(…locked in love on the day with a present from DH, Cartier Love bracelet.)
The night of 18th of November, our 1st year Wedding Anniversary party, was a success!! Such a relief! The food was awesome. Our dessert station had me speechless-in a good way! Yep, left it in the hands of the chefs at Vue de Monde, had no idea I would love it so much!.
To be able to celebrate the day with the presence of those dearest to us, holds a special place in our hearts. I’m so grateful for many things in my life, my beautiful friends, awesome colleagues, loving family and having a kind and caring husband who I’m so proud of.
So in saying that, 1 year down, lots to go! And it’s going to be likely 1 + 1 = 3, in the coming year :)
PS To those that have messaged me, I will answer back shortly. Sorry for making you wait! I’m mostly on Instagram now because…I’m kinda addicted to it, it’s so much fun! If you like, follow me on @mrpaddingtonbear
Fits like a dream, this irrefutably romantic dress of mine.
I bought this dress with the intention of wearing it at our anniversary dinner however I’m now beginning to feel that getting changed in the middle of our dinner party (versus reception) may be a tad too OTT and rather pretentious. Maybe I should have thought about it more before I bought the dress…oops!
No regrets here though, if I don’t end up wearing it on the night, I’ll just have to save it for another special occasion :)
The last couple of invitations are going out this week so I took the time to snap a couple (okay, I lie, a few
too many) of photos of a set before they all disappear.
I had my heart set on having letterpress invites from the very beginning. However due to the exorbitant cost involved in getting customised invites done under the minimum order number, I had to throw that idea straight out the door. BOO!!
So, I took it upon myself to make our invites from scratch. I wanted to keep it simple and classy. Nothing fancy. And after a few hours, this is what the end result was.
The envelopes were written with a calligraphy script effect. It took me about 5 hours to get all the envelopes done, not bad for a first timer! Each invite contains two cards:
- Our monogram print, with dinner details on the back.
- A meaningful photo of the two of us (I took this photo on the day DH proposed to me on 10/10/10- fond memories!), with one of my favourite E. E. Cummings poetry printed on the back.
Both cards are tied neatly together with a narrow piece of black (with white stitching) grosgrain ribbon.
The hardest part was finding the perfect textured paper (with density). I spent a small fortune on the paper and envelopes, used up a whole cartridge of black ink, so all in all, I estimate our dinner invitations cost me a mere $70 or so? -most of which was the paper itself!
It was exciting to see everything come together, it came out exactly how I imagined. DH was really pleased with the result, as am I :)
OMG!! Too much cuteness!!
We went to visit our florist over the weekend and boy am I getting excited! I’m keen on choosing to use flowers with an abundance of delicate, pretty petals. And I’m hoping to get them in bright, bold gem tones for the table centres. DH on the other hand is leaning towards a contemporary, elegant style and prefers something monochromatic (white and green). Both are nice to be used in the space we have but….bright colored flowers win me over every. single. time.
We’re complete opposites when it comes to styling!
Only Jo Malone. I remember first seeing this years ago, in one of their catalogues and literally gasped out loud. Then I got told off by the boy who was driving at the time. He almost had a heart attack and thought he was about to hit something. Oooops!
This truly takes my breath away. Every. Single. Time. It’s so chic and beautiful!
This is so adorable! Storing this away for the anniversary dinner…
our massive order of #teaforte for the #wedding finally arrived! #weddingprep moving along smooothly :)) (Taken with Instagram)
These are so gorgeous!! Storing this away in my DIY folder for our anniversary dinner party. Simple and beautiful!
Baby’s Breath - Expressive Typeface by Keziah Chong