At the moment I think I probably deserve the title of the worst blogger ever. I haven’t been posting very much, I haven’t been keeping my social media up to date and I haven’t been doing any make-up looks. Full-time work, part-time study and life have gotten in the way and I have been incredibly busy. I will be trying to make more of an effort and I have lots of new ideas to introduce. I’m now adding planning a wedding into the mix so I thought that I might share some ideas, views, advice, make-up and general rants about the process in a Wedding Wednesday series. I can’t promise that I’ll post every single week but I will try to post at least once a month.
As this is my first Wedding Wednesday I just wanted to explain a little about what type of posts I’ll be sharing with you. I’m not really one for a traditional wedding; I’m definitely more on the alternative side so it is fair to say that you can expect some quirks. I do want to stress at this point that there is absolutely nothing wrong with tradition and traditional weddings, nothing at all. I want to create a culture where everyone can be respectful of different views (in relation to both weddings and general life!).
I’m thinking of sharing some advice and survival guide style posts in relation to dress shopping, people management, planning, finding bargains, DIY crafts etc. I also want to share some make-up styles and have started working on wedding style and make-up through the ages tutorials.
The difficulty for me in writing this series is that I’m quite private. It is one thing to talk about make-up reviews or skincare but it is another to share aspects of your personal life. This is something I’m not very good at. I will, however, do my best to be open where necessary. For today’s sharing I’ll tell you a little about how the whole idea of a wedding came about.
I have never been one for weddings really. I haven’t thought about them and I never dreamed of being a bride. My dream was to have lots of animals (something that is starting to become a reality). I got engaged last October in Disney Paris at Halloween. Halloween is my favourite time of year. Nothing about it was what one might consider normal but that’s pretty much us. I did find myself in a bit of a panic because I felt thrust into a wedding world that I knew little about. I didn’t know what I wanted and I didn’t feel at all comfortable. I didn’t even want to tell people. I felt itchy in my own skin and misplaced in this new world.
Gatsby, the proposal pug
It took me a while to realise that it was ok to feel this way and to not feel overwhelmed. Slowly over the last few months I’ve relaxed towards the idea and have enjoyed doing a few bits and pieces along the way. I’m not getting married until December 2017 but as I have a dissertation to write and two jobs I have to get organised now. I might not have known exactly what I wanted but I very quickly realised what I didn’t want and that has been a good starting point for us. We have the main things covered for now so we can relax a little bit at this stage.
Everything else will fall into place.