Friday’s Loveliness – Ibiza Love

I’ve got summer sun on the brain and seriously counting down the days until our holiday wedding. So been pinning sexay beach outfits ready for when summer hits the shops – check these beauts:

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Pic credit - Liberian Girl

Pic credit – Liberian Girl

Pic credit - Tobi

Pic credit – Tobi

Pic credit - Stone Cold Fox

Pic credit – Stone Cold Fox

Pic credit - Who What Wear

Pic credit – Who What Wear

Pic credit - Black Swan

Pic credit – Black Swan

Pic credit - Cause we are young

Pic credit – Cause we are young

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Pic credit – Esther.com.au

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Pic credit- Pretty Stuff

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Pic credit – They all hate us

Proper hot right? Pay day can’t roll round quick enough.

xxx

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Busy, busy, busy….

So you may have noticed that I’ve not been around the last couple of weeks and I can only give you my most humble apologies. However I’ve been busy for a good reason! In the last two weeks I / We have:

  • Booked the Hen and Stag Villa for my gorgeous hen and stags – all 17 of us!
  • Booked our venue for the Brighton knees’ up for all those that can’t make it to Ibiza.
  • Hand drawn maps and details for our wedding invites AND written all the copy.
  • Drawn and designed my wedding dress, ordered lace samples and body mannequin in order to the Mother in Law to be to start making The Dress.
  • Bought our flights for next year.
  • Flew back our Mecca that is Ibiza and met with our lovely wedding Co-ordinator Lucy to do a taste tasting of our yummy wedding dinner. (Tapas for starters, Steak or Fish for Mains and then Wedding Cake for dessert – t’was seriously scrummy) and talk through the running order of the day. Managed to take a look at our Hen and Stag villa so we know where it is too. And then we may have spent the rest of the week sunbathing, drinking, chillaxing and catching some seriously beautiful sunsets.

Ooohwee!

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Next on the to do list:

  • Once the MOH has finished designing our invites, I need to get them printed and then start making the envelopes and post them out.
  • Make a start on all the DIY projects I’ve got up my sleeve (can’t say more than that just yet!)
  • Research and book Honeymoon!
  • Research Videographers

The to-do-list is never ending but oh so very exciting.

Cala Gracioneta beach

Cala Gracioneta Beach – this is the backdrop of when we say I do. Lush!

Taste Tasting. Best steak ever.

Taste Tasting. Best steak ever.

Stunning Sunset from Cafe Mambo.

Stunning Sunset from Cafe Mambo.

I’ve been so busy that even my addiction with Pinterest has taken a backseat. Excuse me, must dash – I’ve got days of pinning to catch up on. xxx

Friday’s Loveliness – Flower crowns

New weekly post coming your way!  Every Friday I will be uploading a few pics from my inspiration boards to whet your appetites and hopefully swing the inspiration back at you guys.

So my first Friday Loveliness is all about flower crowns for the bridesmaids (maybe for me too!)  I got a-tweeting with a lovely girl from Rosey Posey Creations at this week’s #weddinghour and she makes these beautiful flower headbands which would be perfect for my little bridesmaids and my older bridesmaids too.

I love flower crowns and they’re totes perfect for a boho wedding on the beach. What do you think – cute right?!

Pic Cred - Stylemepretty

Pic Cred – Stylemepretty

Pic cred - Jacshootblog

Pic cred – Jacshootblog

Pic cred - The Lane

Pic cred – The Lane

Pic cred - Tumblr

Pic cred – Tumblr

Of course - the most beautiful Boho wedding EVER - Fashion Queen Kate Moss. Pic cred - Vogue

Of course – the most beautiful Boho wedding EVER – Fashion Queen Kate Moss. Pic cred – Vogue

Beach Love

I grew up in Greater London.  “The Boy” grew up by the beach in Sussex.  He used to tell me how much fun him and his friends had living by the beach. All the space to run around, playing on their bikes on the promenade and the beach to keep them amused for hours on end. I on the other hand, grew up right by Heathrow Airport and was overjoyed when we got to go to our local park which consisted of a field, 2 swings, one slide and a dilapidated see-saw.

I moved in with “The Boy” soon after we came back from travelling and I quickly fell in love with the beach, the open space, the fresh air and the general culture in Brighton. We got used to waking up to the crashing waves and beauty of the ever changing sea whilst back-packing and we realized that we couldn’t ever not live by the sea.

Hence why we love the idea of a beach wedding or a wedding where the beach can be seen.   We want something laid back and relaxed and where we can be ourselves because underneath it all, we are both total beach bums.

We went to Ibiza for the first time last year and totally fell in love with the island,  it’s gorgeous beaches and fine sunshine.  It was there, whilst recovering from the hangover from hell that we stumbled upon Cala Gracionetta beach. A tiny beach with beautiful crystal waters and a laid back vibe.  Hidden at the back, nestled amongst the trees was an open air restaurant called El Chiringuito which was being set up for a wedding.  It looked stunning. Chairs set up under the trees, views overlooking the water, fairy lights wrapped around the branches and bunting flapping gently in the wind. Perfect.

So when we started talking about venues and where we would like to get married, Ibiza sounded awesome.  Costwise, it would be a small wedding party, 35 – 40, so realistically it could fit in our budget.

We’re looking to fly out there in June to take a look and see if it’s feasible.  Fingers crossed!

Taken from our Ibiza 2012 trip.

Cala Gracionetta beach -taken on our Ibiza 2012 trip. You can spot El Chiringuito at the back of the beach.