Days to Go: 229

I am going to have to think of some more interesting titles for my blog posts! With so many days to go, it may seem as if I have heaps of time, but actually it’s only just over 7 months!

We have been busy since my last post! The bridesmaid dresses have been booked and mostly paid for (except for adjustments). All my bridesmaids liked Alfred Angelo 7076, and we are having it in lavender.

And yesterday, I got the team round, provided many cups of tea and we finished some of the twiddly wedding jobs!

Dad, with his lovely handwriting, was on invitation writing duty. My little brother John was making double happiness confetti and I was making the table place name tabs.

Me, Dad and little brother hard at work on wedding things!

We wanted some double happiness confetti just to have an element of Chinese culture in our wedding. My h2b is Chinese so I thought it would be nice. I couldn’t find any double happiness confetti online for love nor money so I decided we should make our own!

I was really pleased with how the place cards turned out. I don’t want to reveal too much but here’s a little glimpse of my place card. I bought the silver shimmer place cards from Amazon, and I totally love them, they shine subtly in the light. I found some silver lined purple ribbon in Hobby Craft and bought the sparkly flowers from Hobby Craft too.

And also this week, I’ve been to three weddings! The first was a friend from university, a beautifully traditional wedding with a gorgeous parish church and stunning hotel reception venue. Sophie (the bride) opted for a very fun photo booth idea (which I’m thinking of copying) and some very yummy – and home made!! – cake pops!

Yum! Enjoying a cake pop at my friend's wedding!

The next wedding was the following Friday, wonderfully unique with readings from The Hobbit and a reception in a lovely hotel!

And finally, another wedding on Saturday evening.  A lively wedding reception after a wedding abroad. The bride looked stunning in her dress and the groom was very smart in a seasonal beige suit.

I love going to weddings! And mine is not far away!



Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Amma // Beyond Beyond
    9 years ago

    Exciting times, and it is funny how quickly time seems to fly and well done on roping in Dad on the handwriting front too! 🙂

  • Claire
    9 years ago

    It looks like fun with you all there getting creative! It’s hard to believe 229 days is only 7 months as well – and I like your titles 🙂
    Off to check out your post about the double happiness confetti on your blog, as I haven’t heard of that. The only Chinese tradition I know much about is paper cranes.
    Lovely to see your dad writing, as Amma says. As a calligrapher I always advise clients on a budget to ask an older relative to write wedding stationery: parents, grandparents, uncles and neighbours always have lovely scripts up their sleeves!
    Claire xx

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