites off to the printers yesterday… stay tuned for a sneak peek at those in the next week or so!


PS less than 100 days to go!

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What’s Marriage Really Like?

Had a smile at this article posted on The Nest this morning.


What’s Marriage Really Like?
Nesties share what they’ve learned about each other over time — and what they wish they’d known from the get-go.

My favourite item was this one:

I wish I knew how many snacks he ate. His stomach takes up a lot of our grocery list! –Blissed-Out


Click the link to read the full article…

What do YOU wish you had known about your partner/marriage before you tied the knot? I’d be interested to read your comments :)

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Flowers and Decor

This morning I went to see a mock-up of the flowers and table decor! Thank you so much to my wedding co-ordinator Angel, and my “wedding person” and designer, and Snoo friend, Michelle for coming with me :)

I was allowed to take photos of the table and the various floral goodies they made for me, thought you may be interested to see them…


First up, a shot of MY bouquet:

And then one of the corsage for the mothers:

WHAT!?? you didn;t expect them in colour did you!? :p I like to keep things secret! The wedding is in 128 days time, I’m sure you can wait that long to see everything in it’s glorious full colour! :D

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Ante Nuptials explained

Last week we went for our first consultation with our lawyer to start drawing up our Ante Nuptial Contract…


It was a very quick and painless experience, and she explained everything to us in very simple English. An ANC is not just for in case of a divorce, it is very important to have one in place for when one of us dies.

I came across this article on The Pretty Blog today, which explains all the options really nicely too.

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What did that cost!??!

Was browsing The Knot site this morning, and one of their latest articles is “Bad Wedding Etiquette Comebacks“.
I had a good giggle at the answer to the question “How much did that cost?” … -> “It cost me an arm and my fiancĂ© a leg — next week we’re going in for surgery together. Romantic, right?”


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