We are very excited today to introduce you to our new guest blogging bride! We received so many incredible entries for our competition, but what we really loved about Morgan’s was her total honesty and breathless excitement – she is a self-confessed anxious bridezilla when it comes to her big day (we’re sure many of you can relate!). We cannot wait to hear how her wedding journey unfolds!
How did it feel to find out you had won a place on our guest blogging team?
Your email made my day! I definitely did not give a loud squeal at my desk when I read it… Thank you very much for this opportunity, I’m really looking forward to getting started as a WFIL Guest Blogger! Sorry, I’m finding it hard to string a sentence together at the moment that isn’t just a line of excited exclamation marks (!!!!!!!!!!!).
I have so loved following the other guest bloggers’ stories and am delighted to think that’ll be me soon too, unabashedly bridezilla-ing all over the place. I hope your readers will love our story and planning journey too, I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
Where and when are you tying the knot?
We’ll be tying the knot on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 in a Humanist ceremony at Altskeith Country House on Loch Ard, up in the Trossachs. It was the first venue (of only two) we visited and it caught our hearts straight away with its charm and beautiful location, plus Frazer is desperate to get to go out on the loch in the wee boat after we’re married! We’re dreaming of a relaxed, laidback day (says the anxious over-worrier), filled with everything and everyone we love – a wedding day that’ll be worthy of the title ‘Best Day Ever’.
What are your ideas so far?
Our wedding will be a riot of colourful tartan, hearts and book-ish twists. Instead of tying ourselves down with a theme, we’ve decided to make our day whatever we want it to be and fill it with whatever makes us smile! We want it to be about us and reflect the happiness and downright sappy love we’ve got for each other. We might need to stop ourselves from including a cardboard cutout of our cat though…
We’re trying to keep costs down by DIY-ing as much as possible, including our invitations, wedding signs and metres upon metres of bunting that just might become the bane of my wedding planning journey! Fingers crossed everything goes to plan and I don’t fling my mini heart-shape hole punch off the wall for ripping yet another of the confetti hearts I’ve been painstakingly trying to punch out…
How do you think your posts will inspire our readers?
Having no theme has made it hard to rein everything in and tie it all together, but I think we’re managing! I want other brides (and grooms) to see that it’s possible and not to be afraid to not conform to doing everything a certain way. I’m not a very secretive bride, much to my mum’s dismay, and would happily blabber on about our wedding and all of our little special details (which she thinks I shoud really be saving till the big day) all day, if someone would sit and listen.
We’ve tried to make our wedding about us as a couple as much as possible, and our whole planning process to date has been about compromise and loving each others’ ideas. Yellow tartan, anyone?
We are sure you will all join us in welcoming Morgan to WFIL. Who else can’t wait to find out more about that yellow tartan?! Christina x
All images courtesy of Morgan and friends