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Holiday in Poland Part I: The Wedding, Czarny Staw and Zgierz

Holiday in Poland Part I: The Wedding, Czarny Staw and Zgierz

In August I travelled to Poland for my friend Milena’s wedding. I’d never been before so I didn’t really know what to expect. But it was a fantastic experience and I’d definitely like to go back.  Over the next two days I’m going to talk about the places we visited and share some of my photos. I hope you’ll join me for the journey! Czarny Staw Hotel The flight to Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport was about 2 hours 15 minutes, so not too bad. I’m a very nervous flier but the journey there wasn’t a problem. The wedding reception was held at Czarny […]


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Posted 13th September 2015 in: Events, Life Updates, Travel. Tagged:

T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

T is for Turquoise & Teal #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘T’ I have chosen two of my favourite colours- Turquoise and Teal. Both colours are somewhere between blue and green, with turquoise being a brighter, bluer shade and teal being a darker, greener hue. Turquoise is named after a gemstone of the same name Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind these colours and see my Polyvore creations.  Symbolism Turquoise and teal […]


My Wedding (Part 7) Music

My Wedding (Part 7) Music

Welcome to the seventh part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to talk about the music. We both listen to music from all genres and decades and love to sing and dance. As music is such an important part of our life, it had to be just right for our wedding so I started planning my choices quite early. Ceremony Music For background music as people filed in and took their seat, we played the classic wedding track ‘Pachelbel Canon in D’, which has always been a favourite. […]


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Posted 5th June 2014 in: Events, Life Updates. Tagged: ,

My Wedding (Part 6) Food and Drink (and of course cake!)

My Wedding (Part 6) Food and Drink (and of course cake!)

Welcome to the sixth part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to talk about one of my favourite parts-the food and drink! We had a sit-down meal for about 50 people served by The Poachers Country Hotel and it was amazing! We had home-made tomato and basil soup to start, then a choice of Turkey, Beef or the veggie option (a brie, asparagus and mushroom tart), followed by an assiette of desserts (4 mini desserts on a long plate)-Malteasers Cheesecake, Strawberry Pims Jelly (served in a cute little […]


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Posted 4th June 2014 in: Events, Life Updates. Tagged: ,

My Wedding (Part 5) Attire

My Wedding (Part 5) Attire

Welcome to the fifth part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to talk about the dresses and suits, for many people one of the most important parts of wedding planning.  My Wedding Dress [© A V Brown, 2014] Initially my budget for a dress was just £200. I had originally planned to buy my dress online, perhaps from ebay, but I was put off by people who warned me about their disastrous experiences. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s entirely possible to buy a lovely dress for […]


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Posted 3rd June 2014 in: Events, Fashion & Beauty, Life Updates. Tagged: ,

My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

My Wedding (Part 4) Decorations

Welcome to the fourth part of a series of posts all about my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’d like to show you some of my decorations. As we both love the colour blue, we decided to go for what I call peacock colours-teal, purple and gold. We also had a lot of ivory in the scheme to keep things fresh and to match my dress. I included peacock feathers wherever I could to match the theme, which made it quite unique. Venue Flowers For our venue flowers we went to The Flower Shop in Kirton. Kerry […]


My Wedding (Part 3) DIY Seating Plan (with free template!)

My Wedding (Part 3) DIY Seating Plan (with free template!)

Welcome to the third part of a series of posts focusing on my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today I’ll talk through my seating plan. The seating plan was quite tricky to get right, because when three different families come together it’s hard to make sure everyone is seated next to people they will get on with and talk to. At the end of the day, you have to remember this is your special day and you can’t please everyone. Close family and friends can put aside any differences just for the day. We actually found there was […]


My Wedding (Part 2) DIY Pocketfold Invites-with free templates!

My Wedding (Part 2) DIY Pocketfold Invites-with free templates!

Welcome to the second part of a series of posts focusing on my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today is all about invitations. After looking around for wedding invites online, I found some lovely looking designs. I got lots of inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy. Pure Invitation is one of the sites I looked at as it lets you design your own invites exactly how you want them and then they make them up and ship them out to you, so it’s a great option if you’re pushed for time but still want a unique design. In […]