#AandK10YearsinLove – 6 Weeks and Counting


I can not believe we only have 6 weeks, I am feeling a little sick with panic, nothing is really done, well apart from in my head and on Pinterest, now I need to make it real.

But some great real things have happened this week and I am excited to share with you.

So the venue is confirmed, we went to have a look and it is pretty perfect for our tiny budget, the hall has totally been renovated and is very pretty, it has a nice small outside area which we can hopefully get some photos in – on the subject of photos I am super excited as Kirsty of My Two Mums is coming up (with her family of course) and has offered to be photographer for the day – do head over and check out her blog, she takes beautiful natural shots and being a good friend I know I shall feel comfortable.

I ordered a dress, from eBay none the less at a bargain price, I knew I had wanted a 50’s Tea dress style and this fit the bill, I feel unsure since it has arrived and still haven’t tried it on, but hopefully it will be nice and my Stepmum is going to be altering a little for my taste.

plus size 50's dress

So the most exciting thing this week was the arrival of our invites, The Card Gallery heard of our renewal and offered to print us some invites, their website is super easy to use and has an amazing amount of choice for brilliant prices.

the card gallery

As we are going for a Vintage Cream Tea feel event I knew I wanted the invites to reflect that, when I saw the Peony (my favourite flower) vintage postcard style invites I was won over. The whole process from design, proof to arriving took less than a week – I can not thank them enough.

So I finally found some outfit choices for the kids to wear, our colours are Pink, Blue and White, I wanted them to be comfy, funky and pretty all at once, I want to reflect their personalities. I decided on this beautiful Tutu from Miss Francis for Addison after Katie suggested them, now to decide what to wear on top, any suggestions ???

Dusky Pink Tutu

Picture Property of Miss Francis

I always knew the boys would wear patterned shirts just like their Daddo, Ash loves a patterned shirt (we call them Alfie Moon shirts) and I love him in one, so after a bit of searching I have found these 2 at Monsoon, but can’t decided which to choose, the blue has little woodland animals in the design and the pink is Paisley.

Monsoon Boys Shirts

We also had the most amazing email from BUMPPR, if you follow me online you will know I love working with the girls at BUMP, they are such sweethearts, always going above and beyond and this week even more so, they have kindly offered to buy from a local baker the Cupcakes for the day, I decided on Cupcakes instead of a traditional cake as this is a renewal and will fit perfectly with our theme. They will be pride of place on the dessert table, yes you read right we are having a whole table of desserts as they are the best bit.

I can’t say thanks enough to BUMP, it is such  generous gesture, everyone knows the BUMP girls love cake so it will be lovely to have a part of them with us on our big day.

Today I am off charity shopping, I am on the look out for glass bottles, jam jars, teacups, fabric and whatever else jumps out at me. Let’s hope I have some success, as there is so much to do.

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • This all sounds wonderful! Love the invitations and your dress. That tutu is fab, my little girl has just discovered tutus and asks to wear one regularly! My 5yo loves his shirts too, we have quite a collection, I’d struggle to choose between those two as well 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous day x #sharewithme

  • Looks , ike it’s gokng to be a wonderful day. Love the dress and the tutu. Look forward to seeing more pics once the day arrives. Hope the run up goes smoothly

  • This is so lovely! I want to renew my vows with my hubby when we hit the 20 year mark in three years time. I love your ideas and the dress is gorgeous. Congratulations! #ANBY

  • I am loving your choices mama, that dress is going to look fabulous on you! xxx

  • Hello there, what gorgeous outfits, you are all going to look fabulous! I especially love your tea dress! x #sharewithme http://www.letstalkmommy.com/2014/10/share-with-me-wk-36/

  • Ahhh it sounds and looks like it’s going to be absolutely magical. I love all the vintage vibe. The cards are amazing. Love your dress too. I bet you will look fabulous in it. I wish you all the very best on the day, your special day. Look forward to reading all about it afterwards. Enjoy. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme