Morning! I am so excited to have our 2017 Blogging Bride, Judith back on the blog today. With seven weeks until her Big Day things are getting serious! Today she’s given us a quick catch up on her planning and shared her incredible engagement shoot with Peter Carvill. If you missed her introductory post, head this way. Have a fab Thursday, lovelies!
For those of you who read my first blog post, you will likely notice that it has been a while (quite a while at that). I’ve tried to tell myself that every bride has a phase in wedding planning in which you can’t actually do too much. In honesty it is true, but I think I lengthened this as long as possible to the point that I actually started to just claim I was laid back (well, the grey area between being laid back and being slightly lazy). But in reality, travelling to London to for work weekly and managing a self-build (when you know nothing about building), wedding plans naturally got knocked back a few notches on the priority list.
So now, here I am 7 weeks out from the wedding and I am so grateful for my previously freshly engaged, eager and OCD organised self who neatly planned her Pinterest boards, created excel sheets for just about everything. Literally everything from the offset – for guests details, budget (a column for budgeted, that soon required an actual and a difference column to be added), vendor contracts, deposits and essentially anything that you could possibly put into excel. At the time, as a newly engaged bride it seemed ridiculous planning all the finer details because there were a lot more important parts that needed to be sorted first, and a good dose of indecisiveness that would surely mean they would be irrelevant a year and a half later, but no, I seemed to have stuck to the exact themes, designs and ideas I initially planned, which is now coming in ridiculously handy when there is less time to think about the finer details.
During this time we met with our wedding photographer, Peter Carvill at our venue, Castle Leslie Estate to get some pre-wedding photos. We caught the last of the beautiful autumn colours and the photos turned out amazing. It took some convincing to get Josh on board, but we were both so glad we got these done. For anyone hesitating – amidst following hundreds of wedding blogs on Instagram and pinning like your life depended on it, take some time out and arrange an engagement session. There are so many good reasons to do so…
In other wedding news, I have just about recovered from an amazing surprise of a Hen Party where my glamourous assistants thought of every little detail – can’t wait to share this with you guys on the next post.