Wednesday, April 09, 2014

H is for ...

Before the A-Z a heads-up for the 15th Free "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest. As this time it's for YA then I had to submit didn't I? But ends today, so if you're thinking of applying, scoot on over to the link - after you've read the rest of today's blog post of course :)

Hair - I'm doing it myself, can't see the point of spending a fortune when I know better than anyone what my hair can and cannot do! When Jeff and I got married I had a trial run the week before the wedding. The hairdresser used brand new rollers - the type that stay put without clips? She didn't take into account how thick my hair was, took her over an hour and several cups of tea, to get the fricking things all out again! I just need to practice to work out how to get the style I want.
Headdresses - Have headwear for me, Ella, 3 oldsmaids and the 2 flower girls - all for £62, not bad :) Thanks to sales, preloved (yeah, okay second hand, but doesn't it sound nicer!) and a car boot fair.
Hanging Decorations - Bunting already covered. Also, there's a photo under 'D' which shows ...
  • 100 m fairy lights
  • 50m crystal glass - not cheap acrylic - strands
  • 110m white organza
  • Honeycomb lanterns
  • Paper lanterns
  • And 50 artificial wisteria each measuring 3' 
I got nearly all the above from AliExpress (didn't want to buy the electric lights from abroad in case the voltage/sockets were a problem) for £204.77!! What I also like is that they AE works as a middle man, so they hold your money until you sign for the goods. No fear of 'lost in transit' and all the hassle that goes with getting your money back :)
Note to self, must make sure we have enough blutack and fishing line! Any guesses for the look we're going for? Well, when I say we, it's my vision, Jeff just nods and says "And how do you expect me to do that?" We both know he'll suss it :)


  1. ooohh!! love the posts.. I have already started scouting for hairstyles and head dresses for my upcoming wedding! :D lovely post Suzanne

  2. i had to go back and see all your a to z posts so far (and the shoes, OMG, the shoes!) those hairstyles are gorgeous! and i had a bad hair experience on my wedding day, too - sometimes the pros think they know and they just dont!

    your whole series makes me misty - so sweet! thanks for sharing your special anniversary event with us, it's like a fairy tale in pictures!

    happy h day!

  3. This challenge never ceases to surprise! How perfectly wonderful to be together with someone for long, what an inspiration for us who're waiting to start out on life! Thanks for visiting me...

  4. I love your blog, going to be looking over it more.

  5. Love all the glorious images and your emphasis on planning ahead. Beautiful blog. As soon as I clicked on your link from the Ultimate Blog Challenge, I went "oooohhhhh" love your header image. Gorgeous. Will come back!

  6. The hairstyles are gorgeous. I'm useless at doing hair!

  7. You're so right! We know best what our hairs can and cannot do...I can't remember the last time I went to get my hair done for an event. I'm really enjoying your tips, I have to come back after this whole challenge is over and make notes lol

  8. That's a good point about the hairdresser and long hair. Mine is super thick and past my butt. It would take someone forever to roll it.

  9. I could never get my hair to do any of those styles. I'm not sure a hairdresser could either. Good for you to take on this part of the wedding. You can make yourself look just as you like.

  10. I could look at pics of hairstyles all day, so pretty! I am not good w/doing hair, so I'm a bit jealous of people who are. =)

  11. I wish I knew how to do my own hair. I can't even manage a decent, high ponytail, so I sadly won't be able to do these beautiful hairstyles. I love the headdresses though! :)

  12. Those styles look complicated, but they're so beautiful. Good luck!

  13. At least things will be simple when it comes to the guys' hair...

  14. The hanging decorations will be magical. I can't wait to see pictures of your vow renewal!!!

  15. There are so many cute and fun hair styles to try. I'm sure yours will look lovely on your big day.

    M. J.
    A - Z Co-Host

  16. Thank you all so much for such kind comments :) Absolutely making my day!
    Alex, too true, all short back and sides for the men! How boring ;)


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