Monday, May 27, 2013

Our Brilliant Wedding (Part One)

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! I hope you've had a good one so far? I'm sure I'm not the only one who felt very much in need of a break and thank goodness it's sunny! I don't think I could have taken another freezing cold wet and miserable day. Speaking of freezing cold days I'm so pleased to have finally had the chance to sit down and share some of our wonderful wedding photos with you all!

Monday, May 13, 2013


I always look forward to the May Bank Holiday as it can only mean one thing: Summer is well and truly on the way. Last Monday, Ciaran and I woke up early and zoomed down the A3 to Hastings. We arrived at Lauren and Simon's just in time for scrambled eggs on toast then wound our way through the twitterns to watch the annual Jack In The Green celebrations!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The merry month of...

Spring has finally sprung and I've just about returned from planet wedding to planet earth. Suddenly the evenings are warm and the gardens are in full bloom - this is my favourite time of the year! When we lived in central London one of the things I missed most were the little signs that the year was turning and the seasons changing. Now we're out in the 'burbs surrounded by green open spaces and beautiful trees, I like to pause for breath every so often and soak up my surroundings.

This month I'm looking forward to...

Resting - during the last couple of months of wedding planning I felt like I had two full time jobs. Every day I would either be up early or burning the midnight candle pinning bunting, feeding the wedding cakes, and sourcing the final bits and pieces that would make the day extra special. Now all our hard work has paid off I'm looking forward to sitting back and putting my feet up.

Blogging - You might have noticed a few tweaks here and there on SCC and there will be a few more coming up over the next couple of weeks. Whilst we were getting ready for the wedding I didn't have any time whatsoever to blog and Wow, I missed it so much! I love this little corner of the Internet and am excited for this new chapter to begin. It's been such a pleasure watching my readership steadily grow and grow - thank you guys for sticking with me! I have some exciting things planned planned for next few months so watch this space!

Catching up with friends - nuff said.

Celebrating - Summer is on it's way and up and down the country maypoles are being dusted down and Morris dancers are limbering up. This is the month for Jack In The Green celebrations and village fetes. The merry Month of May is (literally) my middle name and I'm so excited to celebrate this amazing time of year!

And yes, I will be posting some wedding photos very very soon ;) In the meantime why not pop over to our photographer's blog for a sneak peek: Hannah Couper Photography

Sunday, May 5, 2013

DIY Wooden Wedding Cake Toppers!

I thought long and hard about what we should have sitting atop our Wedding cake - I love the look of flowers (either the sugarpaste or the fresh variety) and there is a wealth of beautiful images on the Internet to take inspiration from (see my wedding related Pinterest board for evidence!)

During my many (many) hours spent browsing the Internet for inspiration, I came across this lovely picture and instantly knew that what I wanted was a little wooden hand painted bride, groom and Toby Cat cake topper! A few clicks later and I discovered that you can buy just the very thing on Etsy, here! However, if you're lucky enough to have a carpenter in the family you can just ask him (or her) to carve you a set ;)

Roger came up trumps - he turned them himself using a lathe and aside from a few heads accidentally snapping off and pinging across the floor, said they were relatively easy! Toby may not have any ears but that's OK - if he had been there they would most certainly have been lying flat across his head anyway!

I used acrylic paints and once they were dry, Roger gave them a final coat of varnish to seal the colour in.

What would or did you have on top of your wedding cake? If you like these wooden cake toppers you can find similar on Etsy - a few suggestions are here, here and here!