Our DIY wedding in photos!

A big thank you to everyone who’s helped make our wedding such a special day, especialy all the family and friends who came from all over the world.If anyone wanted to read about the projects that we were involved in for our wedding, you can click on my blog posts below for more information:

Disclaimer: All photos used in this post have either been taken by myself, family and friends, or our friend Asim of Fuzed Bulb who was our wedding photographer and should not be used anywhere else without prior permission.

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Goodbye, Miss T; Hello, Mrs C!

It’s official: I’m now the new (and third!) Mrs C!
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Nine wedding financial mistakes to avoid

It was a great moment for me when I realised my dressmaking and other craft skills come in really handy for our DIY wedding. We decided that we weren’t going to spend too much money on our big day, so being able to quite a lot of things ourselves was a real bonus. I’ve got an exciting DIY project coming up for our 2015 wedding that I will post very soon!

It’s no secret that over the years, the amount of money spent on weddings has increased exponentially. The average cost spent on weddings in 2013 in the US was US$29,858 – in the UK, this was £24,716 according to Bride magazine!

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Understanding jewellery making – an unexplored path to creativity?

People express creativity in different ways. Some believe that creating art through drawings, paintings, sculptures and 3D works of art being displayed in exhibitions are the ultimate forms of art. What I’ve come to realise through my ventures into dressmaking is that anything and everything you see that is created by someone with their own hands are a form of art. How is the natural ability to see beauty in creating form and vision through artwork any different from acquiring skills to design beautiful items of clothing on paper then making them reality by putting fabric, thread and small adornments together to create a work of art you can wear and share with the world? Continue reading “Understanding jewellery making – an unexplored path to creativity?”

Personalise your wedding

What with my recent engagement, I’ve been thinking more and more about what I want for The Big Day. Gone are those teenage dreams where I wanted a huge church wedding with a princess wedding dress, tiara and red velvet wedding cake like Jessica Simpson did when she married Nick Lachey. (Well, I’m still insistent on having the red velvet cake for our wedding, although the other half has other ideas so we’ll be having 2 cakes!) Continue reading “Personalise your wedding”

Exciting news!

Now that all and sundry know about my exciting news (family and friends have been notified), I guess the last place to announce is here: I’m engaged! Guess love IS in the air for 2013!

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