Monthly Archives: September 2013

My Amazing Wedding Day!

Posted on September 18, 2013

Hi Guys!

So here I am on the other side! The wedding has finally happened! After a whole year of planning and build up, and stress and craziness it’s now over! Now back to reality for me as Mrs Kenyon!

We had the most amazing day though, it was so much fun! I’ve collected a load of my friends photos so I can talk you through the day 🙂

I stayed at Bluebell Barn the night before the wedding in their amazing Elysium Suite which had gorgeous French furniture, a chaise and a roll top bath, it was lovely! Unfortuantely I didn’t get a chance to use the bath, and I don’t have any pictures but you can see what the room looks like on their site. My bridesmaids met me there on the morning of the wedding to get ready and my dad then picked us up to go to the ceremony room!

The wedding ceremony was just outside , in a lovely oak beamed ceremony room. We decorated the room with multi coloured paper pompoms and origami flowers. The ceremony room was on the first floor so I had to go up a flight of stairs to get there, I was so nervous about tripping over my dress going up the stairs! (Luckily I made it up in one piece!)

Here’s my dad walking me up the aisle 🙂

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Ollie and I posing for photos!

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We decorated the ceremony room with coloured paper pompoms.

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We then had photos outside the ceremony room and the Zoo train picked us up for a ride around the Zoo!

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Check out the origami paper flowers – I’m so glad it didn’t rain!!

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Nosey Llamas!!

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After more photos in the Zoo, we went over to the hall for fun and games! The entertainment was awesome, we had hula hooping, balloon animals, limbo and donkey space hoppers!

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This is the amazing cake my auntie made!

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Ollie and I cutting to cake – nobody knew it was a rainbow cake except me so it was a lovely surprise for everyone!

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My friend Sam (a prize wining cake baker don’t you know!) made some amazing macaroons and cakeage goodies too, we provided goody bags and told guests to help themselves!

Pastel rainbow macaroons

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Our lovely rings! My engagement ring is vintage and was actually originally from ebay, I since had it adjusted to fit. My wedding ring was from a local store and Ollie’s was from Aurum Design in Norwich (I’d highly recommend them for reasonably priced wedding rings). If you’re looking for vintage diamond engagement rings make sure you check out  too.

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I then changed into a 1950’s blue sequinned prom dress for our first dance. I’ll link the Youtube video to our first dance song below.

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And this one kind of sums up the end of the night! My necklace was from .

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So it’s all over and done now, I am sad as it was such a fun day, and I totally felt like a princess!! But I’m also glad it’s over in a way as I found wedding planning really stressfu! The professional photos should hopefully be with me in the next couple of weeks so expect another blog post with these in soon! In the mean time I’ll also be blogging specifically about my dresses and accessories with some more detailed pictures! And one last thing… I’m selling pretty much everything from the wedding, so please get in touch if you interested in anything or would like to make an enquiry! 🙂 xxx

Wedding Update! The Countdown is ON!

Posted on September 12, 2013

Hi Guys!

So the countdown is now on! The wedding is this Saturday and I”ve still got loads to do! Just bits and pieces and finalising things now really. We’re off to set the venue up today, I’m hoping we can get most of it done today so we can chill out a bit tomorrow, I’m a nervous wreck at the moment! Oh and just to add to the fun, it’s meant to chuck it down all day on Saturday!! 🙁

The lovely people at  have kindly sent me some acessories for my wedding – I have clear ‘diamonds’ to sprinkle on the guest tables as decorations, laser cut flowers for place names (these sit on the edge of the wine glasses) and a massive pack of bubbles. I thought the bubbles would be great to give to guests instead of throwing confetti!

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Also, instead of paying what seems like a lot of money for paper table confetti, I bought some star and heart stampers from Hobbycraft and some pastel coloured card and my mum has been stamping shapes which I’ll use to decorte the tables with along with the diamonds. As my flowers are made of old book pages (check them out here) I thought it ould be nice to have some book page stars and hearts too, I think they look great!

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I’ll have a massive blog post done after the wedding, with loads of photos and updates on everything. I’ll be gone now until the beginning of next week at the earliest… wish me luck!! I’ll see you on the other side!!!

(ps don’t forget to enter my giveaway here) xxx

Easy Summer Skin & Makeup

Posted on September 10, 2013

Hi Guys!

Today I want to show you some lovely skincare and makeup bits from . I’m clinging on to the summer as tight as I can so I thought I’d share a quick makeup look with you!

Firstly, as we all know, good skin starts within, if you eat and drink healthily this will definitely have an impact on your skin. I’m really trying my best to drink more water! Also, in warmer weather you don’t really want to be caking the makeup on, so I prefer to keep skin clean and makeup light – just using exfoliator and moisturiser to start with.

(I used La Roche Posay Hydreane Rich Moisturising Cream & Witch Naturally Clear Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash)

witch exfoliating face wash la roche posay I’m naturally quite pale, so I love a fake tan in the summer. I work in an office so I don’t get much of a chance to get a real tan! St Tropez is one of my favourites, I also like to use a BB cream on my face for a more even skintone.

(I used St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Mousse & Garnier Skin Naturals Miracle Skin Perfector)

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I absolutely love this Korres Eyeliner Pencil in ‘Sky Blue’ I use it on my waterline to make my eyes look brighter. The Korres Lip Butter in Mango also smells lovely and gives your lips a hint of coral colour.

(Korres Soft Eyeliner in No.4 & Korres Lip Butter in Mango)

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So here is my look, my favourite part is definitely the blue eyeliner! 🙂

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Fingers crossed the summer will hold out until this weekend as it’s my wedding on Saturday! Eeeek!!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Fantasy Shoes Wishlist!

Posted on September 5, 2013

Hi Guys!

So what would I do if I had all the money in the world?? I’d spend it on shoes obviously!!

I like anything that’s a bit crazy or unusual – check out my Harvey Nichols fantasy shoe wish list below!

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  1. Roland Mouret Quatro Suede and Leather Pumps
  2. Nicholas Kirkwood Lace Ankle Boots
  3. Sophia Webster Sienna Leopard Patent Leather ankle Boots
  4. Gianvito Rossi Cut Out Suede Sandals
  5. Stella McCartney Faux Leather Pumps
  6. Rupert Sanderson Wedge Glossed Leather Ankle Boots
  7. Sam Edelman Mila Studded Suede Ankle Boots
  8. Toga Buckle Embellished Ankle Boots
  9. Saint Laurent Suede Sandals

Do you have your eye on any amazing shoes for this autumn? xxx

September Giveaway – Yvonne Boutique Signature Necklace!

Posted on September 1, 2013

Hi Guys!

Firstly, how is it September already? It’s scary how time flies, especially as I’m getting married in two weeks time, eeek! I’ve been crazy busy with wedding stuff so hopefully I’ll have a wedding update for you later this week! Today though I want to show you my latest purchase…

A gold plated signature necklace from Yvonne Boutique!

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Ever since the SATC days I’ve been coveting a name necklace like Carries’, now I have one! But mine goes one step further, it’s my own writing! How cool is that! Just check out my name at the bottom of this post 🙂

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The great thing about Yvonne’s signature necklaces is you can have yours exactly how you want it. My necklace is of my name, how I write it (rather than my signature). It’s gold plated and on a 16 inch chain. You can choose your necklace to be gold, white gold or silver plated, and choose your chain length too.

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Yvonne has kindly offered to give away a signature necklace to one of my lovely readers! Yippee! All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter giveaway below! Good luck! xxx