Wednesday, 31 July 2013

THE wedding of the year.

Weddings are always happy days; the bride looking gorgeous, the smile on the grooms face when he sees her, and the food. Who doesn't love all the food?!
Well I went to an unconventional wedding this weekend which suited the couple down to a T.
Let me set the scene; I've been friends with the bride since I was probably 13 and she really is one of the loudest, most talented, most enthusiastic person I've ever met. She's one of those people that everyone loves! She'd been going out with the groom for 6 years and they're the perfect couple. Things hadn't always been easy, but they got it right on Saturday.
Seeing as they're an unconventional couple, it was bound to be an unconventional wedding.
The bride, her dad and all 6 bridesmaids rode bikes (yep.) an hour from her house to the church in their dresses and rode down the isle. The bride and her dad on a tandem, obviously haha. I've never seen a more unsual, more spectacular entrance in my life and it will go down in history.

The ceremony was perfect, it was so them and the bride's dad married them, the bride's twin brothers were in the wedding band and it was really two families becoming one.
The bride's party rode the bikes to the photos and the very happy couple took centre stage.. it was sunny and warm (despite the thunderstorm forecast) and it was perfect.
The wedding breakfast was yummy and I was surrounded by my best friends on my table; lots of laughs and lots of wine.

The speeches were again, unconventional, the mother of the bride did a speech, the father of the bride had videos of the bride as a child with hilarious commentary.
The maid of honour did a really cute speech about being friends since they were born, literally, and had the most thoughtful idea of giving every guest a postcard with a date on; and everyones going to wrtie something they loved about the wedding and their relationship and send it for the date on it. The dates were between now and their one year anniversary; so they'll get at least 2/3 postcards every week telling them how lovely they are! Most thoughtful thing ever.
The cutest is yet to come.. I mentioned the bride was very talented; well she adapted a song with her own words dedicated to her husband, so emotional for everyone watching and the couple were in tears! 

One thing I've learnt from the many weddings I've been too over the years is that nothing can beat a live band! We had a live band with a sax and trombone (8 all in all) and they were so fab! We danced for hours and had such a party. I think one thing with weddings is that sometimes they can be reserved in the evening but this one again suited the couple perfectly and we had a no holds barred party. 

My dress was somewhat of a nightmare!
I hadn't bought any wedding suitable dresses home from university and I could not find anything that I liked in any shop! I panic ordered a dress from and hoped it would come in time! Thursday comes around and still no dress! So we again, went on a panic shopping spree...and thankfully found the perfect dress! It's absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait it wear it again! Friday comes around and my other dress was delivered, let me tell you it was a very good job I had bought another because the one I ordered was so awful! completely different colour to the website and made me look about 5..

(ignore the fact I'm standing like a little girl haha)
Dress: Warehouse £95 down to £25 oh yeahhhhhh
Shoes: New Look


Eyeliner: Rimmel Scandeleyes ultra fine
Mascara: No 7 Esquisite Curl 

Lipstick: Revlon ColourStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Couture
Eyeshadow: MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

It was one of THE most spectacular and enjoyable weddings I've been to. I'm so happy for my friends and wish them all the happiness in the world.

Have you been to any exciting weddings recently? 

LizabethLoves x

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Cambridge in the sun!

Hello there!
Those of you who've joined me from Butterflyboo and new followers :)
I decided to start a new blog from scratch for a couple reasons, one, because I had to as some of the settings messed up on ButterflyBoo so I couldn't change it as I wanted.
Second was I really wanted a fresh start and a new purpose for my blogging. When I started Butterflyboo I was pretty young and wanted a hobby- little did I know what a love of blogging it would provoke in me! But life took over and unfortunately I had to stop posting.
But LizabethLoves is very different; I'm starting it because of my love of blogging and I missed it too much!
So I thought I'd start it out pretty simple with showing you what I got up to this weekend, in the great hot weather we had in England! 
I went to visit my boyfriend who lives in Cambridge on Thursday for a couple of days- and it was bliss. You know when you enter into someone else's house and it's just completely relaxed and easy going...and you just melt into a life like that! 

Blouse: primark
Vest underneath: select
Sandals: barratts (you're gonna see these a lot..)
Bag: Debenhams 
I love this bag, it was free with some perfume once and is definitely my go to bag. It's big enough to pack for a couple days but not too big that its a pain to lug around on trains etc.
Anyways, Thursday evening we stocked up on haribo and Oreo chocolate (how good is it?!?!)  and decided to get me to broaden my horizons and watch a horror film, we settled on Saw. I psyched myself up, was prepared to handle it. I'm fine with blood and things but clowns/supernatural things... no way. So I was absolutely fine until the creepy doll came in on his bike; at that point I hid under the covers and demanded it be turned off. 
One day I'll face it.
(We watched Gavin and Stacey on Netflix instead-far less scary)

Friday we were tourists!
I've only ever been to Cambridge train station and walked around the shops in the rain, which isn't quite the same, so we took advantage of the weather and the boyfriend showed me all around the colleges and different buildings. It was so pretty and gloriously sunny, couldn't have asked for anything better. 

Dress: New Generation section in New Look
Sandles: Barratts
Necklace: African market on holiday
Sunglasses: African market haha
Bag: H&M
We went punting which was sooo relaxing and lovely, I could have stayed on it all day! Our guide was probably only 16 and desperately trying to monuver around all the other punts and give out our guided tour; he definitely knew his stuff and did such a good job...especially his several attempts to make conversation with the polish people on our punt with them completely ignoring him! 

We went out for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon in the park sunbathing and eating ice cream. Wonderful. We want to the pub in the evening with his friends and I proved that I can beat them at pool. *girl power*

Top: Select
Skirt: H&M 
Sandals: barratts 
Saturday was a day of 30 degree heat haha.
My boyfriend is one of these people who is good at pretty much every sport he turns his hand too. Wins awards in everything; football, cricket, tennis, golf. EVERYTHING.
Unfortunately he landed himself a very un-coordinated girlfriend who wasn't particularly blessed in the sporting department. However I wanted to prove I was very capable. We went to the driving range...he stood clear. 
Surprisingly (no one was more surprised than me) I wasn't completely bad at it..I managed to hit the ball, pretty far, without injuring anyone! Who knew THAT would happen? Not me. 
We also went to visit a friend with a super cute bubba, she screamed whilst in my arms...but that's beside the point. 
Everyone loves the swings don't they?! We sat on the swings for an hour trying to hit each other and spinning round, I will forever be a child. 
Some of my greatest childhood memories and indeed the ones at uni are playing outside. So Saturday afternoon, we played cricket and catch with 2 dogs chasing our every move. I miss a simple life like that! For boyfriend being the oldest of 4 boys, their mother is an angel I'm sure, he always has someone to play with, but my brother's all grown up and funnily enough doesn't want to play with me. (I'm grown up too I swear haha).
Saturday evening I got the train home, and slept in my own bed. A little sunburnt, a little bit proud of my sporting achievement and with so many lovely memories to fill my dreams. 

Hope you enjoyed coming along with me, what have you done in the sunshine?

Till next time.
LizabethLoves x