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Shades of Green

Melodie + Chris

This week Mel and Chris are talking minor wedding crises (think slightly different shades of green), goodies for the kids and triple-barrelled surnames… and Chris looks knee deep in the lists. But, just wait until you hear their plans for their wedding banquet. Warning – you will end up drooling…

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“You can always tell when its a creative time of the year in our household, like Christmas, birthdays or halloween because my eBay account gets a workout and we’re always arriving home to packages – I love it!
“I arrived home one day this week to find THREE big boxes! I know Christopher accepted them from the postie and I bet his first thought was – is THIS in the budget??! Of course it is, eeeeverything is in the budget 😉 So, thanks to the postie, I’ve now just about got all I need to assemble my kids activity boxes. They’re usually all pretty good at keeping themselves amused but I wanted to make sure they were catered for as much as all the other guests. (plus I love putting all this stuff together)
“I’ve got little suitcases to fill up with some goodies like, sweeties – everyone loves sweeties – note pads and coloured pencils, activity books, spot the difference games, masks they can colour in and decorate and a top secret kids only mission. It involves a mission sheet and a disposable camera. Each secret agent is challenged to get photos of things like the bride and groom kissing, the first dance, their favourite decoration and once its complete they seal it in their mission envelope and put it in the wedding post box. I can’t wait to see the wedding through their eyes!!”

Name changing or not for marriage

“So, what’s the deal with last names these days? My mum kept hers when she married my dad which is why I have a double barrelled surname and obviously I’m considering doing the same. The Pearson-Dennett-Dickinsons has been mentioned several times already! Chris doesn’t really mind but he says our kids are not having a triple hyphen. He said imagine what it will be like when they take on sports and need their names printed on the back of their jerseys – you get charged by the letter for that stuff! I get what he’s saying and I don’t know if I like the idea because I find it amusing or I actually really want to keep my name. Then you have to think about all the paperwork, I just got a new passport, the driving license, the bills, a new signature….hmmm, to be continued…..
“Two semi crisis have also occurred in the last 48hours!! Flower girl frocks arrived and they’re not quite the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses. One is more greeny mint and the other more bluey mint! Initial panic over but I reckon we can still get away with them. The colours look lovely together, they’re just not the same!
“Our jam jars for the favours also arrived but I think people will think were pretty tight if we use them because you’d be lucky to fit one sweety in them, they’re that small! Larger jars are en route to our location so fingers crossed!

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“We’ve also back to Hopetoun House this week (yay!) to meet with Kristen from Heritage Portfolio to talk food (YAAAAYYY – my favourite topic!) On our way back from our meeting we were both STARVING! Everything on the menu sounded so delicious I don’t know how we’re going to choose!
“The plan is to pick out a few mains, canopes, starters, deserts and a few wines for our tasting session. Kirsten pointed out it’s probably a good idea to get someone else to drive for this one and maybe skip breakfast – done!
“We also talked evening buffet – but not just any evening buffet! Not your standard bacon roll but a potential curry in a bowl, fish and chip cone, macaroni cheese made with truffle oil and gorgonzola cheese – MMMMMMMMMMM I am hungry for the evening buffet already! People who know me well will know just how super off the scale excited I am about the tasting!!! It’s not going to be until October so you’ll have to hold off until then to hear all about it.
“After all the food talk Kirsten took us for another trip around the house. I needed to see a few things again because I was so overwhelmed the first time I don’t think I took it all in. I think Hopetoun House is one of those magical places you can visit or see again and again and each time you’ll discover something you’ve never seen before.
“Before leaving we picked our colours too. We’ve gone with a natural tan colour for the table cloths and a dark forest green napkin and seat cushion to match our wintery rustic theme.
“Tomorrow I’m heading out to my mate Sarah’s ART ROOM, so excited! We have some creative fun planned, I’ll show you next week! ;)”

#WFILwedding 2015

Ok #WFILwedding followers, we need your help; to name-change or not to name-change that is the question… Alie x
The 2015 magical winter #WFILwedding team are:

Venue – Hopetoun House
Caterer and event design – Heritage Portfolio
Stationery – Twenty-Seven.Co.uk The Online Wedding Stationery Company
Wedding dress boutique – Rachel Scott Bridal Couture
Wedding shoes and accessories –  Rachel Scott Accessories
Wedding photography – Elemental Photography
Wedding film – Cherry Tree Films
Florist – Planet Flowers
Bridal accessories and sparkle – Rene Walrus
Wedding cake – Heather’s Cakes
Scottish bagpiper and string quartet – Reel Time Events
Wedding band – Reel Time Ceilidh Band
Fireworks display – 21CC Fireworks
Grooms hotel – G&V Edinburgh
Brides’ hotel – Dakota Edinburgh
First wedding night hotel – The Balmoral Hotel


  • Clive - September 2, 2015 - 2:01 pm

    Hi Mel this is your Dad. About the name, I thought we told you that in these circumstances you should drop the Pearson and the Dennett and go for the Hyphen. Therefore you could have Melodie Hyphon – Dickenson.ReplyCancel

  • Pauline - September 2, 2015 - 5:50 pm

    Wow, what a busy week, can’t wait to see it all come together on your special day, lots of love and good wishes melodie and Christopher ,

    Pauline xxxReplyCancel