Thursday

Wedding plans are go!


Amazing news! Rich and I are officially getting married this summer! We were originally planning to get married in 2013 but, as I mentioned here, we weren't very good at saving and had to postpone it for a year. However, we have now booked the wedding so we're all good to go now! 

In the run up to the wedding, I'm going to post monthly updates so you can see how it's coming together.

Now, we're going for a little unconventional wedding and are getting married in Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. You know how much I love Harry Potter so it shouldn't come as a surprise! My best friend Laura is our officiant and we're going to have a meal in the Three Broomsticks afterwards as a kind of mini-reception.
Of course, this means our friends and family won't be around to celebrate with us, so we're going to have a proper full-on wedding reception when we get home. Our Florida wedding will be legally recognised in the UK so we won't be having a real wedding in England, but we're still going to treat the reception as if we did. We're probably going to have a little ceremonial exchanging of vows and I'm still having bridesmaids (including Leona!)

Our "England wedding" is going to have a literary theme as we're both avid readers, and our first conversation on the night we met was about literature (I know, rock and roll!). I'm envisioning lots of vintage hardbacks and pastel colours, along the line of this blog's colour theme actually! It's going to be held in Rich's workplace, which is a lovely quaint little boarding school in Surrey. 
Our outfits will be the same both in Florida and England. We want to look fancy but not over-the-top: We can hardly stroll into Universal Studios in full-on bridal gear! I don't want to give too much away, only to say that my dress is inspired by this costume from the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special! (You can also see a video of it here). Oh, and there's going to be lots of mint green. I'm Slytherin, see, so it's fitting! 

I've already bought some accessories to go with the dress but I'll wait until they arrive before I show you them. By the end of the month, I should have quite a lot of the wedding booked and bought. Speedy Gonzalez! 

42 comments :

  1. This looks amazing! Can't wait to read your updates and see your outfit :)

    Emily x

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  2. That's SO RAD that you're getting married at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!! Congrats on finally finalizing the day, can't wait to read more updates :)

    P.S. When I saw the first photo in the thumbnail, your veil and Rich's hat looked totally real, haha!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  3. I am so, SO excited about this!!! Can't wait to find out more/see all the photos after the big day! xx

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  4. You're wedding sounds so special and personal to you! Best of luck with planning it!

    Claire
    bellasbeautyblogs.blogspot.co.uk

    Claire
    xxx

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  5. I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 cannot wait to see pictures!

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  6. Aww that is so exciting becky!!! I hope the plans go well this time!

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  7. Eeeeeee! It's so exciting. I can't wait to see the pictures from your wedding in Florida.

    I love the idea of having your wedding at home in a boarding school, it's the perfect place for a literary themed wedding. I think we all read books set in a boarding school and wished we'd been sent to boarding school, I know I always thought they sounded super exciting!

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    Beth Tinkerbell

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    1. I didn't think about the boarding school/ reading link. Well spotted! The only boarding school I'd want to go to is Hogwarts!

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  8. A wedding in the wizarding world of harry potter? My goodness that is a dream! I am so excited to see your wedding updates <3

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  9. This sounds amazing! How magical to get married at Hogwarts! I am excited for you just thinking about it. I wrote my dissertation on Harry Potter, so wanting to get married there is definitely something I can understand! We considered a literary theme as well, but when we decided to get married abroad (families are coming) just scrapped themes altogether, as the theme is kind of 'here we all are on a holiday-wedding!' xx

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    1. You wrote your dissertation on Harry Potter? That's awesome!

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    2. Yes, it was about maturation in the series (maturing characters, themes etc. and how the audience grew up with the books) and the easiest work I have ever done!

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  10. Aww congrats, dear! You're really qiuck with planning;)

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    1. It's definitely all Go!Go!Go! at the moment!

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  11. Congratulations. Your wedding sounds like it's going to be absolutely amazing!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  12. So exciting! It's so awesome that you're getting married at Hogwarts - please blog more about it! xxxx

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  13. I'm so excited for you! Really looking forward to reading more posts :)

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  14. Like you're getting married in Harry Potter World, Becky!! That's SO exciting :D where exactly do they do the ceremony? Also, I've just noticed your penchant for diet Pepsi! *clinks pint glass* Working my way through a 2l bottle as I write this. ;)
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    1. I know! They don't actually offer the service, so I'm just taking my best friend as officiant and we can do it wherever.

      I am obsessed with Diet Pepsi. We have a bit of a Pepsi Army in our house!

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  15. I am excited to read all about your plans :) It sounds magical!

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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  16. Oh my God I'm so excited for you- I have a dress in mind and I can't wait to see if I'm right :)
    X

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  17. This sounds like the most amazing wedding ever! Hope your planning goes well, I can't wait to read more about it!

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    1. Thank you Laura! I'll be posting all about it!

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  18. Wow I can't wait to hear all about it! That is pretty exciting, congratulations.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

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  19. Oh my gosh, how exciting that it's all finally happening for you! I'm so jealous of you getting married in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. That's something Jake would never go for! xx

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    1. I'm SO excited! Luckily Rich is very chilled out. He's happy if I'm happy.

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  20. WITH EVERY WEDDING POST YOU DO I AN GOING GO BECOME MORE AND MORE EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!! AHHH!!!!x

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