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Town Centre Barn Wedding - Kent, August 2019



  • This is super exciting! xx
  • MrsOD19MrsOD19 Posts: 671 New bride
    Woohooooo! Thanks for the tip! I might have to pop down to M&S tomorrow 🥂🥂
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    I ordered our flowers from Triangle Nursery last night! It's the only thing I've gone over budget on (by about £75) but it you've read my thread you will know that flowers are my 'thing', and I'd rather have a few too many than not enough and be desperately trying to buy the extra I need from supermarkets like when I did my brother's wedding.

    Have ordered:
    Eucalyptus Cinerea

    Rose Avalanche

    Rose Peach Avalanche

    Rose Miss Piggy

  • Wow, great flower choices! They're so beautiful  :)
  • MrsW2020MrsW2020 Posts: 274 New bride
    Beautiful flower choices!
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    Eryngium Orion Questar

    Hypericum Coco Avanti

    White Veronica

    Freesia Double Peachy Queen

    Freesia Ambassador Single

    Lisianthus Rosita Green

    Spray Rose Sweet Sara

  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    Also going to try to get some locally grown dahlias 😀
  • MrsW2020MrsW2020 Posts: 274 New bride
    Loooove freesias 😍 I can’t wait to see how they look when they’re all arranged! 
  • annipooannipoo Posts: 265 New bride
    The colours of all the roses are gorgeous! 
  • MrsOD19MrsOD19 Posts: 671 New bride
    Oooo those roses are beautiful! Gorgeous choices 
  • Just caught up on everything, love the flowers especially!!

    Another vote for acrylic nails, they'll look lovely! 

    Hope everything goes smoothly for you, I feel excited for you having followed the updates for so long  :D

    I'm sure you'll have the best day! 
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    Thanks ladies, let's just hope arranging them goes OK 😂

    Have done a few more jobs this weekend - had my haircut, made up all the pompoms and honeycomb lanterns, confirmed timings with suppliers and wedding party, arranged a big breakfast the next day with everyone who has travelled down, ironed all the shirts, ties and pocket squares, and cleaned the house!
  • annipooannipoo Posts: 265 New bride
    Sounds like a productive weekend. Do you have much still to do before Sunday or is it just the flowers? 
  • MrsW2020MrsW2020 Posts: 274 New bride
    @MrsCToBee it’s your wedding week! 🤩
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    It is mainly flowers now,  some final touches like putting the confetti in cones, and stuff like getting my eyebrows waxed and nails done on Saturday. 
    1 more day left at work 😀😀
  • You sound very organised - keeping my fingers crossed that these final few days are relatively stress free for you with the flower arranging and self-care!
  • annipooannipoo Posts: 265 New bride
    That's good, it sounds relatively stress-free - I wouldn't have a clue what to do with flowers but it sounds like you've got it nailed.
    Enjoy your last day at work! :smile:
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    Left work yesterday...I've worked there for a decade, they didn't even get me a card and my manager didn't even come to  say goodbye/good luck! Everyone else has always got a card but there are hardly any women left and the men just don't think.

    Anyway, that paled into insignificance and I felt like a moaning twat when I found out last night 2 friends won't now be attending as their son took his own life earlier this week. They are lovely people and I'm absolutely devastated for them. Put some things into perspective though.

    It's now meant to be 27 on Sunday which is far too hot for me, but C is thrilled and I guess at least the room where we have our wedding breakfast has air con!

    Triangle Nursery rang yesterday to say the flowers are coming tomorrow but none of the Oasis bases will be with me until Friday which is a pain, but I've asked them to ship them on an AM delivery. Bit annoying but hopefully they will come early so I can get on.

    My MUA also contacted me to say she has shingles so I had to call round everyone to check they weren't pregnant which was a bit awkward!

    Have also had a last minute change of guests (our friend in NY can't come, but my stepsister now can) so have emailed the venue to check I can swap them over, and re-ordered 2 inserts for the seating plan.

    Today I need to go food shopping, to the post office, get the car cleaned, do some ironing and generally try to tidy up.

    When the flowers come tomorrow we will be sacrificing the downstairs toilet to store it all and just using the upstairs bathroom for a few days as we just don't have space!! Plus it's the coolest room in the house.

  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    My mum has just called to say she fell in the garden this morning and thinks she's pulled something, she can hardly walk and is panicking as she only has high heels for the wedding! She has a doctor's appt for this afternoon, hopefully she's ok!
  • BooshBoosh Posts: 35 New bride
    Oh that's rubbish that your work didn't even acknowledge you that sucks! So sorry for your friend who's son has passed away - it really does put things in to perspective doesn't it. 
    I hope it all comes together with the flowers for you - I'm sure it will and they will be stunning! 
    I hope you mum is ok too it might be a sprain and hopefully with some elevation and a cold compress it'll be fine for the weekend! 
    Not long now x
  • MrsOD19MrsOD19 Posts: 671 New bride
    @MrsCToBee oh I’m so sorry to hear about your friends son! That is beyond heartbreaking and you’re right, makes some worries seem so trivial doesn’t it.  What an awful thing. 

    You seem to have had a rush of things come up-I hope your mum is okay, hopefully a bit of rest and ice and she’ll be much better soon!

    not long for you! I feel there’s a big build up to the weddings in the next 10 days, quite a few in quick succession! Shall feel quite dull once they’re all over!
  • annipooannipoo Posts: 265 New bride
    Oh god, everything was going so smoothly and that's a lot of issues all at once.

    You sound like an absolute machine so I'm sure the delay with the flower bases won't even phase you! Fingers crossed that everything is OK with your mum.

    You have every right to be annoyed with your colleagues, especially if it's the done thing in your office to at least give a card. Hopefully they will have something waiting for you when you go back. 

    I'm really sorry to hear about your friends' son. That's devastating news. 
  • I'm so sorry to hear about the last minute issues, i hope the flowers all arrive ok and your mums feeling better soon.

    Your poor friends, its just incomprehensible.

    Heres hoping things run smoothly for you now!
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    edited August 2019
    My mum is feeling a lot better, thanks!

    Had 1 more person drop out today for health reasons unfortunately. I'm not changing the table plan any more, it will just include people who aren't there 😂

  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    The flowers from Triangle Nursery.....I'm a bit concerned they are quite open compared to the last time I used them so I've put all the flowers in a dark cupboard.

  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,957 New bride
    And some extra stuff I foraged from my mum's garden this afternoon, including blue hydrangea, succulents, ferns and all manner of random foliage!

  • Wow theres so much there! The colours are gorgeous though, cant wait to see it all come together!
  • Cecilia13Cecilia13 Posts: 512 New bride
    The flowers are absolutely stunning!
  • The flowers look beautiful! What gorgeous colours.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friends’ son.
  • GinAndBlingGinAndBling Posts: 1,311 New bride
    That's awful about your friend's son, so sorry to hear that. A friend of my brothers committed suicide a few weeks ago and it's been horrible. 

    Flowers look gorgeous and the weather seems set to be perfect for you!! 
    Our planning thread: We're completely winging it.
    Our report: A fun, classic May day in navy and blush
    My weightloss thread: Diet denial! 
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