Wedding Guest

Being a wedding guest is actually so stressful! Especially when it’s in a different town. I mean not only have I got plan what to wear, how to do my hair and what shoes to wear; I have to also plan accommodation and transport. Thank goodness, I am not the bride .. I would be a major Bridezilla.

So I’m attending a wedding Mid August as my cousin is getting married. The church ceremony is in Reading and the reception is a half hour drive away in a fancy hotel.

The outfit

Okay, so being a female my first thought is what to I wear. Actually this thought also guided me to another thought, I probably should loose some weight? It’s defiantly helps having a goal, for weight loss. Now I’ve lost the initial weight, I was ready to order my dress 3 weeks before the wedding. I trolled through website after website, I looked in Next, Missguided and New look. Do I go extra, so I go sophisticated, do I go summery.. what if it rains. Eventually ( 2 weeks into looking) I found a light lilac, off the shoulder, sweat heart cut midi dress that I thought could be the one. I ordered it from Boohoo.com and had it delivered the next day. I loved the colour when I opened it, and I tried it on and it fit great! It was maybe even a little to big for me ( which is good because I always order the same dress size on boohoo.com)

The Nails

I had my nails done a few days before the Wedding. I had Almond shaped weddings, with purple Sheelac and Chrome over the top.

The Hair

So the day before the Wedding! I have visit Pretty Please in Hove ( where I get all my blow drys done) They have washed my hair, and pinned it up! I’m to sleep with the pins in, for my hair to bed ready for the BIG day ( My cousins Big day, I’m sound like its mine)

The Accommodation

This was complicated! So the wedding ceremony is in Wedding but the Reception is in a different town. So I have booked the Premier inn, in Reading by the oracle (ยฃ52 a night) for the Friday. Then on Saturday, I’ve book The Bird Hand Inn which is where the reception is! ( so I can get drunk and stumble back to me hotel) and finally I’ve booked the Premier Inn ( again) so that I’m back in Reading as my family live around the corner! NIGHTMARE! But I do think this is the easiest way to do it!

Pre Wedding Eve

It’s the day before the Wedding! Today so far I’ve worked until 1pm, had my hair done and it’s now 3pm. I’m almost finished packing but I’ve taken up 2/3 of the suitcase because I couldn’t decide what make up to bring, so I’ve brought all my pallets! ( not sure where my boyfriend stuff is going to go woooops) I’m waiting for Tony to finish work, so we can get on the road!

On Our Way

4:30pm and we are on our way! There is lots of of traffic, so we are taking the country roads! It takes us a while to get there and we arrive at 6:30pm at the Premier inn by the Oracle in Reading. Time to get ready for some dinner in the hotel, I’m looking a bit crazy with my pinned up hair.

Wedding Day

It’s the Big day ( For Sam and Ashley). We woke up at 8am, and got changed into some comfy clothes for breakfast in the hotel. The breakfast wasn’t that nice, as it was a little greasy for my liking. I enjoyed a Costa Cappuccino and a glass of fresh Orange juice.

Once our bellys were full, it was time for a hot shower and a hour and half to do my make up. For my make up I used my Huda Beauty Rose gold edition for my eye shadow, my Revolution baked bronzing Pallet and my usual make up. I actually did my eye shadow first, as I knew it was going to be quite heavy. Then cleansed my face , before doing the rest of my make up. Once, finished I unpinned my hair and I was ready to go.

My Dress is from Boohoo.com, and it’s a Sweet Heath cut, midi dress. I wore my black scrappy block heels from Primark and my Envelope clutch from New Look.

Once, I was ready ( and took a few selfies) we got in the car to pick up my Auntie Lizzy before driving to the church.

Church Ceremony

The wedding Ceremony started late ( which is typical for a wedding) The Church was beautiful with Tall stained Glass Windows. The church was were my nanny and Grandad for married many many years ago. The Ceremony was lovely and the priest made lots of jokes keeping us entertained throughout.

The Hotel

We checked into the bird in hand Hotel after the Ceremony and freshened up. My dad went in a separate car and managed to sneak KFC into our room! We were all greeted with Pimms and sat outside in the Sunshine. The Hotel was super cute!!!

The Food

Unlike most weddings, the sit down meal was a BBQ!! I Had a hot dog, a burger and lots of salad. I also discovered that the American mustard I had smothered my food in was actually spicy French mustard. The puddings were a miniature selection and were very delicious.

The Toast

I must of been tipsy at this stage because I kept joking that they were going to give us roast, rather then us doing a roast. I realised this wasn’t the case when we were all handed a glass of wine. Lucky my dad and Tony didn’t like there’s, so after I drank there’s too.

The Party

Our tummies were full, our livers were saturated with alcohol and we were ready to boogie. There was lots of R&B tunes for me to dance too.

Bars Closed

At 11pm it was last orders but we were not ready to go to sleep yet. We decided to have an after party. It was the Bride, The Groom, my cousin, their friend, Tony and myself that carried on through. The Hotel told us off for drinking downstairs, so we drank our champaign in the car park. ( classy but fun)

It was safe to say we were all pretty drunk at the wedding. I had consumed Gin, wine and champagne ( I won’t even tell you about my hangover) I thought it was a good idea, to tell everyone to go for a family breakfast at 9am the next day. When i woke up, it didn’t think it was such a good idea.

