5 best couple gifts

I’m not a big fan of gift registers for many reasons .

Whilst I understand their function I was brought up to believe a gift is given from the heart and so you should be great full for what you recieve.

I also feel it rude to demand a particular gift and quite uncomfortable for those who can’t afford items on your list.

As for the tradition of asking for cash ….that just makes me cringe. 

Whilst planning our wedding goodies I happened to find some fantastic ideas to gift couples that I thought I’d share with you for if you like me and prefer to just ignore the registery and buy a gift to give.

Couple shirts

These are too cheesey not to be cute. Not sure if I’d personally find them that adorable to wear out in public but they’d be great for a photo or seven.

Personalised scatters

These are my favourite and I plan on having some printed for us. Such a thoughtful and practical way to remember a special day.

Sensory gifts 

Gift the couple a gift to  match each sense.for example sound …a favourite cd,  sight…a photo of them in a cute frame,  smell …a Reed diffuser for their room,  taste …a box of chocolates and touch …a fluffy throw for the bed.

Shell and stone pictures

Make a romantic image by using shells and stones to form a romantic picture. There are many examples online.

Word images

These can be created using free image generators online and can incorporate the couples names and sentimental details.


100 day countdown

Today marks an official 100 days until we say I do

As time slowly ticks by I feel less and less prepared.

Not for marriage … we’ve been living together long enough for our wedding to be an official seal on our commitment to one another.

For the actual ceremony !!!!!!!

Who knew that planning a wedding could be so exciting sentimental, nerve wracking ,daunting and exhausting all at once.

Just the logistics are enough to make you scream and then there’s matching everything to its colour scheme and the nightmare of a seating plan.

Oh my garter in a muddle.

Thank heaven’s you only get married …twice (in our case)

So with 100 days to go I can safely say …I still don’t have a dress and am starting to panic that I may run down the aisle naked if i don’t find one soon πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

But I did find this awesome timer at Mr price home to watch my hours tick away ….


Daddy here comes mummy

This is one of the cutest signs I’ve seen and I’ve had one ordered so that bear can walk down the aisle carrying it.

Although he will only be 14 months old (and hopefully walking) he will be walking with Kiki and his third cousin N . 

He adores both girls and so I’m trusting that he makes it all the way down the aisle with both rings and without causing too much chaos between the top half of the beach and where his papa will be standing.

I’ve ordered the cutest shirts for our mini ring security and have a little wooden box to keep the rings in. 

I think some dark shades should just finish the look . 😎

I’m quite prepared as the bride to lose the lime light to my red haired bear .😍


5 cute ways to photograph your engagement ring

To all the DIY mamas of those who just love you stare at the bling on your finger here are 5 cute ways to photograph your engagement ring.

With your wedding flowers 

Nothing highlights a ring more than a beautiful flower. If you know which flowers you will be having in your wedding, chose that to photograph with . Otherwise use your favourite flower or if you received flowers with your proposal one of those. 

2. Beach

This has to be my favourite idea. I plan on asking our photographer to get a wedding shot like this. You and your fiance imprint your hand prints into the beach sand and place your rings in to look like you are wearing them.

On your shoe

Photograph your ring either on the heel of your engagement or wedding shoe.

With a calender

This would also make a fantastic save the date image. Place your ring on your set wedding date and take  pic of it on the calender. 

Use scrabble

Use scrabble tile’s to spell out the word love. A small piece of Prestic will keep your ring in place. Remember to clean your ring after removing the prestic.

Happy snapping mamas.