Something NEW

Last year when I walked into bridal stores looking for dresses and was asked what sort of dress I want, I had a stock answer “I don’t want to look like Jordan… I have no illusions that I am a princess!”

Fast forward a year and the irony of that statement is hitting me in a variety of ways:

  1. The wedding of a real life princess (to be) on our day means that bridal comparisons to princesses are even more stark
  2. There’s been a fair amount of media interest in couples getting married in / around the day of the royal wedding – and yesterday Rahim and I got a taste of that interest as we had a few photos taken for a piece in New Magazine. (A UK women’s weekly magazine upon which Jordan has graced the cover more than a handful of times)

Weird huh?

Photographer Philip was our 2nd taste of a photoshoot within the last month so by the time our wedding rolls around in 12 days, we’ll be pros!

I figure it’s all harmless – as the early promise of the magazine to promote this blog (i.e. the reason for participating in the article) means that the quid pro quo nature of this agreement would make it worthwhile. It has to be said though, if the article misses out a mention of this blog, I may be tempted to do something I’ve never done before…

… throw a tantrum… of princess level proportions!

Let’s hope it won’t come to that.

21 seconds (well… days) to go

About a decade ago, So Solid Crew stormed up the charts with “21 seconds” (brap brap brap!)…

Many years later… R and I (and indeed Wills and Kate) have 21 days until our wedding day – but in many ways, it feels like 21 seconds.

We’re in the home straight. Menu sorted, flowers sorted (thanks mum and Auntie G), cake(s) in motion (thanks Auntie G and Andrea), bridesmaids dresses tried on (the most AMAZING dresses you ever did see. My mum’s unique, world-class designer skills truly came to the fore), favours in process of being made (thanks Njeri… and dad), the best hen party a girl could ask for (thanks Sab for organising and my ladies for coming), photographer sorted and more.

The ‘things to do’ list still seems lengthy however – but I think I’ll get over a big hurdle this weekend, once I finalise order of service, all readings and the reception programme.

In a very PR focused drive where Will invited his grandparents to see him in action at work in Anglesey last week – Will too recognised how much they have to do before their big day.

While I realised that they would have an entourage to do their bidding – if they are anything like us, there are some things only they can do – despite the helpful friends, family (and in their case planners extraordinaire) ready to lend a helping hand.

Here’s hoping the next few weeks are incredibly productive!

Until then, I’ll leave you with a few pre-wedding photo shoot snapshots (see link at bottom of post).

Wills and Kate have had some beautiful pre-wedding / engagement pictures (and I even recently met royal photographer Ian Jones who is fantastic), however – our photographer Beena (of Kumi photography) is one of the most talented I’ve ever come across… and we’re thrilled to have found her for our big day. I’m sure the fun we had running around Piccadilly Circus for this photoshoot won’t hold a candle to the fun we’ll have on the day!

Much fun... fab shoot with Beena!