October has been another one of those months that seems to have flown by - barely a few moments ago it seems I was still fake tanning and watching Love Island religiously, and somehow we’re now a few icicles away from winter! I really love this time of year though; Christmas is just around the corner, the evenings are dark and cosy and I need no excuse to stay home with candles, blankets and Netflix. I just keep thinking back to this time last year too, when I was blissfully whiling away the countdown to Christmas whilst Lewis was scouring jewellers for the perfect ring and planning the proposal… I can’t believe how much has changed!
But enough about last year, here’s what I’ve been getting up to this October. September was so full-on that I definitely exceeded my usual limit on monthly highlights, but October’s been far more laidback by comparison, there’s been plenty of lazy nights in, cosy weekends at home and the calendar’s been comparatively quite empty, so there’s been less going on but it’s been a great time to recharge the batteries and get ready for the inevitable winter whirlwind…
Sending Our Save-The-Dates. Wedding planning started to feel really real this month, as we started handing out our save-the-dates and letting people know a little bit more about our big day. It was so surreal to see everybody opening them, gushing over the design and making guesses about colours and themes for the day, and it was a really lovely feeling to start sharing a little more about our plans with our loved ones. The save-the-dates are the first step in our stationery plans and they took the longest time to perfect, but next up is working on the actual invitations and all the rest of the stationery, so we’re getting started now to make sure we have more than enough time!
Visiting Family. Earlier this month, I took my mum up to Aberdeen to spend some time with the family and although it was a very busy and full-on weekend, it was really lovely to catch up with everyone and share some of the wedding plans.
A Wedding Party Like No Other. Right at the end of October, just last night, we headed over to the fabulous St Luke’s + The Winged Ox in Glasgow, a former church that’s been converted into the most incredible venue. It’s one we considered for our big day but sadly we didn’t have enough numbers to fill the space, so they wouldn’t let us have it (sob). But that’s by the by; last night, we were there for the first ever Braw Brides party night, showcasing a host of incredible wedding reception suppliers with an amazing party vibe. The most special part was that our wedding band had been booked as the musical headliners, so being able to dance to our wedding band eleven months ahead of the big day was really sentimental and incredibly exciting. I’ve really enjoyed writing my ‘real bride’ posts for Braw Brides (remember you can catch up on all of them here) and it was lovely to be invited along to the party to meet the team and celebrate with them all. Thanks so much for having us!