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Where To Spend Your Bridal Budget

If you’re a long time reader you will no doubt know that last January I got married on a very tight budget. We had both been married before and didn’t have the money or inclination to have another big wedding, we just wanted to be married and of course I blogged along the way. So [...]
4 March, 2013 5

Our Wedding

A year ago today I got married and for those who missed it the first time around I thought I’d share our wedding video. If you want to read about our planning, DIY’s and overall budget you can check out the ‘Wedding’ tab at the top of the page or click here. I like to [...]
28 January, 2013 6

One Month On – Wedding Video

I can’t believe I haven’t put this up here yet. I posted this video over on my YouTube channel a couple of weeks ago so I know why it’s taken me so long but it seemed appropriate to mark our 1 month anniversary. One month of wedded bliss… ok so it’s not really any different [...]
28 February, 2012 1

Bridal Budget

This long awaited post is fairly self explanatory so I’ll let the numbers do the talking. This is our wedding budget. I’ve included some items we already had just to give a more realistic overview of how much it would really cost. My Dress £30 (asos) My Shoes £15 (amazing KG bargain) Jewellery £2.50 costume [...]
21 February, 2012 5

One Week Anniversary

Today marks two celebrations for me.. my 26th birthday and 1 week of being Mrs McDaid (still so bizarre). I’ve started the process of changing my name on all things legal and it’s so strange.. as you know I was married before but I didn’t take his name (should have know, eh?) so I’d kind [...]
5 February, 2012 0

Mrs Budget Beauty

Unless you are an extremely fair-weather reader or are just finding my blog for the first time you will be aware that I got married yesterday!! I was on a VERY tight budget but it was a great day and I know that some of you will want to see the photos so I have [...]
29 January, 2012 13

Our Wedding

And the photographer….   My Dad! I will do a full post very soon but I sensed some of you would be impatient to see the photos so I thought I’d get them up as soon as I could. All in all it was a great day and I’m still very glad I didn’t spend [...]
29 January, 2012 20

Wedding Countdown – My Cake, My Flowers & My Something Blue

I’M GETTING MARRIED IN THE MORNING!!! Eek! It’s true so here is my final countdown post and a peek at my homemade (like you couldn’t tell) wedding cake, DIY floristry efforts and my last minute ‘something blue’. First up is the cake… Inside it’s 5 alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate sponge with vanilla frosting.. [...]
27 January, 2012 12

Here, There & Everywhere

I hadn’t even considered wedding music for our registry office ceremony until a comment was left for me on YouTube asking what songs we had chosen. Now it’s the night before the wedding and we still haven’t decided. We have to choose one track to be played while signing the register, nothing more. The current [...]
27 January, 2012 0

I Do Shoe… My Something Blue…

    I only discovered this little idea this week by which time it was crazy expensive to secure express delivery so I decided to cobble something together myself. I still needed a something blue and loved the idea of incorporating it into such a cute addition to my already quirky shoes. I bought a [...]
27 January, 2012 0

Budget Bridal Bouquets

I’m so pleased with my flowers… they cost me a whopping £8.50 and are all I wanted for the day. I have a bouquet of roses and Ella, tulips.. all pink in keeping with the theme of course.  It took an absolute age to strip the roses of the leaves and thornes and once I [...]
27 January, 2012 5

DIY Wedding Cake

It was always my plan to make my own cake but I’d intended to stick to my tried and tested cupcakes so as to avoid any unnecessary stress on the day. HOWEVER.. I don’t often get opportunity to make a big cake so I thought why not go for it? I have 20 people eating [...]
27 January, 2012 2

Think Pink

So here are the shoes… LOVE THEM! They’re called Adorn and are from Kurt Geiger… see how I effectively got these for just £5 here. They are oversized and very cartoon-esque, perfect for the informal, quirky bridal look I’m going for.  I LOVE that the shoes side by side appear to say “MM” which will [...]
25 January, 2012 2

Wedding Countdown – Makeup & Hair

3 DAYS TO GO So this is what you’re all interested in, right? The beauty stuff? That’s what you’re hear for after all! Here’s what I plan to use on the day… Base Clarins Beauty Flash Balm as a Primer, Revlon Colorstay in Nude mixed with Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc, Collection 2000 Lasting [...]
25 January, 2012 13

Wedding Nails? #4

This colour is almost impossible to photograph. It’s Models Own Pink Punch. It’s coming off coral in the photos above but you can see a little better alongside the others below that its more a fluro hot pink. It’s another contender and it seems I’m running out of time so I’ve included a few more [...]
25 January, 2012 7

Nailed It?

Here are all of the Nail polish looks I’ve shown on my beauty blog over the past 2 weeks. The time has come to choose one. It doesn’t HAVE to be one I’ve worn but have I found the perfect quirky, bridal manicure yet?… I’m not sure.  These are my alternates… Right now I’m leaning [...]
25 January, 2012 7