Monthly Archives: August 2010

I love Mr Darcy

I am a huge Jane Austen fan. I have read all of the books, watched all of the films and seen just about every TV adaptation going.  My hen weekend is in Bath and I have already demanded that we visit Jane Austen’s house, and I know I will come home with all sorts of [...]

Categories: Books, Life Experience, Marriage
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The life we choose.

I’m not sure if it is the fact that the celebration of my thirtieth year on this planet is fast approaching, or the fact that our wedding is even more quickly approaching, or more likely a combination of the two, but recently I’ve begun to think about my life and the decisions I’ve made. Not [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Marriage
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An Unlikely Love Story {Part 3}

It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing to email Sam and ask if she’d be interested in writing a guest post for Any Other Wedding. But after all of the lovely comments on the last two parts of Sam and Monty’s story,  I’m so glad that I did. For her and [...]

Categories: Wedding Reports
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Grey is the new baby pink.

So, it has occurred to me that, SOMEHOW, I have bridesmaid’s dresses that are ‘on trend’. This was never part of the plan (I have never been, and never will be, ‘on trend’, even when I’ve wanted to be), but my two girls and I both saw this dress, and loved it immediately, and they [...]

Categories: Frippery, Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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An Unlikely Love Story {Part 2}

Following on from Wednesday’s post about the challenges Sam and Monty faced in their cross culture relationship, I thought you might want to hear more from Sam about ‘choosing’ to have an Islamic wedding, and what it meant to them. Sometimes, when we’re all wrapped up in choosing favours and bridesmaid dresses and play-lists, it’s [...]

Categories: Wedding Reports
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An Unlikely Love Story {Part 1}

I’m trying something new today, so be nice yes? I ‘met’ Sam through Twitter (if you’re not there already, get over there right now – I held back for so long, but it really is a fantastic support network, and for people planning a wedding, it’s a total gold mine for super suppliers). When I [...]

Categories: Wedding Reports
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The wedding shoes I would have if I was marrying someone rich and famous.

I know it’s wrong to look at things above my budget, but I would SO be getting me some of these if one of my famous crushes* ever realised what he was missing out on and asked me to marry him.  Pretty stunning aren’t they? I find it quite unfair that Aruna Seth made the [...]

Categories: Frippery, Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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Sending a prayer

As any of you who follow me on Twitter will know, yesterday was not a good day in the world of Fliss and The Man’s Wedding Planning.  Nothing in particular was bad, it was just the combination of realising that I have no dress, shoes, veil accessories or even underwear for the wedding and the [...]

Categories: Wedding Planning
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An alternative to the alternative

We are not unique in wanting a ‘unique wedding’. It  sometimes seems like we are all competing to have the most unique, most inventive, most creatively inspired day to reflect us as individuals. The desire to have individual and unusual weddings presumably evolved as a backlash to the ‘cooky cutter’ weddings of the 80′s and [...]

Categories: Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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An invitation to judge (continued)

As some of you predicted on yesterday’s post, I have already had lots of squealing messages about the invites, and not one questioning my use of peach ribbon. This has led to me feeling slightly more courageous, and so Internet, here are the aforementioned anxiety inducing invites… * disclaimer – I am so bad at [...]

Categories: Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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