Sunday, 23 January 2011

The wedding planner

So the wedding plans are slowly coming together...
We have now officially booked the caterers and photographer, might have a wedding car lined up and Chris has bought his suit!

The caterers we are using are called Chef de la Maison and we have chosen a mixture of a finger buffet and canap├ęs.

The photographer we are using usually photographs hot-rods and pin-up girls in an amazing retro, arty way exactly what we wanted! It is Neal Reed of Retro Photo.
Here is an example from another wedding he photographed

The car we might be using is a 1932 Hot Rod! Although I won't put up a picture until I definitely know in case I jinx it!

The suit Chris has chosen is a sixties style slim-fit grey Calvin Klein, although I haven't seen it yet as it's being tailored, but it sounds fabulous I'm really excited! Once I have seen it, I'll be able to pick my hair style and shoes too!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Retro day off

So today is Tuesday which just happens to be my day off from work. 
Anyway I was just thinking about how I am to spend my day and I decided it is full of retro things!
Firstly I have just watched a Marilyn Monroe film. These I am addicted to at the moment! 
I one I have watched today is called Let's Make Love
It was really good, Marilyn is an actress who is in love with a fellow actor and Jean-Marc is a billionaire who will stop at nothing to win her affections.

My favourite that I have watched up to now though is by far How To Marry A Millionaire! I simply love that film!!!
So glamorous! Every time I watch one of these films it makes me yearn for the glamour!!!
So while I watched it I gave myself a manicure! Very dark red glossy nails!

Then I just had a lovely chat with my girlfriend! Lots of wedding talk!!

Then the rest of the day entails baking a cake and doing ironing. Pretty retro activities I'd say!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Sad times

I am selling my Raleigh Chopper bike. An original from 1972. Anyone who rides it instantly looks cool!
Although I need the money for the wedding and I think now I'm going to be a mummy I need to grow up and find something more sensible to ride!!!
Anyway here is a picture of it in dedication!
Bye bye chopper. I love you!

Latest update

Had the second baby scan last week everything went really well so that's a relief!
Decided not to find out the sex though!

Not long till the wedding now literally 10 weeks! How exciting!
So far we have got the venues booked. Cambridge register office and Cambridge University Sports and Social Club. We have also booked the band, the 6Ts who do sixties covers.

We decided a band would add a nicer touch than a dj! I can't wait for them to play!
I have also bought my wedding dress and all the bridesmaids dresses. Managed to get them all for under £200! Just hope the bridesmaid's dresses all fit now!

We have also decided on a cake design, which Chris's mum is making!

The invitations are being designed at the moment and hopefully will be sent out in a few weeks! I have found some envelopes for them just need to get them made soon. They are being laser cut which I'm very excited about!

Though that is it! We are going shopping for Chris's suit and all the accessories for it this weekend in Cambridge and London. He said he found a really cool retro Lambretta one in pinstripes which sounds fab! Him and my brother who is best man have also decided they want to wear low top Converse All Stars with their suits! More retro cool!

Lastly I have decided on the bouquets which will be cream roses tied with cream lace.
No pics as of yet though I'm afraid!

That also means about 8 weeks till we move and till I leave my job! Not looking forward to telling work, but very excited about moving though so I can get away from the stench of this flat so fed up of my sense of smell triggering my morning sickness!

There is still lots and lots to do though! I feel like I'm in a bit of a mad panic at the moment over it all!

Other retro-ness I have to share we have been collecting more stamps to go into the collections we have both built up. I'm crazy over the new special ones by the Royal Mail. FAB the genius of Gerry Anderson. 
These are the 6 designs of regular stamps my favourite is probably the Thunderbirds one! These are all for 1st class and 97p stamps.

What has got me most excited though is not just how cool these are, but for the first time ever Royal Mail have produced Motion Stamps!!!!
These are the 4 designs!
I am so excited about these!!!!

Anyway enough for one post!!!! I'll update some more in a bit!!!!

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