Thursday, 30 April 2009


Our wedding flowers were so beautiful that I couldn't bear to part with them so these Tulips came along with us on our honeymoom.

If you're lucking for ways to get the most out of your wedding flower budget then head over to Brown Bag where Nancy has written a great post showing how, by avoiding scarce, delicate, out of season or imported blooms, you can choose great flowers that won't blow your budget. In fact all this week Nancy has been running an 'Ask Nancy' series and she's posted some great advice and do-it-yourself flower tutorials.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Melin Tregwynt

We were lucky enough to be given some money to buy a wedding present so we decided to splash out on this lovely welsh woollen blanket by Melin Tregwynt .

Best of all we got to visit the mill in Pembrokeshire where they are made and watched the fabric being woven, then took Albert for a walk on the nearby beach.

I grew up surrounded by these traditional Welsh textile designs and am really pleased that they are gaining popularity again.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Thought for the day

Getting yourself locked out of the house in a heavy rainstorm is really not a very smart thing to do, especially if you don't happen to have anything as useful as a handful of loose change or a mobile phone on you and are armed only with a naughty puppy and a poo bag.

Image by A is for Angie via Flickr

Monday, 27 April 2009

The cake

When we started planning our wedding one of the things I was sure about from the beginning was that I wanted to use native Spring flowers that I had grown and loved in my garden, flowers that were right for the time of year and that had some meaning to me.

As you've probably gathered from the title of the blog I love Hellebores and always knew that I wanted them for our wedding day. My florist was a little unsure about using them at first as they can be a bit delicate, but choosing flowers that have some personal significance for me felt like a way of ensuring that our wedding was authentic, that it reflected who we are, and that we hadn't just plucked ideas straight out of a bridal magazine.

The cake was from M&S. It cost a bit more than we'd originally intended to spend on a cake but I loved the simplicity of it. It was delicious.

The cake stand, found in a clearance sale at Habitat, was one of my best wedding bargains. I now have a great excuse to bake (and eat) lots of cake. After all it would be a crying shame if such a pretty cake stand just sat gathering dust on the shelf.

Friday, 24 April 2009

The Goddess

Once there was a car...

the people who made her cheekily named her the DS (deesse) because they knew that everyone would think that she was as beautiful as a goddess.

She was loved by Presidents, Popes and screen idols.

Philosophers mythologised her and described her as having "fallen from the sky"

....and when you rode in her it felt as if you were floating on a cushion of air.

Well, turns out that all the time I thought that Mr H hadn't got round to sorting out a wedding car for us he had been secretly plotting a surprise.

Imagine how I felt when this pulled up to collect me on my wedding day.

Imagine how I felt as we glided through town with the warm afternoon sun glinting on her oh-so- shiny wing mirrors, happy in the knowledge that the months of planning and waiting was over and that I was finally heading towards my man to marry him.

Imagine how I brimmed over with happiness and excitement as people stopped and smiled and came out of their shops and waved......

and imagine the smile on my face as the car finally crunched onto the gravel outside the castle and I saw my man there waiting for me.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Hydrangea and Ranunculus posy

I put together this little posy a few days ago using some flowers from our garden.

We held our wedding reception at home, so the week before the wedding I went out and bought lots of Ranunculus to fill the borders in the garden. The Hydrangeas are from a plant we received as a wedding gift.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

At last

So, we finally did it. After months of preparation, 10 days ago, on a beautiful perfect sunny Spring afternoon, Mr H and I exchanged rings, said our vows and the man that I love became my husband. Our memories of the day were captured by hundreds of wonderful photographs that we will treasure forever, but this picture of our nephew perfectly sums up the mood of the day.

Have you ever felt such overwhelming joy and happiness that you wanted to jump 10 feet in the air?