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Teal & White Weddings

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How beautiful are these cakes? The Ombre (French term translated means ‘shaded’) trend is huge and gorgeous and delicious – I would so have done something like this!

 

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Pintastic!

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I am sure each and every bride has got herself addicted to Pinterest – which was not around whe I was planning 4 years ago *sob*. Pinterest gives you such a vast amount of inspiration, and you can probably find someone with your exact likes who have pinned an inspirational image that you’ll just love. 

If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?! Go check it out (after you have scrolled through my blog of course ;-p)

I am back! Well, sort of..

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Hi everyone, 

 

I guess wedding blogs by nature are a bit temporary – whilst you are planning your big day it is all you can think of, and afterwards you only think of these things again when you help someone else plan theirs.

But today I looked at the stats of this blog, and realized that it still gets a lot of traffic and I will TRY to post some new things every once in a while.

Thank you to everyone who has visited in the last 3 years while I have been busy playing wifey and mommy 🙂

 

So if you are currently planning your wedding, congratulations! Come back for some inspiration whenever you need!

 

 

 

What a fabulous idea!

South African brides (and those getting married in SA), have a look at the first online wedding expo at http://www.expo.weddingvenueguide.co.za/

Also, for venue ideas in SA  head over to www.weddingvenueguide.co.za for an extensive list of venues, and if you are looking for some stunning wedding favours, maybe you will find that special something at www.wedding-favours.co.za

Guess what?!

I know, I know… I haven’t posted in AGES and now, out of the blue, here I am back in the land of blog 🙂

And with HUGE news! My baby sister is getting married in September!! And I am matron-of-honor (is that the right word??)

So, here starts a new avenue of exploration: the planning of the kitchen tea / bachelorette  party for someone else.

Vicky (my sis) wants to have a high tea inspired girlie affair, all pink and rosey! I have been looking at some venues to host the tea party and I just fell in love with The Succulent Cafe in Northcliff, Johannesburg. What a girlie, beautiful, pink heaven! The eclectic design and yummy food just makes me swoon!

Have a look at some pictures:

Kind thanks for use of the pics to:

http://thejoysoflifeingrid.blogspot.com/2009/12/succulent-cafea-wonderful-third-place.html

http://www.emmajanenation.com/tag/succulent-cafe-northcliff/

Tell me about your kitchen tea? Who went high tea, and who went raunchy bachelorettes? Or did you do something in between 🙂

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I spent 8 months planning our wedding day. Those 8 months of excitement, nervous energy and expectation followed 10 years of thinking about the day and dreaming about what it would be like. Then, in a blink of an eye, it was over. And I felt like ‘what now?’. I felt sad that it was over and had a sense of emptiness about what the future could hold for me. That said I am a bit of a drama queen (also bipolar…..) so I thought I was just being full of sh*t and I should just get over myself!

But it seems like I am not the only one (isn’t it nice when there are other sods just like you out there 🙂 )

It is estimated that 1 in 10 new spouses suffer to some extent from post wedding depression. It can range from a mild sense of sadness to feelings of remorse, loneliness, a sense that life after the wedding is mundane and meaningless and severe depression. These feelings can continue for months or just a week or two.

We spend so much time preparing for our ‘big’ day, that very special day in our lives that we tend to forget that there is life after the wedding day. The fact of the matter is that your wedding day is the day that signifies the start of a new relationship, a new family unit and a new life path together. But we tend to see the day as a marker of the end of an era, end of loneliness, end of singledom, the end of being Miss So-and-So.

If you are not married yet, make sure you allow yourself some time during the wedding planning stages to consider life after the wedding day. Make sure you will have something else to occupy your mind with (writing thank you notes does not count 😉 !!)

If you are not sure whether what you are feeling is post wedding blues, go to http://quiz.ivillage.com/love/tests/postwedding.htm and do the quiz.

If you are suffering from post nuptial depression and need some advise, maybe one of the following sites can give you some more information:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/relationships/couples/life_postwedding.shtml

http://newlyweds.about.com/od/afterthewedding/tp/Kick-the-Post-Wedding-Blues.htm

http://www.weddingpath.co.uk/wedding-blues

http://www.weddingguideuk.com/articles/features/postweddingblues.asp

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/248925/what_are_some_signs_of_post_wedding.html

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/81292/post_wedding_depression_transitioning.html?cat=23

And as always, please comment if you have a story to share?