Wedding Files: Save the Date!


Hello! Did you have a lovely Christmas? The time just flew by so fast this year that it’s hard to believe Christmas has already been and gone. We’ve been spending some  much needed time together these last few days as things have been insanely busy the last few months with buying the house, renovating and very busy work schedules. We have managed to tick a bunch of things off our seemingly never-ending renovation to-do list, so it’s been a wonderful {sort-of} break.

So now that 2014 just about here, we have also been getting into wedding planning mode! We’ve been engaged for a year now and our big day is just over 4 months away so we also have that huge to-do list to contend with too! So to kick off my Wedding Files column once more, I thought I’d stop by and share with you our Save the Dates, which we made ourselves. I really loved a gorgeous Save the Date I’d spotted on Minted a few months ago {they have a huge and lovely selection, check it out if you’re in the market for beautiful paper goods!} but in the end we decided to save some pennies we could put elsewhere and I am so pleased with the result. We used one of the beautiful photographs snapped by Anouschka Rokebrand during our engagement shoot. As we had so many favourite images and couldn’t decide, I made two versions, one of which we sent out to our nearest and dearest. So this one is especially for you. Save the date, you guys!

Save the Date by Holly Marder/Avenue Lifestyle

Ok, now I’m excited! This month, I am meeting with my wedding dress designer to finalise the design and select the fabrics, and am hitting one of my favourite shops with a good friend to choose some jewellery to wear. We will also be selecting our caterers this month, which is also exciting because the food is a very important element of the celebrations. And some of my most cherished guests will be securing their flights over to join me up there on the aisle. It’s going to be a fun few months!

I’ll be sharing all the wedding details and inspiration on the Wedding Files column over the coming months as things gradually fall into place. In the meantime, drop into my Pinterest wedding board for a peek into the kind of gorgeous I am planning in the spring!

Have a fabulous new year and see you back here in 2014!


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