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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    I thought it was about time I started one of these threads! I love reading everyone else's and getting ideas on what other brides are doing, so decided I'd do the same. Okay so Rui and I got engaged August 2013 after being together only a year! Seems to be a lot less than the majority of brides on here! But I guess when it's right you just know it :) I'm Scottish and Rui is Portuguese, although he's lived in Scotland for six years and I'm ashamed to say his English is probably better than mine- hahaha! I'm 21 and he's 24 so we'd really like to incorporate the fact that we're quite young into our wedding. We're both pretty mature for our age and have two incredibly supportive families behind us to make this wedding absolutely perfect, so we really couldn't be happier! :)

    Anyway I'll do what most people do and write my to-do list!

    Date chosen- 25th July 2015

    Church booked- Getting married in our little local church, my God Mother is marrying us there as she's a Salvation Army Officer and lucky the Rev of the church has agreed to let her do it! Makes it a bit more personal I think! :)

    Reception booked- A nearby golf club/restaurant on a golf course which has beautiful views on the course! Also get to ride on a golf buggy- YAY! Will upload photos in a bit!

    Food/Drink- 100 people for the sit down meal and 120 for the evening and hog roast. Still trying to decide on drinks package too- why are weddings so expensive?!!!

    Ceilidh Band- booked and deposit paid

    Photographer- booked and deposit paid

    Decorations- Mum's going crazy with her creative-ness and has already made about 6 different centre pieces so I can decide which one I like!! She's veeeery excited about this wedding! Chair covers also ordered and deposit paid

    Save the dates- sent out!

    Invitations- will be sent in Jan

    MY DRESS- Chosen three weeks after getting engaged! Couldn't believe it but I love it just as much a year on :) Paid for in monthly installments and that's it all paid now :)


    Cake- Ordered and deposit paid

    Wedding party- Rui has two best men and one usher. I have four bridesmaids and four flowergirls. Flowergirl dresses have been bought and still looking out for bridesmaid dresses :) Coral and navy blue colour scheme


    Cars- ordered and deposit paid

    Flowers- No idea yet! Will sort nearer the time

    Hair/make up- Deposit paid and booked for me, mum, and four oldest bridesmaids.



    Well I think that's enough for now! Hope everyone else's wedding planning is coming along great and I would love to hear from other brides about their wedding ideas :D xxxxx

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    Okay so I decided to just pay the £20 to be a power user, couldn't wait any longer to upload the photos!! :)

    This is where we're having our wedding reception. To be honest, this photo I found on the website really doesn't do it justice! but you get the idea :)
    Our venue!
    Our venue!



    My Mum and Dad went to the venue a couple of weeks ago when there was a wedding on to see the layout of the place when it's all done up nicely. Here's a couple of photos they took of the inside-
    I will have the mirrors taken down- don't like them!
    I will have the mirrors taken down- don't like them!


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    wedding venue.jpg


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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    This is how I think I'm going to have my hair on the day-
    Wedding hair
    Wedding hair


    And I really wish I could find my dress online to put up a picture, but I can't find it anywhere :( :( Anyone good at finding things and would like to help me?!

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    • Joanna
      CommentAuthorJoanna
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    Ooh venue looks lovely :)

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    These are the bridesmaid dresses I want but in coral
    bridesmaids
    bridesmaids


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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    Thanks Joanna! I'm so happy with it! :)

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    I FOUND THE DRESSSSSS!!!! Sorry for all these posts at once but I'm so excited to have found it at last!! I love how simple yet beautiful it is :) so happy!
    My dress!
    My dress!


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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    Had a busy day researching everything I can for the wedding. Ive been looking up hotels/b&b's where I live since we'll have so many guests coming from far away. We have a bit of a problem though, we live in the Scottish Borders and there are no big brand hotels (not sure if I can say it so 'lodge of travel' or 'inn of premier' lol!) Theres nothing like that, only proper hotels which are pretty expensive :\ the cheapest ive managed to find is £50 a night for a twin room but most are about £70. We can't expect our guests coming from Portugal and down south (half my family are english) to pay that kind of money to stay any longer than a night, maybe two at a push!! Any ideas on cheap places to stay? I know that in cities it's easy to find places but we live in the middle of nowhere arrrrghhhh

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2013
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    Wow you are doing very well.

    Lovely dress xxx

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 20th 2013
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    Another idea on bridesmaid dresses! Love these ones and they're just £38 on bay of e!
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    Also love that colour, so summery! :)

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 20th 2013
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    Wow you are so organised. My oh thinks I'm planning too far in advance. Think I need to stick this post under his nose. X

    Looks beautiful btw x
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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 20th 2013
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    Thanks Kim! I wouldn't be so organised, but h2b and I are currently living in spain so I'm trying to organise everything from here which takes a lot longer than doing it in the uk, so I'm making sure I have plenty of time! :) x

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 19th 2014
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    Dress totally paid now :)
    DJ deposit paid
    Photographer booked
    Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses decided just need to buy nearer the time
    Guest list has changed a bit and I'm sure it will change even more!
    Invitations chosen, gonna order them in the summer
    Still trying to decide on a photo booth
    Trying to convince h2b to wear a kilt... We'll see! :P
    Hmmmmm can't think of anything else just now, will try to update this more later!

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 19th 2014
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    You seem very organised hun, tbh 40/70 is not that much for a room my hotel is 90 per room per night, maybe if you find a nice reasonable one you can talk to them say you having a wedding and see if they will do a discount on a block booking?

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Apr 19th 2014
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    Yeah I agree but that is the most basic hotel, no luxury at all. Really simple :/ personally I think 90 is reasonable too but I know what my family are like and they won't agree! :( we've decided that a big group of my cousins are gonna camp in my garden to keep costs down, hahaha!

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    • ShannonK05
      CommentAuthorShannonK05
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Sep 10th 2014
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    Haven't updated this in a long time! I think I'll add some photos of the new things we have organised

    These are our flowergirl dresses. We're going to add navy blue ribbons round the waist to make them look a little bit more flower-girly :) they look pink in the photo but they're more peachy/coral

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    We have chosen our cake this is going to be spotty like the flowergirl dresses! The tiers, ivory with coral spots and navy ribbon round each tier. The bottom will be malteser flavour and the top two victoria sponge :)

    We have also chosen our car which I am so so excited for!

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    Lanchester2.jpg


    my friends, who are twins are gonna be piping/drumming for us as I arrive at the church and then as we arrive at the venue :)

    Trying to think of anything else I have missed!

    Oh yes, I have convinced my Portuguese h2b to wear a kilt!! (he does actually want to, I promise! :) and he's getting really excited about it!

    I think that's everyhting for now but will try to keep this a little bit more updated :)

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