The Wedding Of The Summer

Wow, I cant believe 1 week has gone past since Trina & Nicks wedding, they have been officially man & wife for 7 days! We had such a lovely day and it was so relaxed and laid back, everyone really did look like they were having a fun time! Trina was stunning in her dress, myself and Helen hadnt seen her dress until she walked down the stairs after getting dressed & I had to hold back the tears, there were a few moments where the tears were ready to flow, but I did well and kept myself composed! I wanted to share with you all some photo’s that were taken on the day, I hope you enjoy them!

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Congratulations Trina & Nick

Today is the day that my gorgeous cousin Trina and her lovely Fiance Nick become husband and wife. I am so honored to be asked to be a Bridesmaid and part of their big day.

I am in total awe of how relaxed they have both been in the lead up to the wedding and I am sure with their laid back approach the day is going to go swimmingly!

When this post uploads, Nick will be waiting for his beautiful bride to walk down the aisle ready to make her his wife and spend the rest of their lives together, so all that is left for me to do is wish you both a life time of happiness, I cant wait to see what the world has in store for you.

Lots Of Love

Emma xxxx

Weekend Roundup!

I woke up Saturday after a fun night in with the girls on Friday, the cupcakes and cocktails went down a storm and it was really nice to see everyone and have a giggle. There was lots of wedding talk as there was 2 brides over and it was funny to see how different they both are! Here are a few snippets from Friday Night…

 

I waited for Matt to come home from work on Saturday morning, I admit after clearing up, I spent most of the morning watching re-runs of The Bill. Personally I think its still good all these years on, Matt however just thinks I am sad! He picked me up and I dropped off some Party Lite goodies to a valued customer and then headed on a search to do some Strawberry Picking! The farm we went to had an offer on, basically you could fill a small punnet as much as you could for £3 or a large one for £8, we opted for the smaller punnet and headed off, there were so many little ones out with their parents, it made us both very nostalgic remembering when we were their age picking strawberries with our families….

 

 

We spent Saturday evening with my cousin and her fiance, just chilling out having a BBQ. Then Sunday I headed upto Guildford with my Friend Hayley and the rest of Team Bride for a catch up and a mooch round the shops. It was nice to spend some time with them all as we dont have much chance to all meet up, so getting the little ones in some bridesmaid dresses in Debenhams was great and they both looked so pretty…..

Sunday evening Hayley and her Fiance Lee headed over and we had a Cheese & Crackers evening watching the last Top Gear as we currently know it. We had a great time giggling, catching up and just generally feeding our faces!

what a feast!

what a feast!

 

Today, I am off work. I booked a holiday day to make the most of a quiet house whilst my family are away. I have also been feeling rather negative lately and the fact that the sun is out today and I have started working on my new hobby (will reveal all soon), I feel really refreshed and happy again!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend too and got up to lots of mischief!

Love

Emma xxxx

Cupcakes & Cocktails

A few years ago now for my birthday I a Cupcake & Cocktail night with my girlfriends, we had such a giggle – I’m not sure if it was the cake or the alcohol that made us so giggly! So when my parents announced they were going away, I thought what a fab oppertunity to have the girls over and have another Cupcakes & Cocktails night! For those of you that follow me on Pinterest will know that I have been pinning cakes and cocktails like there is no tomorrow, I have also been shopping for some really cute bits! So whilst we are all having fun tonight boozing away, you all can take a look at what goodies I have in store!

The Cakes

I am really concious that I dont want to make too many cakes and end up with them left over at the end of the night, so I am going to be baking some Red Velvet Cupcakes…..I am hoping they might turn out like this

So Yummy!

So Yummy!

I also LOVE the ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ ideas that are on Pinterest so I just had to give it a go, here are some of the designs I have seen on there, obviously mine will be cuter haha. For these I am going to do a mix of vanilla and chocolate sponge!

The Booze

So, its got to be cocktails! I am going to provide my lovely girls with 3 cocktails…

Sex On The Beach

Vodka – Peach Schnapps – Cranberry Juice – Orange Juice

Pina Colada

Pina Colada mix – White Caribbean Rum

Drunken Flamingo

White Caribbean Rum – Pink Lemonade

You cant have a party with out cocktails!

Other Fun Stuff

I love the little bits that make parties, so when I came across these I just had to get them! All of these were purchased at either Tesco or Tiger!

I’m heading off now, I hope this has given you some fun inspiration! I will post photo’s of our night later this weekend!

Have a lovely Friday night!

Love

Emma xxx

A Total Virgo

If you follow me on Pinterest then you will know that I have been pinning loads of Virgo quotes recently, its crazy but every one that I read I just think – oh my god that is so me! So I thought I would share some of them with you & all you fellow Virgo’s can tell me if you thinks these match you too!

These quotes couldn’t be any truer, I am very strong willed and independent and would rather struggle and do something on my own than ask for help. On the other hand, I am so self conscious and always worry if I am a good enough girlfriend, friend, daughter, sister the list is endless. I always feel that I could be a better person to others & this year I made the decision that I was only going to have people in my life that show that they want me in theirs & that is truly difficult to accept that those who you want to be around, don’t necessarily want to be around you!

Yeah – I cant disagree with those either, I am a great listener to other people’s problems, but will rarely moan about my own and just keep it stored in. I think this is why I struggle with anxiety from time to time, but after almost 6 years I am starting to really tell Matt everything, whether it be bad or good!

virgo 9

Yup, I love a Starbucks! Whilst the grand gestures are nice, its the little personal things that count the most. I don’t overly like being the centre of attention so to just sit and chat with a friend or a family member is right up my street!

So we are going to be in Virgo season soon – that means many of us will be having birthdays coming up, how will you be spending yours???

Love

Emma xx

One Crazy Saturday!

Yes, this happened on Saturday – Christmas At The Kings – 6 months early!

Weddings Galore!

Since I have been asked to be a Bridesmaid x2, I have been assisting in helping the brides to fill up their pin boards on Pinterest, because of this my news feed (if thats what its called) has been full up of suggestions to do with weddings etc. So I thought, there must be hundreds, if not THOUSANDs of you out there that are planning weddings or thinking of the best way to ask your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids or maybe your fella is stuck with how to ask his brother to be his best man? Here are some bits that I wanted to share!

Best Man Problems??

If your man is anything like the other ones that I hear about, they ring their brother/best mate or have a chat down the pub, a few grunts here and there and boom – best man & ushers have been decided! I found these brilliant alternative ways of doing it….

How Cute!

How Cute!

I also saw these, you can buy these on Etsy through the shop called carinapaperco they are £2.54 each card and will be shipped from the US, so there will be postage on top too – I love these and if I was getting married, would make Matt send these out!

The Dreaded Seating Arrangement

I cant imagine that any couple that get married have no issues over the fact that Uncle Bob cant sit near Cousin Frank and Aunt Mary cant be anywhere near Aunt Carol! Once you have manged to decide who is sitting where, you need a really pretty way to tell everyone. All of these can easily be done at home, alternatively you can purchase them online too!

Here Comes The Girls!!!

Are you struggling on ways to ask your girlfriends how to be part of your big day? I have seen loads of different ways of doing it on Pinterest but these are my top 3 – there are just too many to pick from!

The Cake

I think that a wedding cake is really personal to the couple and I know in the states a grooms cake is really popular! Here are a couple of idea’s that I liked the look of & could probably fit any wedding!

So there you have it, just some bits I have been inspired by on Pinterest. I promise I am not planning my own imaginary wedding, but I wanted to share the gorgeous things I have seen!