We're having the ceremony at Christ Church in Norwich, which is a stones throw from our old stomping ground and full of nostalgia. Did you know that it is often said of Norwich that there is a church for every Sunday of the year, and a pub for every evening: it's the only town I have ever been to that has a pub on the corner of every street. After a sneaky stiffening drink in our favourite pub (which is 100 yards away from the church!) we will then be following our guests to the Barnham Broom hotel, which is where we're having the reception. Everything is reserved, and as soon as our Banns payment is received and approved everything can be finalised: then I get to carry on with the fun stuff, such as choosing dresses, making favours, and of course creating invitations.
Believe it or not, this pile of paper and luxury card will be transformed into Alice in Wonderland-style invitations, save the date cards, and home made thank you paper. All it's going to take is hours of labourious work and the talents of my considerably more crafty sister: all because I decided on a whim that handmade stationery has a nicer feel. I'm even learning calligraphy! I'm also making all the favours myself, and am on a mission to buy a beautiful floral teacup for each place setting and teapots to hold my table centre flowers. I'm hoping if I buy them a couple at a time from charity/junk shops and car boot sales, and have the whole team working on it, it will only take us a couple of months to get everything together. In the end I know it will be worth it, but ask me in the middle and i'm sure i'll tell you I wish i'd never started!!
I'm going to try not to bore you too much with the wedding stuff, and get back to my very busy and important schedule of posting pictures of shoes and dresses, but if you would like to keep updated with the plans as they progress then you can follow the fabfrocks wedding blog as well: bridal tantrums guarenteed!
Love, Tor xx