Monday, 27 May 2013

Life Lately

This past year has been the busiest, most stressful, exciting year so far. Three years of hard work is due to finish on Friday and 18 months of planning will materialise into the most amazing day in a months time.

Planning a wedding and working part time...oh and rescuing a naughty little beagle isn't the best combination whilst finishing your degree, but it's been incredible despite the added stress! 

Here's a little snippet of what has been happening the past few months... I'll be back to blogging really soon with lots of embroidery and wedding posts! For now it's back to my career file and sewing for the next few days. 

Love emme lou x

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Save the Dates

It's official...I will become Mrs Harding on the 29th June 2013, 3 days after our 10 year anniversary! The Save the Dates have all gone out, as the majority of our guests live miles and miles away and a few overseas. We decided on vintage Cornish postcards, for a cute and simple little memo.
As of next Saturday we will be half way though our engagement! 
We have three bridesmaids dresses and three suits hanging on our walls (thank goodness for picture rails!), boxes of favours, shoes, bridal prettiness and wedding decorations taking up the sewing room and cupboard space. Our invitations and paper goods are designed and ready to go to the printers in a few months time and things are slowly but surely being booked and deposits paid. I keep imagining walking up the aisle with my Dad, past all my favourite people and seeing James waiting for me. It's a pretty amazing thought, especially when dissertation research is all too much. 

Love emme lou x

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Wedding Week Planning

I've been on a bit of a go slow with organising myself, my final degree year summer prep plan, and wedding DIY plan. Today though I dug out my beautiful to do list pad, from BoyGirlParty and filled a couple of pages. It's time to get organised! I may be a little excited at this prospect, having all aspects of my life neatly filed away, but once all the dreary tasks and planning have been sorted I get a whole week with my mum! She is over from Austria and it will be the first time I have seen her since before being engaged! Six months has flown by, and although we have done heaps of planning for the big day (now under a year away!) it hasn't felt quite real, however that will all change on wedding week! My mum hasn't even see my Wedding dress! 
I have had to get a sample sent from the headquarters in London, to a Bridal boutique just outside of Plymouth, that will be available for one day as it is being taken for a shoot straight after! It's been quite a palaver (for the store owner!) but it saves us travelling 6 hours! We also have our amazing caterer  coming to our house for a canape and wine tasting along with the best man, and we will be having a venue visit too, as my mum hasn't seen where we will be tying the knot either. 

I've been working on some special photo shoot prop/accessories this week (whilst getting over a horrible cold) and the Save the Dates are almost all done! 
I thought I'd share a little peek at some wedding details, so firstly here is our photographer, Ali Paul.
A lovely (mega talented) girl on my course told me she had an awesome photographer boyfriend who does weddings, and sent me a shameless plug...I'm soooo glad she did. Ali's photo's are beyond beautiful. He has a soft, natural and somewhat ethereal style and is so laid back, which will be great on the day! 

I can't wait to see the memories he captures. Go check him out! 

Love emme lou x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Feeling Clucky!

Last week I applied for a great competition found on Wed Magazine, to win a hen makeover and photoshoot with the lovely Elizabeth @ Elizabeth Armitage Photography. The prize included hair and makeup, for the Bride and two maids, in her new Exeter Studio and an A4 book of images. To enter you had to give details of your hen party/photo shoot ideas so I went about gathering images and making a mood board on photoshop! 
I no longer have a chief Bridesmaid, so I am planning my own hen night, which is perfect as I do love to plan and I'm super excited for it! 
Anyway, on Tuesday I found out I WON! I never win anything and now I won a hen do with my two beautiful maids!! 
Elizabeth rang me today and she sounds so amazingly lovely, creative and excited! We both have soooo many ideas, and I can't wait to get planning with her. 
I won't share the mood board yet as it'll give away the hen 'theme' to all my chickens, but no tiara's, penis straws or party buses (no offence to those of you who have that but it's not very me). Here's one of her previous Hens...

I'm a lucky Bride to have not one but two hen dos! 

Love emme lou x

Friday, 8 June 2012

Birdcage bridal

I made my dear friend two veils, the first was more structured, silk, no beads but a few ivory cream pearls on the netting. Then her dress arrived, terrible and we managed to find another, thank god for Ellen at Lavender Rose Bridal, Penryn. This is the second birdcage, and the one she wore on her wedding day. The groom loved it, and she looked stunning. 


Bill Hill & Co.

The last big project of the year was a live brief for Bill Hill & Co/ John Lewis. It was a pretty rushed project for me. We had 4/5 weeks, minus 2 for figuring out what I wanted to do/finishing off toddler dress for exhibition. Add in a few sick days and crazy wedding drama for our besties that involved scouting Cornwall for a new dress 3 weeks before the wedding and I was pretty flustered and behind.
I decided the best way forward for the commercial interiors brief was to do what excites me...

All work and images ©emmelou.

Sister time in London!

I took the *megabus to London in April to visit my lovely little sister in the big city. *never again!!
We had a lovely few days together, although I was pretty shattered, but we managed to get a bit of shopping done in Portobello, sight see, giggle and catch up. We also jumped on the train to visit my future family in law, and showed my sister my wedding dress! Here's some snippets from our trip...

 love emme lou x