Overall

It was a great Wedding! So lovely to see my family old ( 13 years I haven’t seen some of them for) that had travelled from America. It was amazing to drink with my cousins, and I’ve actually invited them for a night out in Brighton.

Revised bucket listย 

At the start of the year I made a bucket list and I have done a few things that I can tick off. For my birthday the girls planned a week of suprises, from stuff off my published bucket list. I have made a revised version of my bucket list below:

Bucket List
Meet an elephant in the wild: booked flights to Thailand and going to wash and look after them in chaing Mai 

Go to Disney land

Kayak through caves 

Go on a ghost walk / hunt 

Complete a half marathon 

Hug a panda bear 

Go on a ski holiday 

Ride hot air balloon 

Fly a kite: girls bought me a kite, hoping to do in next couple of days

Hold a monkey 

Stand under a waterfall 

Write letter to my future self

Be sent flowers at work 

Volunteer at a soup kitchen 

Bring food to the homeless 

Have a price of writting published 

Try acupuncture 

Have my palm read 

Go to a murder mystery night 

Go to a casino: visited casino in Brighron Marina, wasn’t what I expect. I think I expect what you see in the films in Las Vegas. In the first ten mins, I was ยฃ10 up but when I leave I had lost ยฃ30 in total. Maybe not for me haha.

Go to bingo: loves bingo, the girls took me. My friend Saskia won money on a game that she wasn’t even going to play. The read the numbers very fast, so you have to concentrate. Got my gala bingo card now, can’t wait to go again.
Go to a fashion show 

Have a make up lesson: had this done on my birthday, they took me to bare minerals where I had a make over, they did half of my face and I did the other side. Good make up, although I did add to it when I got home. Learnt mainly how to conture my eye lids and blend colours together.


Go wine tasting : girls took me to this for one of my birthday suprises. Loved this, we tried 6 different wines. My favourite was ridgeway, which is actually a Sussex wine. I now know how to slurp my wine to get the most of flavours. I also know how to swish around the wine in the glass, to see how much suger and alcohol is in it. 


Take a cookery class 

Fly in a helicopter 

Spin records like a dj

Be a member of a tv Audience 

Sleep in a castle 

Visit a Buddhist temple: will go in Thailand 

Visit the Pyramids 

Go to Octoberfest 

Go to Dublin 

Floating lanterns on a beach 

Sit on a jury 

Be taken to Paris 

Visit the Dead Sea 

Feed a exotic animal: will do in Thailand 

Try a watersport 

See wall of China 

Go to a full moon party 

Achieve somthing for make a wish chairty

Drive a sega way 

Go to Pompey 

Go glamping 

Go on for dinner or the River Thames 

Amsterdam: went in June with my boyfriend had a awesome time!! Loved the canels and little houses. Beautiful place.


Hawaii 

Visit a factory: does the Heineken experience in Amsterdam count?? 


Win somthing amazing 
I shall be doing a new revised list! 

To be continued …. 

Day at Brighton Pierย 

I have lived in Brighton seven years. When I moved I was excited to spend all my days at Brighton beach. 

The truth is life gets busy and when you move to a place where you used to go for holidays, it’s not quite the same. I probably go to the beach 4 or 5 times a year, if the weather holds out. 

Yesterday, my boyfriend took me to the pier for our anniversary weekend. We paid ยฃ20 for wrist bands ( each), that allowed us on all the rides on the pier. 

We had a great time on the rides, I went on some awesome roller coasters, which I suprised myself by going on them. 

Towards 4pm, we went to the local harvester for dinner. Refillable drinks where great, as my mouth was dry from screaming loudly on the rides. 


After an early dinner, we went back to the pier and went on endless Spinny rides. Maybe it wasn’t the best of idea left us feeling a bit sickly. 


The great thing about the wrist bands, is that after we had been on all of the rides we could go back on some our favourite rides. We went back on a rollacoaster that took our photo, so we tried to take a better one. Gutted to find out after the photo booth was closed!!


We went on the trampolines also, I had a child ask why I was on the trampoline and am I not to old ha ha.

We ended the day by purchasing some churros and Nutella dip, and walked along the beach. 

Double Date Nightย 

This Friday I planned a double date with my best friend Anna and her boyfriend Colin and of coarse with my Tony. 

Me and Anna have both been with our boyfriends for a long time now. 


We started at Pizza express in Brighton Marina for dinner. Very much enjoyed my dough balls and pizza. 
Next we went to glow in the dark dinasour mini golf. yes… You heard me correctly. Everything glowed in the dark from the golf balls to the dinasours. Being the person who suggested to go, I have of coarse was the person that lossy and was forfeited to buy the mcflurrys for pudding. 


Just as we finished our mcflurrys, I looked accross the road at the casino and realised I would be 22 soon and still not gone to a casino. 
So we decided to go. It was not as I expected. I expected like in the films everyone to be dressed up, winning the jackpot and the staff to be dressed super smart or in corsets. It was not like that at all, the carpet was old fashioned and there was mainly older people there. I lost ยฃ20 their not a great day for my loosing. Anna and Colin thought I would win loads as I’m always lucky, but obviously not ha ha.