Bridesmaid Fun!

A couple of weekends ago now my beautiful cousin Trina had her Hen Party! It had been planned out for a few months and when the day got here I was shocked that it had arrived. Trina was very specific about what she wanted do and wanted to play a big part in the planning process, she hosted a ‘Team Bride’ evening and it was decided on Afternoon Tea & a night out in a club with a cocktail class thrown in for good measure!

Me and fellow bridesmaid Hels had a bit of a last minute dilemma over getting her some quirky bridal party bits, but managed to get some sashes, name badges and a veil for Trina to wear. Once everyone had arrived at Trinas that was getting a taxi to the hotel we put on all her fun bits ready for an afternoon out with the girls!

The Blushing Bride

The Blushing Bride

We headed down to a Hotel on the seafront and we’re joined by various family & friends of the bride. We were all then served a lovely afternoon tea, consisting of various finger sandwiches, cake and of course scones! Hels did a lovely little speech thanking everyone for coming and we all chatted and giggled whilst sipping champagne!

To make sure there was plenty of posing preparation for the wedding we got everyone together for photos before heading to Tiger Tiger.

When we arrived at the club we were taken through to one of the rooms where the cocktail making fun commenced! Everyone got to make 2 cocktails from the list and the guys that were teaching us were fantastic and made the night great. We had booked out a booth in the hawaiian themed room and it was HUGE! The drinks kept flowing and there was plenty of dancing!

All in all everyone had a great night including Trina, it was certainly a fun way to celebrate becoming a bride!

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Bridesmaid Duties Part 3

I cant believe how long it has been since I have written a blog about my bridesmaid duties! To be honest, there is a lot I could tell you about my duties as being Hayley’s bridesmaid and helping to organise her Hen Party in November, but she reads this and I don’t want to spoil the surprise!

However, I haven’t written this as a meaningless blog (well, some people might think it its!) as I wanted to share with you all that my bridesmaid duties have INCREASED. My cousin Trina is due to get married in July this year & originally decided that she didn’t want to have bridesmaids, so when I got a text from her on Tuesday asking if I wanted to be her bridesmaid, I couldn’t say no! I have to say, its going to be a mad few months as we need to get dresses and a hen party sorted but her laid back attitude I am sure will keep the bridal team calm!

At the moment, I am part of  2 wedding pin boards on Pinterest, trying to remember what secret I cant tell what bride and I’m not even organising the whole day!

I have to say though, although my holiday to Vegas is motivation, the fact I need to get into a bridesmaid dress in 6 months time has spurred me on and I went back to the gym tonight for the first time in over a month! I also need to get rid of my Christmas chocolates!!!

So over the coming months, I am sure there will be lots to fill you in on so keep your eyes peeled, oh and just to keep you entertained here is a gorgeous picture of me and Trina!

trina & I

Love

Emma xx

Bridesmaid Duties Part 2

Sunday Me & the moon boot met up with Hayley, Sarah & Livvi for a Bridesmaid Tea Party at Para Siempre in Fareham. I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive after our last session and was worried we wouldn’t find anything, but Lou was lovely and put us all at ease, I think the cupcakes & Bucks Fizz definitely helped with that!

We started to hunt through the dresses whilst Hayley was showing Lou her book for the wedding and Livvi found her dress straight away and me & Sarah found 5 that we liked and wanted to try on. We also took a look at the wedding dresses for Hayley and she found quite a few that she liked and even tried on a shorter one that she liked! The store was adorable, and the amount of dresses she had was brilliant, there was a lot of choice and each dress looked really unique, even the chairs she had were really cosy! We definitely enjoyed ourselves!

Gorgeous Cupcakes

Gorgeous Cupcakes

Just A Small Selection Of Her Dresses

Just A Small Selection Of Her Dresses

Yummy!

Yummy!

Now I do have to say that I am really limited to what pictures I can share with you today as me, Sarah & Livvi all believe we have found the dress that we want to wear, we have a couple of options and I don’t want to post them and spoil the Surprise! Now when we were trying on dresses me & Sarah soon realised that all the dresses we picked were of a similar style, luckily the one we picked we both thought would flatter us both & Helen (who is chief bridesmaid) and Lou has said for our next appointment in August, she will aim to get some more sizes in stock. There were a various amount of sizes, but the dresses we liked were either too big or too small, but with “magic” clips you would never have known!

Me & The Moon Boot

Me & The Moon Boot

Not only were there a lovely selection of dresses, there was also accessories dotted about and whilst Sarah & I were hidden by the curtain (in a changing area big enough for 3 people!) I think Hayley & Livvi were enjoying sampling the accessories and the free mints!

Enjoying Her Pink Lemonade

Enjoying Her Pink Lemonade

Found My Shoes For My Big Day.....If It Ever Happens

Found My Shoes For My Big Day…..If It Ever Happens

A True Diva Princess

A True Diva Princess

Once we were all dressed out and happy with our choices Lou was writing down our date for our new try out session, she gave Hayley a goodie bag containing information of people she would recommend for hair, make up, photography, cakes etc poor Livvi looked so disappointed as it contained a massive lollipop. Lou then handed out another 3 goodie bags to Livvi, Sarah & I and Hayley said we all looked like we were ready to do a jump for joy!

Our Goodie Bag Contents

Our Goodie Bag Contents

As we left the store we were all really pleased with how our afternoon went and were in giggles with the amount of mints Livvi had consumed! She then went on to say “mum I need a belt!” we weren’t sure what she meant until she erupted in a fit of giggles and we realised she had a pocket full of mints!

Our Little Mint Thief

Our Little Mint Thief

If you would like to visit Para Siempre in Fareham, why not contact them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/parasiempre.bridal and arrange an appointment.