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I promised you some pictures, and here’s a link to our photographer’s blog. She’s put some up there, and I’ll be sure to post some more once we’re back from Scotland!

Link to photos


PS. It was magical!

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So, only two days to go. Until our wedding!!! Crazy. It’s finally here. I’m sorry I haven’t blogged at all this spring and summer, but I haven’t found the time or energy.

I’d say everything is prepared, what remains is to pack, buy groceries and pick people up from the airport.

Yesterday my Canadian parents arrived – their second time in Sweden (read about their first visit here).

Today their son with wife arrives, as well as three Australians. Tomorrow two friends from London as well as another two from Australia flies in. I’m so lucky to have friends like them!

Once this is all “over” I’ll tell you everything! Until then – keep safe, hsppy and enjoy your summer!

This is where we’ll say our “I do’s”.

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Ok, so this’ll be my last bit of wedding blogging for a while. At least in terms of DIYs. Why? I think I’ve already made everything I can!

After finishing the hairpiece yesterday, I immediately started the next project: making a backdrop for our “photo booth”. We’ll be taking photos, but not in a booth. I’ve already made some props for it, but needed a background.

A couple of years ago we were at a friend’s wedding, and I loved their photo idea, it was so classy and beautiful. But as you know, I’m neither of those, so I’ve completely fallen for the quirky photo booth idea. I just didn’t know what to do for a background.

Once again – Pinterest is the best way to get ideas, and this time was no exception. (You can follow me on Pinterest here – I have loads of pins, not least wedding related ones 😉 )

I found one I really liked, you can see it in the gallery below. Now, all I had to do was to sew it…

And……ta-da! I think it’ll be great – we just need to find a good place to hang it, and put someone in charge of photographing, then people can just goof away 🙂



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I’ve finally had my last exam in the course I’m taking through work, and I’m now looking forward to some actual free time – woohoo! Lucky for me this sudden “freedom” to do what I want coincides with a (rare) weekend when A’s away, and thus I can spend all weekend DIY-ing for the wedding! 🙂

So, this was my latest project – making a hairpiece for myself to wear on The day. Or maybe wear, I haven’t entirely given up on the idea of wearing a flower or two in my hair…

I was inspired by this picture and post that I found on Pinterest:

Hairpiece DIY "instructions"

Hairpiece DIY “instructions”

I love the picture where the bride has it in her hair! Granted, her hair is blonder than mine, but I still think that maybe it’d look quite nice in my hair too? I like the delicate look, and since I’ll be wearing lace perhaps it’ll make a nice accessory?

Anyway, I went to Panduro and bought some gold wire and a packet of beads:

The smaler roll of wire was 0,3 mm thick, and unfortunately it constantly broke. The bigger roll is 0,4 mm, and's it's worked really well!

The smaller roll of wire was 0,3 mm thick, and unfortunately it constantly broke. The bigger roll was a bit thicker, 0,4 mm wide, and it worked really well!

…and then I started guessing and twisting until I thought it kind of looked like the one in the picture:

Twisting and twisting, trying to make it look like the one in the picture!

Twisting and twisting, trying to make it look like the one in the picture!

And this is how it turned out! I have no idea of how it’s supposed to stay in place in my hair, but I guess that’s for the hairdresser to figure out, eh?

Tacky? Pretty? You decide!

Tacky? Pretty? You decide!

PS. All that twisting will hurt your fingers a bit, just a heads-up!

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I’ve been having some crafty fun this Easter, but not painting Easter eggs! Rather, I’ve been prepping this summer’s wedding photo booth props. I’ve seen kits you can buy online, but none in the Swedish shops. So, after seeing a friend’s pics from Saint Paddy’s Day where they were fooling around with sparkly green moustaches I decided I’d make my own!

I bought sparkly foam paper in a couple of different colours at Panduro, a crafts store, and I already had wooden skewers and glue at home.

Here’s some of the resulting ‘taches and lips, whaddaya think?!:

Grab a prop and strike a pose!

Grab a prop and strike a pose!

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So, you’ve never been to a Swedish wedding? Don’t know how it differs from a wedding in your country?

Well, A put together a little infographic, a “guide” if you will, telling you more about the facts and figures. Enjoy! (You’re more than welcome to use or share this, but please do it with a link to A’s blog – that’ll make him happy).

95 days and counting...

95 days and counting…

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100 days remain until I marry my best friend, my darling, my everything.

Wow. So much to get done in that time! We still need to sort out music, the menu, the ceremony, flowers…..to mention a few.

It’s insanely exciting to see the RSVPs drop in though – oh my! People are coming from as far away as Australia and Canada just to celebrate our day, isn’t that amazing? It certainly makes us feel very grateful to have such dear and special friends present for our big day. Love you, peeps!

And so the countdown begins...!

And so the countdown begins…!

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