Monday, 20 November 2017

...Wedding Photos...


We just received our professional photos!
Over 700 of them, I'm not sharing them all but he a just a handful of my favourites.
Jon and I both hate our photograph being taken so we were extra judgemental over all the ones of ourselves but the more I look at them, the more I start to like them.


Matthew from Mdknightphotography really was great and managed to capture everyone having a great time.

The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better. 
My mum did a fab job at being my wedding planner and without her it wouldn't have been what it was.

It wasn't a big do it was very small and low key, but that is just how Jon and I wanted it to be.
I'm not going to say too much as I could ramble on for years. 
I'll probably write a proper post when I find the right words on how to describe it.

Enjoy x


Ru and his Uncle Ben



Ozzy and Veronica our Reverend.





Father of the Bride!

Isla & Esme my nieces.



The vows

Noah getting to do his bit..

The best men - Nicky and Steve

My mum doing her reading

Jon's sister Jenni doing her reading




Mum, Dan (my brother) Dad and the twins.

My gramps

After the Father of the Brides speech



The local Pizza Van.





Dan and Isla.







Sam and the twins

My Gran and Dan

Kelly

First dance was with my dad, as Jon can't dance with his back.


My auntie Mel and Cousin Sarah.

Sam

Jenni & Ben

Gramps & Eileen.



Dress - asos
Flowers & Crown - Swaffham Florist
Converse - Schuh
Cake - Buns Of Fun

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sports Direct £5 Christmas Challenge



Being a mum of four I'm always trying to keep the cost down at Christmas, otherwise I would need to rob a bank come January so when BritMums challenged me to the #sdfiverchallenge I was more than up for it.

I don't usually shop in Sports Direct for anything other than the boys trainers and never have I used them online.
So I was pretty interested to see what they had on offer for under £5.


I was blown away with the range of Christmas gifts they had and how reasonable the prices were.
I was given a £30 voucher to spend and I had to get at least two gifts for under £5.
Well I managed to do better than that!
Most of my gifts featured were £5 and below!

All the presents featured are suitable to stocking fillers / tree presents*
*tree presents are little gifts that the whole family can play - mainly board games.

First up Ru-Bear.
I spotted these for Ru whilst browsing and knew he'd love them.
The Cars pop up game (£4.99) will be great for all four boys to play on Christmas Day and it is a take on one of my favourite games frustration.
Ru also loves drawing but does make an awful mess with pens so this Paw Patrol magnetic scribbler (£2.10) will be perfect for him.


Next on my list was Noah!
He is becoming tricky to please and is rather fussy about what he asks for now so I wasn't sure what id be buying to fill his stocking up with but whilst browsing the under £5 gift section I came across the following.
Star Wars glow in the dark stickers (£4.75) Noah loves Star Wars and like collecting cool stickers, so I thought these would be perfect for his expanding collection.
He's takes after his daddy and is a big West Ham fan so when I saw this little West Ham beanie (£4.50) I knew he would love it. 
He may be 10 in a few weeks but he still loves a teddy!
And because he is growing up and likes to spend a long time dancing around in the shower this Batman bath set would be suitable for him.
Smellies at Christmas is pretty much a must have!


Last but not least I came across Monkey Tree and I remember playing this as a kid and thought it would be a great tree present, something we can all play whilst waiting for Christmas Lunch.
Family games are always a great way to get everyone cheering and laughing and focusing on each other than rather whats on the telly!


I spent just under £30 and that was with £4.99 standard shipping.
Standard shipping aims to get your delivery with you in 5-6 days.
My delivery took around 3 days to arrive.

I was really impressed with the quality of the gifts and the prices were just amazing.
Really great at helping keeping the cost of Christmas down.

The products seem to change quite a bit, as there is more items up than when I was looking and there really is something for everyone!
I can see myself topping up the boys stockings and grabbing a few bargains for others too.




“This post is an entry for BritMums Christmas #sdfiverchallenge, sponsored by Sportsdirect.com."

Friday, 17 November 2017

... Miss to Mrs ...


So last weekend I went from a Miss to a Mrs!

After I had dropped Jon and the 3 big boys off at the cottages we were renting I came back to find the house had been decorated for a mini hen do by Jenni (Jon's sister)


All the ladies that were attending the wedding came over minus a few who weren't travelling until the Saturday, so we had 9 ladies in total.
Jenni did a lovely spread of nibbles and drinks and we all played Prosecco Pong.
It took us a fair few goes until we were actually able to get the ball into the glass.
FYI put the glasses all together rather than with space in between!

The evening ended with everyone sharing some pearls of wisdom about married life to me and then people then headed home. I think Jenny (my bff)  and I got into bed about 1ish.



Wedding gel nails by Bella's Beauty & Skincare




Saturday morning I had plans of me and Jenny having a trip to costa and having a coffee but the morning pretty much slipped away before I knew it. 
We didn't get out of bed until 9 ish and I still had to print out the Order of Services and get Ru ready to go off with Uncle Ben (Jenni's husband) at 10.

So once Ru was gone I jumped in the bath and washed my hair and before I knew it, it was 12 and my flowers arrived and Caroline from Salon 63 had come to do my hair.

I was over the moon with my hair, the extra pack of extensions Caroline suggested really did make all the difference!
I would loooooove my hair to look like it did every day.


My flowers and crowns were all done by Swaffham Florist and they were just spot on. 
They smelt amazing!
My crown was perfect as were my little flower girls crowns.


I think one of the biggest highlights of the day was the cake!
It truly was stunning and tasted as good as it looked!
The very talented Emma from Buns of Fun who is based over in Sheringham Norfolk made it for us.

I was really worried about it but I really had no need to be, everyone said how lovely it tasted and luckily I had some left over that kept me topped up with cake for the following two days.

I highly recommend Emma and I'm sure ill be using her the next chance I get!


My guest book...
For my guest book rather than have a book where people could write in, my mum bought an Instax Mini 9 and all the accessories so I could make a display once the wedding was over.
I took the camera around and got snaps of everyone, I've wanted one of these cameras for a long time so was over the moon when I heard mum had gone along with my idea!

The photos came out fantastic and I can't wait to get creative and make up a little gallery wall with them.


To keep some of my beautiful flowers I was bought a flower press, so as soon as it arrived I got busy picking out the best blooms to preserve, I made a design for myself and another for my mum.
Fingers crossed they turn out well.


The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better.
Once I have the professional photo's back I will write about the day in more detail.
This was just a quick post with a few snaps that I had taken before, on and after the big day!