This Time 10 Years Ago….

#AandK10YearsinLove

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I was in full prep for my wedding day, the day that should be one of the best in my life. It really was, I married the man of my dreams, my best friend and soul mate, but other than that it was very crappy. It is a very long story and I won’t dwell, it took me a few years to not get upset and since I have learnt to look at all the positives and have then focused that on our 10th Wedding Anniversary we would renew our vows.

Our Wedding

Well that 10 years is coming round super quick, in fact it is less than 9 weeks away – eek!

After Grayson having such a bad summer medically, Ashley and I had to both reduce our working week, the thought of a renewal had lost all hope, but after some talks with some truly beautiful, awesome friends, aka Kirsty, Clara, Lauren and Hayley, they convinced me life really is too short and to make it happen. No matter if it is sandwiches in a local hall my renewal will take place.

So this week I managed to find a very nice local hall, just been renovated and with lovely area inside and out it will do the job nicely. It has taken half the very small budget, so that is now where over the next 8 weeks I have to get crazy busy making everything I can to save a penny, let’s be honest I love making and it will be so much prettier anyway.

The renewal is about embracing my love for not only my very awesome Hubby but our family unit, it is a day we celebrate being us, about how we have grown in numbers and solidarity over the past 10 years. A day where we enjoy our love with the people we truly love.

We have some fab friends coming *waves* and it is going to be a family orientated event, kids just as important and involved as the adults, fun games, dancing and party food.

I have of course been pinning my ideas, as Pinterest rocks for inspiration, as the budget has fallen I have gone from glamour to now deciding on an English Cream Tea fifties feel, but let’s be honest that is so more me.

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We have decided on what we want to wear as a family, now just to source it, have you seen any awesome flowery shirts for boys on your travels ??

I shall of course be blogging the whole run up and day for the beauties that can not make it and so I can look back and remember. We shall be having a totally social media savvy event so the hashtag will see us through the day too, with many a friend or family member sharing.

I am super excited, I really hope this will be the day that takes away those memories of 10 years ago and fills with just pure happy thoughts.

I would love any input, send me your ideas, your pins, well wishes, whatever it maybe and enjoy our journey with us!

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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.

  • Lucy DearBeautiful

    I think an afternoon tea theme is lovely, that’s kind of what my theme was for my wedding, and it allows for lots of flowery loveliness but keeps it simple. I have a ton (and I mean ton) of bunting that you are more than welcome to borrow if you want to to snazz up the venue afternoon tea stylee. x

  • Lovely lovely lovely. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help xxx

  • Life With Munchers

    It’s who is there to share in your day that matters the most. I know you’ll want everything to be pinterest perfect, but it’ll all come together and you’ll have a marvelous day xx

  • Lauren_W

    It sounds perfect Kara. I really do think that once a few years have passed we realise what the most important part of the wedding is and that really all that other stuff doesn’t actually matter.
    I’m really excited for you both xx

  • Mummy Matters

    Oh Kara I hope that your renewals knock the socks off your memories and you have a beautiful day. XXX

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